Comcast Adds Extra Channels to Basic Cable TV Service

Comcast has expanded its digital cable TV service by introducing 11 more channels to the existing basic service. However, Chattanooga’s cable TV service subscribers will need to use Comcast’s digital adapters.

The new channels, with improved digital options, offer additional broadcasting service from local stations. In addition, the channels will also have Retro TV channel and PBS services.

The limited service is slated to begin from September 13, 2010 and new subscribers will receive the digital adapters. Last year, Comcast had launched its digital upgrade for majority of its clients with extended cable TV service.

Comcasts’ Public Affairs Manager in Chattanooga, Laurie Shipley stated that the company is providing more channels and choices at the same basic cost. Both new and existing subscribers of limited basic service will receive about three digital adapters, Shipley said.

Comcast expanded its digital service to maintain its share in Chattanooga’s video market against the competitor’s new fiber optic service.


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