AFN channels changing in advance of cable expansion
Stars and Stripes May 27, 2008
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — In preparation for more cable TV expansion this summer, Allied Telesis will shake up the order of American Forces Network, local Japanese and base information channels later this week to better serve community interests, general manager Bruse Green said Friday in a notice sent to subscribers.
The changes are set to take effect Thursday.
"Customers have requested the AFN channels more closely resemble those displayed on the AFN channel guide," Green wrote. "Please retune your television after the changes have taken place to ensure you receive all broadcasted signals."
On the base’s coaxial system, a channel guide is airing on Channel 32. It’s expected to move to Channel 15 on Thursday. As new channels are added beginning in June, it will be updated until a more efficient guide is developed.
In the notice, Green said Allied Telesis also has launched a short customer survey with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, its contract partner. It’s designed to cultivate more feedback on TV viewing habits and preferences.
The link is available until May 31 and can be found at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/survey-intro.zgi?p=WEB227SW6SM2XG. It takes about three minutes to complete.
Customers experiencing troubles are urged to contact the Allied Telesis help desk at 411, option 3.
Starting Thursday, the new channel lineup on the base’s COAX system will be:
5 – AFN News6 – AFN Xtra7 – AFN Channel Guide8 – AFN Pentagon Channel9 – AFN Family10 – AFN Movie11 – AFN Sports12 – AFN Atlantic13 – AFN Spectrum14 – AFN Pacific18 – PA Panthervision (Yokota High School)19 – Weather Channel20 – Commander’s Access Channel21 – Fox News22 – Services Channel23 – AAFES Channel24 – NHK 125 – NHK 326 – NTV 427 – Tokyo 1228 – Kanagawa 4229 – Fuji 830 – ASAHI 1031 – TBS 6
Additionally, three new channels will be available to all COAX users until June 16:
97 – CNNj98 – The Golf Channel99 – AXN