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Television Producer/Philanthropist Loreen Arbus & 'CSI' Star Robert David Hall to Present the Inaugural 'Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship' at the 31st Annual College Television Awards

Television Producer/Philanthropist Loreen Arbus & 'CSI' Star Robert David Hall to Present the Inaugural 'Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship' at the 31st Annual College Television Awards

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act With the Major Launch of a $40,000 Scholarship Program

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation announced that television producer/philanthropist/disability rights activist Loreen Arbus, the first woman television executive in America to head up programming at a network, and Robert David Hall, star of the hit series "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", will present the Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarships at the 31st Annual College Television Awards gala on April 10 at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood.

"The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship is a tremendous addition to the College Television Awards," said Television Academy Foundation Executive Director Terri Clark. "We are grateful for Loreen's support. This is a meaningful way to salute her extensive work on behalf of disabled Americans as well as perpetuate the legacy of her parents."

"I am honored to be presenting the first-ever Focus on Disability Scholarships to two student producers who heighten awareness of the largest minority in the U.S. -- people with disability," said Loreen Arbus. "As co-founder of the Media Office of the California Governor's Committee for Employment of Disabled Persons, it has been my great good fortune to have interacted over the years with Robert David Hall, who I so admire for his tireless work and passionate commitment to debunking disability stereotypes in Hollywood."

The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship is a joint partnership between The Loreen Arbus Foundation, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and The Foundation of the Alliance for Women in Media. The scholarship focuses specifically on the needs, achievements, contributions and stories of people with disabilities, and commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship will be given to two aspiring student television producers.

The two scholarships will be presented April 10th at the 31st Annual College Television Awards, the Television Academy Foundation's annual celebration of the best in student television, digital and film work in the U.S. One honoree, determined by the Television Academy Foundation, produced a moving documentary. The second honoree, representing the Alliance for Women in Media (formerly AWRT), produced a powerful public service announcement. Each will receive a $10,000 scholarship from The Loreen Arbus Foundation. The winning work will be showcased at a special screening on Sunday, April 11th at the Television Academy Foundation's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Tickets to the College Television Awards can be purchased through the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation website.

"I am thrilled that the idea I had to create this scholarship is being brought to light by these two wonderful organizations," said Loreen Arbus.

Loreen Arbus: Bringing groundbreaking advocacy for people with disabilities and carrying on a family legacy

Holding the distinction of serving as the first woman in the U.S. to head programming at a network (at both Showtime and Cable Health Network/Lifetime), Loreen Arbus is committed to her work with United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), the organization co-founded by her parents, Isabelle and Leonard H. Goldenson, Founder/Chairman, ABC. The fifth-largest U.S. health agency, UCP serves and advocates on behalf of more than 54 million Americans with disabilities.

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

In 1968 - more than 20 years prior to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) -- the Goldensons successfully lobbied to create Section 502, The Architectural Barriers Act which for the first time prohibited discrimination on the basis of disability. Mrs. Goldenson's unique ideas resulted in Federal laws mandating shaved corners of street curbs, lowered public telephones, enlarged restroom cubicles, ramps in public buildings, and designated "handicapped" parking in every city in the United States. Recognized as the predecessor to the ADA, Section 502 directed communities around the country to take steps towards greater accessibility for people with disabilities.

About The Loreen Arbus Foundation

The Loreen Arbus Foundation supports a broad scope of charitable interests, including scientific and medical research; women and girls; people with disabilities and other minorities; gender and racial equity in media; the arts; the environment and world peace.

About Loreen Arbus

Loreen Arbus is the first woman in the United States to head up programming at a television network (Showtime and Lifetime). She is President/Executive Producer of Loreen Arbus Productions, Inc., a multi-tiered production company that develops nonfiction programming for network, cable, syndication and the Internet. Ms. Arbus is the author of six nonfiction books, an Emmy® nominee and regular contributor to several national magazines and newspapers. She is a member of The Writers Guild of America, The Authors Guild, and The Producers Guild, and serves on 11 nonprofit boards. Widely recognized for her humanitarian and professional accomplishments, she has received The Heart of Giving Award presented by President Bill Clinton in 2001 and was chosen as one of 40 Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World in 2002.

About the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation preserves and celebrates the history of the medium while educating and guiding those who will shape its future. Prominent among its many initiatives are the Archive of American Television, education programs such as the College Television Awards and its renowned student internship program, all of which utilize the resources of the Television Academy. For more information about the Foundation, its many programs and services, please visit

About The Foundation of the Alliance for Women In Media: The Foundation for the Alliance for Women In Media is the philanthropic arm of The Alliance for Women in Media (formerly the American Women in Radio & Television), supporting educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including The Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by and about women. For more information, please visit

To schedule an interview with Loreen Arbus to discuss the first ever Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship commemorating The 20th Anniversary of the Disabilities Act in America, or for more information about The Loreen Arbus Focus on Disability Scholarship, contact James Grant at or (917) 626-1300.

Source: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

CONTACT: James Grant, +1-917-626-1300,,
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Hot Metal: Digital Praise(R) Debuts STRYPER Expansion Pack for Guitar Praise(TM)

Hot Metal: Digital Praise(R) Debuts STRYPER Expansion Pack for Guitar Praise(TM)

Smokin' Compilation of 25 Tracks by Christian Rock's Top Heavy Metal Band Adds New Appeal to Digital Praise's Christian-Themed Guitar Controller Game

NEWARK, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Praise®, Inc, the leader in Christian-themed, family-friendly entertainment software and currently under pending merger agreement with Left Behind Games (BULLETIN BOARD: LFBG) , today unveiled the newest addition for its hugely popular Guitar Praise(TM) PC guitar controller game--the Guitar Praise STRYPER Expansion Pack. Packing 25 top Stryper tracks into one amazing compilation, the Guitar Praise STRYPER Expansion Pack gives players a fresh and inspiring new way to enjoy Guitar Praise.

The Guitar Praise STRYPER Expansion Pack celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Stryper, the definitive Christian hard rock band and the first to achieve crossover success in the mainstream music world. The band's trademark blend of melodic vocals, heavy guitar licks and pounding drums, which has matured since the band's debut in 1984 but lost none of its powerful appeal, has generated sales of more than 8 million albums worldwide.

One of the most mesmerizing stage acts still today, Stryper received tremendous exposure on television's MTV and VH1, paving the way for more faith-fueled bands to be considered for airplay. Stryper continues to record Billboard charting albums and will be touring worldwide once again in late summer/early fall of 2010.

"This exclusive expansion pack, the first and only game-based distribution of material from the Stryper collection, keeps Guitar Praise at the forefront of hard driving, mega-amped yet uplifting Christian gaming," said Tom Bean, President and CEO of Digital Praise. "Anyone who enjoys Guitar Praise will have a great time losing themselves in the lyrics, intensity and incredible rock-and-roll power of Stryper."

Highlights in the Guitar Praise STRYPER Expansion Pack from the band's various albums include:

-- Reborn--Open Your Eyes; Reborn, Wait For You; Live Again; I.G.W.T.
-- 7 Weeks: Live in America--To Hell With The Devil; Soldiers Under
Command; Lour 'n Clear; Sing Along Song; More Than A Man; Free; Caught
In The Middle
-- Murder By Pride--Mercy Over Blame; Love Is Why; Murder By Pride; 4
Leaf Clover; Eclipse For The Son; The Plan; I Believe; Everything

Since its introduction in 2008, Guitar Praise has vaulted to the head of the Christian gaming market, enabling players of all ages to rock out to tracks by the best bands in Contemporary Christian Rock. The game allows either one player to perform in solo mode, or two players to compete for the better lead guitar score. With a second guitar (sold separately), players can jam at the same time--both on lead guitar or one on lead and the other on bass.

Pricing and Availability

The Guitar Praise STRYPER Expansion Pack works with Guitar Praise (plus one or two wireless guitars). The pack is priced at $19.95 (pack requires Guitar Praise for operation and is not included).

Digital Praise's Guitar Praise STRYPER Expansion Pack is now available for purchase from leading Christian retailers,, or direct from Digital Praise. To order, go to

About Digital Praise, Inc.

