150 and counting: Eastlink reaches High Definition (HD) milestone

HALIFAX, March 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Recent additions to Eastlink's HD channel lineup have brought the company's total HD offering to a staggering 150-channel selection of sports, movies, news, lifestyle and primetime TV.

"Seven out of every ten households now have at least one HDTV; as a result customers have come to expect the HD version of their favorite channels, like sports, movies, news, and popular series," explains Lee Bragg, CEO Eastlink. "They've invested in the HDTV's and expect their service provider to invest in the content and that's just what we're doing."

Eastlink holds rank as the provider with the most HD sports in Canada, with over 40 HD sports channels, including local sports delivered on Eastlink TV HD channel 610. According to Mr. Bragg, Eastlink's customers are getting what they want and expect.

"We've been committed to deliver the best HDTV experience to our customers. With considerable investment, we've been able to reach this significant HD milestone. But we're not stopping there - our customers can continue to rely on us to deliver the highest quality services that enhance their entire home video experience including even more HD content."

Eastlink HD Channels begin at Channel 601. For more information on Eastlink HD and other industry leading products and services from Eastlink, please visit eastlink.ca

About Eastlink
With more than 1,700 employees from coast to coast, Eastlink delivers world-class video entertainment, internet, and telephone services to residential, business and public-sector customers across Canada.

Powered by a state-of-the-art fibre optic and wireless networks, Eastlink's advanced services include Whole Home DVR, Video OnDemand, HD and 3D programming, High Speed Internet scalable to 200 Mbps, competitive local and long distance telephone services, Eastlink Wireless, and exclusive locally-produced programming via Eastlink TV. Eastlink has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best managed Companies for seven years running.

SOURCE: Eastlink

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