Streaming online video to offer viewers a sampling of highlights from GAMEPLAY HD programming
New York, NY – December 5, 2006 – VOOM HD Networks' GAMEPLAY HD, the high-definition channel leading the next generation of television for gamers, announced today it will begin streaming free selections of its programming online. Game fans will be able to view full episodes of GAMEPLAY HD's original acclaimed programs for the first time, while fans of the channel can relive past episodes. A new action-packed episode will be posted on www.gameplayhd.com every Friday at 8:00pm ET, and will remain available as video on demand throughout the week. GAMEPLAY HD is part of the VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available nationwide and currently available on Dish Network.
Aimed at the 76 million gamers in the U.S., GAMEPLAY HD is the only 24/7 high-definition video-game network – it is a whole new experience in video game television, using next-gen games to create next-gen TV. GAMEPLAY HD covers the top tournaments from around the world, and produces a slate of original programs that provide entertainment, news, reviews and previews for all kinds of gamers. The network is a first of its kind, taking advantage of the stunning, native HD resolution of games and the introduction of HD consoles XBox 360 and PS3.
In December, the GAMEPLAY HD website will feature the networks' coverage of the World Series of Video Games presented by Intel (www.thewsvg.com). Episodes posted online will focus on three of the tournaments – LANWAR: Quake 4 in Kentucky, the exciting kick-off to this first international world series; DREAMHACK: CounterStrike, the world's largest LAN party hosted in Sweden; and the heated tournament battles of the Intel Summer Championship waged in Dallas, Texas.
In the new year, GAMEPLAY HD will continue to feature streaming content that will give gaming enthusiasts a chance sample the coverage of marquee gaming events and allow them to meet the rising stars in this fast growing arena.
At GAMEPLAY HD the intensity of the video game comes alive! Programs on GAMEPLAY HD include extensive tournament coverage, including this year's QuakeCon hosted in Grapevine, Texas, and the GuildWars Factions Championship from Leipzig, Germany; CinemAddicts, a cinematic video game experience focusing on the gorgeous storytelling cinematics at the core of the hottest games; The Art of Play, giving viewers a full access pass inside next generation games through stunning gameplay footage, and in-game cinematics; GAMEPLAY HD's stunning documentary series, offering in-depth interviews with industry legends, explorations of the gaming tournament phenomenon and behind-the-scenes looks at the talent behind video games.
About the World Series of Video Games:
The World Series of Video Games (WSVG), presented by Intel, is the first international video game competition circuit for multiple game platforms.
About VOOM HD Networks:
VOOM HD Networks is the largest suite of high-definition channels available anywhere, produced exclusively in high definition for distribution in the U.S. through satellite and cable operators. The VOOM HD Networks carry programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music, and art. Today, the VOOM HD Networks are available nationally on Echostar's DISH Network. The VOOM HD Networks were developed by Rainbow Media to meet the growing demand for quality high-definition programming, building on Rainbow Media's history of original programming innovation.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC:
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media creates and manages some of the country's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands including popular national and regional television channels AMC, fuse, The Independent Film Channel (IFC), WE tv, and two FSN affiliated regional sports networks managed by Rainbow Sports Networks. The company also manages Mag Rack and sportskool, two original on-demand networks; VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high definition channels available anywhere; IFC Entertainment, its film distribution, production and exhibition division; Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division; and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.