Digital Praise is a developer of family-friendly Christian entertainment software for personal computers and other devices including iPhones. The company produces, publishes and distributes titles for families who enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character-building themes and "just good clean fun." On February 25, 2010, Left Behind Games, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to merge with Digital Praise, making Digital Praise its wholly-owned subsidiary. Pending SEC approval, the transaction is anticipated to close in Q2 of 2010. For more information, visit

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements, which may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Those statements include statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Left Behind Games, Inc. and members of its management as well as the assumptions on which such statements are based. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements.

©2010 Digital Praise, Inc. All rights reserved. Digital Praise and Dance Praise are trademarks of Digital Praise, Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Digital Praise Contact:
Diana James-Cairns
(510) 796-0500 Ext. 127

Source: Digital Praise, Inc.

CONTACT: Jill Schmidt of SS|PR , +1-847-415-9311,, for
Digital Praise, Inc.; or Diana James-Cairns of Digital Praise, Inc.,
+1-510-796-0500, Ext. 127,

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More Starpower Added to 2010 CMA Music Festival

More Starpower Added to 2010 CMA Music Festival

Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton,and Josh Turner Also Added To Line Up

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey, Randy Houser, Justin Moore, Blake Shelton, and Josh Turner join the star-packed artist lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair®, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 10-13 in Nashville, Tenn.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, and Zac Brown Band. All of the announced artists will perform during the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

A long-time supporter of the event, Adkins will be making his 10th consecutive appearance as a part of the Nightly Concerts appearing every year since the event moved to Downtown Nashville in 2001. Adkins has received five CMA Award nominations including two in 2009 for Single and Music Video of the Year, both for "You're Gonna Miss This."

Both Corbin and "American Idol" season eight finalist Gokey have made strong impressions on Country Music fans this year, and they will soon become a part of the CMA Music Festival legacy when they make their debuts at the 2010 event.

While Houser will make his third appearance at CMA Music Festival, this year will mark his debut as a part of the Nightly Concerts at LP Field. He performed on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage in 2008 and 2009. Houser also received two 2009 CMA Award nominations for New Artist of the Year and Music Video of the Year for "Boots On."

Moore last performed during the 2008 CMA Music Festival on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage, but he didn't miss out on last year's event. The singer welcomed fans during "The Fifth Annual CMA Music Festival Kick-Off Parade," and he spent one-on-one time with his fans in the Fan Fair® Exhibit Hall. This year Moore returns to performing for Festival goers in a big way with his debut on the Nightly Concerts at LP Field.

Shelton, a two time CMA Award nominee, has appeared six times at the Festival since his debut in 2001 and will make his return to the Nightly Concerts at LP Field after a three year absence.

Making his fifth consecutive appearance on the Nightly Concerts at LP Field, Turner made his debut on the Riverfront Park Daytime Stage in 2004 and has since garnered five CMA Award nominations.

Now in its 39th year, CMA Music Festival began as Fan Fair in 1972 as a unique celebration of the relationship between Country Music artists and their fans in the heart of Music City USA. More than 2,000 Country acts, from the legends and superstars to today's rising hit makers and hopefuls, have lent their time and talent to the event over the decades.

The artists participate for free, and in appreciation, CMA donates half the net proceeds of the Festival to support music education in Metro Nashville Public Schools through the Keep the Music Playing program. To date, $3.3 million has been donated to purchase musical instruments and supplies, providing thousands of Metro Nashville Public Schools students with the resources and opportunities they could not have afforded on their own, and giving many of them a strong reason to remain in school.

Nashville's signature music event features concerts, autograph signings, family activities, and more. This unparalleled celebration of America's music draws thousands of fans and media from all corners of the globe to Nashville. CMA Music Festival was dubbed the "crown jewel of Country Music festivals" by USA Today and winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association's 2004, 2006, and 2008 LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year., the official website of CMA Music Festival, has been updated for 2010. In addition to up-to-the-minute information about tickets, schedules, and artist appearances, there are new features to enhance interactivity on the site including CMA's venture into the blogging world. Fans will be able to comment on blog posts such as event history, tips, and personal experiences, as well as Top 10 lists to help attendees better plan their Festival experience. Fans are able to submit their own Festival stories and photos. Accepted submissions are featured on the site. Fans can also visit the "Connect" page to sign up for CMA Exclusive e-news and join the CMA MOB mobile community, plus link through to CMA's Facebook (, Twitter (, MySpace (, and YouTube ( pages.

Tickets are available but selling fast. Available four-day ticket prices range from $110 to $155. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378); visit to buy online or charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000. Prices do not include applicable handling fees. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final and non-refundable. Four-day ticket package categories correspond to a different level of seating at LP Field. Children three years and younger are admitted FREE. For information on ADA seating, please call 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378).

A limited number of four-day parking passes for LP Field are available. Call toll-free 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378) to order. The price is $60 for vans/shuttles and $120 for RVs/motor coaches. Regular car spaces are sold out. Prices do not include handling fee. Spaces are limited, and no overnight parking is allowed. All persons planning to park at LP Field must pre-purchase the parking pass. Free shuttles (for four-day registrants) will run daily between major Festival event locations.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio broadcaster. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of CMA.

Source: Country Music Association

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69th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced

69th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced

ATHENS, Ga., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-six recipients of the 69h Annual Peabody Awards were announced today by the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for 2009, were named in a ceremony in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia Campus.

The latest Peabody winners reflect great diversity in genre, sources of origination and content. The recipients included "Modern Family," ABC's droll, perceptive comedy about a multicultural extended family; HBO's "Thrilla in Manila," a documentary that probes the hype, mythology and meaning of the politically charged Muhammad Ali-Joe Frazier fights in the early 1970s; and "The Great Textbook War," a fair, balanced radio documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting about a 1974 skirmish that presaged "cultural wars" still raging in America. "Jerome Robbins -- Something to Dance About," a richly insightful portrait of the director-choreographer from Thirteen/WNET's "American Masters," received a Peabody Award, as did the Desmond Tutu installment of CBS's consistently surprising "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," a talk show without borders.

Peabodys went to "Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On," a thorough assessment of the damage, grief and anger in the quake ravaged Chinese province by Hong Kong's Now-TV News, and "A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains," ABC News' illumination of the abiding poverty of our most forgotten region, Central Appalachia. Peabodys also were awarded to "The Madoff Affair," a comprehensive examination by WGBH's "FRONTLINE" of the Ponzi scheme that cost investors $65 billion, and "Hard Times," Oregon Public Broadcasting's smart, compassionate radio coverage of the impact of the financial crisis on ordinary folks.

Other entertainment programming recognized by the Peabody Board included "Glee," Fox's invigorating musical dramedy about the diverse members of a high-school choral club; "In Treatment," HBO's mesmerizing therapy-session drama; "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency," HBO's charming series about a female private eye in Botswana; and "Endgame," a PBS/Masterpiece film about secret negotiations that facilitated the end of apartheid in South Africa. A Peabody also went to "The Day That Lehman Died," a riveting radio docudrama from the BBC World Service that reconstructed the frantic negotiations that preceded the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy filing that shook the financial world.

In the realm of arts and culture, Peabodys were awarded to "Noodle Road," a visually scrumptious survey of the Asian culinary staple by South Korea's KBS 1TV; PBS' "Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times," a portrait of a family newspaper dynasty that pursued civic goals and personal agendas with equal zeal; and two "Independent Lens" documentaries: "The Order of Myths," a look at race relations through the prism of the Mardi Gras of Mobile, Ala., and "Between the Folds," an exhilarating, awe-inspiring study of the art of origami and paper folding.

A Personal Peabody was awarded to Diane Rehm, whose eponymously titled show on Washington, D.C.'s WAMU-FM and National Public Radio epitomizes vigorous, courteous political discourse. Peabodys also went to "BBC World News America: Unique Broadcast, Unique Perspective," a model "world" newscast crafted for U.S. cable subscribers by BBC America; National Public Radio's topically boundless web counterpart,; and, the celebrated children's television series' cheery, interactively educational web site.

"Every year the Peabody Board faces the daunting task of selecting examples of the most outstanding work in electronic media," said Horace Newcomb, Director of the Peabody Awards. "Our work is made more difficult because every entry is selected by a producer, a studio, a network or cable channel as their best work of the previous year. We begin at the top and have to go even higher."

