Time Warner Cable of NY & NJ Launches Start Over-Enabled "Enhanced HDTV"

Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey has announced plans
to expand its HDTV programming line-up, which it says will see it
carrying 100 HD channels and "more than 250 HD On Demand
choices" by the end of the year. The company is launching what it is
calling "Enhanced HDTV," a free offering that includes Start Over (i.e
the ability to start a program over during its allotted timeslot, without a
DVR) for both high- and standard-definition programs.
It claims that
customers with HD-enabled set-top boxes will be able to Start Over
more than 13,000 SD and around 1,500 HD choices per month at no
additional charge. "By delivering the most HD choices and Enhanced
HD for free to its digital cable customers, Time Warner Cable reaffirms
our position as the pre-eminent multimedia provider in New York
City," Howard Szarfarc, EVP of the company's New York City region,
said in a prepared statement. "The added capacity for HD channels and
content didn't require significant upgrade expenditures or labor costs,
and reflects the robust and flexible nature of our existing advanced
fiber network. Unlike with DirecTV, DISH and some
telecommunications companies which charge extra for these HD
services, our customers can watch what they want, when they want, in
HD...for free."