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[02/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
The Winter Olympics Come to Universal Hd This February

[via press release from Universal HD]

THE WINTER OLYMPICS COME TO UNIVERSAL HD THIS FEBRUARY

"Olympic Ice" debuts on Universal HD providing a daily all-access pass inside the Olympic Winter Games' most popular sport - figure skating

BURBANK, Calif. -- February 1, 2006 -- NBC Universal Cable will be featuring over 100 hours of the Winter Olympics from Torino, beginning Friday, February 10th and airing through Sunday February 26th. Universal HD will feature Men's and Women's Ice Hockey coverage and "Olympic Ice" � all in High Definition and 5.1 Dolby surround sound.

The newest addition to the NBC Olympic schedule is "Olympic Ice," a unique programming concept on Universal HD, providing a daily all-access pass inside the Olympic Winter Games' most popular sport - figure skating. The one-hour program, dedicated to an entertaining mix of breaking news, in-depth analysis and exclusive athlete interviews, will provide the most comprehensive coverage ever of the sport. The show will utilize the unparalleled experience of NBC's skating experts and the unique resources of NBC's production team to provide viewers an inside look into the world of Olympic figure skating. "Olympic Ice" launches the day of the Opening Ceremony, Friday, February 10th, and airs nightly through the Games' figure skating competition from 6:00-7:00 pm (ET).

On Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th, snuggle up with your favorite pooch when "The 130th Westminster Kennel Club (WKC) Dog Show" returns to Universal HD from 8:00pm to 11:00pm (ET). Live coverage of the opening night is featured on Monday 2/13 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm, with closing night coverage on Tuesday 2/14 from 8:00pm to 11:00pm (ET). Encore airings of both nights will take place on Wednesday 2/15 at 7:00pm, Saturday 2/25 at 1:00pm and Sunday 2/26 at 1:00pm (ET).

Following "The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show" closing night, Universal HD will premiere "The Incredible Dog Challenge" from St. Louis, on Tuesday, February 14th at 11:00pm (ET) with an encore airing on Sunday 2/26 4:00pm (ET).

For the first time ever in High Definition, Universal HD is premiering the series "Quantum Leap" for 2006. Viewers can see Sam's (played by Scott Bakula) first leap into the past and experience his continuing quest to leap home, for the first time in high definition. It has been re-mastered in 1080i from the original negatives and reframed in 16x9 exclusively for the Universal HD audience.

The regular schedule for "Quantum Leap" will be Monday through Fridays at 1:00pm and 6:00pm (ET). Fans can catch a "Quantum Leap" Marathon beginning on Saturday, 2/18 at 11:00pm (ET) with "Genesis" (the two hour pilot) and "Star-Crossed June 15, 1972."

Other February highlights include:

"JAWS" MONTH � Sundays 2/12 � 2/26, 9:00pm (ET)

Spend your Sundays with everyone's favorite Great White! The Universal HD premieres of "Jaws II", "Jaws III", and "Jaws: The Revenge" air each Sunday from 2/12 through 2/26 at 9:00pm, following "Battlestar Galactica."

"THE EQUALIZER" MARATHON � Saturday 2/11, 11pm (ET)

"The Equalizer" � pilot, "China Rain" and "The Defector"

"BATTLESTAR GALACTICA" � Sundays at 8pm and 11pm (ET)

Season 2 of SCI FI's original hit continues rolling out on Sunday nights.

"MONK" � Saturdays at 10pm (ET)

USA's Emmy Award winning show continues rolling out on Saturday nights.

PRIME FILMS (all times Eastern):

Premieres
"Day of the Jackal" premieres Feb. 3rd at 11:00pm
"Possession" premieres Feb. 4th at 11:00pm
"Coogan's Bluff" premieres Feb. 10th at 11:00pm
"Jaws II" premieres Feb. 12th at 9:00pm
"Jaws III" premieres Feb. 19th at 9:00pm
"To Wong Foo..." premieres Feb. 23rd at 9:00pm
"Lost Highway" premieres Feb. 24th at 11:00pm
"Jaws: The Revenge" premieres Feb. 26th at 9:00pm

Encores
"Ed" airs Feb. 2nd at 9:00pm
"Dragonheart" airs Feb. 5th at 9:00pm
"Housesitter" airs Feb. 9th at 9:00pm
"For Richer or Poorer" airs Feb. 16th at 9:00pm
"The Frighteners" airs Feb. 25th at 11:00pm

Universal HD, an NBC Universal Cable network, launched in fourth quarter 2004 is currently available in systems reaching more than 28 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, Sleuth, Telemundo, Telemundo Puerto Rico, 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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