In relation to TWC's and bright houses month to month notices looks like there might be a last minute HD add at the end of the year after all!
BBC World News is announced for Rochester NY in SD and HD so I am guessing that the BBC month to month deals is done!
EGAL NOTICE Time Warner Cable's agreements with programmers and broadcasters to carry their services and stations routinely expire from time to time. We are usually able to obtain renewals or extensions of such agreements, but in order to comply with applicable regulations, we must inform you when an agreement is about to expire. The following agreements are due to expire soon, and we may be required to cease carriage of one or more of these services/stations in the near future: Current TV, BBC America, BBC America HD, Cooking Channel, Cooking Channel HD, DIY, DIY HD, E!, E! HD, Encore, Encore HD, Encore Action, Encore Drama, Encore Love, Encore Mystery, Encore WAM, Encore Westerns, Food Network, Food Network HD, GOLTV, GOLTV HD, GSN, Great American Country, Hallmark, Hallmark HD, Hallmark Movie Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel HD, IFC, IFC HD, IndiePlex, Lifetime, Lifetime HD, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Movie Network HD, Music Choice, NHL, NHL HD, NHL Center Ice, NHL Center Ice HD, RetroPlex, Smithsonian OD, Smithsonian HD, Sprout, Starz!, Starz! HD, Starz Cinema, Starz Comedy, Starz Comedy HD, Starz Edge, Starz Edge HD, Starz In Black, Starz Kids & Family, Starz Kids & Family HD, Style, Style HD, YouTooTV, WE, WE HD. In addition, from time to time, we make certain changes in the services that we offer in order to better serve our customers. The following changes are planned: On or about November 28, the following channel will be added to the Digital Basic Tier: RLTV Redefine Life TV Ch 271. On or about December 27, the following channels will be added to the Digital Basic Tier: BBC World SD Ch 192 and BBC World HD Ch 1092. Some of the new services listed above cannot be accessed by CableCard-equipped Unidirectional Digital Cable Products purchased at retail without additional, two-way capable equipment. You may downgrade or terminate service without charge at any time. Further, if carriage of a premium channel is discontinued and you have incurred installation, upgrade or other one-time charges relating to such premium service within six months prior to the date of the change, you may elect to downgrade or terminate service within 30 days and obtain a rebate of any such charge. HBR-1x
Also Hawaii had some interesting changes they had BBC world news announced as well along with some of their clear QAM channels moving to 134.x and 135.x (military bases only for 135.x) which I am assuming means that Oceanic TWC has been doing a major system rebuild over the last year or so to 860MHz or 1GHz as right now the 134.x QAM channels are at 122.x and that is the top of the system currently.
I would assume that my system would at least get BBC World SD because we already have CNN international and CNBC world.
Also I noticed that San Antonio Texas has TV Japan HD on TWC.
FYI I believe that Discovery Networks takes care of BBC's american channels distribution agreements as believe that when digital cable started BBC and Discovery agreed for one of the digital suite channels to be BBC America.