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MetroCast PA Launches 23 New HD Channels

06.29.16

Berwick, PA (June 29, 2016) – MetroCast Communications, the video, internet and phone provider located in Berwick, Pennsylvania, has added 23 new High Definition (HD) channels to its video lineup.

The new HD channels are:  BBC America HD, Chiller HD, Discovery Life HD, Disney Junior HD, DIY HD, ESPNU HD, Esquire HD, Fox Business News HD, Fox Sports 2 HD, FX Movie Channel HD, Hallmark HD, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries HD, HLN HD, IFC HD, INSP HD, Investigation Discovery HD, MoviePlex HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, OWN HD, Sprout HD, TCM HD, Travel Channel HD, and truTV HD.

“We are pleased to bring this latest enhancement to our customers because we know more customers than ever enjoy video programming in High Definition format,” said MetroCast General Manager Tom Carey.  There has been a rapid increase in the number of households with High Definition televisions, increasing from 34 percent of all TV sets in 2010 to 79 percent this year, according to Leichtman Research Group’s 13th annual survey of  U.S. TV usage.

MetroCast launched 16 new HD channels in its New Hampshire/Maine systems in June and more than 20 new HD channels in its Maryland/Virginia systems in early spring.

With the new channel additions, MetroCast now offers more than 300 channel options in various packages on its lineup.  For a list of available networks and channel positions, see MetroCast.com/lineup.

MetroCast also has increased its “TV Everywhere” (TVE) offering to more than 90 channels.  TVE, a free service for MetroCast video customers, allows users to view content from their favorite video channels on computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone and other mobile devices, including live streaming of most news channels.

For more information about TV Everywhere, see MetroCast.com/TVeverywhere.  For a list of TV Everywhere channels, see http://portal.metrocast.net/tv/3/browse/networks/

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MetroCast serves residential and business-class customers in 47 Pennsylvania franchise communities with video, high-speed internet and digital phone service.  MetroCast can be reached 24/7/365 toll-free at (800) 633-8578.  To receive HD channels, customers must have a a subscription to the applicable video package in which the channel is offered, an HD-capable television (not provided by MetroCast) and HD video equipment supplied by MetroCast.