When Adelphia has completed its transition to digital service by the end of the year, customers can look forward to higher quality and more selection, though it will come at a higher cost as well.
To receive features beyond the 41 stations currently offered, subscribers will be required to rent digital converter boxes for their televisions. For those with the boxes a range of packages will be available, offering more than 200 stations at the highest level. The service will be comparable to what satellite providers now offer, but will include local channels as well.
l New basic channels will include the History Channel, SciFi, ESPN2, FX, Animal Planet, the Food Channel and more. Digital packages will be available featuring niche channels, such as home and garden, Golf TV, Biography and others.
l There will be 14 HBO and 16 Showtime channels available, as well as 59 pay-per-view channels, up from a total of three pay movie channels and one pay-per-view available now.