More High Definition Channels added to EastLink Digital Cable

    HALIFAX, Aug. 9 /CNW/ - EastLink annouced the launch of three new High
Definition (HD) channels today. A&E HD, Showcase HD and National Geographic HD
will be available to the majority of EastLink subscribers throughout Nova
Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
    "The launch of three new channels reflects EastLink's commitment to
expand the selection of HD channels as more customers choose to upgrade their
television viewing experience," said Ian Lezama, Director of Marketing. "The
future of television is high definition and we will continue to add new high
definition services as they become available."
    EastLink's High Definition Package is only $4.95 per month and features a
variety of popular channels appealing to a range of consumer tastes and
    A&E HD (channel 611) offers the hottest programs from hit Real Life
series such as Dog The Bounty Hunter, Gene Simmons Family Jewels, and Criss
Angel Mindfreak, to critically acclaimed original movies, dramatic series and
some of the most successful justice shows on television--Cold Case Files and
The First 48. A&E HD is also the home of the high-profile, Hi Def, off-network
series CSI: Miami and The Sopranos(R).
    Showcase HD (channel 612) provides viewers with the opportunity to
experience and truly "feel" the network's groundbreaking dramas and
boundary-pushing series (including acclaimed programs such as Weeds, Rescue
Me, The L Word, Rent-A-Goalie, CSI and CSI: Miami) in the best possible
    National Geographic Channel HD (channel 613) offers true stories of
exploration, culture, science, wildlife, natural phenomena and adventure,
National Geographic Channel in HD brings its unique style of compelling
storytelling to new heights while providing an even greater experience of
"being there."

    For more information on EastLink's High Definition Services, visit

    About EastLink

    Operating from its headquarters in Halifax, Nova Scotia, EastLink is the
fifth largest cable company in Canada and was the first to offer customers
local telephone service over a state-of-the-art digital network. EastLink is
one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies with more than 750 employees who
provide a range of communications, entertainment & advertising services to
business and residential customers across the Maritimes. For more information
on EastLink and its products and services,

For further information:

For further information: Paula Sibley, Communications Specialist,
EastLink, (902) 446-1939, Fax: (902) 453-2118,

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