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Behind the Broadcast: Time Warner customers should keep channel guide handy

Behind the Broadcast: Time Warner customers should keep channel guide handy

Time Warner Cable customers in the Capital Region will see some changes, beginning Tuesday, with reg

Time Warner Cable customers in the Capital Region will see some changes, beginning Tuesday, with regard to where they can find programming.

Since this is a sports column, I will focus on the sports channels. The block of sports channels that had been in the 600 block on the digital cable box will be moving to the 300 and 400 sports.

Here are the changes.

ESPN moves from 601 to 300. ESPN2 goes from 605 to 301.

ESPNEWS shifts from 615 to 302. ESPN Classic heads to 303 from 662. MLB Network will be on 306 instead of 621. MLB StrikeZone moves to 307 from 1541. NBA TV will be on 308 instead of 677. NFL Network moves to 310 from 631. NFL RedZone goes from 632 to 311. NHL Network heads to 312 from 675. NBC Sports Network moves from 645 to 314. CBS Sports Network goes from 663 to 315.

MSG takes over 318 after being on 625. MSG Plus moves to 319 from 630. SNY goes from 619 to 320. YES moves to 321 from 620. TWC SportsChannel goes from 585 to 323. The overflow sports/special events channels, usually occupied by MSG and MSG Plus overflows, will be on 326 and 327 instead of 1553 and 1554. OTB is moving from 650 to 328. TWC SportsNet goes from 696 to 330. ESPNU is on 370 after being on 606. The ESPN Goal Line/Buzzer Beater channel moves from 1540 to 371.

The FOX College Sports channels will be on 372 (Atlantic), 373 (Central) and 374 (Pacific) after being on 670, 671 and 672, respectively. The Pac-12 Network heads to 375 from 687. Going from 678 to 382 is the Big Ten Network. Sports Pass alternate programming channels will be on 398 and 399. FOX Sports 1 is on 400 instead of 665, while FOX Sports 2 moves from 667 to 401. MAV TV, an automotive channel, will be on 402. Velocity HD, another automotive channel, is on 403.

The Golf Channel putts its way from 640 to 405. The Tennis Channel lobs a move from 661 to 406. Universal Sports heads to 407 from 657. The Outdoor Channel moves from 685 to 408. The Sportsman Channel is on 409 instead of 684. Soccer channel GolTV heads to 416 from 679. BeIN goes to 417 from 658. FOX Soccer Plus changes from 673 to 419.

Finally, there are four Spanish-language channels. ESPN Deportes will be on 440, TWC Deportes is on 441, FOX Deportes is on 442 and beIN Sport Espanol is on 443.

The sports packages, such as NHL Center Ice and NBA League Pass, are in the 700s. The MLB Extra Innings channels will be between 700 and 722. NBA League Pass will be between 725 and 743. NHL Center Ice runs from 750 to 772. MLS Direct Kick goes from 775 to 783. ESPN Full Court goes from 787 to 792. ESPN GamePlan is on from 794 to 799.

The high-definition channels that were in the 1700 and 1800 blocks have been eliminated, since all the channels are now in HD instead of standard definition.

People who have only basic cable will still receive the sports channels that are on that package, and those channels will remain where they are now. For example, ESPN will remain on channel 24.

football tv schedule

Here are the NFL and college games that will be on TV over the next week. Announcers, in order of play-by-play, analyst and sideline reporter, are in parentheses. Announcing teams are subject to change.



FOX23 (WXXA) — Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (Thom Brennaman/Brian Billick/Laura Okmin).

CBS6 (WRGB) — New England at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf); Denver at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz/Phil Simms).

NBC13 (WNYT) — Houston at San Francisco, 8:30 p.m. (Al Michaels/Cris Collins­worth/Michele Tafoya).

NFL Network — San Diego at Oakland, 11:35 p.m. (Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts).

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — New Orleans at Chicago, 1 p.m. (Joe Buck/Troy Aikman/Pam Oliver); Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert/Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa); Seattle at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt/John Lynch/Erin Andrews); Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. (Marv Albert/Rich Gannon); Jacksonville at St. Louis, 1 p.m. (Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker); Kansas City at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots); Carolina at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (Chris Myers/Tim Ryan/Jennifer Hale).


ESPN — N.Y. Jets at Atlanta, 8:25 p.m. (Mike Tirico/Jon Gruden/Lisa Salters).


NFL Network — N.Y. Giants at Chicago, 8:25 p.m. (Brad Nessler/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan).

College football


CBS6 (WRGB) — Air Force at Navy, 11:30 a.m. (Spero Dedes/Steve Beuerlein/Evan Washburn); Georgia at Tennessee, 3:30 p.m. (Verne Lundquist/Gary Danielson/Tracy Wolfson).

ESPN — Maryland at Florida State, noon (Dave Pasch/Brian Griese/Tom Luginbill); LSU at Mississippi State, 7 p.m. (Joe Tes­sitore/Matt Millen/Maria Taylor); Washington at Stanford, 10:30 p.m. (Brad Nessler/Todd Blackledge/Holly Rowe).

