Ah, is it that time of year again already? Seems like just yesterday that we were kicking back in our sofa, wondering how the New Year would treat HD DVD and sipping a hot cocoa while enjoying the faux warmth of an HD Yule Log. This year, iN DEMAND's high-def version of the famed Christmas classic will be coming to HD VOD systems on Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. In addition, iN DEMAND has created two other holiday offerings for viewers to enjoy in Winter Green and Snowman, both of which were filmed with HD cameras and are to be presented in 1080i with 5.1-channel audio. The fun begins nationwide on December 8th; full release is after the break.
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YULE LOG BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND-NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON VIDEO ON DEMAND
DIGITAL SUBSCRIBERS IN COMCAST, COX COMMUNICATIONS, TIME WARNER CABLE AND BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS SYSTEMS CAN ENHANCE THEIR HOLIDAYS WITH THIS FESTIVE OFFERING FOR FREE
Traditional Yule Log Joined by New Video Content: Winter Green and Snowman Available Nationally Starting December 8
New York – December 3 – iN DEMAND Networks today announced that it is bringing the Yule Log, the popular holiday tradition back to Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks Video On Demand (VOD) customers this year. Because of the Yule Log's long running success, iN DEMAND has created two new, sure-to-become classic offerings: Winter Green and Snowman. The service launches on December 8 (with earlier sneak previews in select locations) and airs throughout the month as part of the cable operators' free on demand service. These VOD titles will be free to customers.
While the most famous televised Yule Log has been airing since 1966, iN DEMAND's version stands out as the only originally produced hi-def Yule Log. iN DEMAND's Yule Log features a crackling fire and is sure to add warmth this holiday season, even for those without a fireplace. Winter Green shows a snowy, pine forest setting that viewers can enjoy without catching frostbite. Snowman features a snowman dressed in top hat, scarf and neckerchief (carrot nose included) regally withstanding a windy, snowy storm. All three offerings, accompanied by holiday music, were filmed with HD-cameras and are presented in 1080i picture and 5.1 sound.
According to Jason Patton, Senior Vice President of Business Development for iN DEMAND Networks who is responsible for the Yule Log project, "customers have sought out and enjoyed our Yule Log for the past six years. Every year we receive more and more positive feedback from our viewers so we decided to expand our offerings and add Snowman and Winter Green. It's our gift to digital cable subscribers: the most heart-warming backdrops for their holiday celebrations."
These three offerings will help viewers get into the holiday spirit as they are accompanied by a series of holiday songs - traditional carols like Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
WHERE TO FIND THIS ON DEMAND OFFERING ON SPECIFIC MSO'S:
Comcast - "Yule Log & More" sections of "TV Entertainment" and "Top Picks" (hi-def and standard-def)
Cox Communications - "Yule Log & More" sections of "Free Zone HD" (hi-def) and "Free Zone" (standard-def)
Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks - "Holiday Yule Log" section of "HD Showcase On Demand" (hi-def)