Time Warner Cable Picks Up HDNet


Time Warner Cable plans to add HDNet and HDNet Movies to its high-definition-programming lineup.

The two networks will be added to In Demand’s two INHD channels on a new HDTV tier, which the operator said will probably be in the $5-per-month range.

In addition to most major broadcast affiliates, Time Warner systems carry Home Box Office, Showtime, Discovery HD Theater, NBA TV and some Fox Sports Net regional sports networks in HD.

"HDNet’s collection of live, original and licensed high-definition programming is a perfect addition to our burgeoning HD offering," said Chuck Ellis, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Time Warner Cable, in a prepared statement.

"Creating a premium HDTV tier is the next logical step as we continue to deliver on our promise to provide customers with the best in choice, value and control available for high-definition programming," he added.