Time Warner Cable will unveil its new channel lineup for customers in October.
Channels one through 99 will not change at all, but digital cable customers, which is more than three-quarters of all TWC subscribers, will soon see channels 100 and above grouped by genre: categories like news and information, kids and family, and sports.
"We've found that a lot of times our customers view the same types of programming, so this will allow them to not have to hunt anymore for the types of things they're looking for. They will find it all in one place," said Joli Plucknette-Farmen, Time Warner Cable spokesperson.
So what about your DVR? Will it have to be re-programmed for the new channels?
"All scheduled recordings that a viewer or customer has scheduled with their DVR will not be impacted, so after the change takes effect all of those recorded programs should continue to record as usual," Plucknette-Farmen said.
These changes will also affect the HD system. If you have an HD converter, there's no more searching for a specific HD channel. For example, if you turn on YNN, you will automatically be routed to the HD version of our feed.
"We're showing the customer our best picture, and they no longer need to remember duplicate channels to get the exact same programming."
The channel line-up changes will take effect in Rochester on Oct. 15 and all other parts of our service area two days later on Oct. 17.
After the changes take effect, YNN Rochester will still be found at its current channel position and on Channel 200. Our Local On Demand Channel will be found on Channel 1020.
If you have any questions about the changes, click here to go to the Time Warner Cable website further explaining the new channel lineup.
Time Warner Cable is the parent company of YNN.