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Comcast Switches on HD Channels in Time For NCAA Tourney

Update at 6:40 p.m. — Readers are reporting in the comments that the channels are not operational in all parts of the county.

Two days after we reported about a delay in Comcast’s plan to switch on additional HD channels for Arlington customers, the company has managed to get the promised channels up and running.

As of this morning, channels including CNBC HD, Comedy Central HD, BET HD and ESPNews HD were up and running. Also available was truTV HD, which is carrying a number of NCAA March Madness basketball games.

The new additions were made between channel numbers 800 and 900.

The channels were originally supposed to be available on March 15, according to a mailing sent to customers. After they missed the self-imposed deadline, Comcast told an Arlington County official that the channels were to be switched on no later than March 24.

Hat tip to @reidjoshua

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