Charter Extends Special Offer for Horizon Digital Channel

GLENDALE–Charter Communications announced Friday that it will extend its special installation offer of CharterDigital from December 31 to January 15, 2008, allowing customers added time to make the change to view Horizon television in its new home on CharterDigital Channel 285.
Charter Communications and longtime programming partner Horizon Armenian Television announced last moth they Horizon would move from analog channel 55 to digital channel 285. Currently Horizon television may be seen on both channels until January 7.
During a period of transition, Charter will broadcast Horizon TV on both channel 55 and its new home, digital channel 285, until January 8. Horizon viewers who currently subscribe to Charter’s digital service need only to tune to channel 285 to continue to access this exclusive programming available only to Charter Communications customers.
In order to access Horizon TV without interruption after January 8, analog viewers will need to contact Charter before that date to arrange for the upgrade to a digital cable television receiver to ensure continued viewing of Horizon TV. Beginning December 18, Horizon TV will be available only on Charter’s digital channel 285.
To continue receiving Armenian TV on Charter Digital TV, customers have two options: Stop by Charter’s Glendale office lobby at 6246 San Fernando Road, open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and take home a Charter self-installation kit with a digital receiver. Charter digital receivers are available for an additional $5 per month. Charter will have Armenian speaking assistants and self-installation materials on hand to help ensure a smooth transition to Charter Digital TV service.
Contact Charter Customer Care at 1-866-499-8080 and arrange for a LIMITED TIME Free Upgrade Installation offer (A Savings of $34). The offer expires on January 15, 2008. A Charter technician will come to your home to install the digital receiver. We urge customers to call early to arrange for this installation.
Charter Digital Cable provides access to hundreds of additional channels. The $5 per month digital receiver also offers customers 45 commercial-free digital music channels, an interactive on-screen guide and hundreds of hours of free Video On Demand programming.
Horizon TV’s 24-hour Armenian programming network is one of the area’s first local analog channels transitioning to a digital signal. Charter and other cable providers are beginning a steady migration of analog channels to the digital tier. In fact, Charter was the first cable operator in the country to move to an all-digital system in Long Beach several years ago.
"Charter Digital Cable offers a more reliable and secure signal for television by dramatically improving picture and sound quality," according to Fred Lutz, Vice President and General Manager of Charter’s Southern California operations.
"Horizon’s management and Charter’s leadership have worked cooperatively for some time in preparation for the move," said Lutz. The initial informational announcemen’s to Horizon’s viewers and Charter’s Glendale customers were mailed in early October. According to Lutz, "Charter greatly appreciates the cooperation and partnership of Horizon TV and both companies look forward to continuing to provide exclusive local and Armenian programming to our Glendale and Burbank customers."
"Horizon Television is looking forward to this advancement as we move into the digital age and offer better quality programming to our viewers," said Harry Vorperian, General Manager of Horizon Television.
"Horizon was the first Television channel to offer 24 hour Armenian programming on Charter Cable. Today, Horizon is paving the way for our partner, Charter Communications’ digital advancement in its coverage area," added Vorperian.

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