InvestorsMay 17, 2005
Charter Adding GolTV to Programming Line Up
Soccer Package May Find Home on Both Latino and Sports Tiers
St. Louis and Miami – Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and GolTV today announced an agreement under which Charter can carry the full-time soccer network on both its Charter Latino Digital package and on the Digital Sports tier. Charter will begin launching GolTV in targeted markets throughout the next few months.
“GolTV is a fine addition to our programming line up,” said Tim Kelly, Charter Director of Core Video Marketing. “The bilingual nature of the network gives it broad appeal.
“This network addition allows us to reach the growing population of passionate soccer fans through our Spanish language programming tier, as well as through our sports tier, which is an option for Charter.”
Charter offers Spanish-language programming in select markets through its Charter Latino tier. The tier has been well received, said Kelly, and the Company continually evaluates programming with an eye toward enhancing the package.
“We are glad to partner with Charter in delivering excellent programming to their customers,” said Enzo Francescoli, CEO and founder of GolTV. “We have ambitious plans for the channel and the current agreement not only continues to help us capture market share but drives the bilingual added value proposition home.”
Delivering more than 1,500 soccer games each year from around the world, GolTV offers live games from some of the best leagues in the world and also broadcasts live and live-on-tape games from Europe's UEFA Cup, Copa del Rey and International Friendly Games; World Cup qualifying matches from South America; and the UNCAF Tournament in Central America.
GolTV is the first and only Television Channel broadcasting 100% soccer in the US. GolTV was officially launched in February 2003. GolTV brings the best games from many Latin American countries as well as complete coverage of soccer from around the world such as the excitement of live international matches from Italy, Spain and Brazil daily newscasts, interviews and the most complete goal show on TV. For more information please visit www.goltv.tv
About Charter Communications
Charter Communications, Inc., a broadband communications company, provides a full range of advanced broadband services to the home, including cable television on an advanced digital video programming platform via Charter Digital™ and Charter High-Speed™ Internet service. Charter also provides business-to-business video, data and Internet protocol (IP) solutions through Charter Business™. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
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