November/December Programming Update for Exclusive VOOM HDTV

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Featured this November and December on the exclusive VOOM package of 21 HDTV channels:

HD Cinema10: Ten different film channels that offer the largest selection of HD movies available anywhere.

Featuring 70 movies each month in a variety of genres -- the most wide-screen, high-definition movies available from any source.

Upcoming Highlights include:
  • Comedy: Mr. Mom, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Much Ado about Nothing, La Cage aux folles, Trail of the Pink Panther;
  • Action/Adventure: The Usual Suspects, Rocky V, Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold;
  • Drama: Star 80, Live Flesh, The Sheltering Sky;
  • Crime: The Long Goodbye, Breathless, State of Grace, Theives Like Us, Company Business;
  • War: Behind Enemy Lines, Salvador;
  • Classics: Father of the Bride, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane; Lassie Come Home; and
  • Musicals: April in Paris, High Society, Tea for Two, Hair, Clambake.

Monsters HD: Scary movies taken to the next level by the power of HDTV. Highlights include:
  • November: Feature Films -- More than 100 feature films with a dozen making their world premiere in nail-biting, hair-raising HD. Movies include George Romero's classic horror films, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead and Peter "Lord of the Rings" Jackson's Dead Alive.
  • November 27 (Thanksgiving Special): GIANT "MANSTER" MARATHON -- a parade of Giant monster men attack on Thanksgiving including cult favorites The War of the Gargantuas and The War of the Colossal Beast.
  • November 28: THRILLBILLY MARATHON -- it's all about chainsaws and maniacs. Movie marathon includes the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Motel Hell and Madman.
  • December 10: WHEN MONSTER ANIMALS ATTACK -- nature runs amok in a movie marathon featuring monster bears (Grizzly), sharks (Tintorera), bugs (Bug) and octopus (Tentacles and Octaman).
  • December 25 (Christmas Special): ZILLA THRILLA CHRISTMAS -- a double, double feature with Japan's favorite radioactive monster, Godzilla, and Japan's favorite flying turtle, Gamera. Titles airing include Godzilla vs. The Thing, Godzilla vs. Monster Zero, Gamera: Attack of Legion and Gamera: Revenge of Iris.
  • December 31 and January 1: NEW YEAR'S EVIL MARATHON -- it's a Super Psycho Bowl of horror films featuring movie maniacs Michael Myers (Halloween 4 and Halloween 5), Jason Voorhees (Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning, Friday The 13th Part VI: Jason Lives, and Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan), and Leatherface (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, and Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3).

Epics HD: A cinematic celebration of the silver screen with magnificent stories and music, all about heroes, noble journeys and the triumphant human spirit. Highlights include:
  • November: The Madness of King George -- an Oscar-winning costume drama re-telling the story of King George III following the loss of the American colonies with Oscar-nominated performances from Nigel Hawthorne and Helen Mirren. See in high-definition why it won the Oscar for its gorgeous Art Direction-Set Decoration.
  • November: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight -- the HD premiere of the classic Hendrix performance from the United Kingdom's legendary Isle of Wight Festival.
  • December: Featured Films -- the world HD premiere of the Oscar-winning best foreign film, The Official Story. Plus The Eagle Has Landed, the truly Epic story of Winston Churchill and World War II, and the world HD premiere of Another Country, a classic tale of international espionage featuring Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Cary Elwes.
  • December 31: Mania -- Epics' weekend performing arts strand invades New Year's Eve with special HD presentations of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, the HD premiere of The Secret Policeman's Ball, and culminating with the US television premiere of Robbie Williams Live at Albert Hall, shot in HD featuring England's biggest pop star in a concert of standards from his best-selling US release.

Rush HD: Heart-pounding, in-your-face, extreme sports like skydiving, snowboarding, surfing and skateboarding. Highlights include:
  • November: Featured Programs -- Gravity Games, the premier action sports, music and lifestyle festival seen in mind-numbing HD quality. Out of Bounds gets into the heads of amazing athletes from rock climbers to mountain bikers and find out why they push themselves to the edge. And on Wings Over Cleveland, watch 32 of the world's best skydivers and paragliders converge in the skies over Lake Erie with the architecture of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as their backdrop.
  • December: Featured Programs -- Rush HD becomes the first of the exclusive VOOM HD channels to reach China with its Gangaa Shaan Kayaking Expedition from the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. MotoP.I.G. pits the top moto-cross riders in the world as they go head-to-head, trick-to-trick in a Rush HD exclusive that takes the children's game of HORSE to new extremes.

WorldSport HD: Close-up sports action from every corner of the globe, including top world soccer leagues, pro-sailing and college football. November and December highlights include:
  • Spanish Soccer: Watch the top Spanish League teams, including international sensation David Beckham of Real Madrid, as they battle each other in Spanish Premier League action.

Animania HD: Big, bold fun for everyone in the family, featuring long and short-form animation from award-winning festivals to popular cartoon classics. November and December highlights include:
  • Columbia Classics Library -- a library of original Academy Award-winning theatrical shorts, all transferred to HD, including Mr. Magoo, Gerald McBoing Boing, Madeleine, and UPA Classics.
  • 2020 - Combination of flash and cell animation from Spain rendered directly into high definition. Also includes accompanying material for the Internet to make the series interactive.
  • Daily, one-hour classic block; five new and cutting edge animation series with 2D/3D animation, CGI animation, Anime, and a one-hour weekly short film fest.

