CABLE TELEVISION SYSTEMS IN ORANGE COUNTY

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

Number of subscribers: Approximately 83,500

Premium channels: Cinemax, The Disney Channel, Home Box Office, The Movie Channel, and Showtime

Number of channels offered: 35

Rates: Basic service--$14.95

Package of one premium service, program guide and a remote control is $29.95; $10 each additional premium channel.

Installation fee--$30

M.L. Media

3041 E. Miraloma, Anaheim

(714) 632-9222

Areas served: Anaheim, Villa Park, and a small county section in South Central Anaheim

Number of subscribers: 29,000

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

Number of channels offered: 41

Rates: Basic service--$9 for 12 channels; $16.95 for 33 channels; 15% discount for seniors

Premium channels--$9.95, $7.95 for The Disney Channel

Pay per view movies--$4.95; $20-$25 for special events (boxing matches, live concerts)

Installation fee--$29.95

Rogers Cable Systems 7441 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove,

(714) 895-6886

Areas served: Garden Grove, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Midway City, Rossmoor, Stanton, Westminster, and county areas of Cypress

Number of subscribers: Approximately 68,275

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

Number of channels offered: 84 channels in system that includes Garden Grove and Los Alamitos; system has capacity for 102 channels. 43 channels in Huntington Beach, Westminster, Stanton and Fountain Valley. Others receive 54 channels.

Rates: Basic service--$14.95

Premium channels--$11 for one; $9.95 for second channel; $7.95 for each additional channel; $7.95 for The Disney Channel

Installation fee--$25

Pay per view--$3.95 for movies; $20-$30 for special events if ordered in advance

Two other services with franchises in Orange County are Yorba Linda Cable and Crown Valley Cable. Representatives from the services, which are sister companies, were not available to provide more complete information. The companies service Yorba Linda and a small portion of Laguna Hills. Yorba Linda Cable offers Cinemax, The Disney Channel, HBO, The Movie Channel, SelecTV and Showtime. Crown Valley Cable includes The Disney Channel, HBO and SelecTV. For further information, call (714) 996-5531.

Source: Individual companies.

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