The Peabody Board recognized the meritorious efforts of several local news organizations. Awards went to "Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard," a startling investigative series by Houston's KHOU-TV that led to the firing of three Texas Guard generals; "Derrion Albert Beating," a series of reports by Chicago's WFLD-TV about the sidewalk murder of an honor student that had national repercussions; and "BART Shooting," a series of reports in which KTVU-TV in Oakland, Calif., doggedly pursued the facts of a deadly, train-station confrontation.

In the Peabody-honored "Up in Smoke," Los Angeles' KCET-TV explored the state's cannabis culture and found, among other surprises, that medicinal marijuana clinics, thanks to an inadvertent regulatory loophole, outnumbered Starbucks shops in the city. In "Chronicle: The Gift," WYFF 4 in Greenville, S.C., made a man's tragic, accidental death the impetus of a public-service campaign on behalf of organ donation, showcasing the stories of the recipients his generosity saved.

Other radio winners included "Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students," a documentary in which independent producer Nancy Solomon focused on a suburban New Jersey high school, asking difficult questions of teachers and students alike, and "Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Covering Afghanistan," a collection of uniquely insightful reports about everyday life as well as the ongoing warfare by the chief of National Public Radio's Afghan bureau.

"To those who say all media content is the same, or presented from a single perspective, we offer this great range of material as a response," said Newcomb. "Our selections demonstrate that great work available in 2009 varied widely and appealed to viewers and listeners with very different tastes interests, and concerns."

CBS News' "60 Minutes" added another pair of Peabodys to its collection: "Sabotaging the System" looked at the clear and present danger of cyber attacks from Russia and China on our computer-dependent infrastructure and what we are doing to thwart them. Even as airwaves and town halls were buzzing with talk of health-care "death panels," "The Cost of Dying" took a courageous, objective look at the actual monetary cost of end-of-life care. A Peabody also went to "Where Giving Life Is a Death Sentence," a BBC America news report by Lyse Doucet about a remote Afghan province that has the world's worst recorded rate of maternal mortality.

The notable documentaries honored also included "Iran and the West," BBC2's comprehensive, three-hour explanation, complete with exclusive new interviews with key leaders, of how the current nuclear impasse evolved, and "The OxyContin Express," a shocking documentation by Current TV of the extent of prescription-drug abuse in America. "Brick City," a gritty documentary series shown on Sundance Channel, paints an unvarnished picture of life, politics and hopes for revival in gang-banged and impoverished Newark, N.J. "I-Witness: Ambulansiyang de Paa," from the Philippines' GMA Network Inc., memorably chronicled how residents of a poor, remote town can only get their sick and injured to medical care using the "ambulance on foot," woven hammocks that they carry over dangerous terrain.

The Peabody Awards, the oldest honor in electronic media, do not recognize categories nor are there a set number of awards given each year. Today the Peabody recognizes distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by TV and radio stations, networks, cablecasters, Webcasters, producing organizations and individuals.

The Peabody Board is a 16-member group, comprised of television critics, broadcast and cable industry executives, academics and experts in culture and the arts. They make their annual selections with input from special screening committees of UGA faculty, students and staff.

All entries become a permanent part of the Peabody Archive in the University of Georgia Libraries. The collection is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most respected moving-image archives. For more information about the Peabody Archive or the Peabody Awards, visit

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Charter Announces Effectiveness of Amendment and Restatement of Senior Secured Credit Facilities

Charter Announces Effectiveness of Amendment and Restatement of Senior Secured Credit Facilities

ST. LOUIS, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. (the "Company") today announced the effectiveness of its previously announced amendment to the $8.177 billion credit facility of its subsidiary, Charter Communications Operating, LLC, ("CCO"). The amendment, among other things, provides for the extension of maturities of a portion of the facilities and the amendment of certain other terms and conditions. As a result, CCO has extended $3 billion of existing term loan maturities to September 2016, a two-and-a-half year maturity extension from the existing term loan maturities. The extended term loans bear interest at LIBOR plus 3.25%.

The Company also entered into a New Revolving Credit Facility totaling $1.3 billion in commitments which will mature in March 2015. The New Revolving Credit Facility bears interest at LIBOR plus 3.0% on the drawn amounts. Approximately $251 million of the existing Revolving Credit Facility will remain in place under the existing terms and conditions.

Also as a result of the amendment, each of Bank of America, N.A. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., for itself and on behalf of the lenders under the CCO senior secured credit facilities, has agreed to dismiss the pending appeal of the Company's Order of Confirmation pending before the District Court for the Southern District of New York and to waive any objections to the Company's Order of Confirmation issued by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

About Charter

Charter Communications, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CCMM) is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV(TM) video entertainment programming, Charter Internet(TM) access, and Charter Phone(TM). Charter Business(R) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, video and music entertainment services, and business telephone. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at


This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), regarding, among other things, our plans, strategies and prospects, both business and financial. Although we believe that our plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or realize these plans, intentions or expectations. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including, without limitation, the factors described under "Risk Factors" from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Many of the forward-looking statements contained in this release may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "will," "may," "intend," "estimated," "aim," "on track," "target," "opportunity" and "potential," among others. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements we make in this release are set forth in other reports or documents that we file from time to time with the SEC, and include, but are not limited to:

-- our ability to sustain and grow revenues and cash flows from operating
activities by offering video, high-speed Internet, telephone and other
services to residential and commercial customers, and to maintain and
grow our customer base, particularly in the face of increasingly
aggressive competition and the difficult economic conditions in the
United States;
-- the impact of competition from other distributors, including but not
limited to incumbent telephone companies, direct broadcast satellite
operators, wireless broadband providers, and digital subscriber line
("DSL") providers and competition from video provided over the
-- general business conditions, economic uncertainty or downturn and the
significant downturn in the housing sector and overall economy;
-- our ability to obtain programming at reasonable prices or to raise
prices to offset, in whole or in part, the effects of higher
programming costs (including retransmission consents);
-- our ability to adequately deliver customer service;
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-- the availability and access, in general, of funds to meet our debt
obligations, prior to or when they become due, and to fund our
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and our ability to fund debt obligations (by dividend, investment or
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-- our ability to comply with all covenants in our indentures and credit
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could trigger a default of our other obligations under cross-default

All forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. We are under no duty or obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

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Platinum-Selling Pop Sensation Justin Bieber Scores #1 Album in the Nation With MY WORLD 2.0

Platinum-Selling Pop Sensation Justin Bieber Scores #1 Album in the Nation With MY WORLD 2.0

Bieber Becomes the Youngest Male Solo Artist in SoundScan History to Score Two Simultaneous Albums in the Top Five Justin Bieber to Perform on Saturday Night Live on April 10th

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- It is official: Justin Bieber rules the charts this week. One week after the release of his sophomore album, MY WORLD 2.0, Bieber now owns the #1 album on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

"Justin is nothing short of a phenomenon," says "L.A." Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group. "It's so rare to find an artist this young with such pure star quality, such a dynamic presence, and such musical gifts. Justin has captured the hearts and imaginations of his huge legion of fans in a way I've rarely if ever seen. This is an exciting time for Justin Bieber fans, for the Island Def Jam family, and for pop music in general."

With MY WORLD 2.0, Bieber becomes the youngest male solo artist to have a #1 album on the Billboard Top 200. And his November release, My World, stands at #5 on the very same chart.

Fans yearning to see the platinum-selling pop singing sensation will get their wish with his first headlining tour of North America. The "My World" Tour, presented by AEG Live and featuring Sean Kingston as special guest as well as label mate Jessica Jarrell, will open June 23rd at the XL Center in Hartford, CT, and blaze a trail through more than 40 cities before wrapping up in Allentown, PA on September 4.

MY WORLD 2.0, a new album of 10 all-new songs, is the follow-up to Justin's debut album, My World, released in November. My World, which earned RIAA platinum status in just a few short weeks, contained Justin's first four Top 40 hits on the Hot 100: "One Time" (certified RIAA platinum), "One Less Lonely Girl," "Love Me," and "Favorite Girl." Justin is the first solo artist in history to send four songs from a debut album into the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 prior to the album's release.

Born in Stratford, Ontario, Justin Bieber is a multi-talented singer, and a self-taught musician on drums, guitar, piano, and trumpet. To date, he has surpassed 150 million views (the first 50 million of them as an amateur starting in 2007, posting renditions of his favorite hip-hop and R&B songs). Also in 2007, his manager Scooter Braun introduced Justin to the music industry in Atlanta. There he met multi-platinum superstar Usher, who signed the 13 year-old to his first professional deal and formed the RBMG joint-venture label with Braun and Antonio "L.A." Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.

