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Release No: 998-05
October 03, 2005

Comcast Cable's Prince George's County System Adds Pentagon Channel

On Oct. 1, Comcast Cables Prince Georges County system added the Pentagon Channel on Channel 185 (digital plus tier), bringing 85,000additional Pentagon Channel viewers, including Andrews Air Force Base.


We are excited to add Prince Georges County to our areas of coverage, said Allison Barber, deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs. Our focus at the Pentagon Channel is to communicate relevant, timely and credible military news and information to the men and women of the military. We have a sizeable number of our people living in Prince Georges County, and we thank Comcast for carrying our service.


The Pentagon Channel broadcasts military news and information for and about the 2.6 million members of the U.S. Armed Forces: Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve. Broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the Pentagon Channel helps ensure that the U.S. Forces remain the best informed in the world.


Today, more than one million service members on more than 230 military bases in the U.S. can watch the Pentagon Channel. It is also available to the 700,000 service members and their families serving in 177 countries overseas via the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS).


The Pentagon Channel works to ensure access for many service members by encouraging carriage of the service by commercial cable and satellite systems, and now reaches more than 12 million households through commercial distribution. DISH Network, as well as divisions of Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cox Communications, Mediacom Communications Corp., RCN Corp., Armstrong Cable Services, Knology Holdings, GCI Communications, Verizon Services Corp., and a number of smaller cable companies and public access and government channels in communities around the country carry the Pentagon Channel.


The Pentagon Channel is also streamed live via Web cast and archived for video on demand viewing at http://www.pentagonchannel.mil/.


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