DALLAS – May 12, 2010- HDNet announced today that it will bring its award-winning, critically acclaimed original news, sports, movies and music programming to five new Comcast markets: Philadelphia, San Francisco, Detroit, Seattle and Portland, OR. Comcast will begin to rollout the HDNet offering later this year to Comcast Digital Cable customers.
HDNet offers more than sixteen hours of original and exclusive programming each week– including the award-winning news feature program HDNet World Report, the Emmy Award-winning Dan Rather Reports, The InFocus Documentary Series and Austin Stevens Adventures.
For sports fans, HDNet is a leader in programming for Mixed Martial Arts – the fastest growing sport in America. Inside MMA is the leading MMA news, highlights and interview show, and HDNet hosts more live MMA than any other network.
The HDNet Sunday Concert Series features the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up, featuring leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more, plus the HDNet original series Ray Johnston Band: Road Diaries. HDNet also offers fun and unique travel programs including Get Out!, Art Mann Presents… and the soon-to-premiere Svetlana and Drinking Made Easy with Zane Lamprey.
In addition, HDNet is expanding its video-on-demand offering so that Comcast can offer its customers access to many of their favorite HDNet programs through Comcast On Demand.
“We're very happy to be expanding our relationship with Comcast,” said Mark Cuban, president and co-founder of HDNet. “This increase in our distribution to more Comcast customers is a direct result of our very dynamic partnership with them. We're thrilled to bring our award-winning original programming to Comcast customers in these new cities.”
“We are pleased to broaden our HDNet offering and look forward to bringing HDNet's acclaimed programming to more of our customers,” said Matt Bond, Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast Cable.
Today, Comcast provides HDNet to customers in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Indiana, Minneapolis and Central Pennsylvania. For more information on HDNet and available programming, please visit http://www.hd.net/.