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Complete List of Recipients of the 69th Annual Peabody Awards

Complete List of Recipients of the 69th Annual Peabody Awards

ATHENS, Ga., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by The George Foster Peabody Awards:

Modern Family (ABC)

Twentieth Century Fox Television in association with Levitan Lloyd Productions

This wily, witty comedy puts quirky, contemporary twists in family ties but maintains an old-fashioned heart.

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson: An Evening with Archbishop Desmond Tutu (CBS)

Worldwide Pants, Inc.

As this fascinating, often funny interview attests, the Scottish-born Ferguson has made late-night television safe again for ideas.

Noodle Road: Connecting Asia's Kitchens (KBS1 TV)
Korean Broadcasting System

The who, where, what, why and how of Asia's culinary staple, rolled into one visually delicious hour.

A Hidden America: Children of the Mountains (ABC)
ABC News

A powerful documentary shot in the hollows and house trailers of Appalachia reminds us that not all critical problems lie in "developing" nations.
Sesame Workshop

Big Bird and company display prodigious adaptability on this delightfully educational, interactive site.

BBC World News America: Unique Broadcast, Unique Perspective (BBC America)
BBC World News America, BBC America

A nightly newscast like none the United States has ever had, it places our actions and concerns in a global context.

The Cost of Dying (CBS)
CBS News 60 Minutes

Steve Kroft's report addressed inconvenient truths about the cost of end-of-life medical care with courage and compassion.

Independent Lens: Between the Folds (PBS)
Green Fuse Films, ITVS

A beautiful documentary about the art of paper folding, it makes you gasp at the possibilities - of paper and of human creativity.

Glee (FOX)
Twentieth Century Fox Television

Dependably tuneful and entertaining, the musical dramedy that revolves around the motley members of a high-school choral club hit especially high notes with episodes such as "Wheels," about the daily struggles of a wheelchair-bound singer.

The OxyContin Express (Current TV)
Vanguard on Current TV

With tales of drug-dealing MDs in Florida and Appalachian "pill-billies," the documentary makes clear the enormity of the prescription-drug epidemic.
National Public Radio

A whole lot of things considered, from "South Park" to North Korea, make this one of the great one-stop websites. And there's music you can dance to.

Diane Rehm Personal Award

Now available to National Public Radio listeners after decades on Washington's WAMU-FM, Rehm's talk show is the gold standard for civil, civic discourse.

The Day that Lehman Died (BBC World Service)
A Goldhawk Essential Production/BBC World Service Production

Merging news with dramatic reconstruction based on exhaustive interviews, this rare docudrama for radio put listeners in the boardroom and halls of Lehman Brothers as the financial giant collapsed.

In Treatment (HBO)

Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions and Sheleg in association with HBO Entertainment

Giving new meaning to the phrase "theater of the mind," this fictional series of psychiatrist-patient one-on-one's is the very essence of drama.

Inventing LA: The Chandlers and Their Times (PBS)
Peter Jones Productions

Digging into the lives and machinations of the first family of Los Angeles newspapers, documentary filmmaker Peter Jones finds drama enough for several feature films.

No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (HBO)

Mirage Enterprises and Cinechicks in association with The Weinstein Company, BBC and HBO Entertainment

Alexander McCall Smith's best-selling novels about Precious Ramotswe, an African detective, come vividly to life in this groundbreaking series, shot on location in Botswana.

Sabotaging the System (CBS)
CBS News 60 Minutes

Alarming and then some, Steve Kroft's survey of cyber-threats to America's infrastructure made it clear the siege is on and questioned our readiness to defend.

Brick City (Sundance Channel)
Sundance Channel, Brick City TV LLC

In this five-hour documentary series, the struggles of Newark's young mayor and other citizens trying to resurrect their blighted communities are sociologically instructive and dramatically compelling.

Thrilla in Manila (HBO)
Darlow Smithson Production, HBO Sports, HBO Documentary Films

Taking its title from the last of three legendary heavyweight bouts between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, the documentary pulls no punches and lays bare misconceptions about their rivalry.

FRONTLINE: The Madoff Affair (PBS)

The documentary takes viewers into the very heart of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, explaining how and why it worked for so long.

I-Witness: Ambulansiyang de Paa (GMA Network)
GMA Network, Inc., Philippines

Condemning deplorable conditions while celebrating neighborly valor and ingenuity, the report shows how people in a poor village carry their sick and injured over dangerous terrain to distant medical care using "ambulances on foot."

Independent Lens: The Order of Myths (PBS)
Folly River, Inc., Netpoint Productions, Lucky Hat Entertainment, ITVS

Margaret Brown's exploration of two Mardi Gras traditions in Mobile, Ala., one white, one black, is highly original, moving and insightful.

Hard Times (OPB Radio)
Oregon Public Broadcasting

The Main Street repercussions of Wall Street's reckless ways were nowhere in the media more humanly and thoughtfully documented than in this series of radio reports.

Iran & the West

Brook Lapping Productions for the BBC in association with National Geographic Channel, France 3, NHK, VPRO, SVT, RTBF, VRT, NRK, SRC/CBC, DRTV SBS, YLE, TVP and Press TV

A spectacular, epic documentary that explains in fascinating, sometimes startling detail how the West and Iran arrived at the present standoff, it's imminently watchable and historically invaluable.

Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson: Covering Afghanistan (NPR)
National Public Radio

No reporter in any medium gives us a better sense of the variety of life inside Afghanistan than the multi-lingual chief of NPR's Kabul bureau.

The Great Textbook War (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)
Terry Kay Productions

This thoughtful, balanced and gripping radio documentary shows how a 1974 battle over textbook content in rural West Virginia foreshadows the "culture wars" still raging.

Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools Are Failing Black Students (KLCC Radio)
Nancy Solomon

Independent producer Solomon exhibited great empathy for the students and teachers at the suburban New Jersey high school she studied, meanwhile asking tough, necessary questions.

Endgame (PBS)

Daybreak/Channel 4/Target Entertainment, Presented on PBS/MASTERPIECE by WGBH Boston

This intensely dramatic film, focused on secret negotiations at an English country estate - talks that helped to end apartheid in South Africa - offers a lesson in the possibilities of peaceful conflict resolution.

Sichuan Earthquake: One Year On (Now-Broadband TV News Channel)
Now-TV News, Hong Kong

The Hong Kong-based news organization noted the anniversary of the terrible Sichuan quake with respect for the victims and their families and hard questions about the substandard construction that worsened the death toll.

BART Shooting (KTVU-TV)
KTVU, Oakland, Calif.

KTVU's quick response to a train-station altercation that ended in a fatal shooting gave its reporters an edge, but it was their persistent digging afterwards that revealed serious, systematic problems in the Bay Area Rapid Transit police's tactics.

American Masters: Jerome Robbins - Something to Dance About (PBS)

A retrospective of Robbins' life and work illustrated with dazzling performance clips and annotated with comments from noted ballet and Broadway colleagues, this brilliant documentary captured the legendary director/choreographer's "dark genius."

Chronicle: Paul's Gift (WYFF-TV)
WYFF 4, Greenville, S.C.

Simple, ingenious and effective, this public-service special followed the donated organs of an accident victim to a variety of recipients, showing their joy and gratitude, thus boosting a most worthy cause.

Under Fire: Discrimination and Corruption in the Texas National Guard (KHOU-TV)

KHOU-TV, Houston, Tex., Belo, Inc.

Dogged work by the Houston station's investigative reporters found such blatant discriminatory treatment of female soldiers that three top Texas Guard generals were fired and a new commanding officer was appointed.

Derrion Albert Beating (WFLD-TV)
FOX Chicago News: WFLD-TV and

WFLD got national attention with horrifying video it obtained of the beating death of an honor student just blocks from his Chicago high school, but the greater feat was its comprehensive follow-up coverage of the suspects, the legal process and prevalence of similar violence.

Where Giving Life Is a Death Sentence (BBC America)
BBC World News America, BBC America, BBC World News

Correspondent Lyse Doucet trekked deep into Afghanistan's rugged Badakshan province to document conditions that give it the worst recorded rate of maternal mortality in the world.

