InvestorsMarch 3, 2005
Charter Communications and TNT to Offer High Drama in High-Definition
Turner Network Television (TNT) announced today its agreement with Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) to provide customers with the high-definition feed of TNT. Launch dates of the service will vary by market. The 24/7 high-definition presentation of the TNT East Coast feed will offer Charter Communications' customers the broadest range of dramatic programming in HDTV format ever assembled, including series, sports, movies and TNT Originals.
"TNT in HD is a quality addition to our high-definition line-up," said Charter Senior Vice President of Programming Sue Ann Hamilton. "Customers who have purchased HD television sets are clamoring for more HD content. TNT in HD will help us respond to that customer demand."
"We are pleased to partner with Charter Communications to further expand their HDTV package and enhance their customers' viewing experience with the addition of TNT in HD's extensive collection of top-rated content," said Coleman Breland, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Turner Network Sales (TNS).
TNT in HD is broadcast in 1080i 24 hours a day. TNT in HD uses Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound for all programming and promotional elements. In addition, TNT in HD presents all of its programming, including promotional content and commercials, in 16:9 wide-screen, giving viewers a consistent viewing experience.
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 its Commercial Services Division. Advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at www.charter.com.
Turner Network Television (TNT), television's destination for drama and one of cable's top-rated networks, offers original movies, such as the Johnson & Johnson Spotlight PresentationSM 14 Hours; original limited series, including Into the West, an epic six-week television event from DreamWorks Television and master storyteller and executive producer Steven Spielberg; original recurring series, including the detective drama The Closer, starring Kyra Sedgwick, and the crime thriller Wanted, with Gary Cole; powerful one-hour dramas, such as Law & Order, Without a Trace, ER, NYPD Blue, Charmed, Judging Amy and Angel; broadcast premiere movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA. TNT is also available in high-definition.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment product around the world and a leading provider of programming for the television industry.
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