Auction HD Grants a High-Def VIP PASS to Rock Legend Eric Clapton's Guitar Sale

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VOOM HD Originals Channel to Telecast June 24th
Auction Live from Christie's at Rockefeller Center

JERICHO, N.Y., May 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- This Summer, Auction HD,
one of the VOOM HD Originals, further establishes itself in the exciting world
of high-profile buying and selling when it airs Christie's Crossroads Guitar
Auction: Eric Clapton and Friends for the Crossroads Centre, another episode
in their ongoing live series Auction HD L!VE. Auction HD will give fans across
the country a "VIP pass" to the "cream" of Clapton's collection. The live
high-definition coverage begins at 6pm on Thursday, June 24, 2004. Telecast
in crystal-clear high-definition, Auction HD puts collectors at home in the
center of the bidding wars, from the first paddle wave until the final hammer
Auction HD provides collectors of all levels across the country
unprecedented access to sales at the world's leading auction houses. The
channel provides viewers with previews of upcoming auctions and news from the
collecting world, in addition to live telecasts of notable sales. Everything
from classic cars, to Hollywood memorabilia, to impressionist art is enhanced
in vivid HD for an up-close and personal look at each lot.
"We are thrilled to be working with Christie's to provide auction
enthusiasts and novices alike the unique opportunity to witness a world-class
sale as if they were actually in the auction house's galleries and salerooms,"
said George Lansbury, Executive Producer, Auction HD. "The Eric Clapton
Guitar Auction has huge appeal to Clapton fans across the United States and
Auction HD is proud to give them 'front-row' access to the sale."
Christie's Crossroads Guitar Auction: Eric Clapton and Friends for the
Crossroads Centre includes iconic instruments such as "Blackie," the composite
Fender Stratocaster, circa 1956, which in Clapton's own words "has become part
of me" and the cherry-red 1964 Gibson ES-335, the second electric guitar
Clapton ever bought and the one he has owned the longest. Proceeds from the
sale are to benefit the Crossroads Centre that Clapton founded in Antigua in
Auction HD is currently producing preview shows for major auction houses
such as Christie's, Sotheby's and Bohams & Butterfield's, to name a few, with
the anticipation of telecasting a larger selection of live auctions in the
upcoming months.
Auction HD is one of the VOOM HD Originals, an all-inclusive package of 21
commercial-free channels created by Rainbow Media and available exclusively to
subscribers of VOOM, the first television service to offer a comprehensive
array of HD programming to customers throughout the continental United States.
In addition to Auction HD, the VOOM HD Originals include exclusive HD coverage
of international soccer on WorldSport HD; unique animation entertainment on
Animania HD; artistic masterpieces from around the world on Gallery HD; spine-
chilling movies brought to life in hi-def on Monsters HD; 24/7 news shot in
native HD on HDNews; experimental non-narrative video art on MOOV; the latest
pop music concerts on Rave HD; in-your-face action sports on Rush HD; the best
in fashion, food and fine living on Ultra HD; and HD Cinema 10, a 10-channel
multiplex of uncut, commercial-free movies in HD.

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