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KANSAS CITY SYSTEM OF TIME WARNER CABLE ADDS HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL SD AND HD TO LOCAL CHANNEL LINE-UP

Release Date: 08/28/2008

The Kansas City System of Time Warner Cable is now offering its local customers a unique family viewing destination with the launch of Hallmark Movie Channel in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) on August 27.

The SD network will be located on channel 283; the HD network will be located on channel 1283. It will serve as a companion network to Hallmark Channel, which is available on expanded basic channel 61.

“In today’s crowded television landscape, we are delighted that Time Warner Cable is offering the Channels now in SD and HD, especially at a time when there is growing demand for family-friendly programming and, also, to be able to offer these new networks to the community and our colleagues at Hallmark Cards,” said Janice Arouh, Executive Vice President, Network Distribution & Service, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel.

"With original, family-focused programming and the Hallmark Hall of Fame, Time Warner Cable is pleased to add Hallmark Movie Channel to our free HD lineup," said Damon Porter, Director of Public Affairs, Kansas City System of Time Warner Cable.

Launched on April 2, 2008, Hallmark Movie Channel HD is simulcast alongside Hallmark Movie Channel SD, and offers audiences an unparalleled viewing experience. Hallmark Movie Channel, the second linear channel from Crown Media, is a 24-hour digital cable network dedicated to bringing viewers the very best family movies of all time with a mix of classic theatrical films, presentations from the acclaimed Hallmark Hall of Fame library - airing in their original Sunday night broadcast timeslot - original Hallmark Channel movies and special events.

Hallmark Movie Channel HD exists at a time of high demand from distribution partners hungry for family-friendly content amidst the threat of government regulation, and utilizes the latest technology available to programmers and audiences.

 Hallmark Movie Channel is the exclusive cable home to the prestigious Hallmark Hall of Fame library, the longest-running and most-awarded movie series in television’s history

Upcoming movie premieres include:

SEPTEMBER 2008

SUPERNOVA
Premieres Friday, September 5, Part 1: 8-10 p.m., Part 2: 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starrring Peter Fonda, Luke Perry, Tia Carrere, Lance Henriksen and Emma Samms.

OUR HOUSE
Premieres Wednesday, September 10, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring Doris Roberts and Judy Reyes.

FINAL DAYS OF PLANET EARTH
Premieres Friday, September 19, Part 1: 8-10 p.m., Part 2: 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring Gil Bellows, Campbell Scott and Daryl Hannah.

GENTLE BEN
Premieres Wednesday, September 24, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring Dean Cain and Reiley McClendon.

OCTOBER 2008

SHARK SWARM
Premieres Friday, October 3, Part 1: 8-10 p.m., Part 2: 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring John Schneider, Daryl Hannah, Armand Assante and F. Murray Abraham.

A PLACE FOR ANNIE
Premieres, Saturday, October 4, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring Mary-Louise Parker and Joan Plowright.

SQUANTO: A WARRIOR’S TALE
Premieres Saturday, October 11, 4 - 6 p.m. Starring Adam Beach and Mandy Patinkin.

KILLER WAVE
Premieres Saturday, October 17, Part 1: 8-10 p.m., Part 2: 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring Angus MacFadyen and Tom Skerritt.

 

THE LOST CHILD
Premieres Saturday, October 25, 10 p.m.-12 a.m. Starring Mercedes Ruehl and Jamey Sheridan.

*All times are ET/PT. Schedule is subject to change.


About Time Warner Cable-Kansas City System
The Kansas City System of Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) offers the most advanced cable television, high-speed Internet service, Road Runner and Digital Phone to more than 600,000 homes and businesses in the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area. Time Warner Cable employs 1,000 people in its various Kansas City locations and provides free service to more than 550 schools. Time Warner Cable Metro Sports is Kansas City’s only 24 hour all sports network. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a full complement of business communications tools to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise-sized companies. Its data, voice, video and security solutions are enhanced by award-winning customer service and local support teams. Time Warner Cable is on the Web at www.twckc.com and www.kcondemand.com.

About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located mainly in five geographic areas - New York state (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. As of December 31, 2007, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.6 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services.

About Hallmark Movie Channel
For more information on Hallmark Movie Channel, please visit www.hallmarkmoviechannel.com.

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