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Google Fiber lines up additional channels

September 14, 2012

By Colin Mann

As the Google Fiber sign-up process gets under way in Kansas City, Google has revealed details of further channels for subscribers to its Gigabit + TV plan, its Gigabit Internet plan and its Free Internet plan.

The additional channels cover a variety of genres, including arts, family, faith, lifestyle and sports. “Google Fiber TV service already includes almost two hundred channels, but we’ll continue to add more over time,” wrote Larry Yang, Senior Product Manager, Google Fiber. “And since our TV service runs on a gigabit network, we can offer access to all our HD channels for no extra charge,” he added.

The new channels are: ABC Family, ABC News Now, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ESPN, ESPN Buzzer Beater, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Goal Line, ESPN2, ESPNews, ESPNU, Longhorn Network, Ovation, SOAPnet, TBN, TBN Enlace and Velocity.

They join the previously-announced Starz and Showtime, which are being offered as optional add-on packages. Customers taking the Gigabit + package can add on 17 Starz channels for an additional $10 per month. They can also add on 11 Showtime channels for an additional $10 per month. Popular Hispanic channels will also be available for an additional $5 per month, including Univision Telenovelas, Bandamax, and Telehit.

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