Comcast Finishes Digital Conversion in Santa Cruz and Surrounding Areas

Santa Cruz, CA– Comcast’s California Region today announced that it has completed its digital migration to a full digital delivery system in Santa Cruz County, and launched 139 new television networks to residential homes and businesses as part of its growing Xfinity TV lineup (see complete list of networks and channel numbers below). Comcast also increased Internet speeds in the area and launched new video packages, such as Family Tier, Digital Economy Video and MultiLatino, which give customers more choice and control over their TV viewing.  Earlier this summer, Comcast began a digital initiative which converted channels 2 to 82 from analog to digital, and reclaimed analog bandwidth to allow the company to launch these new products and services to customers.

The new programming will be available to residential homes and businesses which are Comcast customers in the following areas:  Aptos, Ben Lomond, Boulder Creek, Brookdale, Capitola, Davenport, Felton, La Selva Beach, Mount Herman, Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, Soquel and Watsonville.

Among the dozens of new high-definition (HD) channels will be such popular networks as KICU, KQED Plus, Bravo, A&E, USA Network, Comedy Central, Food Network, Discovery, Travel, History Channel, Fox News Channel, CNBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, CNN HLN, MTV, msnbc, Turner Classic Movies, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, Showtime and the NFL Network.

In addition to these new HD Channels, Comcast continues to deliver more HD content via Xfinity ON DEMAND, so customers can watch HD when they want to watch it. With more than 6,000 HD choices, Comcast is delivering the HD programming that aligns with what consumers want to watch and how they want to watch it.

Customers who do not receive HD channels will have new programming options as well.  17 new standard definition (SD) networks are launching, including Oxygen, Fox Business Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Hallmark Movie Channel, Ovation, NFL Redzone, Nuvo TV and GAC.

In addition to the new networks, Comcast has also increased Internet speeds in Santa Cruz County for two of its most popular XFINITY Internet speed plans.  The Performance plan is increasing download speeds from up to 8 Mbps to speeds up to 15 Mbps.  The Blast! plan is increasing download speeds from up to 16 Mbps to speeds up to 25 Mbps, and upload speeds from up to 2 Mbps to up to 4 Mbps. To activate the new speeds, customers may need to re-start their cable modems.

Network New Channel #
KQED Plus HD* 710
HSN HD 718
QVC HD 719
ESPNews HD 730
Speed HD 731
Bravo HD 733
A&E HD 734
Syfy HD 736
USA Network HD 738
Universal HD 739
FX HD 741
Style HD 742
Spike HD 743
G4 HD 744
Comedy Central HD 745
Food Network HD 747
truTV HD 748
Discovery HD 750
Animal Planet HD 751
TLC HD 752
E! HD 753
Travel HD 755
Science HD 756
History Channel HD 758
Fox News HD 760
Fox Business HD 761
Disney XD HD 763
Cartoon Network HD 766
Nickelodeon HD 767
ABC Family Channel HD 768
Disney Channel HD 769
Sprout HD 770
Destination America HD 771
Biography HD 772
Oxygen HD 773
TWC HD 776
BET HD 777
CMT HD 778
CSN Plus HD 780
VH1 HD 781
MTV HD 782
msnbc HD 787
Turner Classic Movies HD 789
Hallmark HD 793
Hallmark Movie Channel HD 794
Lifetime HD 795
Lifetime Movie Network HD 796
Nat Geo Wild HD 806
HBO Latino HD 808
Encore HD 809
BBC America HD 810
The Hub HD 813
Galavision HD 815
GSN HD 822
Starz HD 816
Showtime HD 825
Cinemax HD 838
TMC HD 847
NFL Network HD 730
NFL Redzone HD* 785
Fox Soccer Channel HD 803
iN Demand Team HD 450
iN Demand Game HD 459
iN Demand Game 2 HD 460
iN Demand HD PPV 870
* Launches 7/25/13

Network New Channel #
Oxygen 73
Jewelry TV 116
Fox Business 130
Nat Geo Wild 159
Shop NBC 164
Ovation 270
tvK, TVK-24 332
ESPN Game Plan 1 421
ESPN Game Plan 2 422
ESPN Game Plan 3 423
ESPN Game Plan 4 424
ESPN Game Plan 5 425
ESPN Game Plan 6 426
NFL Redzone* 427
Nuvo TV 477
GAC 484
Hallmark Movie Channel 500
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Network New Channel #
TV Globo    (Portuguese/Brazilian) 305
PFC (Portuguese/Brazilian) 306
Band Internacional    (Portuguese/Brazilian) 307
RTPi    (Portuguese) 310
Deutsche Welle    (German + English) 315
Channel One Russia    (Russian) 325
TV Japan  (Japanese) 330
SBTN   (Vietnamese) 331
Zee TV  (South Asian – Hindi) 336
TVAsi  (South Asian – Hindi) 337
ABP News    (South Asian – Hindi) 341
Life OK    (South Asian – Hindi) 342
STAR India GOLD    (South Asian – Hindi) 343
CTI-Zhong Tian (Chinese) 354
CCTV 4 (Chinese-Mandarin) 355
The Filipino Channel (TFC) 367
GMA Pinoy  (English + Tagalog) 369
GMA Life    (English + Tagalog) 370

Network New Channel #
Xfinity Latino 599
Canal 52 MX 603
CentroAmerica 616
LAS 626
Ecuavisa 628
TVE 629
WAPA America 630
Mexicanal 631
Multimedios 632
Caracol 633
TV Colombia 634
Discovery Familia 635
Nuvo TV 636
TV Chile 637
Vme Kids 638
BFTV 639
SUR Peru 644
Pasiones 645
Utilisima 646
Telefe 647
TV Dominicana 649
TV Venezuela 650
BEIN Sports 651
HTV Musica 652
Telehit 653
Ritmoson Latino 654
Bandamax 656
TBN Enlace 658
EWTN Espanol 659
La Familia Cosmo 660
De Pelicula 664
De Pelicula Clasico 665
Univision (East) 668
UniMas (East) 669
HITN 671

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