REELZCHANNEL to Offer "The Kennedys" in High Definition Nationwide Only on DISH Network

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World Premiere of “The Kennedys” Begins Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT

DISH Network has chosen to support an independent during a very important time in our network’s history.

REELZCHANNEL – TV About Movies® – today announced that DISH Network customers will be able to watch the epic eight-part movie event “The Kennedys” in high definition when it makes its two-hour world premiere on REELZCHANNEL on Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT. REELZCHANNEL in HD is on DISH Network Ch. 299.

“DISH Network has chosen to support an independent during a very important time in our network’s history,” said REELZCHANNEL CEO Stan E. Hubbard. “We expect a lot of new viewers for REELZCHANNEL who are eager to watch the highly-anticipated television movie event, ‘The Kennedys’ – and now that we’re in HD nationwide on DISH Network, we can show the movie event as the moviemakers intended.”

“DISH Network is always seeking ways to offer our customers unique and compelling viewing experiences, and we are proud to be the only national TV provider to deliver the much talked about movie event ‘The Kennedys’ in high definition on REELZCHANNEL,” said Dave Shull, senior vice president of Programming for DISH Network.

Taking an old-school, mini-series approach, REELZCHANNEL will show episodes of “The Kennedys” over eight nights from April 3-10, and DISH Network subscribers will have access to every episode in HD. The dramatic movie event relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world, including fraternal rivalries, mob associations, political crises and scandals. Additional exhibitions of the movie event will air on REELZCHANNEL throughout April and, like the rest of the network, will also be available in HD.

The announcement also means DISH Network subscribers will be able to watch all REELZCHANNEL programming in HD April 3 through May 4, including the premiere of Game On! with John Salley on Sunday, April 10 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. In Game On! with John Salley, Salley gets up close and personal with celebrities, athletes, politicians, musicians and newsmakers for an edgy and totally unpredictable approach to conversational television.

Among other REELZCHANNEL programs DISH Network subscribers will see in HD are Hollywood Dailies, a daily, fast-paced half-hour of movie entertainment reporting from experts including Sam Rubin, Richard Roeper and Leonard Maltin; the daily countdown show Hollywood’s Top Ten where viewers decide the top 10 everything in movies; and Maltin on Movies where every week, Maltin gives viewers his reviews and recommendations for the latest movies in theaters and at home.

For a full list of REELZCHANNEL programming with airdates and times, please visit

REELZCHANNEL is available in DISH Network’s America’s Top 120 packages and above. For more information about DISH Network, including how to order, visit

REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and informative programming that is all about movies, including the celebrities, fashion, music and stories behind the stories. With shows featuring movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper, Sam Rubin and John Salley fans get trusted insight into movies wherever they’re playing, whether in theaters or at home.

REELZCHANNEL reaches more than 56 million homes. Find REELZCHANNEL in your area by entering your zip code at Owned by Hubbard Media Group, REELZCHANNEL is headquartered in Albuquerque, N.M., with an entertainment bureau in Los Angeles.

The highly-anticipated dramatic movie event “The Kennedys” will make its two-hour world premiere on REELZCHANNEL TV beginning Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8pm ET and at 8pm PT nationwide. All eight episodes play out over eight nights from April 3-10. Several exhibitions of “The Kennedys” will air during the month of April. The full schedule is available on “The Kennedys” app and at

“The Kennedys” iPad app is breaking new ground for supporting TV and movie viewing, offering comprehensive history and background behind the 8-part movie event. Download it for free at or for those without iPads, the free browser version will bring it to life on any web-enabled computer or mobile device. Download it at

For “The Kennedys” Press Kit including hi-resolution images, visit

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