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Time Warner Cable offering international channels

Posted August 23, 2011 12:44 p.m. EDT

Time Warner Cable is launching international channels to bring news and entertainment to the many cultures across North Carolina, officials said Tuesday.

Hindi Passport offers a variety of selections of new south Asian programs and includes Sony Asia, TV Asia and Zee TV.

Filipino Pass Plus offers high demand Filipino programming and includes GMA Pinoy, GMA Life, DWLS DZBB and The Filipino Channel.

Mandarin Passport offers the most popular programming available in Chinese and includes CCTV-4, CTI Zhong Tian, Phoenix and Phoenix North America.

Russian Passport offers convenient access to channels with Russian programming and includes C1R Worldwide, RTVi, RTN and TV 1000 Russian Kino.

Time Warner Cable customers will also have the following International Premium channels ART (Arabic Radio/TV), TV Japan, Bollywood Hits On Demand, TV5 (French), SBTN (Vietnamese), RAI (Italian) and Deutsche Welle (German).

“These diverse programming options provide a cost-effective option for our customers to view programming from around the world,” David Gray, regional vice president of marketing, Time Warner Cable East, said in a statement.