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Cablevision to have 500 channel HD capacity by year end

Cablevision said last week it will have the capability to carry more than 500 channels of HDTV programming by the end of 2007.

Cablevision, based in New York, also said it will add 15 new HD channels from Voom HD Networks starting June 26. That would make available 40 HD programming options for current digital cable customers.

“Satellite and phone company TV providers continue to talk about their plans for HD, but Cablevision is actually doing something about it,” John Trierweiler, Cablevision’s senior vice president of product management, told Reuters.