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[06/24/05 - 12:00 AM]
Non-Stop Action All Month Long on Universal Hd

[via press release from Universal HD]

NON-STOP ACTION ALL MONTH LONG ON UNIVERSAL HD

NON-STOP ACTION ALL MONTH LONG ON UNIVERSAL HD

Sci-Fi Thrillers and New Friday Night Sports Programming Block Debuts in July

Englewood Cliffs, NJ (June 24, 2005) -- Today NBC Universal Cable announced its July lineup for Universal HD, highlighted by the introduction of its new Friday Night Sports block as well as several exciting show marathons and movie premieres.

"July is going to be a great month for HD fans, we're adding a sports block every Friday night centered around the Dew Action Sports Tour and sport-themed films," commented Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President, Cross-Network Strategy & Emerging Networks for NBC Universal Cable Entertainment. "For our science fiction fans we have 'Dune,' 'Timecop' and a 'Battlestar Galactica' marathon of the complete first season leading up to the second season premiere immediately after on SCI FI Channel."

On July 22, Universal HD unveils its new Friday Night Sports programming block beginning at 9:00 pm/ET. It is headlined by a marathon of the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour, featuring top professional action sports athletes competing in skateboarding (vert and park), BMX (vert, park and dirt) and freestyle motorcross. Subsequent Friday nights will feature more thrilling HD sports action, including more of the Tour, rare Olympic medal moments from the 2004 Olympic Games, and sports themed movies like "North Shore," "The Babe" and "Slap Shot 2."

Throughout the month, Universal HD will air marathons featuring two of the very best shows from the NBC Universal library. Celebrate July 4 with an all-day showing of USA's critically acclaimed detective series "Monk," starring Tony Shalhoub, beginning at 10:00 am/ET. The entire first season of "Battlestar Galactica," the highest-rated original series in the history of SCI FI, will air during a 26-hour marathon beginning at 11:00 pm/ET on July 9, and again from 6:00 am - 8:00 pm/ET on July 15, which marks the premiere of season 2 on SCI FI at 10:00 pm/ET.

July will also witness the unveiling of several diverse films on Universal HD. Two sci-fi thrillers make their debut: "Timecop," starring Jean-Claude Van Damme on July 3, and the epic "Dune" on July 9. Fans of sweeping romantic dramas can look forward to the July 16 premier of "How to Make and American Quilt," starring Winona Ryder. On July 31, the critically lauded Holocaust drama "The Pianist" makes its debut. The film won three Academy Awards(r) in 2003: Best Actor (Adrien Brody), Best Director (Roman Polanski), and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Universal HD, an NBC Universal Cable network, launched in fourth quarter 2004 is currently available in systems reaching more than 26 million homes in 100% 1080i HD, 24/7. Universal HD offers the best of NBC Universal's library in HD. Programming includes unedited and uninterrupted films, "Backdraft," "Carlito's Way," "Apollo 13" and "The Fast and the Furious;" award-winning series such as "Monk," "Law & Order: SVU" and "Battlestar Galactica;" performing arts and special events, "Music in High Places" and sports programming including the US Open and the 2004 Summer Olympics. For more information, please visit www.universalhd.com.

About NBC Universal Cable
NBC Universal Cable, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's preeminent media companies, drives the company's cable strategic development and growth including video-on-demand, pay-per-view, HDTV and retransmission consent, and oversees the cable distribution, marketing and local ad sales of fourteen properties (Bravo, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Weather Plus, SCI FI, ShopNBC, Telemundo, Telemundo Puerto Rico, Trio, Universal HD, USA and the Olympics on cable). NBC Universal Cable also directs and manages the company's cable and new media investments including A&E, The History Channel, History Channel International, The Biography Channel, National Geographic International, the Sundance Channel and Tivo.





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· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)











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