CPT12 is All-Digital – Beginning January 4, 2011
Release Date: 12/04/10
Author: Pam Osborne
Colorado Public Television (CPT12) is expanding its channel options to existing new and existing digital Comcast customers who will now get all three of CPT12's channels including 12.2 (Comcast channel 251), the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, exercise and more. And, on channel 12.3, MHz Worldview (Comcast channel 252), a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience.
Additionally, with this shift to Comcast's Xfinity TV, we're moving into new mountain communities throughout Colorado. When you visit Aspen, Glenwood, the Winter Park area or Rifle and Silt, you'll be able to tune into the quality and diverse programming you love from CPT12 through Comcast's Xfinity cable service.
How to know if this change impacts you:
How do you watch Colorado Public Television? Please read the appropriate section below to see if this change will affect your CPT12 signal.
If you are interested in becoming a cable subscriber, simply call Comcast’s Xfinity (Comcast) at 800-COMCAST to see if this service is right for you. If you elect to receive an expanded digital cable channel line up, make sure that you mention that you are a channel 12 viewer to receive your three free pay-per-view coupons! You will also enjoy CPT12’s new digital channels on cable’s 251 and 252.
Over-the-Air Viewers (Antenna):
Online Viewers (On Demand):
Why is CPT12 migrating to Comcast's Xfinity TV digital?
The move to digital Xfinity TV will provide more Coloradans with access to CPT12’s diverse programming and it expands our viewing area to more locations throughout the state. These areas include the Roaring Fork Valley, the Winter Park area and Rifle and Silt, Colorado.
Will I still be able to tune in to CPT12 over the air in Denver and other ciites along the Front Range?
Absolutely. CPT12’s move to digital cable does not affect people who get our signal using an antenna (over the air).
I view CPT12 via satellite. Will this move to digital cable affect me?
If you receive CPT12 using either Dish Network or DirecTV, you will NOT be affected by the move to Comcast's Xfinity TV digital.
Which mountain communities will now receive CPT12?
We are delighted to be joining the communities of the Roaring Fork Valley (Aspen and Basalt will be on Comcast's Xfinity TV Channel 10, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs will be on Channel 12), the Winter Park area (Granby will be on Channel 12) and Rifle and Silt (will be on Channel 12).
Eventually, as Xfinity TV expands their service area, we will be accessible to new mountain communities over time.
I already have Comcast's Xfinity TV digital. Do I need to do anything?
Since you're already a Comcast Xfinity TV digital subscriber, you should not have to do anything to access our signal. If you subscribe to Comcast's "Economy" cable tier, you will still receive CPT12.1. If you subscirbe to Comcast's higher digital tiers, you will be able to view all three CPT12 channels after January 4, 2011:
Do I need to purchase any equipment to receive CPT12?
It depends; be sure to ask a Comcast representative about the “DTA box” option for simply upgrading your analog channels 2-15 to digital 2-99. Additional digital TV services are available from Comcast as well as other satellite providers and Over-The-Air (antenna) viewing options.
I have more questions. What should I do?
For questions concerning your TV signal or anything of a technical nature, please select how you receive your signal::