My sister, in Monroe, NJ, has ComCast and receives the Speed channel on her TV without a cable box. My condo in Arizona (Cox) also gets Speed channel without a box. But, in Montgomery County Maryland, I need to purchase a sports package and have a cable box to get the Speed Channel.
Why is Speed available in some markets without having to buy a package?
Pretty much everyone that has completed the digital transition with Motorola equipment and has received the additional HD channesl has Speed Channel in HD.
The area's that are not complete yet, like ex Adelphia, Insight and the Scientific Atlanta equipped area's are due to get the additional HD's this year. The SA area's and much of the Insight area's are well underway to get the addl HD's soon.
I recently switched from Directv. Comcast apparently knows that customers like Speed Channel. In my local area, Speed Channel HD is listed in the Digital Preferred listing on the internet as a channel offered with Digital Preferred. But in fact, it requires the sports package. Even more annoying is that almost all of the other channels in sports package are non HD versions of ones that are in the Digital Preferred. I really hate paying extra $$ each month for one channel that I was under the impression I was going to get.
Any official response yet as to why Speed HD is missing from all Comcast systems in New England? The 2nd F1 race of the season was yesterday, Formula One Racing only has the largest television viewing audience in the world, and now that it's in HD, its time to add Speed HD Comcast. You want to call yourself a leader in Sports, and have a separate Sports package then how about including some HD channels in that package?
In March 2013 Fox, who owned Speed Channel, announced that Speed would cease to exist as a network in August 2013 and that it would be replaced by Fox Sports 1.
On August 17th, 2013 that change-over occurred.
I used to have Verizon Fios Speed in HD was part of the standard HD Lineup
Now (boston) jave to pay extra to get it, and can't get it in HD
To me I think Comcast isn't offering Speed in HD is because it is owned by fox, and us the customers suffer
Comcast and other tv providers have no control over this decision. For those who threaten to switch providers so they can continue to get Speed it will not do any good to switch. You won't find it anywhere.
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