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Cablevision adds CNBC HD, but not FBN. December 5, 2008

Posted by Mike C. in Media, Personal, Sports, TV.
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On Tuesday, Cablevision added four more HD channels to their lineup.  The key add among them was CNBC HD.  This flies in the face of customers like me that have been lobbying for the Fox Business Network to be added.  I’ve been as vocal as I can be since a week before FBN debuted in SD (standard definition) and HD (high definition) on October 15, 2007.

Originally, I was going to say more, but I decided to hold back.

The other channels added were also under the NBC Universal umbrella: Bravo HD, SCI FI HD, and USA HD.  This means that next year, I’ll be able to watch early rounds of the tennis U.S. Open in HD. 

From the press release linked above:

  • Bravo HD (iO TV channel 745) offers Bravo’s critically acclaimed arts and entertainment programming devoted to the food, fashion, design, beauty and pop culture genres including critically acclaimed series “Top Chef 5,” “Top Design 2,” Shear Genius 2,” “Tim Gunn’s Guide to Style 2” and “The Real Housewives of New York City 2.”
  • CNBC HD+ (channel 771) has become the essential service for the investor, providing all the elements of CNBC with greater levels of information equipping the viewer with more tools necessary to make investment decisions.
  • SCI FI HD (channel 748 ) continues to fuel the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies, and classic science fiction and fantasy programming including “Sanctuary,” “Stargate Atlantis,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Ghost Hunters” and “Eureka.”
  • USA HD (channel 738 ) is the #1-rated television network in all of basic cable for the past three years. USA offers hit original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows and blockbuster theatrical films. Hit original series include: Emmy-winning “Monk;” Friday night comedy “Psych; #1-rated cable show of summer, “Burn Notice;” the #1-rated new show of the summer “In Plain Sight;” and the Emmy-winning series “The Starter Wife.”
  • 2/13/09 UPDATE: After getting a comment to this post, I noticed that the “8” and “)” became a sunglasses emoticon: 8)
    I’ve added a space between the two characters to fix that problem.

    11/19/09 UPDATE: FBN has finally come to Cablevision!

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    Comments»

    1. Deanna J. Gallegos - February 13, 2009

    This is just another example of the liberals having their slant in all forms of communciation. CNBC commentor, H. Pierce, stated we had 8 years of failed economy in President Bush’s term. We had over 7 years of a surging economy. That is more than three-quarters of President Bush’s term. I am sick of hearing this mistake over and over again on all tv networks.

    2. Mike Chimeri - February 13, 2009

    Was that on a CNBC message board?
    Part of me wants to think that Cablevision withholding FBN is an ideological play, but the rest of me wants to give them the benefit of the doubt. I hope they finally add it soon. I mean, how much longer could it take?


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