Special Performance by Capitol Records Artist Luke Bryan.
Proceeds to Benefit the New York Chapter of Cable Positive -- The Cable and Telecommunications Industry's AIDS Action Organization .
New York, NY – August 24, 2006 – CMT (Country Music Television, an MTV Network) and Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey hosted a fundraiser at NYC’s famous Rodeo Bar. Ticket prices were $45 in advance and all proceeds benefit the New York Chapter of Cable Positive. All guests are included in a raffle to win a trip to the 2007 CMT Music Awards.
Capitol Records’ hot new country artist, Luke Bryan, performed songs from his upcoming debut album. Attendees heard the stories behind the artist's influences.
Cable Positive’s mission is to mobilize the talents, resources, access and influence of the cable and telecommunications industry to raise HIV/AIDS awareness, support HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care, and strive to end the stigma by creating a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV or AIDS.
Howard Szarfarc, President of Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey is the Honorary Chair of the New York Chapter of Cable Positive. Since January, almost $40,000 has been raised through local fundraising efforts, and a portion of the funds raised will be donated to the Chapter’s local beneficiary AIDS Service Center NYC.
CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos. Founded
March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches more than 83 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.
About Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey
Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.
Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey has led the telecommunications industry in bringing exciting, innovative services to customers including digital phone, high speed internet access through four ISPs, digital video recorders and Video On Demand. Visit www.timewarnercable.com/nyandnj/.
Our parent company, Time Warner Cable owns and manages cable systems serving 14.4 million subscribers in 33 states. Passing approximately 28 million homes, Time Warner Cable includes some of the most technologically advanced and best-clustered cable systems in the country, with nearly 85 percent of the Company's customers located in five geographic regions: New York, Texas, Ohio, the Carolinas and southern California. Leveraging its leadership in innovation and quality customer care, Time Warner Cable delivers advanced products and services such as video on demand, high definition television, digital video recorders, high-speed data and Digital Phone. Time Warner Cable is a subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX).
About Cable Positive
Cable Positive is a national non-profit organization that was founded in February 1992 by three concerned cable executives with the mission of organizing cable’s resources in the fight against AIDS. Cable Positive will mobilize the talents, resources, access and influence of the cable and telecommunications industry to raise HIV/AIDS awareness; support HIV/AIDS education, prevention and care; and strive to end stigma by creating a more compassionate climate for people whose lives have been affected by HIV or AIDS. Cable Positive has grown to include supporters from every major cable network, multiple system operator, cable system, hardware manufacturer, trade association, media publication, and affiliated industry vendors and suppliers. Since 1992, Cable Positive has raised more than $16 million in the fight against AIDS. For more information about Cable Positive, call 212.459.1502 or log on to www.cablepositive.org.