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Charter expanding high definition channels

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Charter customers in the Gardnerville area will soon have access to more than 150 high-definition channels as part of an all-digital upgrade.

In August, Charter began clearing all analog signals from its local network, making way to add more than 125 new HD channels in Douglas County. Customers in Gardnerville and Minden will have access to more than 150 HD channels once Charter completes its move to an all-digital network.

“By removing these outdated analog signals, we gain back a tremendous amount of bandwidth in our network,” said Frank Antonovich, vice president and general manager for Charter in Nevada. “In the space we previously needed for a single analog channel, we can now provide multiple standard definition digital channels or HD channels. It’s a way for us to deliver more value and more choices for our customers.”

Disney Junior, Hallmark Movie Channel, DIY Network, FX Movie Channel, CBS Sports Network and FXX are just a few of the new HD channels that will soon be available in crystal-clear digital picture and sound.

Plus, with digital set-top boxes, Charter customers will gain Video On-Demand access for every television in their homes. With 12,000 VOD options, including 2,500 HD titles, Charter is setting a new standard for digital video entertainment.

Customers must take action to ensure they continue receiving Charter programming on all of their televisions. Those not currently equipped with Charter-issued digital set-top boxes or CableCARDs must get one for each of their TVs. Charter is making it easy for customers to obtain these digital boxes. Customers may go to the Charter store at 1338 Centerville Road, Gardnerville. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon-Fri. The store will also be open with expanded hours on Saturdays from Oct. 28 to Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, customers can visit or call 1-888-GET CHARTER.

According to Antonovich, this move in the Gardnerville area represents the first step toward an eventual goal of taking the entire Nevada network to all-digital delivery.

“More than 90 percent of Charter customers have already adopted digital devices for at least one television in their home,” said Antonovich. “Now, we can give customers in the Gardnerville area even more of what they want — a superior digital image, better audio and a diverse selection of VOD and HD programming.”