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Bright House Networks’ Customers Have Access To NBC Universals Coverage Of 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games February 12 – 28

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Customers Have Complete Access to More than 835 Hours of Coverage

Orlando, FL

Bright House Networks, in agreement with NBC Universal, today announced a multiplatform content offering for NBC Universal’s 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games coverage to commence with the Opening Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 12. Designed to deliver customers with NBC Universal’s more than 835 hours of unprecedented Olympic Winter programming, representing the most total hours ever for an Olympic Winter Games, and the most live hours ever for a Winter Games, Bright House Networks will showcase its advanced technologies, as well as cable’s broad digital offering and deep and rich content across multiple digital platforms, including including High Definition (HD), Video on Demand (VOD) and High Speed Internet options. Vancouver will be the first Olympics Winter Games available entirely in HD.

“Our customers, along with the rest of the country, are looking forward to watching NBC’s coverage of all of the exciting events during the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games,” said Kevin Hyman, Executive Vice President, Cable Operations. “Through our agreement with NBC Universal, we will provide our customers more hours of coverage of the Games than ever before.”

Customers will stay connected to NBC’s coverage of the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games wherever they go, and can expect extensive coverage on the networks of NBC Universal, including NBC, USA Network, MSNBC, CNBC, Universal HD and NBCOlympics.com. Following are multiplatform offerings that will allow Bright House Networks customers to watch and be a part of the Vancouver Winter Games, including HD, VOD and High Speed Internet:

DIGITAL SERVICES OFFERINGS: 

  • HD Coverage - For the first time, the Olympics will be available entirely in stunning HD, with HD coverage available on the networks of NBC Universal.
  • On Demand- NBC Universal is making gravity-defying highlights and full event rewinds available On Demand.
    • Pre-Games - Viewers can access more than 20, 5-7 minute clips available in SD and HD.
    • In Games - NBCU will offer more than 100 highlight clips, approximately 15 per day, in addition to up to five full-length daily event replays. Additionally, NBCU will offer more than 30% of In-Games VOD in HD.
  • Online – Via NBCOlympics.com, Bright House Networks’ video customers will have access to more than 400 hours of live event competition and more than 1,000 hours of on-demand access to full-event replays from Vancouver, as well as extensive highlights such as event recaps, best-of montages, commentator analysis and athlete-specific clips.

NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games will run throughout 17 unforgettable days and nights, covering every sport, medal, champion and riveting moment. For more information about NBC’s coverage of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, visit www.nbcolympics.com. For more information about Bright House Networks’ products and services, visit www.brighthouse.com.

About NBC Olympics 

NBC, America’s Olympic Network, has broadcast 11 Olympic Games, the most Olympics broadcast by any network. NBC surpassed ABC’s 10 Olympics with the 2008 Beijing Games, the most watched event in U.S. television history with 215 million viewers. Vancouver will be NBC’s 12th Olympics. The 2010 Vancouver Games mark the sixth of an unprecedented seven consecutive Olympic broadcasts by NBC Sports, which began with the 2000 Sydney Games and continues through the 2012 London Games.

About Bright House Networks

Bright House Networks is the sixth largest owner and operator of cable systems in the U.S. and the second largest in Florida, with technologically advanced systems located in five states including Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Michigan and California.

Bright House Networks serves approximately 2.5 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data, home security and automation and voice services. The company also offers a strong portfolio of customizable, advanced business solutions for video, voice, data, cloud-based and managed services. The company is MEF-certified and also recently received the Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification under the Cisco Cloud and Managed Service Program, the first cable operator in the United States to achieve this designation. Bright House Networks also owns and operates exclusive, award-winning, local news and sports channels in its Florida markets. For more information about Bright House Networks, visit (www.brighthouse.com).

Further Info

Lorelie Johnson, APR
Lorelie.Johnson@mybrighthouse.com
(407) 210-3188