REELZCHANNEL TV NETWORK ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE POST-SYNDICATION CABLE NETWORK TELEVISION RIGHTS TO 'AT THE MOVIES WITH EBERT & ROEPER'
Series To Make Its Debut on ReelzChannel� February 26
Los Angeles, CA (February 19) � The popular movie-review television program "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper" will join the programming lineup of ReelzChannel�, beginning Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT (with encore presentations at 8:30 PM ET/5:30 PM PT). Television's seminal movie-review series will be presented weekly on ReelzChannel, the only cable/satellite network dedicated to "Everything About Movies, 24/7"�.
Announcement of the deal that secures the exclusive post-syndication cable network television rights for the successful and well-regarded program was made by Terry O'Reilly, Executive Vice President & General Manager, ReelzChannel Television Network. Under the agreement, ReelzChannel will have an exclusive cable television window during the week immediately following the original syndicated broadcast of each episode of "At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper."
"There is no movie-review program in all of television that has more respect and credibility than this series," said O'Reilly. "Over the course of its long and successful syndicated run it has become the authoritative source of movie recommendations for movie-goers. 'At the Movies' is the perfect complement to our lineup of programming that serves the movie fan in all of us."
"At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper" is television's most popular and well-respected movie review program. The top-rated, weekly half-hour show presents entertaining and thoughtful discussion of film, designed to give viewers the information they need before going out to see a movie. In addition to reviews of the newest releases, each week viewers see recaps of films currently in theaters, and those recently released on DVD. Buena Vista Productions oversees production of the program, which is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
"At the Movies" joins ReelzChannel's growing lineup of movie news and entertainment programming that features an extensive slate of original programs including the network's signature daily show, "Dailies"; "Secret's Out," with Leonard Maltin; "Movie Mob"; "Movie Up"; "What it Takes"; "The Big Tease"; and "What I Learned from the Movies." ReelzChannel is also home to the acclaimed series "The Directors."
ReelzChannel� is a multi-media brand with the only cable/satellite TV network and broadband Web site dedicated to "Everything About Movies, 24/7." Both the television network and the broadband Web site premiered in September 2006. After the most successful launch in cable/satellite history, ReelzChannel TV has continued its steady distribution growth, currently reaching more than 35 million subscribers. In addition to its cable carriage in markets across the country, ReelzChannel is carried on DIRECTV (Channel 238) and DISH Network (Channel 299). The network features original movie industry news and entertainment programming focusing on the content and behind-the-scenes production of movies in all windows of release � in theaters, on DVD, VOD, and premium television platforms on broadcast and cable television each week. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, headquartered in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, ReelzChannel operates out of studios in Los Angeles with offices in Minneapolis/ St. Paul and New York. For more information about ReelzChannel, visit www.ReelzChannel.com.
Disney-ABC Domestic Television is the domestic distribution arm of The Walt Disney Company, providing motion pictures and television programming to pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, video-on-demand (VOD), pay-per-view (PPV), mobile and broadband. Disney-ABC Domestic Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disney Enterprises, Inc.