Comcast’s CN8 Expands Footprint

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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.

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