WMC-TV reaches agreement with Time-Warner Cable to make high-definition signal available

WMC-TV 5 announced today that an agreement has been reached with Time Warner Cable to carry WMC's HDTV signal. "We are extremely pleased to be working with Time Warner to provide their subscribers the quality NBC programs currently produced in High Definition, including NASCAR and ER", says WMC-TV Vice President/General Manager Howard Meagle.  "Since we launched HDTV in January 2002 it has been very important to us to provide this service to as many of our viewers as possible," says Meagle.  Time Warner Cable has more than 250,000 subscribers in the Mid-South.  WMC-HD will be available to Time Warner's HD customers on channel 805.

NBC currently produces most of its primetime lineup in HD including; Law & Order, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Medium, Committed, Third Watch, Medical Investigation, The West Wing, Joey, Will & Grace, ER and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  NASCAR on NBC will also be broadcast in HDTV beginning with the Pepsi 400 on July 2.