here! Networks to Become a Subscription Video On Demand Service on Comcast
SVOD service will begin across the country on July 1st.
LAS VEGAS – May 7, 2007 – here!, America's premium gay television network, is pleased to announce that its award-winning, innovative programming will become available as a premium Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service on Comcast Cable, the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, starting July 1st. here! launched on Comcast in 2005 as a transactional VOD service for $3.99 per title.
"here! is thrilled to be making its subscription on demand debut on Comcast systems nationwide," said Paul Colichman, Founder and CEO, here! Networks. "We are pleased to deliver the finest quality gay and lesbian programming that many customers have long been looking forward to receiving in a broader subscription format. With this launch, here! will be available by premium subscription in 23 of the top 25 U.S. television markets."
For the first time, Comcast ON DEMAND customers will have access to a wide variety of here! original and acquired premium gay and lesbian-themed programs including hit original movies, series, comedies, specials and documentaries for a monthly subscription charge of $7.99.
As a monthly subscription on demand service, here! will be available on the majority of Comcast systems with ON DEMAND. Comcast digital customers who order a monthly subscription can enjoy multiple here! programs each month whenever they want, with the ability to pause, rewind and fast-forward. For a sampling of provocative and innovative here! content, visit the here! Video Player found at www.heretv.com/videoplayer.
here! continues to offer its subscribers a wide variety of premium programming. Recent and upcoming here! original films, series and specials include: "The DL Chronicles," an award-winning series focusing on the diverse stories of men of color who by consequence and by choice, live sexually duplicitous and secret lifestyles; "The Lair," a provocative and sexy vampire horror series; "Dante's Cove," ranked "Best Soap of the Year" by The Advocate; the critically acclaimed "Shock To The System: A Donald Strachey Mystery," the second installment in the series of original films starring Chad Allen as a gay private investigator; the provocative six-part docu-series "Lesbian Sex and Sexuality," an unblinking look inside the world of lesbian culture from award-winning producer Katherine Linton; and the original film "Shelter," an indie romantic drama about love, family and staying true to yourself.
here!, America's premium gay television network, was established in 2002 and is currently available nationwide via all major cable systems and Internet TV providers as either a 24/7 premium subscription channel, a video on demand (VOD) service, and/or a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service. here! offers a wide variety of groundbreaking and acclaimed original movies and series plus the world's largest collection of gay and lesbian films appealing to the broad-based, diverse LGBT audience. here! programming is also offered via here! Video, the broadband portal of here! Networks, which can be found at www.heretv.com/videoplayer. here! Interactive Media, the online division of here! Networks, offers an extensive network of diverse websites including GayWired.com, 247Gay.com, and LesbiaNation.com. For more information on how to subscribe to here!, please call our toll free number at 1-888-HERE-NOW.
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