VOOM's Rave HD Expands Exclusive Musical Content With New Season of "Later…With Jools Holland"

April 13 Premiere Features Appearances by Amy Winehouse, Muse, The Raconteurs and John Legend

Showcasing exclusive musical content featuring legendary icons and trend-setting new acts, VOOM HD Network's Rave HD-the first and only 24/7 high-definition music channel-will premiere a new season of "Later…with Jools Holland" on Friday, April 13 at 9 P.M. E.T. The first episode of the new season includes performances by Amy Winehouse, Muse, The Raconteurs, John Legend, Duke Special and Gipsy Kings and will feature Holland's interviews with Winehouse and Dave Stewart. Rave HD is the only network in the U.S. to show the new episodes in high definition.

World-renowned pianist, bandleader and original member of Squeeze, Holland hosts this eclectic mix of both established acts and breakout artists. For the last decade, his landmark BBC series has been a "must stop" destination for acts traveling through London.

The spring 2007 season of "Later…with Jools Holland," which continues until May 18, includes 6 hour-long episodes with line-ups including Smokey Robinson, Kasabian, The View, Damien Rice, Yusuf Islam, Mika, The Magic Numbers, Gotan Project, and more.

Rave HD is a new way to experience music on television. The first-ever 24/7 high definition music channel, Rave HD offers commercial-free programming that harnesses the surround-sound power of Dolby Digital 5.1 and the breathtaking depth and clarity of state-of-the-art HD video technology to showcase music with a physical and emotional impact that television has never delivered before. Rave HD is one of the VOOM HD Networks, a critically acclaimed collection of 15 high-def channels with programming that also covers sports, videogames, movies, art, family fare and news. Rave HD is currently available on channel 9470 on the DISH Network.

Other Rave HD Programming:
Rave HD offers an extensive selection of series and concerts with performances and interviews featuring world-class talent. Programming is broadcast in true high definition and 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound and features U.S. premieres of the series "Later…with Jools Holland" and "Soundstage" along with Rave HD original series "Talks with Dave Fanning" and "Beautiful Noise." With its special concert programming, Rave HD also offers a larger-than-life experience of the world's most exciting concerts.

About VOOM HD Networks
Rainbow's VOOM HD Networks (www.voom.com) comprise the world's largest suite of high-definition content for distribution through satellite and cable operators. With programming in categories as diverse as sports, movies, fashion, music and art, the VOOM HD Networks are available in the U.S. on Echostar's DISH Network. The 24/7 linear VOOM HD channel is available globally. It is currently distributed in Scandinavia, Estonia and Latvia, and will soon debut in Asia. Similarly, select VOOM HD programming is available worldwide and has been licensed to viewers in more than 50 countries. Building on Rainbow's history of original programming innovation, VOOM HD was developed to meet the growing worldwide demand for quality high-definition programming.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform programming for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, fuse, IFC, WE tv, Rainbow Sports Networks managed FSN Bay Area and FSN New England, LIFESKOOL, SPORTSKOOL, and VOOM HD Networks. The company also manages Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division, and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.

Press Contacts

  • Carla Sacks or Ross Clark
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    carla@sacksco.com or ross@sacksco.com.

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