Time Warner Cable announces channel lineup change

Posted April 12, 2010 1:59 p.m. EDT
Updated April 13, 2010 9:33 a.m. EDT

— Time Warner Cable announced a new digital channel lineup on Monday that rearranges channels into categories, such as sports, music and family.

The lineup change started for Wilmington-area customers on Monday. The new lineup will be in effect for all customers by June, officials said.

"Research has shown that our customers tend to watch particular types of programming rather than a particular channel," Brian Kelly, president of residential services for Time Warner Cable Carolinas, said in a statement. "Grouping channels that offer the same type of programming together will make it easier for our customers to find the shows they enjoy."

The new channel lineup will be grouped as follows:

  • 100s- Local Broadcasters & Local Programming
  • 200s- Kids & Family, Learning & Discovery, Faith & Inspiration
  • 300s- Entertainment, Home & Leisure, Shopping
  • 400s- News & Information, Music
  • 500s- Sports
  • 600s- Movies
  • 700s- Premiums, Pay-Per-View & Events
  • 800s- International
  • 900s- Music Choice
  • 1000s- On Demand
  • 1100 and above- High Definition

Customers searching for the high-definition version of a station will need to add a “1” in front of the number. For example, ESPN will be on channel 500, so the HD version will be found on 1500.