HDTV: What you need to know

January 23, 2008 5:45:19 PM PST
Discover what you need to do before the digital switchover happens. We'll break down the buzz about digital and HDTV.

Nick Smith was in San Ramon to help us learn more about high definition TV. Here is how to get the most out of your TV.

You need three things for HD TV:

  1. HD-compatible TV
  2. HD-compatible receiver
  3. Tune to HD channels. HD channels are different from ordinary channels. If you are used to watching "View from the Bay" on ABC channel 7, you can find ABC 7 in HD on Comcast channel 707.

About Steve White:
Comcast has named Steve White as Regional Senior Vice President for Northern California. This was recently announced by Brad Dusto, President of Comcast's West Division. White will oversee all aspects of Comcast's video, high-speed Internet and telephone operations in both the Bay Area and Central California, serving more than 2.45 million customers and managing about 7,500 employees. White began his new role on December 10, 2007 and will be based in the company's San Ramon office.

White joins Northern California from Comcast's Southern Division, where he most recently served as the Regional Senior Vice President of the company's Mid-South Region. In this position, he held management responsibilities for about 1.5 million customers and 4,600 employees, along with Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast (CSS), a 24-hour regional sports network based in Atlanta.

"It's an exhilarating challenge to be asked to lead Comcast's operations in one of the most technology-savvy areas of the country," said White. "Comcast has developed an excellent team in California and I look forward to working with them to reach new heights."

White is a seasoned cable veteran, with more than 24 years of experience in sales, marketing, operations, and general management. His broad background includes sales, marketing, and operation management positions in the beverage, health and beauty-care, household products, and healthcare industries. Prior to joining the cable industry, White was a leader in the packaged goods field, holding increasingly impressive leadership roles at the Colgate-Palmolive Company and PepsiCo.

White, who serves on the Board of Trustees for Georgia State University and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University.

About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.2 million cable customers, 12.9 million high-speed Internet customers, and 4.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, Comcast SportsNet and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectator, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.