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Charter and Starz Offer On Demand Sneak Preview and Sweepstakes for 'Crash'

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ST. LOUIS and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and Starz Entertainment, LLC announced today an early sneak preview of full episodes of the new Starz original series, "Crash," via Charter On Demand, as well as an online sweepstakes via

From the producers of the winner of the Academy Award(R) for Best Motion Picture of 2006 of the same name, full episodes of "Crash" can be viewed via Charter On Demand during the "Crash" sneak preview from October 1 through October 18, 2008. The series premieres on October 17 at 10:00 PM ET/PT.

Episodes of "Crash" will remain a staple in the Starz On Demand programming mix and new episodes will debut On Demand the same day they air (in high definition where available).

Charter will also offer an online "Crash" Sweepstakes from October 8 to November 5, 2008 with a grand prize (one winner) of a home entertainment system including a 52" HDTV. First prize winners (50 winners) will receive a "Crash" gift pack. For more information visit

Various "Crash" trailers and behind-the-scenes promotional material for the eagerly-anticipated series will also be made available on

Co-produced with Lionsgate, "Crash" is a provocative new 13-episode drama starring an ensemble cast led by film icon Dennis Hopper. Set in Los Angeles, the series explores the complexities of social and racial tolerance through characters whose lives intersect and collide.

"Charter is pleased to offer this sneak preview of "Crash" On Demand along with the accompanying sweepstakes online," said Maria Rothschild, senior director of video product management for Charter. "Our customers value the choice, variety and convenience of On Demand and we look forward to adding "Crash" to the portfolio of outstanding content provided by Starz."

"The debut of 'Crash' -- the first original dramatic series for Starz -- is one of the most highly anticipated programming events in our history," said Christine Carrier, Starz Entertainment senior vice president, affiliate sales and marketing. "Starz is very pleased to showcase full-length, compelling episodes for Charter's On Demand customers. We believe that on-demand sampling is a terrific means for 'Crash' to build a loyal audience and for all Charter customers to get a reintroduction to the new Starz."

No purchase is necessary to enter the sweepstakes. Must be at least 21 years of age and a Charter customer in good standing to enter. See official sweepstakes rules for further details and restrictions at Void where prohibited.

About Charter Communications

Charter Communications, Inc. is a leading broadband communications company and the third-largest publicly traded cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter Digital Cable(R) video entertainment programming, Charter High-Speed(R) Internet access, and Charter Telephone(R). Charter Business(TM) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz(R) and Encore(R) brands with approximately 17 million and 31.3 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment ( is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Entertainment Group, a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.


     Anita Lamont                       Eric Becker
     Charter Communications             Starz Entertainment
     (314) 543-2215                     (720) 852-4065

SOURCE Starz Entertainment, LLC; Charter Communications, Inc.

CONTACT: Anita Lamont of Charter Communications, +1-314-543-2215,; or Eric Becker of Starz Entertainment,
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