REELZCHANNEL® TV NETWORK LAUNCHES ON
TIME WARNER CABLE OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY
WEDNESDAY MARCH 12
Network Celebrates Launch with “New York Week,”
ReelzChannel’s Full Roster of Programming will be Dedicated
To Saluting the City’s Illustrious Movie History
New York, NY (March 10) – ReelzChannel®, the only cable/satellite TV network dedicated to “Everything About Movies 24/7TM,” will premiere on Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey (Channel 131) on Wednesday, March 12. ReelzChannel, a digital channel, will be available to Time Warner Cable digital customers in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Mount Vernon, Hudson Valley and Bergen and Hudson Counties in New Jersey.
In celebration of its cable television debut in one of the major movie capitals of the world, ReelzChannel will salute New York and its many contributions to movies with a special “New York Week.” The network will dedicate virtually its entire programming lineup to Gotham-themed content focusing on the city’s rich movie history. “New York Week” programming will include daily reports from New York on the network’s flagship news and information program “Dailies,” on-location segments from sites of famous New York movie scenes, profiles of New York directors and talent, hidden New York-based movie gems, and more.
In addition, the network’s website, reelz.com, will feature clips from the week-long programming celebration and original content about the history of movies made or set in the boroughs of New York and in New Jersey. reelz.com helps visitors stay on top of the most current movie news, participate in online contests and surveys, voice their opinions and get information on all the current movie releases in all windows of distribution.
“New Yorkers are passionate about everything … and that includes movies. They have a fierce pride in their city and everything about it,” said Terry O’Reilly, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ReelzChannel TV, and a native New Yorker. “That pride justifiably extends to the many contributions New York has made to movie history. We’re delighted to salute the important connections between this great city and the movies. And, we’re pleased to join with Time Warner Cable in providing New Yorkers with our distinct brand of original, entertaining and informative programs that will help Big Apple movie fans get the most from their movie experiences.”
ReelzChannel, which debuted in 2006 with the biggest launch in cable/satellite history, is the ultimate destination for everyone who loves movies. The network provides movie fans with news, information and entertainment through innovative original programming not found anywhere else. ReelzChannel is the best source of information and exciting content about the movies that viewers can find in all windows of release including in theaters, via video-on-demand (VOD,) on premium channels and on DVD. The network’s broad range of mostly original, movie-centric programming provides viewers with entertaining insight into their favorite movies and talent as well as information to make great viewing choices.
Among the programs devoting content to “New York Week” are ReelzChannel original series “Dailies,” the network’s signature news show that gives viewers breaking movie news, exclusive clips and in-depth stories about movies and movie-making; “Movie Mob,” the first-ever user-generated television program featuring content provided by video bloggers to showcase their personal reviews of new theatrical releases and upcoming movies; “Movie Up,” the network’s series focusing on movies enjoyed at home on VOD, premium networks and DVD; “The Big Tease,” a weekly program showcasing the best in movie trailers; and “Secret’s Out” with Leonard Maltin, a series that uncovers overlooked gems that were outshined by the latest blockbuster releases.
ReelzChannel® is a multi-media brand with the only cable/satellite TV network and broadband website dedicated to “Everything About Movies, 24/7TM.” Both the television network and the broadband Web site premiered in September 2006. After the most successful launch in cable/satellite history, ReelzChannel TV has continued its steady distribution growth, currently reaching more than 35 million subscribers. In addition to its cable carriage in markets across the country, ReelzChannel is carried via satellite on DIRECTV and DISH Network. The network features original movie industry news and entertainment programming focusing on the content and behind-the-scenes production of movies in all windows of release – in theaters, on DVD, VOD, and premium television platforms on broadcast and cable television each week. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, ReelzChannel operates out of studios in Los Angeles with offices in Minneapolis/St. Paul and New York. For more information about ReelzChannel, visit www.reelz.com.