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TV One, CMC Down With DMC

TV One has 'home court advantage' for on-air coverage of Democratic National Convention

August 7, 2008

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DENVER -- TV One, which plans to provide extensive coverage of the four-day Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Denver, including live primetime coverage and a nightly post-convention show, won’t have to travel far to deliver those programs to its viewers. The channel originates from the Denver-based Comcast Media Center (CMC) and will take advantage of the CMC’s direct fiber link to the Denver Pepsi Center and production facilities for creating its convention programs.

TV One has leased the CMC’s 3,500 square-foot (64’ X 54’) “East 3” studio for its exclusive use during the Convention, and can access the CMC’s 6,400 square foot “town hall” High Definition Studio, the largest in the region, if required. The CMC’s Content Distribution Operations Center will deliver live feeds from downtown Denver to the studio, which will host TV One’s live coverage of the Convention. The CMC also offers state of the art video and audio editing capabilities.

As previously announced, TV One will offer live, nightly primetime coverage of the Democratic convention in Denver Monday, August 25 – Thursday, August 28 co-hosted by award-winning industry veterans Joe Madison, XM Satellite and WOL-AM radio talk show host, and Arthur Fennell, host and managing editor of “Art Fennell Reports” on CN8, The Comcast Network. This straightforward look at events as they unfold on the convention floor will be followed by TV One Live: DNC Afterparty, a smart, irreverent and engaging hour that includes a uniquely African American cultural perspective on the events of the day. TV One Live: DNC Afterparty will be anchored by veteran television and radio news reporter and anchor Jacque Reid, who now serves as news correspondent on the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and co-hosted by well-known commentators, the husband and wife team of Rev. Marcia and Michael Eric Dyson. TV One commentator Roland Martin will serve as chief political analyst and provide daily commentary and a wrap up of the day’s events. Regular contributors to the post-convention show will include Rev. Al Sharpton, actor and author Hill Harper, comedienne Sheryl Underwood, Sister2Sister magazine publisher Jamie Foster Brown, TV One chef and culinary expert G. Garvin, and style and fashion expert Paul Wharton Huggy Lowdown, The Celebrity Snitch from the Tom Joyner Morning Show, will also phone in celebrity gossip and reports from around the convention’s official and unofficial events.

“Having the DNC in Denver gives us a home court advantage,” said TV One Executive Vice President of Operations Jay Schneider. “Broadcasting both our convention and customary programming from the facility makes it that much easier for us to transition seamlessly between breaking news from the convention floor and regularly scheduled programming.”

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