Up in Smoke (KCET-TV)
KCET, Los Angeles

Lively, eye-opening coverage by KCET's "SoCal Connected" included a revelation that there are now more legal, medical-marijuana dispensaries in the city than Starbucks franchises, and a rare look at the "Cannabis Cowboys," an elite police team of pot-farm eradicators.

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John Mayer's 'Battle Studies World Tour' Extends to Summer

John Mayer's 'Battle Studies World Tour' Extends to Summer

SPECIAL GUESTS TO INCLUDE TRAIN, OWL CITY & THE AVETT BROTHERS Hometown Show In Hartford, CT On Sale 4/16; Majority of Markets On Sale 4/17 at

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- John Mayer's fourth album, Battle Studies, debuted at #1 in November 2009 and launched a world tour that has sold out arenas across the country and earned the musician some of the best performance reviews of his career. Summer dates for The Battle Studies World Tour, produced by Live Nation, have now been announced to kick off on July 16th in Charlotte, North Carolina. Special guests will include Train, The Avett Brothers and Owl City. Tickets for Mayer's hometown of Hartford, CT will go on sale on April 16, while dates in select markets go on sale beginning April 17th at

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Since kicking off in February, the Battle Studies World Tour has repeatedly ranked among the Top Five on Billboard Magazine's weekly Hot Tour list. Mayer's current single, "Heartbreak Warfare" is his seventh Top Five radio hit, with the song reaching over 385 million people in the past three months. He has also earned a steady stream of performance accolades:

Mr. Mayer is an astonishing blues guitarist, both in his technical
gifts and in his ability to make those gifts appear accessible. -
New York Times

"It was an impressive display of his sharp guitar playing,
appealing sing-alongs and personable wit, and the audience
responded generously." -

"...for two hours, he thrilled fans with high-energy vocals, superb
and innovative guitar playing, and light-hearted banter." - The

"He certainly has the scary-good guitar chops to try anything,
whether it's the smooth and effortless, funky vibe of 'Vultures'
or the edgy rock build-up of 'Assassin' or the smoky blues-bar
interlude on his cover of 'Ain't No Sunshine.'" - Grand Rapids

"Mayer was in good spirits, seemingly self-possessed by the music,
grooving to his own guitar playing, enjoying the sound of his
fellow musicians and singing like the words mattered to him." -
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"... there's no question that the guy can play guitar. It's not for
nothing that such revered ax men as B.B. King and Eric Clapton
have given Mayer their imprimatur." -Philadelphia Inquirer

"Performing for more than 12,000 fans with a killer seven-piece
band, Mayer has surely grown into his stage persona. He's equal
parts quirky and smooth, earnest and confident. And he has a
hearty body of work to draw from." - Dallas Morning News

Battle Studies was released in November 2009 on Columbia Records and debuted at #1. It is his fourth studio album from the seven-time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/guitar player/producer and incorporates the warmth, melodies and simplicity of 70's and 80's California rock and pop. Battle Studies is a confessional, relaxed and liberated album recorded in a private home in California where Mayer lived and worked over the course of six months before wrapping at the famed Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The album was co-produced by John Mayer and Steve Jordan.

ABOUT JOHN MAYER - The consistency with which John Mayer combines word craft and melody has earned him rarefied status in popular culture as a respected songwriter and musician. Since his acclaimed debut in 2001 with Room For Squares, each release has earned John Mayer additional accolades. Through 2003's Heavier Things, his work with John Mayer Trio in 2005, CONTINUUM's 2006 release and now Battle Studies, John Mayer has established himself as a musician and collaborator who exceeds genre boundaries. The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter has earned seven Grammy Awards and sold nearly 12.5 million albums worldwide.

In May 2007, Time Magazine placed John Mayer on their Time 100 list of the most influential contemporary thinkers, leaders, artists and entertainers. For two consecutive years, Rolling Stone Magazine featured John Mayer on the cover of their annual "Guitar" issue - first with February 2007's "The New Guitar Gods" round-up and then in May 2008's "Living Guitar Legends" issue featuring Mayer with peers and icons alike.

Pairings with a range of artists are a defining trait of the musician whose collaborative streak is well-known. From rock to blues, hip-hop to jazz to country, Mayer has performed and/or recorded with Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, T-Bone Burnett, Herbie Hancock, Dixie Chicks, Jay Z, Alicia Keys and Taylor Swift. In 2005, Mayer famously toured and recorded with power players Pino Palladino and Steve Jordan as John Mayer Trio, whose live album TRY! featured searing blues and rock. As on Continuum, John Mayer again took the helm as the co-producer of Battle Studies, his fourth studio album, released on November 17, 2009 and debuted at #1.

ABOUT TRAIN - Grammy Award-winning band Train is rolling back into the music scene with the recent release of their new Columbia Records' album, Save Me, San Francisco. Their current hit single, "Hey, Soul Sister," has reached #1 on the overall iTunes chart, has been certified RIAA Double Platinum (selling more than 2 million copies), and soared up the Billboard charts, peaking at #6 on the HOT 100 chart and #1 on the Adult Top 40 Chart. Save Me, San Francisco is the multi-platinum-selling band's fifth studio album and channels Train's early days, revisiting the roots rock sound that has made the band such a tour de force. USA Today raves that Save Me, San Francisco finds the band, "returning to its mid-'90s roots, when its hook-laden country-tinged tunes hit adult-contemporary audiences in their sweet spot."

ABOUT OWL CITY - Owl City has become an international phenomenon over the past year with the release of his now platinum album Ocean Eyes (Universal Republic July 2009), #1 single "Fireflies" (now triple platinum) and several sold out headlining tours of the US, Europe, UK and Asia. Adam Young started his career as Owl City in June of 2007 when he began making music in the basement of his parent's house in Owatonna, Minnesota - a small town with roughly twenty-two thousand inhabitants. Nearly three years later, thanks to more than 18 million profile views and more then 90 million plays on MySpace, this young man has become more than just an internet sensation. "Fireflies" is now an international hit having made it to the #1 spot in 22 countries and Owl City's latest single "Vanilla Twilight" seems to be on the same trajectory - having already gone gold and climbing the charts world wide. In addition, he's won the critics over with features out now in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, People, Entertainment Weekly, and USA Today, among many others.

ABOUT THE AVETT BROTHERS - There is no harmony like brotherly harmony. Something indelible in the weave of voices and play of sensibilities is stamped into the fraternal DNA and also stems from a lifetime of shared experiences. You can clearly hear fraternal magic at work in the songs of Scott and Seth Avett, better known as the Avett Brothers, as well. That magic is abundantly evident on I and Love and You, the Avett Brothers' big-label debut. Its 13 songs are delivered in a style that defies pigeonholing but might be described as a rootsy amalgam of folk, country, bluegrass, rock and pop - even a jab of punk-style dynamics here and there. Drawn by the naked honesty of their songs and the rousing intensity of their live shows, legendary producer and talent scout Rick Rubin signed the Avett Brothers - consisting of siblings Scott and Seth, plus bassist Bob Crawford - to his American Recordings label in 2008.

In harnessing the tools available to them in the service of the strongest set of songs they've written so far, the Avett Brothers have surpassed themselves on I and Love and You. There's really no great secret or magic formula for what they've achieved here. It comes down to honoring inspiration with an awful lot of hard work. "The brothers have an incredibly strong work ethic," affirms Rick Rubin, "and they continually worked at honing their craft. Hearing brothers who have sung their whole lives together - singing the truth - was a revelation each new day."

