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The New TV Season May Require Marathon Viewing

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STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a guilty pleasure, much more gratifying than eating an entire quart of ice cream at a sitting.  Binge viewing -- the more civilized term, marathon viewing -- is the act of watching a TV series in its entirety, straight through with only necessary breaks. Devouring shows in rapid succession has become an acceptable entertainment experience.


And if you've got the time, Charter can think of no better way to celebrate the new fall season than inviting their Digital TV customers to immerse themselves in the hundreds of hours of viewing the best of the best series available to them. Charter viewers can catch up on entire seasons (if available) or just recap a preceding season on Charter On Demand to make sure they're up-to-speed for the new season's stellar array of comedies, reality series and  acclaimed dramas.

One series with a host of accolades including an Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series and a Golden Globe® for Best Television Series is the critically-acclaimed drama HOMELAND on SHOWTIME®. This is the show that if there were still water coolers, people gathered around them would be talking about. Now they IM, email, blog, and tweet about the world's most wanted terrorist.  But if you missed this powerful show and regret it, SHOWTIME ON DEMAND from Charter makes it easy for you to recoup that in-crowd feeling before HOMELAND returns for a third season on SHOWTIME on Sunday, September 29 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Potential fans of the eight-time Emmy-winning HOMELAND who have some time to invest should plan to plop down on the couch and if they are in shape for a marathon, watch 24 hours of Season 1 and 2 of the series on SHOWTIME ON DEMAND from Charter. SHOWTIME is included in the Charter TV Silver and Gold and other packages can be subscribed to a-la-carte. For Charter customers who are not current SHOWTIME subscribers, Episodes 101 and 102 of the first season of Homeland are currently available for free on Charter On Demand in the Free Previews folder through October 31 and the first episode of the new season, (301) will be available to sample for free the day after its September 29 premiere. 

Call it binge or marathon viewing, catching up is up to you. Charter calls it great fun.

About Charter
Charter (NASDAQ: CHTR) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV® video entertainment programming, Charter Internet® access, and Charter Phone®. Charter Business® similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media® brand. More information about Charter can be found at

SOURCE Charter