Mediacom announced Tuesday that it will launch a new package of high definition (HD) channels called HD Family Basic and will make these channels available to Mediacom digital customers at no additional charge.
Four of the most highly-watched cable channels will be added to Mediacom's HD Family Basic line-up within 30 days, including TNT HD, TBS HD, CNN HD, and a regional sports network.
Last month Mediacom premiered its HD Family Basic channel group by moving ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD out of a pay tier, making those channels freely available to customers equipped to receive HD signals.
"Throughout the coming year, Mediacom plans to more than double the number of high definition channels in the majority of our service areas," said Steve Purcell, regional vice president. "Sales of HDTV sets during the recent holiday season are likely to have exceeded last year's record-setting totals. By offering cable channels and local broadcasters in HD at no additional charge, Mediacom has created an affordable way to bring the exciting experience of high definition television into the living rooms of our customers," Purcell concluded.
Mediacom customers will find TNT HD on channel 835; TBS HD on channel 836, and CNN HD on channel 837.
Sports fans will gain an additional sports channel in HD transmission, with the regional sports network programs that Mediacom presently carries in standard definition.