ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 6, 2007--Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) today announced it now offers up to 44 high definition channels in its Louisiana territory, more than doubling the number of available high definition channels in recent weeks.
Over the course of the coming year, Charter plans to significantly increase the number of high definition channels in all its high definition markets. By implementing bandwidth-saving technologies, like switched digital, the Company aims to aggressively expand its high definition offerings in 2008 and beyond.
In addition to launching additional high definition channels, Charter also offers high definition on demand. Charter recently announced plans to provide over 100 high definition programming options, including high definition video on demand, in nearly all its markets by the end of the year.
At any given time Charter customers will be able to choose from over 100 high definition options including movies, series, educational shows and much more. Video on demand lets customers watch what they want, when they want it, and is a clear advantage over the video offerings of satellite providers.
"Our Louisiana system was upgraded after hurricanes Katrina and Rita," said Cathy Fogler, Vice President and General Manager of Video for Charter. "We are pleased to be able to move so quickly to double the number of available high definition channels as a result.
"Adding these high definition channels and high definition on demand content to our video offerings, when combined with our high-speed Internet and telephone services, further enhances the value of the Charter Bundle for our customers," Ms. Fogler concluded.
For information on Charter's services, including high definition, call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (1-888-438-2427) or visit www.charter.com today.
About Charter Communications(R)
Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Digital Cable(R) video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed(R) Internet access, and Charter Telephone(R). Charter Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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