Cable Operators

Time Warner to Launch Pentagon Channel

8/02/2004 4:44 AM Eastern

Time Warner Cable will begin rolling out Pentagon Channel later this month, the MSO said Monday.

The Defense Department’s news and information network for the military will be available full-time to all of the MSO’s digital-cable subscribers.

Pentagon Channel features top-of-the-hour updates, broadcasts of the flagship television newsmagazine programs from each of the services and Department of Defense news briefings from the Pentagon and around the world.

Series on the network include Around the Services, a look at what’s going on at each branch of the military; Studio Five, showcasing conversations with Department of Defense leaders; and Focus on the Force, which highlights military missions such as those in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“The Pentagon Channel will be especially appreciated by military service members and their families who live on or near the 26 military bases we service in our footprint, including Fort Bragg and Fort Hood,” Time Warner Cable executive vice president for corporate affairs Lynn Yaeger said in a prepared statement.