Comcast’s CN8 Expands Footprint


Comcast’s recent acquisition of systems from Adelphia Communications and Susquehanna Communications is driving distribution for its CN8 regional news channel.

CN8 said Thursday that it picked up an additional 2 million households throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania through Comcast’s deals with Adelphia and Susquehanna. It now counts 9 million subscribers.

The network said it is also building a new Capitol Hill studio which it will use to shoot “Comcast Newsmakers” segments and other interviews in Washington.

CN8 launched in 1996 with just 400,000 subscribers.