FX HD And SPEED HD To Launch on Comcast
Networks has entered into an agreement with Comcast – which has more HD
television subscribers than any other distributor – to make its general
entertainment flagship FX and top motorsports network SPEED available to Comcast
HD subscribers by the end of 2009.
With the launch on Comcast and other
carriage agreements, FX HD will now exceed more than 10 million HD homes since
its October debut and SPEED will grow to more than 9 million HD homes since
its own February premiere.
“We appreciate having as
important an HD provider as Comcast endorse two of our most popular HD
networks,” says Mike Hopkins,
president of affiliate sales and marketing for Fox Cable Networks. “FX
and SPEED are helping to lead the way in America’s transition to
digital television and especially HD, and so we’re pleased so many local systems
are adding them to their HD line-ups.”
With the new Comcast agreement, FX
HD and SPEED HD are each carried by the nation’s largest cable television
HD provider, the nation’s largest satellite television HD provider and
the nation’s largest telephony HD video provider, among several others.