AUGUSTA — Time Warner Cable will transition to an all-digital format today for several channels and communities in the Augusta area.

“The transition to an all-digital transmission format means customers who receive Time Warner Cable’s Augusta channel lineup will need to have a digital set-top box or palm-sized digital adapter from Time Warner Cable (or a third-party device equipped with a CableCARD provided by Time Warner Cable) for each television they use to view the company’s video services,” according to a prepared statement from the cable company.

Digital adapters are free until January 2014, when cable customers will pay a fee of 99 cents a month for each one.

Adapters are available locally from Time Warner sites in Augusta and Winslow and by calling 1-855-TWC-DIGITAL (855-892-3444) or online at

With a digital adapter, customers who subscribe to Time Warner Cable’s basic cable package will receive up to 14 additional channels, including C-SPAN2, EWTN and MPBN. Customers who receive Time Warner Cable’s Classic/Standard cable package will receive those channels plus CMT, TruTV, Oxygen, Travel and Speed.

The transition to the all-digital format will occur in phases. Early today the analog signal will be removed and customers will need a digital adapter or digital set-top box to view the following channels: AMC, Animal Planet, Cartoon Network, CKSH, CHLT, CNBC, E!, EWTN, GAC, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, HSN, INSP, NECN, Ovation, QVC, SyFy, Shop NBC, TCM, TNT, USA.

The areas affected are Albion, Augusta, Belgrade, Benton, China, Clinton, Farmingdale, Gardiner, Hallowell, Litchfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Mount Vernon, North Vassalboro, Readfield, Richmond, Rome, Sidney, Vassalboro, West Gardiner and Winthrop.


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