New York, NY – August 7, 2006 – Treasure HD, the first and only 24/7 high-definition channel for people with a passion for collecting, announced today a new original high definition series, Chasing History Home. The thirteen part hourly series, premiering August 27 at 10 AM EST, takes a look at the great homes of America while exposing the dynamic stories of the people who lived there. Homes visited in the series include: The Eastman House built by George Eastman of Kodak, the homes of Mark Twain, Paul Revere and The Hearst Castle. Treasure HD is one of the VOOM HD Networks, the largest and most diverse suite of high-definition channels nationwide and currently available on DISH Network.
"Treasure HD is creating compelling original programming that maximizes the medium of high definition. The channel showcases people's endless passion for beautiful and interesting objects: art, collectibles, the rare, the lost and the unusual all in high definition," said George Lansbury, Executive Producer for Treasure HD. "With Chasing History Home we examine the archives, objects and once ordinary spaces that housed extraordinary individuals to give our unique perspective on their impact on history."
Chasing History Home gives viewers an insider's look into the homes of legendary Americans. Hosted by Cat Greenleaf, each episode delivers the compelling stories of these individuals who led extraordinary lives and captures the homes and artifacts in stunning high definition. Cat is joined, each week, by industry experts and those who are charged with the conservation of each treasure and its memory. Together they tell the dynamic stories of these people who through their talent, inventiveness or heroism have changed history and left an indelible mark on our culture.
Since the launch, VOOM HD has gone on to produce groundbreaking original HD content for a wide variety of consumer interests ranging from a one-of-a-kind live memorabilia auctions on Treasure HD to solidifying an acquisition agreement with Warner Brothers to amass the largest collection of horror films for Monsters HD. This new announcement for Treasure HD confirms VOOM's commitment to growing and to investing in the brand's aggressive move into the marketplace.
About VOOM HD
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.