LOS ANGELES, November 17, 2003 —
The Tennis Channel, the 24-hour cable television network devoted exclusively to tennis and other racquet sports, has partnered with Insight Communications, the ninth-largest cable operator in the United States, to launch The Tennis Channel on Insight's digital tier in the Louisville, Ky., area on Nov. 13, 2003. The launch is the first, under a 10-year agreement between the channel and the operator which covers all Insight cable systems. The joint announcement was made today by Terry Denson, vice president, programming, Insight Communications and Randy Brown, senior vice president of distribution, The Tennis Channel.
"We're pleased to add The Tennis Channel's in-depth coverage of the sport and its players, both on and off the court. It's a good addition to our digital Sports & Lifestyle Pak, and will add further value to customers," said Denson.
"We appreciate this support from Insight Communication, which gives The Tennis Channel substantial coverage in the Midwest, where there are legions of tennis fans," said Brown. "The sport of tennis boasts more than 82 million fans with many major events throughout this region each season."
The Tennis Channel recently announced a myriad of system launches including New York and New Jersey's coveted boroughs of Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn on Time Warner Cable starting on Nov. 19, 2003.
The Tennis Channel (www.thetennischannel.com) is the 24-hour cable television network devoted to tennis and other exciting racquet sports that provides unparalleled coverage of the game, its elite championships and superstar athletes. The network features comprehensive coverage of major tournaments including Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour, Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, Fed Cup, Davis
Cup by BNP Paribas and Hyundai Hopman Cup competition and the European tournaments of the Tennis Masters Series. The network also showcases instruction from the finest teachers, legendary matches, in-depth profiles of the greatest players, analysis and news, the latest on equipment and tennis getaways. The Tennis Channel's investment group includes media and tennis industry leaders, blue chip Wall Street investors, and tennis greats Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
Insight Communications (NASDAQ: ICCI) is the ninth largest cable operator in the United States, serving approximately 1.4 million customers in the four contiguous states of Illinois, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio. Insight specializes in offering bundled, state-of-the-art services in mid-sized communities, delivering basic and digital video, high-speed data and the recent deployment of voice telephony in selected markets to its customers.
The Tennis Channel ( www.thetennischannel.com ) is the cable television network devoted to tennis and other racquet sports, and provides unparalleled coverage of the game, its elite championships and its superstar athletes. The network’s comprehensive coverage includes telecasts of the US Open Series, ATP Masters Series, top-tier WTA Tour championship competitions, Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, Fed Cup and Hyundai Hopman Cup. The Tennis Channel also showcases instruction from the finest teachers, legendary matches, in-depth profiles of the greatest players, analysis and news, the latest on equipment, and tennis getaways.