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Cable Television Systems In Orange County

January 02, 1988

Premium channels offered locally: American Movie Classics

Bravo--international films and performing arts

Cinemax--movies, music and special programs

The Disney Channel--family entertainment

Festival--family entertainment movies

Galavision--Spanish language programming

Home Box Office (HBO)--current movies, sports and special programming

The Movie Channel--movies

The Playboy Channel--adult entertainment

SelecTV--over-the-air movies, special events programming

Showtime--exclusive movies and series, special events

The Z Channel--current domestic and foreign movies, classics and cult films

American Cable Systems of California

13816 Redhill Ave., Tustin

(714) 731-0992

Areas served: Tustin and county areas of Santa Ana

Number of subscribers: Approximately 5,800

Premium channels: HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, The Disney Channel, The Movie Channel and The Playboy Channel

Number of channels offered: 45

Rates: Basic service--$12.95 for subscribers with cable-ready television sets or $15.95 for those needing cable boxes

Premium channels--$9 for first channel; $5 each additional channel

Installation fee--$19.95

Cablevision of Orange 154 N. Glassell St., Orange

(714) 771-4910

Area served: City of Orange

Number of subscribers: 18,000

Premium channels: HBO, Cinemax, The Disney Channel, The Playboy Channel

Number of channels offered: 37

Rates: Basic service--$11.95 per month

Premium channels--$11.95 each per month

Special packages--Customers subscribing to two premium channels receive a $5.90 discount monthly; three channels, $6.85 discount; all four channels, $7.80 discount.

Installation fee--$20-$40

Century Cable 185 E. Alder St., Brea

(714) 529-4918; (213) 691-6795

Areas served: Brea, La Habra and La Habra Heights

Number of subscribers: Not available

Premium channels: Cinemax, The Disney Channel, Galavision, HBO, The Movie Channel, The Playboy Channel, SelecTV, Showtime

Number of channels offered: 45

Rates: Basic service--$10.74

Premium channels--$9.95 each, except for SelecTV ($18.95)

Satellite channels--$4.50. The fee includes 12 channels--ESPN, USA, Nickelodeon, Arts & Entertainment (A&E), WOR, TBS, CNN, MTV, The Nashville Network, Lifetime, VH1 and C-SPAN.

Installation fees--$10 for the 13 local UHF and VHF Channels and $20 for the full line of basic channels including satellite.

Community Cablevision 1071 Camelback, Newport Beach

(714) 720-2020

Areas served: Irvine, parts of Newport Beach and Tustin

Number of subscribers: Approximately 32,300

Premium channels: American Movie Classics, Bravo, Cinemax, The Disney Channel, HBO, SelecTV and Showtime

Number of channels offered: 38

Rates: Basic service--$10.50, channels 2 thru 13; $21.45 for expanded service (includes the satellite channels), includes the remote control, $16.95 without remote control

Premium channels--$17.95 for SelectTV; $12.95 for Cinemax, HBO and Showtime; $4.95 for American Movie Classics and Bravo; $8.95 for The Disney Channel

Installation fee: Varies with channels selected

Comcast Cablevision 1501 West Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton

1400 North Main St., Santa Ana

(714) 542-6222, (714) 680-4870, (213) 598-4481

Areas served: Buena Park, Fullerton, Placentia and county areas adjacent to Buena Park, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Santa Ana and Santa Ana Heights

Number of subscribers: 78,000

Premium channels offered: American Movie Classics, Cinemax, The Disney Channel, Galavision, HBO, The Movie Channel, Showtime, The Z Channel. The service also offers pay-per-view movie and sports channels.

Number of channels offered: 59 channels in all areas except Newport Beach (35 channels)

Rates: Basic service--$13.50 in Santa Ana and Seal Beach; $16.50 in Newport Beach; $14.95 in North county

Premium channels--$8.50 each in Santa Ana, $10 in Seal Beach and Newport Beach; $11 in North county. Package rates available.

Installation fee--$39.95

Copley/Colony Cablevision of Costa Mesa 200 Paularino, Costa Mesa

(714) 549-3500

Area served: Costa Mesa

Number of subscribers: 16,736

Premium channels: Bravo, Cinemax, The Disney Channel, Festival, HBO, The Movie Channel, Showtime

Number of channels: 66

Rates: Basic Service--$13.95, with remote $15.45

Premium channels--$6.95 each for Festival and Bravo, $8.95 others

Installation fee--$40

Copley/Colony Cablevision of Cypress 5595 Corporate Drive, Cypress

(714) 826-8680

Area served: Cypress

Number of subscribers: Approximately 6,600

Number of channels: 58

Premium channels: Bravo, Cinemax, HBO, The Disney Channel, The Movie Channel and Showtime

Rates: Basic service--$14.50, includes wireless remote

Premium channels--$11.95 for first channel, $9.95 each additional, except The Disney Channel ($8.95)

Installation fee--$40

Dimension Cable Service 26181 Avenida Aeropuerto, San Juan Capistrano

(714) 240-1212

Areas served: Santa Ana and Tustin county areas, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, parts of El Toro/Lake Forest, Laguna Niguel, Capistrano Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Coto de Caza and Silverado, Modjeska and Trabuco canyon areas, Laguna Beach, South Laguna and Dana Point

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