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Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates Available On Demand to Time Warner Cable Customers

Release Date: 10/03/2008

Palm Desert, CA, October 3, 2008 –Time Warner Cable digital customers in the Coachella Valley, Banning and Yucca Valley have access to the 2008 Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates on Video On Demand, channel 1080, now through November 11, 2008.  Video On Demand is FREE to all digital cable customers and includes thousands of movies, shows, events and exclusive national and local programming, including the Presidential debates.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer our subscribers these historic debates through our Video On Demand platform,” said Tad Yo, Vice President and General Manager of Time Warner Cable’s Desert Cities system.  “Digital cable customers can now access the debates on their own schedules and even pause or rewind the programming, making it easier than ever to learn about the candidates and make informed choices this November.” 

Presidential Debate Schedule:

Available Now
First Presidential Debate - Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Sen. John McCain (R) in the first presidential debate from the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS.
Vice Presidential Debate - Sen. Joseph Biden (D) and Gov. Sarah Palin (R) in the 2008 Vice Presidential Debate from Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

Available Starting October 8th
Second Presidential Debate - Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Sen. John McCain (R) in the second presidential debate from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

Available Starting October 16th
Third Presidential Debate - Sen. Barack Obama (D) and Sen. John McCain (R) in the third presidential debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.

To learn more about Time Warner Cable Video On Demand, go to, or visit the company’s Web site at

About Time Warner Cable:
More than 1,400 local employees serve customers in the San Diego Division with cable television, high-speed online and home telephone services over a fiber-rich broadband network.  The Coachella Valley, Banning and Yucca Valley are served by the Desert Cities system of the San Diego Division.

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 June 30, 2008, Time Warner Cable served approximately 14.7 million customers who subscribed to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services, representing approximately 33.6 million revenue generating units.


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