Story last updated at 12/24/2008 - 10:51 am
KETCHIKAN - Juneau NBC affiliate KATH-TV's HDTV channel is now available on GCI cable in Ketchikan.The expansion of KATH's HD service is part of GCI's roll-out of additional HD channels across Alaska.
In addition to NBC's primetime programming, KATH-TV will broadcast the 2009 Super Bowl in HD in February, an event which will be available for the first time in HD in Southeast Alaska.
KATH-HD was launched in Juneau in August in time for the Beijing Olympics on GCI's basic digital cable TV service on channel 652. The expansion of NBC HD service into Ketchikan is a result of a new fiber-optic cable that GCI installed throughout Southeast Alaska this fall.
To receive the new channel; viewers will need a cable receiver that can tune to channel 652, such as GCI's "HD-DVR" cable box.
KATH-TV carries KTUU-TV's local Alaskan "Channel 2 News" daily, in addition to their over-night programming. "We're adding more HD programming as fast as we can, all the big live events (like the Super Bowl) and prime-time are already in HD" added Wilson.
For more information, contact Mikko Wilson at KATH-TV at 907-586-8384.