Just got this Press Release in from DISH a few seconds ago..
REELZCHANNEL TO OFFER “THE KENNEDYS” IN HIGH DEFINITION NATIONWIDE ONLY ON DISH NETWORK
World Premiere of “The Kennedys” Begins Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT
Albuquerque, N.M. and Englewood, Colo. – March 30, 2011 – REELZCHANNEL – TV About Movies® – today announced that DISH Network customers will be able to watch the epic eight-part movie event “The Kennedys” in high definition when it makes its two-hour world premiere on REELZCHANNEL on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT. REELZCHANNEL in HD is on DISH Network Ch. 299.
“DISH Network has chosen to support an independent during a very important time in our network’s history,” said REELZCHANNEL CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “We expect a lot of new viewers for REELZCHANNEL who are eager to watch the highly-anticipated television movie event, ‘The Kennedys’ – and now that we’re in HD nationwide on DISH Network, we can show the movie event as the moviemakers intended.”
“DISH Network is always seeking ways to offer our customers unique and compelling viewing experiences, and we are proud to be the only national TV provider to deliver the much talked about movie event ‘The Kennedys’ in high definition on REELZCHANNEL,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network.
Taking an old-school, mini-series approach, REELZCHANNEL will show episodes of “The Kennedys” over eight nights from April 3-10, and DISH Network subscribers will have access to every episode in HD. The dramatic movie event relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world, including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, political crises and scandals. Additional exhibitions of the movie event will air on REELZCHANNEL throughout April and, like the rest of the network, will also be available in HD.
The announcement also means DISH Network subscribers will be able to watch all REELZCHANNEL programming in HD April 3 through May 4, including the premiere of Game On! with John Salley on Sunday, April 10 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. In Game On! with John Salley, Salley gets up close and personal with celebrities, athletes, politicians, musicians and newsmakers for an edgy and totally unpredictable approach to conversational television.
Among other REELZCHANNEL programs DISH Network subscribers will see in HD are Hollywood Dailies, a daily, fast-paced half-hour of movie entertainment reporting from experts including Sam Rubin, Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin; the daily countdown show Hollywood’s Top Ten where viewers decide the top 10 everything in movies; and Maltin on Movies where every week, Maltin gives viewers his reviews and recommendations for the latest movies in theaters and at home.
For a full list of REELZCHANNEL programming with airdates and times, please visit www.reelz.com/watch.
REELZCHANNEL is available in DISH Network’s America’s Top 120 packages and above. For more information about DISH Network, including how to order, visit www.dish.com.