Time Warner Cable - Buffalo Division Adds 5 New Channels to Basic Digital Cable
Time Warner Cable - Buffalo Division is moving ESPN Classic, ESPN News, Fox Soccer, and Fox Reality from the Variety, Movies and Sports Tiers to the lowest level of digital cable. Also Time Warner Cable is adding ESPNU to digital cable in time for the first game between the Orange Bowl champions Louisville and Murray State on August 30.
“Time Warner Cable is excited about providing our customers in Western New York with these great channels in the lowest level of digital cable,” stated Gordon Harp, Buffalo Division President, Time Warner Cable. “Further, the addition of ESPNU will give Time Warner Cable the chance to bring one of the most diverse college football schedules on television to our subscribers and will serve as a great complement to the ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPN News and ABC lineup.”
ESPNU will showcase more than 70 live exclusive games beginning with the Orange Bowl champion Louisville home opener against Murray State Thursday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The network’s third college football season will include such notable programs as Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami (FL), Iowa, Purdue, Central Michigan, Army, Navy, Alabama, A&M, Hampton, Illinois, Northwestern, Syracuse and more. In 2006, the network aired 67 exclusive college football games featuring 20 top 25 ranked teams.
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Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems passing approximately 26 million homes in 33 states. The Company has 14.6 million customers for its various products, including video, high-speed data and residential telephone. This includes approximately 13.4 million basic video subscribers and more than 6 million customers who purchase more than one product as of December 31, 2006. Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with approximately 85 percent of the Company’s homes passed located in five geographic regions: the state of New York, the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California and Texas. It is the largest cable provider in the nation’s two largest cities, Los Angeles and New York. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video-on-demand, high-definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and digital phone.