The National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative
(NRTC) has added eight new high definition channels to the programming line-up
it supplies to its members, boosting the total HD channel count for its
TelcoVideo service to 100.
"The availability of 100 HD channels allows our
members to build an HD channel line-up that is competitive in their local
markets," said Jack Harvey, interim president and CEO at the NRTC.
In recent weeks the NRTC has also added several
other services to its TelcoVideo offering. These include the addition of
retransmission consent advisory services and additional sports programming.
"When we saw our members struggling to negotiate
difficult retransmission agreements we stepped into help," Harvey said.
The new HD channels include the Big Ten Network HD, Fox Soccer Channel
HD, FX HD, Speed HD, Nat Geo Wild HD, Fox Soccer Plus HD, MSNBC-HD, NFL Network
HD and NFL RedZone HD.