What channels are included in the basic cable package from Optimum?


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Optimum’s basic cable package, Broadcast Basic, features channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC, News 12 and PBS. The basic package also includes channels such as Kids Thirteen, Univision HD, Movies!, Network and HSN. Customers need a digital cable box to view the channels. HD channels require a high definition digital cable box or a CableCARD.

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The Broadcast Basic features over 25 television channels and 50 channels of digital music. This package also offers access to Pay Per View, On Demand and other Optimum TV services. The availability of channels varies by location. Ideal for conference and waiting rooms, the Broadcast Basic is an affordable package offering channels that cover latest news and weather.

Optimum offers various other cable packages such as Optimum Value, Preferred, Silver and Gold. Customers can also add premium channels with additional monthly charges. Some premium channel packs are HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and Starz. The cable service also features international programming packages, including Russian, South Asian, Italian, Japanese and African.

Optimum features On Demand subscriptions for several channels, including Disney Channel, TMC, Eros Now, IFC in Theaters and Anime Network. Customers can also add sports packages to their existing TV plan, including MLB Extra Innings, NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass and Fox Soccer Plus.

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