INCREASE YOUR WORLD VIEW THIS APRIL WITH A LITTLE HIGH DEF HELP FROM THE VOOM HD NETWORKS<O</O
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<st1:State w:st=" /><st1:City w:st="on">Milan</st1:City> to <st1:country-region w:st="on">Peru</st1:country-region> to the peaks of the Himalayas</ST1lace, VOOM HD Networks, television’s largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels, offers a window to the world this April with exclusive high-definition premieres. <O</O
April is National Volunteer Week, and VOOM HD Networks offers two series that combine extraordinary television with extraordinary acts of goodness. In Light of the <ST1Himalayas</ST1lace , the first of quarterly specials in The North Face Expedition Series, a project that saves the vision of over 100 Nepalese is paired with a grueling Himalayan climb.<O</O
Also in April, Some Like it Hot and Irma La Douce, two of the all-time great comedies, will make their world HD premieres. Additional highlights include the world television premiere LIVE coverage of soccer’s UEFA Cup, as the elite European club teams battle for continental supremacy; Full Frontal Fashion: Milan Spring 2006 Fashion Week, where viewers get a first look at the latest styles from Cavalli, Versace, Prada and other hot designers; and Hollywood Fox, an animal reality special that follows two kit foxes from California’s San Joaquin Valley as they try to make it in show biz.
Available nationally on DISH Network, the 15 VOOM HD channels offer breathtaking content 24/7 made especially for HD, with commercial-free programming covering movies, sports, animation and family fare, fashion, music and art. Details of the April programming highlights are as follows:<O</O
THE NORTH FACE EXPEDITION SERIES: LIGHT OF THE <ST1HIMALAYAS</ST1<O</O
Narrated by renowned actor B.D. Wong (Law and Order: SVU, Oz, Mulan), The North Face Expedition Series, airing exclusively on RUSH HD, is anongoing series of hour-long specials which travel to some of the world’s most remote and visually spectacular locations, putting the spotlight on The North Face’s Global Giving Philanthropic Expedition Program, which funds and promotes overseas community-based social, environmental, and economic development projects. The initial episode, Light of the Himalayas, takes place in Nepal, combining work at the Himalayan Cataract Project (HCP) -- where two world-renowned surgeons, Dr. Geoffrey Tabin and Dr. Sanduk Ruitt, perform over one-hundred cataract surgeries on the area’s local residents, with the help of the North Face athletes—with a climbing expedition in which Pete Athans, the only westerner to reach the summit of Mt. Everest seven times, prepares a team to summit the highest unclimbed peak in the region (7,400 meters). Cameras journey into the Khumbu region of <ST1<st1:country-region w:st="on">Nepal</st1:country-region></ST1, where, adding to the dangers of the expedition itself, local rebel troops cast a life-threatening shadow over the journey. Among future expeditions, North Face athletes explore the local culture and challenging environments of Baffin Island in <st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region>’s Arctic Circle and the <st1laceName w:st="on">Kitoy</st1laceName> <st1laceType w:st="on">River</st1laceType> along <ST1<st1:country-region w:st="on">Russia</st1:country-region></ST1’s Mongolian border.<O</O
The North Face Expedition Series world television premiere is Sunday, April 2 at <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="20" w:st="on">8:00 p.m. EST</st1:time>/PST on RUSH HD (DISH Channel 9476).<O</O
FULL FRONTAL FASHION: MILAN 2006 SPRING FASHION WEEK<O></O>
Full Frontal Fashion offers the most extensive Milan Fashion Week coverage anywhere with behind-the-scenes action from the runways of northern Italy, where the most gorgeous models on Earth gather with the most influential designers for.<O</O
Full Frontal Fashion: Milan 2006 Fall Fashion Week airs exclusively on ULTRA HD (DISH CHANNEL 9478) from April 7 to April 14 at <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="21" w:st="on">9:00p.m</st1:time><O</O
JOURNEYS OF THE HEART<O</O
