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TNT kicks off broadband initiative DramaVision

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MUMBAI: US broadcaster TNT is diving into the world of broadband with DramaVision.

This is an on-demand digital destination featuring broadband presentations of TNTs original productions and initiatives complementing the networks line-up of dramas.

TNT will kick off its new broadband initiative tomorrow, 15 August 2006, by offering a first-time-ever broadband streaming of the networks blockbuster miniseries Into the West, which earned 16 Emmy nominations. DramaVision will be housed at the TNT Web site: tnt.tv.

Future broadband offerings from DramaVision will include a showplace for TNTs arsenal of original movies; a collection of true crime stories promoted through the series Law & Order and presented in partnership with TNTs sister network Court TV. There wil also be tie-ins to such high-profile live events as the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Black Movie Awards.

The broadband content TNT is planning to offer via DramaVision includes:

Into the West: TNTs 16-time Emmy nominee Into the West gets its first-ever broadband presentation via tnt.tv and intothewest.com. Fans can watch the entire six-part television event, as well as extensive behind-the-scenes content.

Drama Flicks: Future plans call for TNTs award-winning original movies to be offered via broadband through a variety of genre-specific channels. The slate of high-quality original movies TNT has created during its 18-year history includes the following:

Westerns, including Crossfire Trail, which continues to hold the ad-supported cable record as the most-watched movie telecast of all time. Historical Dramas, such as Andersonville, which earned an Emmy for director John Frankenheimer.

Then there are biopics, like George Wallace, which earned Emmys for Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham and director John Frankenheimer, as well as an Emmy nomination for Angelina Jolie.

There will also be literary dramas like The Hunchback of Notre Dame with Mandy Patinkin and Salma Hayak as well as bible dramas, such as Joseph.

Live Events: TNT will supplement such live-event programming as the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Black Movie Awards with special video content and camera feeds never before available to viewers. In addition to a presence on DramaVision, the Black Movie Awards will also have a digital presence on AOL.

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