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Apr. 23, 2008 at 9:52am

What is Click "16"?

What is Click! 16? Well, I'm not yet sure. Got the following in an email from them however and, I must say, my interest is peaked.

Tomorrow, April 24th at 8:16am, Click! Cable TV will transform one of its channels for 16 hours.

It will happen on “Click (channel) 1” (also available to Click! customers without a cable receiver on ch. 116 + 1 = 117).

Why are we doing this?  Will it change cable television in the south sound like never before?

Any thoughts as to just what this might be?

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by KevinFreitas on 4/29/2008 @ 10:59am
Ah, turns out I was pretty right when querying Mitch over at Click! about this. 16 new channels, 13 of which are HD. Here's the deets:

Click! Cable TV will add 16 new channels to its lineup tomorrow – 13 high-definition and three standard-definition.

"Customers have been clamoring for more HD programming and we’ve delivered," said Mitch Robinson, Click! Cable TV’s marketing and business operations manager. "To our knowledge, no other cable operator has launched more HD channels on one day ever in Washington. We know our customers will be thrilled."

The new HD services include A&E, CNN, Discovery, ESPN2, Food Network, Fox News, FX, HGTV, Speed, TBS, TLC, USA and Versus/Golf. Click! will also three standard-definition channels: Chiller - a channel for horror movie fans, ESPNU – a college sports service with over 550 live games from 25 Division One conferences and RTN – Retro Network featuring classic reruns like Wild, Wild West, Hogan’s Heroes, Quincy and Happy Days.

To support its extensive HD programming, Click! is offering free workshops to familiarize customers with the ease of using HD equipment. "Cable 101: the ABC’s of HD" workshops will take place on April 30 at 3 and 7 p.m. in the Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium, 3628 S. 35th St. Customers should call (253)502-8900 to reserve a spot for the 7 p.m. class. The 3 p.m. class is full.


Though not a cable subscriber myself (over the air HD, baby!) I'm happy to report that Click! will not be compression their HD channels. They pass the signal straight to viewers untouched. This basically means that the channels won't look like blocky YouTube videos just so they can save some bandwidth. Cheers on that, Click!

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