This weekly, hour-long documentary series takes viewers into <st1:City w:st="on">Cuzco</st1:City>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Peru</st1:country-region>, near the historic ruins of <ST1<st1:City w:st="on">Machu Picchu</st1:City></ST1 once the cradle of the ancient Incan civilization. A group of American volunteers spent six weeks at an impoverished orphanage where they helped improve the lives of the children there. Along the way, the volunteers learned about the rich local culture, the hardships of living with disabilities in such a remote region, and the profound way in which helping people can transform your life.<O</O
The world television premiere of Journeys of the Heart is Wednesday, April 26 at 8p.m. on EQUATOR HD (DISH Channel 9471). Series airs Wednesdays at 8p.m. as part of the channel’s new ongoing Wednesday night prime-time block, “Keep It Green,” which highlights the many ways in which each of us can help to make our world a better place to live. <O</O
In this heartwarming “reality” special, brother and sister kit foxes from the <ST1<st1laceName w:st="on">San Joaquin</st1laceName> <st1laceType w:st="on">Valley</st1laceType></ST1lace leave their parents for a shot at the big time. EQUATOR HD’s high-def cameras follow along as the tiny cat-sized predators try to follow in the footsteps of Rin Tin Tin, Benji, Lassie and other animal superstars that have become household names. Will tinsel town “out fox” the adorable duo or will these sly foxes prove to have just what it takes to take <ST1<st1:City w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:City></ST1 by storm?
Hollywood</ST1 Fox world television premiere is Wednesday, April 26 at <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="21" w:st="on">9p.m.</st1:time> on EQUATOR HD (DISH Channel 9471). Series airs Wednesdays at 9p.m. as part of the channel’s new ongoing Wednesday night prime-time block, “Keep It Green,” which highlights the many ways in which each of us can help to make our world a better place to live. <O</O
The Union of European Football Association (UEFA) is the governing body of soccer in <ST1Europe</ST1lace. The annual UEFA Cup pits teams from the Spanish Premier League, English Premier League and the Italian Serie A, the world’s three most distinguished professional leagues, against one another for one of the top honors in Europe.</ST1<O</O
In April, WORLDSPORT HD (DISH CHANNEL 9477) will offer LIVE coverage of the second portion of the quarterfinals and both legs of the semifinals of the UEFA Cup. Game times will be available on worldsporthd.com.
A block of comedies, “Fool Fest,” will offer up world HD premieres of two of the funniest movies to come out of <ST1<st1:City w:st="on">Hollywood</st1:City></ST1, both by director Billy Wilder. In the ultimate gender-bender, Some Like It Hot(1959), Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon hide from the mob as members of an all-girl band, but their ruse is threatened when Curtis falls in love with a gold-digging Marilyn Monroe, and Lemmon is pursued by an over-eager sugar-daddy. In the 1963 Irma La Douce, Jack Lemmon plays a French policeman who tries to keep prostitute Shirley MacLaine all to himself. <O</O
Some Like It Hot and Irma La Douce premiere on April 1<SUP>st</SUP> at <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="20" w:st="on">8:00p.m.</st1:time> and <st1:time Minute="5" Hour="22" w:st="on">10:05p.m.</st1:time>, respectively. <O</O
SEAL ONE NIGHT TO REMEMBER 2005 – US High Definition Premiere
<O</OFollowing the huge success of his platinum greatest-hits album, Grammy Award-winning artist Seal performs for a specially invited audience, live in Düsseldorf with a fifty piece orchestra. RAVE HD takes viewers inside this unique concert event with Seal One Night to Remember 2005, which shows Seal at his charismatic best as he delivers one of his finest ever performances, featuring the songs Killer, Crazy and Kiss From a Rose. Seal One Night to Remember 2005 airs on April 7<SUP>th</SUP> at <st1:time Minute="0" Hour="21" w:st="on">9:00pm EST</st1:time> on RAVE HD (DISH channel 9470)
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