Time Warner Cable said it would wrap up its digital conversion in its central Maine market early Tuesday, when the remaining analog channels on its lineup are transitioned to the all-digital format in 17 communities, including Lewiston, Auburn and Norway.
The cable company said the conversion to an all-digital lineup means that customers in the affected communities will need a palm-sized digital adapter or digital set-top box in order to continue to receive their TV programming.
“The vast majority of our customers have already secured their digital adapters and are ready for the transition to all-digital,” said Paul S. Schonewolf, area vice president for Time Warner Cable of New England. “If they haven’t already done so, customers will need to pick up and install a digital adapter so they don’t miss any of their favorite shows like American Idol, NCIS or Parenthood.”
Time Warner said once consumers who subscribe to the basic cable package get the digital adapter, they will receive up to 14 additional channels, including C-SPAN2, EWTN and PBS World. Customers who receive Time Warner Cable’s Classic/Standard cable package will receive those channels plus CMT, TruTV, Oxygen, Travel and Speed.
Residential customers can get as many digital adapters as they need at no cost through December 2013. Beginning in January 2014, digital adapters will cost only 99 cents a month, per adapter.
Digital conversion communities for January 31: