You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and interactive features. Starting at just 99c for 8 weeks.

X

Welcome to SpringfieldNewsSun.com

Your source for Clark and Champaign counties’ hometown news. All readers have free access to a limited number of stories every month.

If you are a News-Sun subscriber, please take a moment to login for unlimited access.

TimeWarner moves some channels to digital; some will need adapter


Time Warner Cable is digitizing 10 to 15 channels next month, and in order to continue to watching those channels, non-digital subscribers will need a digital adapter and remote control, the cable provider said.

Staring on or about Nov. 12, Time Warner will move to digital format EWTN (Channel 9 in the Dayton area), C-SPAN (Channel 10), WKOI (Channel 15), WGN (Channel 17), WRCX (Channel 22), the Golf Channel (Channel 30), the Weather Channel (Channel 56), Lifetime Movie Network (Channel 61), as well as certain public, educational and government access channels. (WKOI will move to digital in early December.)

Most of Time Warner Cable’s customers — about 75 percent — already subscribe to a digital channel array, and they won’t see a change, Time Warner spokesman Michael Pedelty said. Those with a digital set-top box will continue to get those channels, as will those who use a retail “CableCARD”device or a digital TV set equipped with a QAM tuner, the company said.

Some non-digital subscribers may be able to pick up channels through a re-scan of their lineup, Pedelty said. Others not connected to digital equipment will have to request digital adapters and remote controls, which will be free through Jan 1, 2015.

But non-digital customers must request the adapter and remote between now and Jan. 12, 2014, Pedelty said. A customer who requested the devices in March, for example, would get them, but would have to pay $1.50 a month.

Those devices can also be picked up at Time Warner Cable retail stores, such as the store at Dayton Mall, he said.

Time Warner Cable, the largest cable TV service provider in the area, is not cutting analog channel lineups, he added. The move helps the company manage its bandwidth, a finite resource, he said.

“We are not eliminating analog,” he said. “We are digitizing certain channels.”

Also Thursday, Time Warner Cable said it and Al Jazeera America have agreed to bring Al Jazeera America to Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers’ lineups.

The channel will be launched on digital basic in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets over the next six months.

The channel will be available to almost 55 million homes, the company said.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Business

Time running out on Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations
Time running out on Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations

Negotiations between southwest Ohio’s largest health system, Dayton-based Premier Health, and UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest health insurance company, remained at a standstill Thursday with the first deadline for their contract to expire rapidly approaching. UnitedHealthcare’s contract with Premier hospitals is set to expire...
Airfare decreases at local airports
Airfare decreases at local airports

Average airfare at airports in Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati has dropped in the past year, but still remains among the highest in the United States. Five airports in the region rank in the top 50 most expensive in the country, including Dayton International Airport, John Glenn International Airport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport...
Frisch’s introduces new, limited-edition cheeseburger
Frisch’s introduces new, limited-edition cheeseburger

Frisch’s Big Boy has introduced a new hamburger to its menu — the Primetime Chili Cheeseburger. The Cincinnati-based fast casual restaurant added the Chili Cheeseburger to its menu this month. The burger features premium ground beef, melted cheddar cheese and is topped with Frisch’s famous chili with beans. The restaurant said the...
Auto lender to military service members must pay $1.25M penalty
Auto lender to military service members must pay $1.25M penalty

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has taken action against an Ohio auto lender to pay refunds and credits the federal agency says were due to hundreds of consumers, and pay an additional $1.25 million penalty, records show. The CFPB alleged Mason-headquartered Security National Automotive Acceptance Corp., which specializes in vehicle...
5 things to know about Meijer home delivery
5 things to know about Meijer home delivery

Meijer’s home delivery starts today in the Miami Valley, allowing customers to shop for more than 55,000 items online. The service will cover 2,100 square miles including Miamisburg, Middletown, Lebanon, Huber Heights, Englewood, Springfield and Troy, acccording to the company. That’s more than 415,000 houses that can be serviced by Meijer&rsquo...
More Stories