Verizon Wireless
Jul 16 Charlotte, NC Amphitheatre Charlotte (with Train)
Time Warner Cable Music
Jul 17 Raleigh, NC Pavilion @ Walnut Creek (with Train)
Verizon Wireless
Jul 18 Virginia Beach, VA Amphitheater (TBA)
Jul 21 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (with Train)
Toyota Pavilion @ Montage
Jul 24 Scranton, PA Mountain (with Train)
Jul 25 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium (with Train)
Jul 27 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center (with Train)
Jul 28 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (with Train)
Jul 30 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center (with Train)
(The Avett
Jul 31 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live Brothers)
Aug 01 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion (with Train)
Aug 03 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center (with Train)
Aug 06 Mansfield, MA Comcast Center (with Train)
Aug 07 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre (with Train)
Aug 08 Saratoga, NY Saratoga PAC (with Train)
Aug 10 Toronto, ONT Molson Canadian Amphitheatre (with Train)
Aug 11 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC (with Train)
(The Avett
Aug 13 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Brothers)
First Midwest Bank (The Avett
Aug 14 Tinley Park, IL Amphitheatre Brothers)
Verizon Wireless Music (The Avett
Aug 15 Noblesville, IN Center Brothers
Aug 18 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion (with Owl City)
Aug 20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Aug 21 Wheatland, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Aug 22 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl (with Owl City)
Verizon Wireless
Aug 24 Irvine, CA Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Cricket Wireless
Aug 25 Chula Vista, CA Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
West Valley City,
Aug 31 UT USANA Amphitheater (TBA)
Sep 01 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
Sep 04 Dallas, TX Center (TBA)
Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Sep 05 Woodlands, TX Pavilion (with Owl City)
Sep 06 Orange Beach, AL The Amphitheatre @ the Wharf (with Owl City)
Aaron's Amphitheatre @
Sep 08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood (with Owl City)
Sep 10 Tampa, FL The Ford Amphitheatre (with Owl City)
West Palm Beach,
Sep 11 Fl Cruzan Amphitheatre (with Owl City)

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19 Entertainment Responds to Call From Viewers of 'American Idol' to Bring Back Alex Lambert

19 Entertainment Responds to Call From Viewers of 'American Idol' to Bring Back Alex Lambert

In Response to Massive Outpouring of Fan Support, 'If I Can Dream' Producers Offer Alex a Second Chance at Making His Dreams Come True on 'If I Can Dream,' New Talent Discovery Platform from creators of 'American Idol' Hopefuls From Around the World Urged to Submit Auditions Exclusively through MySpace to Win Trips to Hollywood for the 'Weekend Dream Experience' & a Shot at Stardom by Potentially Moving into the House

LOS ANGELES, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- American Idol contestant and fan favorite, Alex Lambert charmed millions of viewers with his electrifying soulful voice and humble demeanor on season 9 of American Idol. A viewer named Jessica Bongiorno created an online petition that attracted 20,000 signatures to date calling for Lambert's reinstatement which impressed producers at 19 Entertainment who decided to give the 19-year-old Texan a second chance to fulfill his dream of becoming a music artist by inviting him to participate in If I Can Dream, a new talent discovery platform created by Simon Fuller. To follow in the footsteps of Alex Lambert, aspiring artists and hopefuls from around the world are urged to submit their audition videos exclusively on MySpace by April 16th for the opportunity to be chosen to visit the "Dream" house and to prove that they have what it takes to "make it" in Hollywood and potentially to become the next artist to move in.

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America can watch on a live stream / as Alex takes his first step into his new home on Thursday, April 1st at 5PM PST/8PM EST for his move-in day. Moving to Hollywood and into the If I Can Dream house will give Alex the ultimate second shot at fulfilling his dreams. He will meet with top music managers and record labels and have the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences at clubs and venues in LA. His fans will be able to follow his every move and will be able to give Alex real-time feedback as he writes and tests out new songs on If I Can Dream.

Tune into Hulu every Tuesday morning (shortly after midnight PST) for new episodes of If I Can Dream and go to ( watch the 24/7 live stream.

Living proof of the democratization of Hollywood represented by If I Can Dream, Alex is no stranger to the challenges inherent with trying to "make it." Born into a large family of 6 brothers who struggled to make ends meet growing up in a one-bedroom apartment, Alex prepares to experience a stark contrast as he moves into a palatial house in the Hollywood Hills where everything he has dreamed of is all within his reach. Born into a musical family (both of Lambert's grandfathers, as well as his father, are guitarists), Lambert taught himself to play guitar at age eight and recently began singing and writing songs. He cites blues legend Stevie Ray Vaughan as one of his main inspirations, though he describes his own music as more eclectic. "As long as a song has a good melody, meaningful lyrics, and a dynamic performance, it doesn't matter what genre it is," Lambert says. "I listen to everything, and I want people who like all different styles of music to enjoy what I do."

The MySpace audition process for If I Can Dream is designed to help find the "best of the best" new and undiscovered talent. Auditions submitted at are being voted on by the MySpace community and reviewed by 19 Entertainment, which will soon select the next aspiring "Dream" artist and groom them for success in Hollywood. One lucky aspiring artist will win the opportunity of a lifetime to visit the "Dream" house during the weekend of May 1st as part of the "Weekend Dream Experience." They will have the chance to prove that they have what it takes to be considered to become a future resident -- with the opportunity to join current artists Amanda Phillips, Ben Elliott, Kara Killmer, Giglianne Braga, Justin Gaston and new roommate Alex Lambert. The winner will receive insider access to Hollywood and will have the opportunity to meet with celebrity mentors, acting and vocal coaches, shoot with renowned photographers and attend red carpet events. The "Weekend Dream Experience" will kick off on May 1st and will continue periodically over the coming months giving a number of hopefuls the opportunity to come to Hollywood and follow their dreams.

About 19 Entertainment (A CKX Company)

19 Entertainment Ltd. is recognized as a lead creator, provider and promoter of globally successful entertainment and music brands of today. The company has attracted a unique team of exceptionally creative executives, who work together to integrate and leverage activity across television, sports, film, touring, merchandising, music publishing, recording and artist management. 19 Founder Simon Fuller has developed and managed some of the biggest entertainment properties of our time, with credits that include the creation of TV phenomenon AMERICAN IDOL, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE and the HBO series "Little Britain USA." 19's unique talent includes legendary musical icon Annie Lennox, country music sensation Carrie Underwood, the pop group sensation Spice Girls, IDOL alumni Chris Daughtry, David Cook, Kris Allen, Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta, soccer icon David Beckham and world tennis No.2 Andy Murray.


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NAMIC Announces Winners of the 2010 Next Generation Leaders Awards

NAMIC Announces Winners of the 2010 Next Generation Leaders Awards

Time Warner Cable And Turner Broadcasting System Executives Take Top Honors

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) today announced winners of the 2010 Next Generation Leaders Awards. This year's recipients of the esteemed award are Imani Breaker, vice president, Customer Care, New York City Region, Time Warner Cable, David Hudson, vice president, Alternative Programming, TNT and TBS, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., and Matthew Hong, senior vice president & general manager, Turner Sports, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. The Next Generation Leaders Awards will be presented at the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast scheduled for Thursday, May 13, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Held as part of Cable Connection - Spring, the NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast will take place at the JW Marriott at LA Live! in Los Angeles, California.

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Selected by NAMIC and editors of Multichannel News, the Next Generation Leaders Awards recognize up-and-coming executives of color for demonstrating exceptional managerial acumen while embracing NAMIC's mission to educate, advocate and empower for diversity and inclusion in the communications industry. Awards are presented in three categories: Cable MSO, Cable Programmer and Technology Company or Discipline. Executives of color age 45 and under were eligible for nomination. Breaker (MSO), Hudson (Programmer) and Hong (Technology) were selected from a distinguished group of nominees as this year's award winners.

"Through our leadership and professional development programs, NAMIC maintains its commitment to ensuring that our industry benefits from a strong pipeline of diverse executives," said Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC. "We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of this emerging group of industry leaders that are encouraging diversity and inclusion while making innovative, creative and strategic contributions that are central to their companies' performance."

In addition to honoring Breaker, Hudson and Hong, the following executives will be recognized as NAMIC Luminaries: David Arroyo, vice president, Legal Affairs, Scripps Networks; Mari Ghuneim, vice president, Online Media, Bravo, NBC Universal; Eric Hawkins, senior vice president, Human Resources, Discovery Communications; Linette S. Hwu, vice president, Legal/Commercial Affairs & Operations, Travel Channel Media; Toni Judkins, senior vice president, Original Programming, TV One; Maelia Macin, vice president & general manager, KMEX Univision 34; Kimberly Mathews, vice president, Human Resources, Comcast; Catherine Mitchell, vice president, Field Service, Cox Communications; Twuanna Munroe, vice president, Affiliate Accounting, Scripps Networks, Paul J. Richardson, senior vice president, Human Resources, ESPN; Sumeet Seam, vice president, Legal, Discovery Communications; and Michelle LeCorn Strong, vice president, National Accounts, A&E Television Networks.

