Consolidation brings changes to TV on Yokota
May 22, 2008
YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — New channels are popping up on Yokota’s cable television lineup as Allied Telesis consolidates all programming on the base’s coaxial system, according to a notice sent to subscribers.
The Golf Channel, AXN and CNNj have been added to the paid service, and more selections are expected next month. The provider also will shut down its Internet Protocol Television package once a full premium lineup becomes available.
Excluding the new channels, all others on the subscription tiers can now be seen both on the base COAX and IPTV systems, the notice states.
"When we upgrade to the full channel lineup, all Allied channels will be on the COAX system and the Amino IPTV boxes will no longer be operational," it said.
The Amino Set Top boxes should be returned to the Allied Telesis store in the Yokota Community Center after the cable TV expansion is complete, according to the notice.
Allied Telesis and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service could not respond to a Stars and Stripes inquiry seeking additional details by Tuesday’s deadline.
AXN delivers action TV series, movies and original programming. It features U.S. network shows such as "Lost," all three "CSI" series, "The Shield" and "The Dead Zone."
According to the CNN Asia Pacific Web site, CNNj is a joint venture between CNN and Japan Cable television (JCTV), its distribution partner for 21 years. It’s broadcast in English, combining content from CNN/US and CNN International.
The Allied Telesis notice stated only that more information on upcoming channels would be forthcoming. Customers experiencing troubles are urged to contact the Allied Telesis help desk at 411, option 3.