RE-LIVE YOUR FAVORITE OLYMPIC HOCKEY MOMENTS ON UNIVERSAL HD THIS MARCH
March Movie Madness Marathons Celebrate Oscar Season
BURBANK, Calif. -- February 28, 2006 -- Universal HD will be featuring men's and women's hockey from the 2006 Olympics throughout the month. Viewers will be able to re-live their favorite Olympic hockey moments every morning in March ? all in its native 1080i High Definition and 5.1 Dolby surround sound ? (Sundays through Thursdays 8:00am, Fridays 9:00am and Saturdays 6:00am (ET)).
March Movie Madness (Thursdays 9:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays 11:00pm, Sundays 9:00pm (ET)) brings High Definition Hollywood to viewers on Universal HD! It's Oscar season and we've got an all-star lineup of movies featuring Hollywood's most valuable players: Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Adrian Brody, Emma Thompson, Pierce Brosnan, Robert Redford, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Danny DeVito, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Sutherland, and Linda Hamilton. Titles ranging from "The Pianist" to "Scarface" to "The Nutty Professor" give viewers both critically-acclaimed and box office-smash hits and make Universal HD the place to be when viewers are searching for films in high definition.
"We're pleased to be able to let viewers re-live the best Olympic hockey coverage, all in its native High Definition," said Dan Harrison, SVP Emerging Networks, who oversees Universal HD. "By scheduling the replay of Olympic hockey coverage and airing many high-quality films as part of our March Movie Madness, we are continuing to offer our viewers some of the most wide-ranging and attractive HD programming out there."
Universal HD has gone to the dogs with the Westminister Kennel Club Dog Show (Monday, 3/27 and Tuesday, 3/28, 7 :00pm (ET)). For all dog lovers out there, we're presenting The 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in native high definition, along with The Incredible Dog Challenge Semifinals and Championships. And although he's not exactly Westminster material, everyone's favorite St. Bernard kicks off each night in Beethoven's 4th and Beethoven's 5th.
Universal HD has the luck of the Irish with a St. Patrick's Day Double Feature (Friday, 3/17, 9:00pm ET)) with Far and Away (starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman) and The Jackal (starring Bruce Willis and Richard Gere).
Other March Highlights include:
*All times ET
Sudden Death 3/3 at 11:00pm
The Nutty Professor 3/4 at 11:00pm
Matinee 3/16 at 9:00pm
Junior 3/25 at 11:00pm
The Pianist 3/2 at 9:00pm
Army of Darkness 3/5 at 9:00pm
Casper 3/9 at 9:00pm
Backdraft 3/10 at 11:00pm
Happy Gilmore 3/11 at 11:00pm
Waterworld 3/12 at 9:00pm
Scarface 3/18, 3/31 both at 11:00pm
Sneakers 3/19 at 9:00pm
Babe 3/23 at 9:00pm
Daylight 3/24 at 11:00pm
Dante's Peak 3/26 at 9:00pm
Universal HD, an NBC Universal Cable network, launched in fourth quarter 2004 is currently available in systems reaching more than 53 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.
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