George Bodenheimer, president, ESPN, Inc. and ABC Sports, and co-chairman, Disney Media Networks is the Honorary Chair for the 2010 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast. Event sponsors confirmed to date include the NCTA, Suddenlink Communications, A&E Television Networks and Scripps Networks.

For more information regarding the 2010 NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast and the Next Generation Leaders Awards including sponsorship opportunities, contact Danny McGlone, vice president of Fund Development, NAMIC at 212-594-5985 ext. 13. To download a registration form to purchase tables/tickets visit


NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises 2,000 professionals belonging to a network of 18 chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit

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KLAS TV and Griffin Communications Re-Up With WorldNow

KLAS TV and Griffin Communications Re-Up With WorldNow

WorldNow renews long term deals with Las Vegas' oldest TV station and Oklahoma's best

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- WorldNow, the leading online technology, content and revenue-solutions company for local media, has announced that it has completed long term extensions with Landmark's KLAS TV and Griffin Communications' KWTV, KOTV and Tulsa CW.

KLAS TV, operating online as, and Griffin Communications' online properties,, and's partnership with WorldNow has been built on innovation and implementation of best practices to ensure leadership positions in their markets. These long-term extensions give the stations the opportunity to enhance their online businesses with WorldNow's evolving technology developments and innovative revenue generating programs.

"WorldNow has made great strides in opening up their platform and providing the flexibility we need to be successful," said Chris Way, Director of Digital Media for KLAS TV. "We are excited to extend our relationship with them and continue on our path of growing our audience and revenue with their help."

"WorldNow is constantly innovating and has been a great partner for Griffin Communications," says Kevin Fullbright," Vice President of New Media for Griffin Communications. "They continue to meet the rigorous and constantly evolving requirements in support of our partnership."

" and the Griffin Communications sites rank among the top local media sites in the country," said Craig Smith, EVP Sales and Distribution for WorldNow. "We are proud to be associated with such high caliber news and information providers and their continued leadership is a testament to the value of our partnership."

About WorldNow

WorldNow, a New York-based leader in online technology, content and revenue solutions, is the only company to provide a comprehensive technology platform and strategic advertising services that enable media companies to expand to the digital realm with innovative Web publishing tools, advanced video delivery technology and industry-driving advertising leadership. WorldNow's proven technology and advertising leadership equips its media partners with the tools to make the transition to the digital marketplace, expand their footprint in the online ecosystem and realize real-world profitability from their investment. Current WorldNow customers include CBS Radio, Cox, Dispatch, Fisher, Gray, Griffin, Journal, Landmark, Media General, Quincy, Raycom Media, Schurz, Titan, Waterman and Young. For more information please visit

Source: WorldNow

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Kia Soul Commercial Named Automotive TV Ad of the Year

Kia Soul Commercial Named Automotive TV Ad of the Year

Music-Loving Hamsters Showcased Kia's New Five-Door Hatchback as 'A New Way To Roll' -- Spot featured four different and downloadable music tracks -- Soul hamster campaign contributed to strong sales for Kia's affordable halo car

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Already a recipient of numerous accolades including a "2010 Automotive Excellence Award" from Popular Mechanics and being recognized as the "Best Hatchback of 2010" by, the new 2010 Kia Soul was honored yet again today at the Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards event in conjunction with the New York International Auto Show when the TV commercial for the uniquely styled urban passenger vehicle was named "Automotive Ad of the Year."

Created by David&Goliath, the Soul spot depicts city and suburban streets inhabited exclusively by hamsters who are mindlessly running in place inside their exercise wheels until a molten red Kia Soul pulls up to a stoplight and the passenger window rolls down to reveal a trio of paw-tapping, music-loving hamsters who have discovered "A New Way to Roll."

Portraying Soul as a lounge on wheels with its highly specified audio system that includes speaker lights that pulse to the beat of the music, the hamsters bob their heads to four different music tracks that appear in slightly different versions of the spot to keep each viewing fresh. Viewers with a sharp eye can identify song and artist information on the hamsters' iPod screen, and the campaign extended online with each track available for download at

"The Soul was designed to stand out in a sea of sameness and that same philosophy guided the creative development of the hamster campaign and to position Soul as Kia's affordable halo vehicle," said Michael Sprague, vice president, marketing, Kia Motors America. "Soul was the first vehicle to emerge from Kia's design-led transformation, and the hamsters quickly became a viral success and grabbed the attention of young and young-at-heart buyers looking for something with a unique personality and turned Soul into an overnight sales success story for the brand."

The Nielsen Automotive Advertising Awards are based on results from Nielsen IAG's National Ad Effectiveness Study which employs an online panel of TV viewers who have watched programs within a natural viewing environment (as opposed to a clinical research environment) in the past 24 hours. Panelists answer survey questions about the programs they watched and the commercials they were exposed to. Finalists for the 2010 IAG Automotive Advertising Awards are determined based on ad performance results from commercials which were launched in calendar year 2009.

"Truly effective advertising starts with a great creative idea," said Nielsen Automotive President Lois Miller. "When you combine that idea with a memorable and unique hook that grabs viewers' attention, you are going to get the results that we saw from Kia this year."

Soul offers an immense amount of style and value on top of an extensive list of standard safety features sure to appeal to all consumers looking for a well-equipped vehicle suited to their personalities, including front seat active headrests, dual front advanced airbags, front seat-mounted and full-length side curtain airbags, an Antilock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Traction Control System (TCS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist System (BAS) and a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). Front and rear crumple zones, side-impact door beams, an impact-absorbing steering column and Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) system also come standard.

Available in four trims, Soul, Soul+, Soul! (exclaim) and Soul sport, the five-door hatchback offers an attractive starting price below $14,000(1) as well as unique and utilitarian style. Designed with the young and young-at-heart in mind, Soul presents an immense amount of style, value and function with a relatively small footprint and surprisingly spacious interior. Passengers will find comfort Soul's roomy cabin, usefulness from Soul's efficient cargo carrier with 14 storage zones and will benefit from numerous standard convenience features, including an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system outfitted with SIRIUS® Satellite Radio capabilities (including a three month complimentary subscription)(2), and USB and auxiliary input jacks in the center console with full iPod®(3) and MP3 controllability via the audio head unit and steering wheel controls (achieved with an optional Kia accessory cable).

KMA has released three special edition Souls -- Denim, Ignition and Shadow Dragon -- based on the Soul+ trim, including Denim Soul, Ignition Soul and most recently Shadow Dragon Soul. Offering consumers even more ways to personalize the Soul, each special edition comes with its own unique exterior color and packaging.

Kia Product Line

Kia Motors is in the midst of a dramatic, design-led transformation, which has been delivering dynamically styled vehicles in several important segments at exactly the right time, contributing to the brand's continued gains in U.S. market share. The vehicle line features the stylish Forte compact sedan and two-door Forte Koup, the highly personalizable Soul, functional Rondo CUV, award-winning Sedona minivan, purposeful Optima midsize sedan and versatile yet fuel-efficient Rio and Rio5 subcompacts. The launch of the all-new 2011 Sorento CUV, the official vehicle of the NBA and the first vehicle to be assembled at Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia(4). Kia's first U.S.-based manufacturing facilities in West Point, Georgia, further enhances the lineup.

About Kia Motors America

Kia Motors America (KMA) is the marketing and distribution arm of Kia Motors Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea. KMA offers a complete line of vehicles through more than 670 dealers throughout the United States. For 2009, KMA recorded its 15th consecutive year of increased U.S. market share and recently achieved its best quarter of sales ever. Kia Motors subscribes to a philosophy of building high value, high quality, safe and dynamic vehicles. Kia Motors prides itself on producing vehicles that are exciting and enabling and evoke the Kia tagline "The Power to Surprise."

Kia Motors America is the "Official Automotive Partner of the NBA." Information about Kia Motors America and its full vehicle line-up is available at its Web site - For media information, including photography, visit

(1) Price is manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for base model, excludes destination and handling charges of $695, taxes, title and license fees, additional options and retailer charges. Actual prices set by retailer.

(2) Customers must renew SIRIUS subscription after trial period if they wish to retain service. SIRIUS's® three-month complimentary subscription not available in Canada, AK, or HI. For full terms and conditions please visit SIRIUS®, XM® and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SIRIUS XM Radio Inc. and its subsidiaries.

