Cablevision Launches HGTV HD, Food Network HD

Cablevision Systems struck a deal with Scripps Networks that allowed it to add HGTV HD and Food Network HD to its HDTV programming lineup.

HGTV HD is on channel 730, and Food Network HD is on channel 766, Cablevision said.

The additions expand the HDTV subscriber count on Cablevision’s iO: Interactive Optimum platform to 44 channels.

“These are great marquee additions to an iO TV HD line-up that has already doubled over the last year,” John Trierweiler, Cablevision senior vice president of product management, said in Thursday’s announcement.

Programs being produced in high definition for HGTV HD include Buy Me, Over Your Head, World’s Most Extreme Homes, Small Space, Big Style, Design ReMix, and Decorating Cents.

In the first quarter of 2008, the HGTV Dream Home special will air in high definition for the first time.

Food Network HD shows include Paula’s Party, Giada’s Weekend Getaways and Good Eats.