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« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2006, 02:07:02 AM »
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Comcast scares up horror broadband site

The horror genre is hot, as indicated by current box office champ "Saw III," and Comcast Corp. plans to capitalize on that popularity with Tuesday's appropriately timed launch of its broadband and video-on-demand channel FEARnet.com.

Operating as a multiplatform network, FEARnet will offer movie and video content acquired from Sony and Lionsgate through VOD, Internet and mobile platforms. As its moniker suggests, FEARnet will be all spine-tingling suspense and gore, all the time, in an effort to reach the youthful horror-fan audience that has flocked to such movie franchises as Lionsgate's "Saw" trilogy and Sony Pictures' "Grudge" pair.

Comcast is advertising the channel across cable networks while also taking the viral marketing approach by infiltrating various horror blogs with news of the Halloween-timed launch.

FEARnet's on-demand platform will serve 200 horror titles a year, with about 70 hours of programming a month, including a number of Japanese- and Spanish-language productions and blood and guts in high-definition. Such titles as "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Night of the Living Dead" and "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" will be offered free to Comcast's 11 million digital cable subscribers.

The online component, FEARnet.com, includes nine free feature-length films and 200 shorts for free streaming along with 50 downloadable movies to buy or rent a month. It includes news and reviews and an interactive database dubbed "Horror A-Z" allowing users to explore the genre while providing links to actors, directors and producer facts. Its community aspect has FEARnet users becoming a "victim" as they create their own profile and chat with other horror fans, while featuring an integrated video player allowing users to communicate, stream video and read about a film's cast and crew simultaneously without leaving the film during viewing.

Mobile offerings for those who want to take horror on the go are available at Mobile.FEARnet.com or Wap.FEARnet.com, a site specially designed for mobile access that has news, reviews, real-time polling and will soon feature ringtones, sound effects and other content tricks and treats.

Plans also are in the works to offer original programming from established Hollywood directors in the form of webisodes and mobile content.

The FEARnet launch plan was purposely designed to cater to the adults 18-34 demographic, who increasingly are watching and consuming media on demand while multitasking like never before.

"This generation wants content when they want it, how they want it and where they want it," said Diane Robina, president of emerging networks for Comcast Programming Group. "To me, besides usage and revenue numbers, these channels in general will be successful if fans embrace them and like what we've created for them."
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Re: I just Climaxed all over the place........(just read)
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2006, 07:54:32 AM »
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FEARnet's on-demand platform will serve 200 horror titles a year, with about 70 hours of programming a month, including a number of Japanese- and Spanish-language productions and blood and guts in high-definition. Such titles as "Bram Stoker's Dracula," "Night of the Living Dead" and "The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" will be offered free to Comcast's 11 million digital cable subscribers.

If they couldn't come up with a better third title to flaunt than that, I'm very worried about this channel.  Not that I'll be able to get it anyway, I have Time Warner cable.

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Re: I just Climaxed all over the place........(just read)
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2007, 02:42:34 PM »
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NBC Universal Announces New Horror Channel
Source: NBC

NBC Universal Cable Entertainment today announced the launch of Chiller, a 24-hour entertainment cable channel dedicated to the horror genre. DIRECTV will be the first affiliate to carry the new network.

The announcement was made by Jeff Gaspin, President, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, Digital Content and Cross Network Strategy.

"We continually look at our options for launching new networks," said Gaspin. "Horror is one of the most reliably successful genres in entertainment today and Chiller seems like a well-timed addition to our portfolio."

The new multi-platform channel will be offered as a triple pack service, which features a standard definition channel (SD), hi-definition simulcast channel (HD), and a video-on-demand (VOD) channel as well as broadband on demand offerings. Dan Harrison, Senior Vice President Emerging Networks, NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, will oversee day-to-day operations of Chiller. He also runs Sleuth and Universal HD under the Emerging Networks banner.

"DIRECTV is a valued partner of ours, has supported all of our services, and we are thrilled that they are the first affiliate to launch Chiller," said Bridget Baker, president, NBC Universal Television Networks Distribution. "We believe that Chiller and the horror genre is one that all of our affiliates will embrace."

Chiller will feature classic horror films and television shows around the clock. At launch, the programming slate will include the television series "Friday the 13th," "Twin Peaks," "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "Tales from the Crypt." Feature films in rotation will include The Shining, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho and The Birds, Sphere, The Stephen King mini-series "The Langoliers," Blade Runner, Believe, The Crew and The Unholy. The specific programming schedule for Chiller will be announced at a later date.
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