FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HDNET TO EXPAND NETWORK OFFERING IN FIVE COMCAST MARKETS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
HDNet To Deliver Comcast Customers Original Movies, Music, Sports and Entertainment Programming
DALLAS – May 12, 2010- HDNet announced today that it will bring its award-winning, critically acclaimed original news, sports, movies and music programming to five new Comcast markets: Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle and Portland, OR. Comcast will begin to rollout the HDNet offering later this year to Comcast Digital Cable customers.
HDNet offers more than sixteen hours of original and exclusive programming each week– including the award-winning news feature program HDNet World Report, the Emmy Award-winning Dan Rather Reports, The InFocus Documentary Series and Austin Stevens Adventures.
For sports fans, HDNet is a leader in programming for Mixed Martial Arts – the fastest growing sport in America. Inside MMA is the leading MMA news, highlights and interview show, and HDNet hosts more live MMA than any other network.
The HDNet Sunday Concert Series features the world’s largest and most diverse concert line-up, featuring leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more, plus the HDNet original series Ray Johnston Band: Road Diaries. HDNet also offers fun and unique travel programs including Get Out!, Art Mann Presents… and the soon-to-premiere Svetlana and Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey.
In addition, HDNet is expanding its video-on-demand offering so that Comcast can offer its customers access to many of their favorite HDNet programs through Comcast On Demand.
“We’re very happy to be expanding our relationship with Comcast,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. “This increase in our distribution to more Comcast customers is a direct result of our very dynamic partnership with them. We’re thrilled to bring our award-winning original programming to Comcast customers in these new cities.”
“We are pleased to broaden our HDNet offering and look forward to bringing HDNet’s acclaimed programming to more of our customers,” said Matt Bond, Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable.
Today, Comcast provides HDNet to customers in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Indiana, Minneapolis and Central Pennsylvania. For more information on HDNet and available programming, please visit http://www.hd.net/.
Launched in September of 2001, HDNet became the world’s first national television network broadcasting all of its programming in high definition. HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and provocative content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.The HDNet networks can be followed via Facebook at facebook.com/HDNet, facebook.com/HDNetFights and facebook.com/HDNetMovies and via Twitter at twitter.com/HDNet, twitter.com/HDNetFights and twitter.com/HDNetMovies.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 23.5 million cable customers, 16.3 million high-speed Internet customers, and 7.9 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wachovia Center, and manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.