Early last month, I wrote here about changes that are coming to Insight. I’ve already given you a first look at our new web site, MyInsight.com. Over the next couple of days, I’m going to give you a preview of the other innovative changes that are happening. Last year, we introduced our best TV service ever — and immediately began work on ways to make it better. Today, we’re announcing the next stage of that work.
Digital 5.0 is here.
We’ve made every channel 100% digital for incredible picture and sound quality. We’ve added exciting new DVR features and made our onscreen guide easier than ever to use. We’re bringing you more free HD channels. And we made the best On Demand in cable even better.
The new digital picture will change the way you look at your television, providing crisp, clear picture and sound. These changes will also have long-term impact for freeing up bandwidth on our network to provide additional services, like more HD channels and faster broadband.
We’ve made your DVR experience better with Digital 5.0, with overlap protection and live recording extension — so you don’t have to worry about recording conflicts if one recording runs long when another is starting.
Digital 5.0 introduces Total Home On Demand. You can start watching an On Demand movie or show in one room of your home and finish it in another, a great feature that works with all Insight Digital receivers. Another cool new feature is your ability to view some movies the same day as they’re released on DVD. And if you don’t have time to finish your On Demand selection, you’ve got more time with extended movie rentals —a number of movies are now available for 48 hours.
A word about HD
I know many of you are counting on more HD channels. And I want you to know that we are totally committed to more HD -- much more. Our Digital 5.0 release is not primarily about HD though. It's about the features mentioned above, which I'm sure you will appreciate once you experience them, and a handful of more HD channels. Even before we announce a new release of service, we're already long working on the next. We're busily freeing up bandwidth and planning to reallocate it to advanced broadband and phone services, as well as lots more digital video services. Stay tuned here for further announcements.
So, what the new HD channels you will get with Digital 5.0? Here’s the list for each area Insight serves.
Louisville, Kentucky and surrounding areas – Lifetime, WGN, and Speed.
Columbus, Ohio – MSNBC, Turner Classic Movies, TruTV HD, CNN HN HD.
Lexington, Kentucky – Lifetime, WGN, ABC Family.
Bowling Green, Kentucky – MSNBC, Turner Classic Movies, FSN South HD, Cartoon Network, Disney XD, Lifetime, Lifetime Movies and Speed.
Evansville, Indiana and surrounding areas – Lifetime and Fox Sports Midwest HD.
Northern Kentucky – Big Ten, ESPN News, Bravo HD, CNBC HD, Fox Business, Speed, ABC Family, WGN, and Lifetime.
Enjoy the new features, picture quality and HD channels that Digital 5.0 will bring to your television. And, remember that even though we’re proud to be rolling out these exciting changes today to our customers, we’re already at work on Digital 6.0’s offerings and features for a future roll-out that you can read about here first.