OXYGEN STRETCHES ITS REACH TO VIEWERS UNDER THE NBC UNIVERSAL UMBRELLA
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J.- December 10, 2007- Oxygen, one of the nation's leading female-focused cable television networks has added 180,000 subscribers to its portfolio since NBC Universal acquired the network in November 2007. Comcast, Telecom Cable, Bend Broadband, and Buckeye Cablevision are slated to launch Oxygen by the New Year, January 2008. The network, now part of NBC Universal, is currently available to nearly 74 million homes. The announcement was made today by Bridget Baker, President, TV Networks Distribution, NBC Universal.
"I'm excited to announce these cable system launches," said Bridget Baker, President, TV Networks Distribution, NBC Universal. "It is our priority to drive Oxygen's growth in the marketplace and to support our distribution partners who recognize the value of cutting-edge women's entertainment."
Systems launching Oxygen by January 2008 include:
-Comcast (North Santa Barbara County, CA)
-Comcast (Farmington, NM)
-Comcast (Chattanooga, TN)
-Telecom Cable (Fulshear, TX)
-Bend Broadband (Bend, OR)
-Buckeye Cablevision (Toledo, OH)
About Oxygen Media
Oxygen is currently available in over 73 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with a vast array of unconventional and original programming including The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, The Bad Girls Club, Tori & Dean: Inn Love and Campus Ladies. Through programs like Oxygen's Mentors Walk and "Who Cares About Girls," Oxygen's documentary series -- Oxygen is creating The New Girls Network.
About NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution
NBC Universal TV Networks Distribution, a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's preeminent media companies, drives the company's cable strategic development and growth including video-on-demand, pay-per-view, HDTV, TV EST (electronic sell-through), TV Wireless distribution and retransmission consent, and oversees the cable distribution, marketing and local ad sales of sixteen properties (Bravo, Chiller, CNBC, CNBC World, MSNBC, mun2, NBC Weather Plus, Oxygen, SCI FI, ShopNBC, Sleuth, Telemundo, Telemundo Puerto Rico, Universal HD, USA and the Olympics on cable).