Blue Ridge Communications has announced the addition of Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) HD to their current list of high definition offerings. The channel is now available to Blue Ridge cable subscribers across the state with HD offerings. PCN HD can be found on channel 624 of the Blue Ridge lineup. Blue Ridge Communications is now the first cable operator in the state to offer PCN’s additional service.
PCN was able to purchase new equipment needed to make the conversion for high definition telecasts thanks to tax-exempt financing. This financing, along with continued funding from cable operators from across the state like Blue Ridge, is aiding the nonprofit statewide public affairs network to continue providing quality productions as part of its public service mission to more than 10 million Pennsylvanians in 3.3 million homes. PCN began transmitting its HD signal on August 1.
“We are extremely pleased that Blue Ridge Communications has furthered their commitment to our nonprofit public affairs service by offering PCN HD,” notes PCN President/CEO, Brian Lockman. “As one of the creators of PCN, it is even more exciting to see them lead us into the future by being the first of our cable partners to offer this quality additional service.”
Known by many as the “C-SPAN of Pennsylvania,” PCN televises live, unedited gavel-to-gavel coverage of the state’s General Assembly including committee hearings, press conferences, and speeches. “Blue Ridge Communications is fully committed to increasing our HD lineup and is proud to be the first cable operator to launch PCN HD and bring the importance of our state’s public affairs to our customers in HD,” says Mark Masenheimer, Vice President of Operations.
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