Originally Posted Online: Oct. 05, 2012, 5:44 pm
Last Updated: Oct. 05, 2012, 10:37 pm

Mediacom to make channel changes

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Mediacom customers in the Quad-Cities and many in the surrounding eight-county area will see some changes in their cable channel lineups beginning Tuesday.

CBS affiliate WHBF will move from channel 3 to channel 4 and WQAD-MyNet will move from channel 16 to channel 3. The primary C-SPAN channel will move from channel 2 to 96, and the high-definition version of WHBF will move from channel 703 to channel 704.

Bloomberg News will move from channel 128 to 256, and some viewers of HD programming will see WGN HD switch from channel 117-2 to 89-2, according to a Medicom news release.

New arrivals are QVC on channel 714 on HD basic, and Comcast Sport Net Plus HD on channel 733 on HD Family Cable.

Customers with a Mediacom digital cable set-up box or digital adapter do not need to do a rescan.

However, customers with a direct cable connection to their digital television should rescan their televisions after the realignment is completed early Tuesday.

The re-scan is needed so the television can recognize and tune in channel numbers. The rescan function will reset television tuners to automatically recognize new locations for affected channels.

Mediacom regional vice president Todd Curtis said in the release that some channel locations are being changed "to realign and better utilize bandwidth.

"One of the benefits is that our Mediacom lineup will be in sync with channel numbers used by local broadcast partners like WHBF and KGAN. But at the same time, these changes will allow us to deliver more advances products and Internet broadband speeds in excess of 100 Mbps."

The affected towns are:

Rock Island County: Moline, Rock Island, East Moline, Silvis, Rock Island Arsenal, Milan, Andalusia, Carbon Cliff, Coal Valley, Hampton, Oak Grove, Taylor Ridge

Henry County - Cleveland, Colona, Orion

Whiteside County - Albany, Erie, Fulton, Lyndon, Morrison, Prophetstown

Bureau County - Thomson, Savanna

Scott County, Iowa - Bettendorf, Blue Grass, Buffalo, Davenport, Eldridge, Le Claire, Long Grove, McCausland, Mount Joy, Panorama Park, Park View, Pleasant Valley, Princeton, Riverdale, Walcott