01.17.2003 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Charter grants HDNet carriage
Charter Communications has reached an agreement with all-HDTV network HDNet to carry two of their around-the-clock channels, HDNet and HDNet Movies. The initial deployment will be in University Park and Highland Park, Tex., located in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; and Glendale and Burbank, Calif. The agreement is the cable industry's first with HDNet and expands Charter’s lineup of programming now available to customers of its high-definition service.
Mark Cuban, HDNet’s co-founder and president, said that through such agreements, his company intends to expand HDNet’s distribution to more viewers across the country. HDNet programming is currently available on direct-to-home satellite service DirecTV.
The HDNet Movies channel delivers a commercial-free schedule of full-length feature films converted from 35mm to high-definition (1080i format), including titles from an extensive library of Warner Bros. Films - due to a deal recently announced between HDNet and Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution. HDNet Movies will feature a mix of theatrical releases, made-for-TV movies, independent films and shorts.
The HDNet channel features a variety of HDTV programming, including live sports, sitcoms, dramas, action series, documentaries, travel programs, music concerts and shows, special events and news features. HDNet also offers a selection of classic and recent television series from a recently announced deal between HDNet and Paramount.
In order to receive HDNet on Charter, customers must have a digital HDTV set and subscribe to Charter Digital Cable and the Charter High Definition Service, which is available for a monthly incremental charge. The monthly price for HDNet has not been determined.
Charter Communications serves approximately 6.7 million customers in 40 states.
For more information visit www.charter.com and www.hd.net.
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