TV Land Goes Coast to Coast as The Network Launches Dual Feed On Digi Cipher II(R) Technology Beginning June 1st

TV Land, Now in Its Fifth Year, Moves from One Analog Satellite Position

To Two Digital Satellite Positions Offering East Coast and West Coast Feeds



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from TV Land

    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land, the 24-hour network that
 celebrates the first fifty years of television, will launch a dual
 illumination on satellite this summer.  Beginning Friday, June 1st, the
 network -- which is currently found in Analog Satcom on C3, transponder 18 --
 will be carried in Digital on Satcom C3, transponder 18 and will be seen on
 both the East and West coasts in their respective time zones.
     Beginning this Spring, TV Land offered qualified affiliates free Motorola
 Digi Cipher(R) II model DSR 4500X IRDs which receives TV Land's feed from the
 cable channel's Network Operation Center in Hauppauge, N.Y.  Affiliates who
 have questions regarding the purchase, installation or about TV Land's new
 address on the satellite feed, please call your respective MTVN sales
 representative.
     "TV Land is thrilled that our West coast viewers will be able to see our
 prime time line-up as it was meant to be seen," said Larry W. Jones, Executive
 Vice President and General Manager of TV Land.
     Now seen in 60 million U.S. homes, TV Land was created in April, 1996.
 The network's broad mix of sitcoms, dramas, westerns, variety shows and
 classic commercials -- which TV Land refers to as Retromercials(TM) -- have
 helped make TV Land the highest-rated network to have launched in the past
 five years.
 
     Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment and media
 companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of
 entertainment, news, sports, and music.  Its properties include CBS
 Television, MTV Networks, Showtime Networks, Infinity Broadcasting, TDI
 Worldwide and Infinity Outdoor, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television,
 Paramount Parks, UPN, Blockbuster, Simon & Schuster, and theatrical exhibition
 operations in North America and abroad.  The company's Internet businesses
 include the MTVi Group, the CBS Internet Group, and Nickelodeon Online.
 Viacom also owns a half-interest in the Comedy Central cable channel.
 National Amusements, Inc., a closely held corporation which operates
 approximately 1,300 motion picture screens in the U.S., the U.K., and South
 America, is the parent company of Viacom.
 
 

SOURCE TV Land
    NEW YORK, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land, the 24-hour network that
 celebrates the first fifty years of television, will launch a dual
 illumination on satellite this summer.  Beginning Friday, June 1st, the
 network -- which is currently found in Analog Satcom on C3, transponder 18 --
 will be carried in Digital on Satcom C3, transponder 18 and will be seen on
 both the East and West coasts in their respective time zones.
     Beginning this Spring, TV Land offered qualified affiliates free Motorola
 Digi Cipher(R) II model DSR 4500X IRDs which receives TV Land's feed from the
 cable channel's Network Operation Center in Hauppauge, N.Y.  Affiliates who
 have questions regarding the purchase, installation or about TV Land's new
 address on the satellite feed, please call your respective MTVN sales
 representative.
     "TV Land is thrilled that our West coast viewers will be able to see our
 prime time line-up as it was meant to be seen," said Larry W. Jones, Executive
 Vice President and General Manager of TV Land.
     Now seen in 60 million U.S. homes, TV Land was created in April, 1996.
 The network's broad mix of sitcoms, dramas, westerns, variety shows and
 classic commercials -- which TV Land refers to as Retromercials(TM) -- have
 helped make TV Land the highest-rated network to have launched in the past
 five years.
 
     Viacom Inc. is one of the world's largest entertainment and media
 companies, and a leader in the production, promotion, and distribution of
 entertainment, news, sports, and music.  Its properties include CBS
 Television, MTV Networks, Showtime Networks, Infinity Broadcasting, TDI
 Worldwide and Infinity Outdoor, Paramount Pictures, Paramount Television,
 Paramount Parks, UPN, Blockbuster, Simon & Schuster, and theatrical exhibition
 operations in North America and abroad.  The company's Internet businesses
 include the MTVi Group, the CBS Internet Group, and Nickelodeon Online.
 Viacom also owns a half-interest in the Comedy Central cable channel.
 National Amusements, Inc., a closely held corporation which operates
 approximately 1,300 motion picture screens in the U.S., the U.K., and South
 America, is the parent company of Viacom.
 
 SOURCE  TV Land