NEW YORK, NY — HDNet, the world’s only all high-definition (hi-def)television network, will expand its programming with more than 25original hi-def programs through a new licensing agreement withCineMuse, the leading hi-def production, distribution, and licensingcompany.
The programs from the CineMuse Library include entertaining culturaland educational documentaries on topics including White Housephotographers, Mexico’s Copper Canyon, radical sports, as well as theCannes Film Festival Award-winning Performance Pieces starring F.Murray Abraham. The CineMuse Library is the largest collection ofhi-def originated programs in the United States.
“CineMuse has created the nation’s largest network of hi-def cinemasat museums and other cultural institutions in North America. We arevery excited that HDNet, the nation’s leading hi-def broadcast network,will be bringing CineMuse Library programs to its growing televisionaudience,” said Ted Geier, president and CEO of CineMuse.
HDNet is available to viewers across the country on DirecTV channel199, and produces and televises more hours of HDTV programming eachweek than any other network. The programs from the CineMuse Librarywill be added to the station’s current roster of sports, entertainment,and news programming, which includes Major League Baseball, NationalHockey League games, and reports from Afghanistan and Pakistan withPeter Arnett. HDNet also recently announced an agreement with NBC tobroadcast events from the upcoming 2002 Winter Olympics in hi-def onNBC’s DTV affiliates and on HDNet.
“CineMuse has assembled one of the largest and best-qualitylibraries of original hi-def programming, and HDNet is very pleased tobe adding more than two dozen of these programs to our broadcastschedule,” said Mark Cuban, chairman and president of HDNet.
CineMuse is a national leader in hi-def production, distribution, andexhibition. The CineMuse Library offers the largest catalogue of hi-deforiginated programming in the United States. Through an alliance ofcultural and educational institutions being developed by CineMuse andthe Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, CineMuse has established theCineMuse Network, the first national e-cinema network offering aregular series of hi-def programming to audiences in cities across thecountry. For more information about CineMuse or the CineMuse Network,call (212) 965-4660 or visit the company’s website at www.cinemuse.com.