Comcast Bay Area Bolsters HD Offerings

Comcast has added six high-definition channels to its roster in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The operator launched Sci-Fi HD, Food Network HD, Animal HD, TLC HD, CNN HD and AMC HD on April 15, lifting its overall enhanced channel lineup to 36.

The nation’s largest cable operator said the services are accessible through its Digital Starter HD service level and will appear throughout its San Francisco Bay cluster, although certain areas of Santa Rosa, Hayward, San Leandro, Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and Saratoga will not receive the HD signals for the aforementioned networks.

“With Comcast HD service, it’s a matter of choice. We offer more HD programming than any other provider including 75 movies in HD and popular network shows available at any time,” said Elaine Barden, vice president of product marketing for Comcast in California in a statement. “We’re providing more than 400 HD on demand choices, including 36 HD channels, and are quickly moving to our goal of having up to 1,000 HD choices available to our customers at any time.”