ESPN2 — Michigan State at Iowa, noon (Beth Mowins/Joey Galloway/Paul Car­caterra); Minnesota at Michigan, 3:30 p.m. (Mike Patrick/Ed Cunningham/Jeannine Edwards); Arkansas at Florida, 7 p.m. (Mark Jones/Brock Huard/Kaylee Hartung).

SNY — Louisville at Temple, noon (Eamon McAnaney/Anthony Becht/Brooke Weisbrod); New Hampshire at Towson, 3:30 p.m..

MSG — Georgia State at Alabama, noon (Dave Neal/Andre Ware/Cara Capuano).

YES — Ball State at Virginia, noon (Ron Thulin/Ovie Mughelli/Dave Baker); N.C. State at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. (Wes Durham/Brian Stann/Jenn Hildreth).

ESPNU — Illinois at Nebraska, noon (Tom Hart/John Congemi); Georgia Tech at Miami, 3:30 p.m. (Anish Shroff/Kelly Stouffer/Nikki Noto); Mississippi at Auburn, 7 p.m. (Clay Matvick/Matt Stinchcomb/Dawn Davenport).

ESPNEWS — Rutgers at SMU, noon (Dave Lamont/David Diaz-Infante).

FS1 — Texas Tech at Kansas, noon (Adam Alexander/Chris Simms); Washington State at California, 4 p.m. (Justin Kutcher/James Bates/Brady Poppinga); West Virginia at Baylor, 8 p.m. (Craig Bolerjack/Joey Harrington/Ryan Nece).

CBSSN — Lehigh at Fordham, noon (Ben Holden/Tom Bradley/Rashan Ali); Rice at Tulsa , 3:30 p.m. (Brent Stover/Corey Chavous/Lisa Byington); Louisiana Tech at Texas-El Paso, 7:30 p.m. (Dave Ryan/Adam Archuleta/Susannah Collins).

BTN — Penn State at Indiana, noon (Matt Devlin/Glen Mason/Jon Jansen).

MY4 (WNYA) — North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m. (Steve Martin/Dave Archer/Rachel Baribeau).

ESPN3 — Eastern Michigan at Buffalo, noon (Michael Reghi/Doug Graber); Army at Boston College, 1 p.m. (Shawn Kenney/Pete Najarian); Central Michigan at Miami (Ohio), 1 p.m. (Jim Barbar/Rocky Boiman); Columbia at Princeton, 1 p.m. (Dave Popkin/KC Keeler); South Alabama at Troy, 1 p.m.; Saint Francis at Central Connect­icut State, 1 p.m.; Elon at Furman, 1:30 p.m.; Ohio at Akron, 2 p.m. (Dave Weekley/John Gregory); Jacksonville State at Tennessee-Martin, 3 p.m.; Western Michigan at Toledo, 3 p.m.; Southern Illinois at South Dakota State, 3 p.m.; South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T, 3:30 p.m. (Joe Davis/Jay Walker) (game will be seen on tape delay on ESPNU at 10:30 p.m.); Northern Illinois at Kent State, 3:30 p.m.; Massachusetts at Bowling Green, 3:30 p.m.; McNeese State at Central Arkansas, 4 p.m.; UCF at Memphis, 4:30 p.m. (Joe Meyers/Kevin O’Connell); Cincinnati at South Florida, 7 p.m. (John Sadak/Al Groh/Tiffany Greene); Texas State at Louisiana-Lafayette, 7 p.m.; Kentucky at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m.; Missouri at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. (Matt Stewart/Chris Doering/Joe Budden).

ABC10 (WTEN) — Clemson at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. (Sean McDonough/Chris Spielman/Shannon Spake); Ohio State at Northwestern, 8 p.m. (Brent Musburger/Kirk Herbstreit/Heather Cox).

FOX College Sports Atlantic — East Carolina at Middle Tennessee State, 3:30 p.m. (Mark Followill/Brian Baldinger/J.C. Pearson).

FOX College Sports Central — North Texas at Tulane, 3:30 p.m. (Brendan Burke/Ben Leber/Leslie McCaslin).

FOX College Sports Pacific — Northern Iowa at North Dakota State, 3:30 p.m.

Pac-12 — Oregon at Colorado, 6 p.m. (Ted Robinson/Glenn Parker/Drea Avent).

FOX23 (WXXA) — Texas Christian at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. (Gus Johnson/Charles Davis/Kristina Pink).

NBC13 (WNYT) — Arizona State vs. Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (Tom Hammond/Mike Mayock/Alex Flanagan).


ESPN — Rutgers at Louisville, 7:30 p.m. (Rece Davis/Jesse Palmer and David Pollack/Samantha Ponder).

ESPNU — Western Kentucky at Louis­iana-Monroe 7:30 p.m. (Mark Neely/Jay Walker).

CBSSN — San Diego State at Air Force, 9 p.m. (Andrew Catalon/Aaron Taylor/Lauren Gardner).

FS1 — Arizona at Southern Cal, 10:30 p.m. (Justin Kutcher/Petros Papa­dakis and Joel Klatt/Kristina Pink).


ESPN — Teams TBA (Carter Blackburn/Danny Kanell/Allison Williams).

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