CN8, The Comcast Network, Launches in LBI and Avalon

More Than 26,500 Additional Residents to Receive

Regional News, Sports and Entertainment Network



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from CN8, The Comcast Network

    PHILADELPHIA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CN8, The Comcast Network, today
 announced an increase in its coverage area with the addition of more than
 26,500 new cable homes on Long Beach Island in Ocean County, NJ and in parts
 of Cape May County including Avalon, Sea Isle City, and Stone Harbor, NJ.
 CN8's significant increase in coverage resulted from deals involving national
 subscriber swaps between Comcast Cable and AT&T Cable.
     CN8 can be found on Comcast channel 8 on Long Beach Island and Channel 7
 in Avalon.
     "CN8 was created with the viewer in mind," said Jonathan Gorchow, vice
 president and general manager of CN8, The Comcast Network.  "Our approach is
 to invite viewers to call in and voice their opinions.  We look forward to
 offering our unique regional programming mix to all of the new Comcast
 customers throughout the region."
     Already one of the nation's largest regional cable networks, CN8 is
 available to more than 3.9 million cable homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
 Delaware and Maryland.  CN8's prime time line-up offers an exciting mix of
 news, talk, sports and entertainment programming including CN8 News, two
 nightly newscasts anchored by Arthur Fennell and Connie Colla (7:00 and
 10:00 p.m., ET); CN8 Presents, a mix of music and entertainment programming
 (8:00 - 9:00 p.m., ET); It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle (9:00 - 10:00 p.m.,
 ET), an issue-oriented call-in show; and Lou Tilley's Sports Connection
 (11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., ET), a regional sports/talk program.
     CN8 is the only regional television network to offer viewers eleven hours
 of live programming daily as well as a one-hour local newscast at 7:00 p.m.
 Additional programming includes coverage of more than 80 regional high school
 and college football, basketball and baseball games as well as live coverage
 of Trenton Titans hockey, Trenton Thunder baseball, NJ Gladiator Arena
 Football, The Reading Phillies, and the Philadelphia Kixx soccer.
     Comcast Newsmakers -- a five-minute interview program highlighting leaders
 in politics, the arts and education -- will also be added.  Comcast
 Newsmakers, produced by CN8, will air twice an hour throughout the day on
 CNN's Headline News.  Since its creation in 1985, more than 10,000 guests have
 appeared on the program.
     CN8, The Comcast Network, has quickly become one of the nation's largest
 and most honored 24-hour diversified television networks -- serving
 3.9 million cable homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
 The network provides quality, locally produced programming in three main areas
 -- live, interactive television, regional news and coverage of high school,
 college and professional sports.  CN8 has been nominated for 31 Mid-Atlantic
 Emmy Awards since its creation in 1996.  CN8 can be found on the World Wide
 Web at www.cn8.tv.  The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable
 Communications, Inc., one of the world's leading communications companies.
 
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    PHILADELPHIA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- CN8, The Comcast Network, today
 announced an increase in its coverage area with the addition of more than
 26,500 new cable homes on Long Beach Island in Ocean County, NJ and in parts
 of Cape May County including Avalon, Sea Isle City, and Stone Harbor, NJ.
 CN8's significant increase in coverage resulted from deals involving national
 subscriber swaps between Comcast Cable and AT&T Cable.
     CN8 can be found on Comcast channel 8 on Long Beach Island and Channel 7
 in Avalon.
     "CN8 was created with the viewer in mind," said Jonathan Gorchow, vice
 president and general manager of CN8, The Comcast Network.  "Our approach is
 to invite viewers to call in and voice their opinions.  We look forward to
 offering our unique regional programming mix to all of the new Comcast
 customers throughout the region."
     Already one of the nation's largest regional cable networks, CN8 is
 available to more than 3.9 million cable homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
 Delaware and Maryland.  CN8's prime time line-up offers an exciting mix of
 news, talk, sports and entertainment programming including CN8 News, two
 nightly newscasts anchored by Arthur Fennell and Connie Colla (7:00 and
 10:00 p.m., ET); CN8 Presents, a mix of music and entertainment programming
 (8:00 - 9:00 p.m., ET); It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle (9:00 - 10:00 p.m.,
 ET), an issue-oriented call-in show; and Lou Tilley's Sports Connection
 (11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., ET), a regional sports/talk program.
     CN8 is the only regional television network to offer viewers eleven hours
 of live programming daily as well as a one-hour local newscast at 7:00 p.m.
 Additional programming includes coverage of more than 80 regional high school
 and college football, basketball and baseball games as well as live coverage
 of Trenton Titans hockey, Trenton Thunder baseball, NJ Gladiator Arena
 Football, The Reading Phillies, and the Philadelphia Kixx soccer.
     Comcast Newsmakers -- a five-minute interview program highlighting leaders
 in politics, the arts and education -- will also be added.  Comcast
 Newsmakers, produced by CN8, will air twice an hour throughout the day on
 CNN's Headline News.  Since its creation in 1985, more than 10,000 guests have
 appeared on the program.
     CN8, The Comcast Network, has quickly become one of the nation's largest
 and most honored 24-hour diversified television networks -- serving
 3.9 million cable homes in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.
 The network provides quality, locally produced programming in three main areas
 -- live, interactive television, regional news and coverage of high school,
 college and professional sports.  CN8 has been nominated for 31 Mid-Atlantic
 Emmy Awards since its creation in 1996.  CN8 can be found on the World Wide
 Web at www.cn8.tv.  The Comcast Network is owned and operated by Comcast Cable
 Communications, Inc., one of the world's leading communications companies.
 
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