Time Warner Cable Offering 100 HD Channels In NYC

Time Warner Cable, looking to defend its home turf against Verizon's FiOS TV incursion into New York City, is now offering 100 high-definition channels to customers in the city's five boroughs.

The company said it reached the 100-HD-channel mark everywhere in its New York City service area effective Thursday, Feb. 5. The expanded HD lineup includes 65 channels included as a standard part of the service with any HD-capable set-top box or digital video recorder, plus 35 premium-tier HD channels.

"With the vast majority of HD channels included free with digital service, Time Warner Cable offers the easiest transition to HD and the best value of any provider today," Howard Szarfarc, executive vice president of Time Warner Cable New York metro region.

Verizon launched FiOS TV in New York City in July 2008 with more than 100 HD channels. Across its entire footprint, the telco added 303,000 video subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Time Warner Cable has about 1.4 million subscribers in the New York and New Jersey cluster.

The 65 channels included as part of Time Warner Cable's standard HD lineup (requires an HD-capable set-top or DVR):

A&E HD (Channel 746)
ABC Family HD (Channel 738)
AMC HD (Channel 754)
Animal Planet HD (Channel 786)
Biography HD (Channel 763)
Bravo HD (Channel 718)
Cartoon HD (Channel 722)
CNBC HD (Channel 715)
CNN HD (Channel 710)
Crime and Investigation HD (Channel 686)
Discovery HD (Channel 766)
Disney HD (Channel 749)
E! HD (Channel 724)
ESPN News HD (Channel 792)
ESPN U HD (Channel 793)
ESPN HD (Channel 728)
ESPN 2 HD (Channel 729)
Food Network HD (Channel 750)
Fox Business News HD (Channel 743)
Fox News HD (Channel 744)
Fuse HD (Channel 691)
FX HD (Channel 737)
G4 HD (Channel 692)
Golf HD (Channel 779)
Hallmark Movie Channel HD (Channel 784)
HD MOD (Channel 700)
HD PPV (Channel 350)
HD Showcase On Demand (Channel 699)
HD Theater (Discovery)
HGTV HD (Channel 764)
History HD (Channel 740)
IFC HD (Channel 781)
The Learning Channel HD (Channel 752)
Lifetime Movie Network HD (Channel 762)
MLB HD (Channel 783)
MSG HD (Channel 727)
MSG + HD (Channel 748)
National Geographic HD (Channel 765)
NY1 HD (Channel 701)
Palladia HD (Channel 720)
Planet Green HD (Channel 768)
QVC HD (Channel 733)
Science HD (Channel 775)
SciFi HD (Channel 717)
Speed HD (Channel 774)
SportsNet New York HD
Style HD (Channel 689)
TBS HD (Channel 708)
TNT HD (Channel 703)
Toon Disney HD (Channel 760)
Travel Channel HD (Channel 788)
TV One HD (Channel 790)
Universal HD (Channel 734)
USA HD (Channel 716)
Versus/Golf HD (Channel 794)
WABC HD (Channel 707)
WCBS HD (Channel 702)
WE HD (Channel 759)
Weather Channel HD (Channel 772)
WNBC HD (Channel 704)
WNET - Thirteen HD (Channel 713)
WNYW Fox HD (Channel 705)
WPIX - CW HD (Channel 711)
WWOR - My Network HD (Channel 709)
YES HD (Channel 753)

The 35 premium channels now available to TWC New York City customers for additional monthly fees are:

HBO HD (Channel 651)
HBO 2 HD (Channel 652)
HBO Signature HD (Channel 653)
HBO Family HD (Channel 654)
HBO Comedy HD (Channel 655)
HBO Zone HD (Channel 656)
HBO Latino HD (Channel 657)
Cinemax HD (Channel 658)
More MAX HD (Channel 659)
Action MAX HD (Channel 660)
Thriller MAX HD (Channel 661)
WMAX HD (Channel 662)
@MAX HD (Channel 663)
Five Star Max HD (Channel 664)
Outer MAX HD (Channel 665)
Showtime HD (Channel 666)
Showtime Two HD (Channel 667)
Showtime Showcase HD (Channel 668)
Showtime Extreme HD (Channel 669)
TMC HD (Channel 674)
TMC Xtra HD (Channel 675)
Starz HD (Channel 676)
Starz Edge HD (Channel 677)
Starz Kids & Family HD (Channel 678)
Starz Comedy HD (Channel 681)
Encore HD (Channel 682)
Tennis Channel HD (Channel 465)
CBS College Sports HD (Channel 467)
Big Ten Network HD (Channel 472)
Team HD (Channel 411)
Game HD (Channels 445 and 791)
NHL Network HD (Channel 795)
MGM HD (Channel 796)
HD Net (Channel 798)
HD Net Movies (Channel 797)