Ultra HD: Direct from the fashion and food capitals of the world, enjoy the hottest trends in what to wear, where to go and how to find the best dining on the planet. Highlights include:
  • Full Frontal Fashion: get a front-row seat to top designer runway shows from London, New York, Milan, and Haute Couture and see the latest fashion trends.
  • Ultra Space: exclusive interview and tour with National Geographic Explorer host, and former host of The View, Lisa Ling as Ultra HD takes you on a high-def tour of her Manhattan apartment.
  • Reservations Required: an extensive interview with celebrity chef Jean Georges Vongerichten at his new NYC restaurant, 66. Watch as he prepares several dishes from the new menu -- in vivid HD so good you can almost taste it -- plus take a behind-the-scenes tour of the restaurant and kitchen.

Rave HD: All-music, all-the-time; plus concert performances by top artists with incomparable resolution and audio clarity. November and December highlights include:
  • Featured November Concerts: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: The Last DJ - Live at the Olympia, An Evening with the Counting Crows, and The 2003 Jammys.
  • Featured December Concerts: Beyonce, Yes, Sheryl Crow, Cheap Trick, and Branford Marsalis. All concerts shot in native HD.
  • Music videos, almost all native HD, from artists such as Ja Rule, Christina Aguilera, Evanescence, Limp Bizkit, Enrique Iglesias, Prince, Deftones, Brandy, Kid Rock, Duff, Ryan Adams, Hoobastank, Robbie Williams, Sarah McLachlan, Dido, 3rd Eye Blind, and Jet.

Treasure HD: Capturing the amazing world of collectibles and collectors, meet these eclectic personalities from the most knowledgeable to the merely curious. Highlights include:
  • On The Block -- It's the richest Auction of the 2003 season, Christie's Impressionist and Modern sale. Hosted by Christie's specialist Guy Bennett, this On The Block episode features works by Van Gogh, Monet, Leger, Kadinsky, Picasso, Henry Moore and the Modigliani "Reclining Nude," which sold for $26,887,500. Also learn about African and Oceanic art and collectibles from Sotheby's auction specialist Jean Fritts as she previews their November sale for On The Block.
  • Treasure Seekers -- The Triple Pier Show: It's the largest antique sale in New York every year. Taking up three full Hudson River piers, 1,200 vendors entertain over 12,000 visitors over two weekends. Treasure Seekers host Elyse Luray and specialists Eric Silver and Kathleen Guzman (formerly of Sotheby's), take viewers into the thick of it and give useful tips on silver and enamelware while touching on the finer points of vintage fashion and rare American pottery.
  • Treasure Seekers -- The Modern Show: Housed in New York City's Park Avenue Armory, there are approximately 60 high-end booths. This show offers a look at one of a kind items - the finest examples of art deco, arts and crafts Bauhaus. Specialists Kathleen Guzman and Nicholas Dawes (of David Rago) seek out the best the show has to offer.
  • Magnificent Obsessions -- Episode #3: Meet the man behind the largest collection of Houdini memorabilia. Mario Carandi will tell you his theory on Houdini as pop star, what's valuable, what's not and how he got started collecting Houdiniana. He'll also share a few of Houdini's tricks with you. Also, meet Peter Kaplan, a man who was originally charged with documenting the refurbishing of the Statue of Liberty with photography. But Peter's job as documentarian took a turn to the obsessive, and he now owns the largest private collection of Liberty artifacts and memorabilia.

Gallery HD - Exploring the world's greatest museums, art galleries and architecture, with HD detail and clarity unseen anywhere else on television. November and December highlights include:
  • The Creative Eye: Andrew Geller -- Andrew Geller is an architect and painter who inaugurated, as The New York Times put it, "a new era in luxury home design." His A-frame vacation home, which first appeared on the sand dunes of Long Island, spawned legions of imitators who sought to recreate the comfortable setting of Geller homes. After 50 years, he continues to develop trendsetting spaces for major clients. The Creative Eye explores the inspirations and drive that continue to guide one of America's most innovative architects.
  • Treasures from the Palace Museums -- China is the world's oldest living civilization, and this 12-part series illustrates over 6,000 years of Chinese history through the holdings of the Palace Museums. Located in Beijing and Taipei, the Palace Museums hold over 150,000 artifacts that include paintings, pottery, lacquerware and stunning carvings in jade.
  • Painting the Country -- This program explores the desert world of the Warlayirti Artists, a collective of painters who live in the town of Balgo, Australia. The production follows them to the rugged beauty of their ancestral homeland, where they encounter the waterholes, animals and sacred mountains of their paintings, after 50 years away. For the first time, viewers will see in HD the images that inspired Warlayirti art, which has been compared to Op Art of the 1960s.
  • Acrobats and Maniacs -- One of Montreal's favorite exports is the Nouveau Cirque, or New Circus, a hybrid art form that combines circus, dance, gymnastics and performance. The program follows the daily life and discipline of a circus school in Quebec City. Members of Cirque EOS develop one of their most ambitious--and dangerous--acts, then perform it in a high-tension climax brought into your living room with vivid images on possible in HD.

MOOV: Stunning motion-video with a continuous flow of unusual images set to music, creating a new artistic medium uniquely suited for HD.

NewsBytes HD (Working Name): Current news headlines, weather and sports, all in HD, plus compelling feature stories and video essays. Launches January 2004.
 
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