Disney HD on Mediacom; High-def Channel Growth Continues

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter

Mediacom continues to boost its lineup of high-definition television channels included as part of Family Cable service.  The latest additions are Disney HD and ABC Family HD, located at channels 778 and 776. The channels are automatically available to Family Cable subscribers equipped for high-definition (HD) television.

The addition of Disney HD and ABC Family HD are part of an ongoing channel expansion that gives Family Cable customers a larger HD channel selection that includes the most highly-watched cable networks. To view the high-resolution HD pictures, consumers need to use an HD television connected to an HD cable box or cable card.

When equipped for HD reception, there is no extra cost for Family Cable customers to receive the HD Family Cable lineup. The channels are located between 702 and 779 and include HD broadcasts from all local television stations.

Mediacom customers living in Marshall, Putnam and Peoria Counties also gained a new basic channel added this week to the basic digital lineup.  Country Network  is a new channel located at 109.  It is provided by local television station WYZZ and transmitted in standard digital format (SD, not HD).  Most television stations now offer one or more digital channels in addition to their primary networks, and Mediacom makes these available to all customers in channel locations between 100 and 119.  Digital basic channels are viewable using a digital television or any television connected to a Mediacom digital adapter or digital converter box.

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. 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.

IMPACT Area: 

These new HD channel additions are available to Mediacom customers in the following communities:

Mercer County:  Boden, Fyre Lake, Matherville, Preemption, Sherrard, Viola

Rock Island County:  Cordova, East Moline, Hillsdale, Mobet, Port Byron, Rapids City, Reynolds

Warren County:  Alexis?