Comcast to Carry Super Bowl XXXVII in HDTV; Comcast HDTV Customers Will be Able to Watch the Year's Highest-Rated Sporting Event in High-Definition.WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today announced that its customers in the Washington Metro/Virginia Region will be able to watch Super Bowl XXXVII Super Bowl XXXVII was the 37th championship game of the modern National Football League (NFL). The game was played on January 26, 2003 at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California following the 2002 regular season. in high-definition. Comcast launched HDTV in October 2002 in Montgomery, Prince George's, and Charles Counties in Maryland This is a list of the twenty-four counties and county-equivalents in the U.S. state of Maryland. Though an independent city rather than a county, the City of Baltimore is considered the equal of a county for most purposes and is a county-equivalent. , as well as Prince William County and Reston in Virginia and Washington, D.C. (fiber optic upgrade areas only) serving a total of more than 750,000 customers. Comcast HD customers can find the Super Bowl broadcast in HDTV on Channel 180 throughout the entire Washington Metro/Virginia Region.
"Comcast is aware that sports enthusiasts are some of our most valuable HDTV customers," said Jaye Gamble, Regional Senior Vice President for Comcast's Washington Metro/Virginia Region. "Everyone is excited to get together with friends and watch the big game in high-definition. We are proud to provide the HDTV content that people want to see," added Gamble.
Comcast customers in the Washington Metro/Virginia Region have access to HDTV programming from WJLA (ABC), WUSA (CBS), WRC (NBC), WETA (PBS PBS
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HDTV technology provides video and audio that is clearer, sharper and more vibrant than previous video transmission systems. The service is available for customers with an HDTV-ready television set and uses a digital cable box provided by Comcast. The service will be available at no additional cost to Comcast Digital Cable customers. In addition, Comcast is working with leading cable and broadcast programmers to offer the most robust HDTV content lineup possible.
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