Networks Reup with Comcast Media Center

HITS adds SonLife Broadcasting Network to its programming line-up, as well as renewed transport agreements with several network groups

June 14, 2011

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DENVER -- The Comcast Media Center (CMC) announced today that HITS added SonLife Broadcasting Network (SBN®) to its programming line-up, as well as renewed transport agreements with several network groups. These agreements increase the quantity and variety of linear services available to affiliates on the HITS Quantum™ platform. The HITS® business unit of the CMC currently serves more than 400 cable operators with digital programming.

SBN is a Christian multi-media network which offers music, talk-shows, live Church services, studio programs, youth shows and other programming produced at Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. The addition of SBN to the HITS platform expands operators’ niche lineup and offers their subscribers additional faith-based programming.

The multi-year renewals include agreements for linear transport rights with network groups such as AETN, Bloomberg Television, Current, Fox Networks, The Inspiration Networks, Outdoor Channel, ShopNBC, TBN Networks and The Word Network for up to 72 channels, including at least 25 HD services, to be transmitted by HITS via satellite and/or fiber delivery. As part of the Fox Networks agreement, HITS also provides transport of on demand content from Fox.

“Our continued relationships with the programming community allow HITS to provide a cost-effective content acquisition and management solution to cable operators,” said Leslie Russell, Vice President and General Manager for HITS. “Together, we help to ensure that cable system operators can offer a highly competitive lineup of television programming regardless of their location or market size.”

Comcast Media Center (CMC)

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