[03/20/06 - 12:00 AM]
Universal Hd April Highlights

[via press release from Universal HD]



"Jaws" Fans Have Weekend of Terror

March xx, 2006 ? Burbank, CA ? Live from Augusta National Golf Club, the "70th Masters Tournament" will tee off on Universal HD on April 6th and 7th at 4:00pm (ET) in its native 1080i High Definition with 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound.

Universal HD takes baseball fans out to the ballgame on April 1st. Beginning at 7:00pm (ET), we will be bringing opening day to viewers with baseball-themed episodes of their favorite shows including "Century City," "Quantum Leap," "Monk," "Complete Savages" and the baseball feature "Ed."

"It's great to welcome the Masters back to Universal HD," said Dan Harrison, Senior Vice-President Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment. "We love offering viewers one of golf's finest events in true HD. We've also got events for sports and non-sports fans alike this month, including a celebration of Opening Day of baseball season on April 1, and some great new movies in HD."

"Jaws" fans can spend a horror-filled weekend with the infamous Great White. At 10:00pm (ET) on April 21st, 22nd and 23rd, we will give audiences the thrill of seeing "Jaws 2," "Jaws 3" and "Jaws: The Revenge" up close, in High Definition.

Beginning in April, Universal HD will be changing the schedule to bring more variety to primetime and weekend viewing. Movies will now air Mondays through Wednesdays at 10:00pm (ET), with added daytime and late night movies on the weekend. Prime Movies will continue to air at 9:00pm (ET) on Thursdays, 10:00pm (ET) on Fridays and Saturdays and 9:00pm (ET) on Sundays.

Viewer favorites "Monk" and "Battlestar Galactica" will continue to air on Saturday and Sunday nights ? "Monk" at 9:00pm (ET) and "Battlestar Galactica" at 8:00pm and 11:00pm (ET).

April's Prime Films (Thursdays at 9:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 10:00pm and Sundays at 9:00pm (ET)) will feature the following:

Ed 4/1
Dragonheart 4/2
Jaws 3 4/6, 4/22
Happy Gilmore 4/7
For Richer or Poorer 4/8
Twelve Monkeys 4/9
The Quest 4/13
Hard Target 4/14
To Wong Foo... 4/15
Timecop 4/16
Beethoven's 2nd 4/20
Jaws 2 4/21
Jaws: The Revenge 4/23, 4/28
Day of the Jackal 4/27
Housesitter 4/29
Army of Darkness 4/30

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.

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.

  [march 2006]  


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