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Music Choice is a U.S. company that programs music and produces music-related content for digital cable, cell phones, and cable modem subscribers in the US. Music Choice programs dozens of audio music channels for digital cable subscribers, as well as programs and produces music-related content for on-demand customers with access to Music Choice On-Demand. Music Choice also offers video and audio music programming for cell phone customers through Sprint and AT&T. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The term company may refer to a separate legal entity, as in English law, or may simply refer to a business, as is the common use in the United States. ...


Many digital cable companies carry Music Choice, including Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Verizon FiOS, and Bright House Networks. DirecTV discontinued Music Choice on November 15, 2005, and now offers XM Satellite Radio channels. Other companies provide similar services for commercial customers, such as Muzak and DMX. In Summer 2006, Music Choice revamped their appearance and added new graphics and new backgrounds for digital cable. Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ... Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest cable television company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is an American national cable television company that operates in 27 states and has 31 operating divisions. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ... For other uses, see Cablevision (disambiguation). ... Cox Communications is a privately owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises providing digital cable television and telecommunications services in the United States. ... FiOS (Fiber Optic Service) is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service, originally piloted in Keller, Texas, and now offered in many areas of the United States by Verizon. ... The Bright House Networks logo. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “XM” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Digital cable is a term for a type of cable digital television that delivers more channels than possible with analog cable by using digital video compression. ...

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History

Music Choice (formerly known as Digital Cable Radio) was the first digital audio broadcast service in the world and, under its founder and CEO David del Beccaro, launched in test markets in 1987. From its inception as an 8 channel audio service from Motorola's cable group (then General Instrument), Music Choice has evolved into a multi-platform music network based in New York City that reaches millions of consumers across the country. Music Choice is a partnership owned by Comcast Cable Communications, Time Warner, Cox Communications, EMI Music, Microsoft Corporation, Motorola, Inc., and Sony Corporation of America.


Music Choice On Demand

Music Choice's offers On Demand content, including hundreds of multi-genre music videos from established and emerging artists. Music Choice On Demand also features exclusive programming:

  • Artist of the Month - Features music videos & exclusive content from popular artists.
  • Tha Corner - Hip Hop music & culture
  • Fresh Crops - Highlights emerging artists across all music genres
  • Rock U - Featuring Mainstream, Alternative, and Metal artists/bands
  • Demanded - Features Top 10 most popular videos nationwide
  • Video Playlists - Themed playlists hosted by popular recording artists

Music Choice Online

As of August 2007, Music Choice began offering a free broadband music service to its cable partners for use by their cable-modem subscribers. Music Choice's free broadband music site offers subscribers access to all the same music channels available on its TV network, in addition to several broadband-exclusive channels such as Chillout, Classic Disco, Indie Rock, Old School Rap, and Underground Rap. Additional features include the the ability to watch thousands of music videos and Music Choice Originals (listed below), in addition to the ability to customize video channels and video playlists. This service is currently available to Comcast, Cox Communications and Time Warner, Grande and Conway cable-modem subscribers. [1][2] They once offered online customizable audio stations with more than twice as many genres as provided through cable, but this had to be discontinued due to bandwidth issues.


List of television channels (according to the website)

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See also

  • Kidz Only!

References

  1. ^ Music Choice broadband lineup
  2. ^ Music Choice's broadband website

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