Qwest Adds HD Channels
International Inc. announced that it has added new high-definition (HD)
programming to its Qwest Choice TV video offering in
Phoenix. The new channels offer a wide
variety of programming, including Fox Sports Net (FSN)
Arizona, Universal HD, Golf/VERSUS HD, ASUtv
and KPHE-TV, to meet the wide range of television viewers’ interests.
Choice HDTV customers with an HD subscription will have access to the new HD
channels at no additional charge. The other channels will be available to all
Qwest Choice TV customers.
expansion of Qwest Choice TV programming gives customers access to an even
broader programming lineup both local and high-definition,” said Pat Quinn,
state president for Qwest in
“Offering even more local and high-definition television programming is another
example of Qwest’s commitment to providing customers with everything they need
to stay connected to the people and things important to them at a great value.”
Phoenix Suns announced on Monday that all Suns games for the 2007-2008 season
will be telecast in HD. The Suns will be the first NBA team and first team in
Arizona to broadcast an
entire season in HD.
is information about each of the new Choice TV channels:
Arizona is the exclusive cable television home of the Phoenix Suns, Arizona
Diamondbacks, Phoenix Coyotes, Arizona Cardinals,
University of Arizona,
Arizona Rattlers and Phoenix Mercury.
HD features exclusive, award-winning blockbuster films; premier sporting events
Open; and critically acclaimed performance arts and entertainment.
HD is a hybrid channel that features programming from both the Golf Channel and
VERSUS. The Golf Channel features an HD programming schedule with more live
golf coverage than any other network. VERSUS HD is the premier network for
exclusive live events (including the NHL) and original shows covering
competition in a widescreen HD format that gives viewers a whole new
offers a variety of educationally rich programming with local interest stories
as well as stories based in remote locations worldwide in conjunction with
offers Spanish-language family-oriented programming dedicated to
Mexico-based Hispanic population. The station also is the exclusive local
broadcast home to Spanish-language broadcasts of 50 of the Arizona Diamondbacks’
home games during the 2007 season.
Choice TV provides digital-quality picture and sound, high-definition options,
digital music, pay-per-view and premium movie channels, plus parental controls
and a customizable interactive program guide. Qwest Choice TV is delivered
through VDSL (Very High-Speed Digital Subscriber Line) and
“fiber-to-the-neighborhood” technologies. Combining these
technologies allows for fully integrated voice, video and high-speed data
services and creates innovative ways for your TV, computer and telephone to