InvestorsApril 20, 2005
Charter Communications will add ALTERNA'TV Channels to the Charter Latino Digital Programming Line-up
St. Louis and México City- Charter Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHTR) and ALTERNA'TV today announced a distribution agreement in which targeted ALTERNA'TV channels will be added to the Charter Latino Digital package in select markets. The Charter Latino Digital package offers a wide variety of in-language and English programming, a digital receiver with access to Charter OnDemand™, digital music and an interactive program guide. ALTERNA'TV offers eight channels of Spanish language programming, covering news, sports, arts and entertainment.
The agreement allows Charter Communications to add selected ALTERNA'TV channels to its Charter Latino Digital package in key Hispanic markets. The agreement also provides placement of ALTERNA'TV programming on the Charter OnDemand platform, an expansive library of movies, premium channel shows, sports, music and additional Spanish language programs. A Charter Latino Digital customer may access the programming from ALTERNA'TV through CharterOn Demand at no additional cost.
"ALTERNA'TV's programming is comprised of leading channels in Mexico, South America and the Caribbean." said Tim Kelly, Charter Director of Marketing, Core Video. "These channels will be instantly recognized by Hispanic communities that live in the United States."
"This contract consolidates the channels ALTERNA'TV currently distributes in the United States," said Clemente Cabello, Executive Director of ALTERNA'TV. "Our agreement with Charter will translate into a relevant offer for the Hispanic market that is anxious to watch television channels directly from its country of origin."
Launch plans for the channels are still being developed.
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.
ALTERNA'TV distributes eight carefully selected channels that are leaders in their country of origin; its programming includes documentaries, art and culture, news, music, children's programming, cooking and general entertainment. Please visit the www.alternatv.com.mx website to learn more about ALTERNA'TV. Sales Contact: Mark Henderson, Castalia Communications, US (770)396-7850, firstname.lastname@example.org.