Time Warner Cable has announced that its Digital TV customers now have access to more than 175 HD channels in New York City, with more coming soon. Digital TV customers also have access to new international packages, on-demand and digital channels.

"Time Warner Cable offers the best and biggest HD lineup in New York City," said David Gray, regional vice president of marketing for Time Warner Cable's East Region. "Along with the expansion of HD, we continue to augment our digital and On Demand offerings making it simple and easy for customers to access the shows they want. In an effort to deliver more programming options and value to our diverse customers, we're also introducing several international packages which provide a cost-effective option for viewing programming from around the world."

The added HD channels include Bloomberg HD, WGN America HD, Oprah Winfrey Network HD (OWN), Oxygen HD, Lifetime HD, GMC HD, ESPN Deportes HD, Fox Deportes HD, FEARnet HD and FEARnet HD On Demand, HBO HD On Demand, Cinemax HD On Demand, Showtime HD On Demand.

Along with more than 50 international channels available to Time Warner Cable Digital TV customers, the company has created several international packages for access to many popular in-language channels from select countries through specially-priced packages designed to provide customers with up to 65% in savings, the MSO said.

For instance, Hindi Passport Includes Sahara Filmy, Sony Asia, TV Asia and Zee TV for $29.99 more a month. Hindi Pass Plus Includes Bollywood On Demand, ITV, Sahara Filmy, Sony Asia, TV Asia and Zee TV for $39.99 more a month.

There are similar packages available for Filipino, Mandarin and Russian content.

TWC also added Lifetime and Lifetime HD to its El Paquetazo package, which provides Latinos a mix of the most popular English and Spanish-language channels through an affordable digital video package.

Time Warner Cable's New York City footprint serves over 1.3 million customers in four New York City boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties), and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey