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Mediacom boosts local TV high-def lineup

June 11, 2012
FROM:?Phyllis Peters - Mediacom Communications Director , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

While consumers continue to switch more of their television viewing to high-definition reception (HD), Mediacom is again expanding its HD lineup with an addition of 23 new HD channels coming this week to customers in a 12-county area including the cities of Toledo, Tama, Dysart, Garwin, Gladbrook and Traer.

High-definition channels for the FOX Business Network, FOX Soccer Channel, and CBS Sports Network are among the new additions that represent a 30-percent boost in channels Mediacom delivers in HD reception. Six months ago, customers in the same communities gained 32 new HD channels at the conclusion of an extensive digital upgrade. That change made room for Mediacom's network to carry 100 or more HD channels, a threshold the company is seeking to reach throughout its Iowa service areas.

"Continued investments in technology ensure that Mediacom's robust fiber network delivers the digital services today's consumers want," said Doug Frank, Mediacom's regional vice president. "Along with our always faster Internet speeds, offering more than 100 HD channels ensures the best experience for our customers."

The newest HD channels became available starting May 31. Frank said the HD channels are automatically available to customers equipped for HDTV and whose video subscriptions include the channels in standard video format.

Fifteen of the new HD selections are versions of premium channel groups such as HBO and Showtime. Other new channels, such as National Geographic Wild HD, are available as part of special genre channel tiers. (listing of new HD channels below)

Mediacom Communications is the nation's eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of broadband products and services, including traditional and advanced video services such as digital television, video-on-demand, digital video recorders, high-definition television, as well as high-speed Internet access and phone service. Through Mediacom Business, the Company offers affordable broadband communications solutions that can be tailored to any size business.

8 New HD Channels added to Digital Plus Tiers (channel sets above Family Cable):

Sports & Information Tier (S&I)

Channel 760- FOX Sports Soccer HD

Channel 762- CBS Sports HD

Channel 765- Fuel HD

Channel 774 FOX Business Network HD

Kids & Variety Tier (K&V)

Channel 773 National Geographic Wild HD

Channel 791 BBC America HD

Movies & Music Tier (M&M)

Channel 783 - G4 HD

Channel 790- Reelz HD



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