Qwest Communications is adding premium movie channels and offering new high-definition and standard-definition channels (at prices the company says are set below cable) — all only for customers with either a VDSL or FTTH connection, and only in Phoenix.
Last month in Phoenix, Qwest introduced Qwest TV Latino, a package of 40 Spanish-language channels, on Qwest Choice TV — the company’s brand for its high-bandwidth and high-speed VDSL- and FTTH-based services.
Qwest had been offering the common HBO/Cinemax suite of programming. New options include an expanded Starz/Showtime package with a total of 30 channels, and the combination of both packaged with the Sundance Channel.
In addition, Qwest Choice HDTV customers who now have access to HBO, Cinemax, and The Movie Channel will get the HD versions of all three at no additional charge.
Showtime HD and Starz HD were previously available.
Qwest Choice HD customers will also receive four additional high-definition channels, including the NFL Network HD, Food Network HD, and local stations KASW HD and KTVK HD, upping the company’s HD channel total to 21.