(3) Optional Kia accessory cable required for iPod® mobile digital device connectivity. Cable and iPod® sold separately. iPod® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

(4) Kia vehicles assembled at the Kia U.S. plant are assembled in the U.S. with U.S. - and globally sourced parts.

Source: Kia Motors America

CONTACT: Alex Fedorak, +1-949-468-4813,; or Shelby
Hunt of Zeno Group, +1-310-566-3985,, both for Kia
Motors America

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Big Star Media Group Announces Distribution Deal with Brody Distribution Group and Sony/RED

Big Star Media Group Announces Distribution Deal with Brody Distribution Group and Sony/RED

CLARKSDALE, Miss., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Big Star Media Group, Inc. (Pink Sheets: BMGI) (the "Company"), a diversified entertainment and information distribution company, today announced that the Company has reached an agreement in principle with the Brody Distribution Group ("BDG") for subdistribution of its content through the Sony/RED Distribution LLC ("RED").

The multi-year deal provides for the exclusive distribution of its content throughout North America for physical formats and worldwide for digital formats. The Brody Distribution Group was formed by entertainment industry veterans Jeff Brody and Michael Resnick, who, collectively, have decades of experience in the retail sales and distribution of independent and major label content. Additionally, BDG will provide select marketing and promotional services for the Company.

BDG specializes in the marketing, sales, and distribution of music products. Between them, their experience covers virtually every facet of the sales, marketing, and distribution business in the entertainment industry. Over the years, they have been collectively involved with notable artists and projects such as The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kiss, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, John Mellencamp, Vanessa Williams, Hanson, Andrea Bocelli, 98 Degrees, Rusted Root, Joan Osborne, Brian McKnight, Tony Toni Tone, Robert Cray, Los Lonely Boys, Led Zeppelin, CSN&Y, Tori Amos, The Who, and Hootie & the Blowfish. Before Jeff Brody established BDG in 1999, he was the senior vice president of Sales & Retail Marketing for Mercury Records and their associated labels, which included Def Jam and Capricorn. Prior to BDG, Michael Resnick worked with the Atlantic Records Group, Elektra Entertainment Group, Arista, Stax, Epic, and CBS Records (now SONY).

RED is a wholly owned division of Sony Music Entertainment that markets and distributes releases for 50+ independent record labels. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) has named RED Distributor of the Year/ Medium Division four out of the last five times it has voted.

Jeff Skillen, CEO of Big Star Media said, "We're excited to be in business with both the Brody Distribution Group and Sony/RED. This deal provides us the marketing and distribution muscle necessary to build a platform for the ongoing sales and marketing of our content."

"The content and business plan of Big Star Media is a great fit for our company," remarked Jeff Brody, CEO of BDG. "It's great for us to be working with a team of seasoned executives with the skills and resources needed to be competitive in today's marketplace."

"RED is very pleased to distribute artists from Big Star Media," said Bob Morelli, president of RED Distribution. "Our staff is looking forward to introducing their content into the marketplace and working with their team to develop new opportunities."

About Big Star Media Group, Inc.

Big Star Media Group, Inc. is a multi-faceted entertainment and information distribution company focused on web-based presentations of live music events, the promotion of new musical talent, film production, and corporate messaging. Big Star Media Group holds several subsidiaries that are each focused on specific aspects of the Company's strategic plan, including: Big Star Live, Big Star Records, Big Star Informative Media, Big Star Films, and Big Star Communications. Its various entities focus on everything from the webcasting of live music events, to promoting new musical talent, producing film, and performing corporate messaging. For more information, please visit:

Forward-Looking Statements Disclosure

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, commonly identified by such terms as "believes," "will," "looking ahead," "anticipates," "estimates" and other terms with similar meaning. Although the Company believes that the assumptions upon which its forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these assumptions will prove to be correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's projections and expectations are disclosed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are expressly qualified by such cautionary statements and by reference to the underlying assumptions.

Investor Contact:
Christine Petraglia, Principal

Media Contact:
Michael Jensen or Erin Podbereski, Jensen Communications, 626-585-9575 or

Source: Big Star Media Group, Inc.

CONTACT: investors, Christine Petraglia, Principal of CSIR Group, LLC,
+1-212-386-7081,; or media, Michael Jensen or Erin
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Media Alert From Si TV & Time Warner Cable: April 3

Media Alert From Si TV & Time Warner Cable: April 3

Si TV & Time Warner Cable Casting Event To Find the Next Model Latina Photo & Interview Opportunities

NEW YORK, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Si TV's hit reality/competition series, Model Latina, is back for its 3rd season--this time, in New York City. Model Latina puts a twist on typical model competition shows by emphasizing the distinctive beauty of what it means to be Latina. In the show, 15 ambitious Latinas from coast to coast will live together, get coaching from industry pros and face challenges designed to test beauty, smarts, style, and culture. But in the end, only one will become the Model Latina.

The Model Latina winner receives $25,000 cash, a contract with a top modeling agency and an appearance on national TV!

Si TV and Time Warner Cable bring this unique opportunity to New Yorkers.

-- Si TV's Model Latina Casting Event. Ages 18-28--no height or weight
-- Photo and interview opportunities with Model Latina auditionees,
contestants from past seasons, Si TV executives.

-- Contestants from seasons 1 & 2 of Model Latina
-- Model Latina auditionees!
-- Si TV executives and castings agents

Queens Center Mall
90-15 Queens Blvd.
Elmhurst, NY 11373
**Enter at 92nd Street West, casting on Level 2

-- Saturday, April 3
-- 10am-2pm

Si TV is available in New York on Time Warner Cable channel 154

Source: Si TV

CONTACT: PRE-EVENT MEDIA CONTACT: Mark Braff, Braff Communications LLC,
+1-201-612-0707,; Kim Becker, Kim Becker
Communications, +1-914-834-0422,

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Kaleidescape Delivers Online System Dashboards and Automatic Notifications

Kaleidescape Delivers Online System Dashboards and Automatic Notifications

Kaleidescape Alerts Provide Early Notice Of Potential Problems

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaleidescape, Inc., the leader in movie servers, today announced the availability of online system dashboards for customer movie servers coupled with automatic email Kaleidescape Alerts that provide immediate notification to a customer's dealer when service is required. The new online dashboards provide a graphical depiction of the status of each component, making it easier to diagnose the cause of a problem and schedule preventative maintenance.

"With this expanded service offering, our customers can rest assured that their movie library, movie servers and other home entertainment components are safe," said Michael Malcolm, Kaleidescape Founder, Chairman and CEO. "Our dashboards and alerts offer a variety of diagnostic information to dealers about the Kaleidescape movie servers they install."

KEAOS 3.8, the current version of the Kaleidescape Entertainment Appliance Operating System, continually analyzes the temperatures of Kaleidescape components. If a component gets too hot or too cold, an email alert is automatically sent to the customer's dealer. Temperature alerts help dealers reduce the number of equipment failures and the risk of unplanned downtime for their clients. These tools also indirectly monitor the temperatures of surrounding environments, which can help protect other equipment.

"Kaleidescape has always been renowned for providing excellent product design, elegant user interfaces, and an unmatched movie-watching experience for our customers," said Arthur Mayo, President of S3 Entertainment in Park City, Utah. "With these new utilities, we can provide an extraordinary level of support to go along with it."

The online dashboards are available on the Kaleidescape Extranet. Dealers can use them to view current and historical component temperatures, remaining storage capacity, disk failures, Internet connection state, and KEAOS version.

Kaleidescape delivers KEAOS software updates automatically via the Internet, without the need for any dealer or user intervention. KEAOS 3.8 was delivered automatically to all dealer and customer movie servers worldwide effective March 8, 2010.

About Kaleidescape

The Kaleidescape movie server redefines home entertainment by transforming the way movies are enjoyed throughout the home. The Kaleidescape movie server delivers a powerful and entertaining movie-watching experience for the family, and provides peace of mind to the owner. Kaleidescape, Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in Sunnyvale, California. Kaleidescape products are available through custom-installation dealers and distributors throughout the world. For additional information, please visit

Kaleidescape and the Kaleidescape logo are trademarks of Kaleidescape, Inc.; they are registered in the United States and certain other jurisdictions. Other trademarks and trade names are owned by third parties and may be registered in some jurisdictions.

Source: Kaleidescape, Inc.

CONTACT: Linus Wong, Director, Product Marketing, Kaleidescape, Inc.,

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