2010-02-12 / Community

Time Warner Cable Celebrates Black History

Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) is helping its Digital Cable customers celebrate Black History Month by giving them access to a brand new category of Movies on Demand (MOD). During the month of February, viewers can access “Black Cinema On Demand,” a new category featuring some of the most acclaimed, award-winning and influential films featuring the most distinguished black directors, actors and themes.

Many of the films in the new category have been groundbreaking in their subject matter. They have enabled discourse on controversial topics, and proven heartbreaking with their dramatic stories. Included in the new category are current and classic films ranging from historical dramas to documentaries, comedies, biographies and romance. Featured films come from some of the most celebrated directors: Spike Lee’s brutally honest “Do the Right Thing,” (1989) and the powerful Malcolm X (1992); Steven Spielberg’s heart wrenching “The Color Purple” (1985) and historical “Amistad” (1997), Ed Zwick’s harrowing “Blood Diamond” (2006), Denzel Washington’s multi-awardwinning “Antwone Fisher” (2002), Taylor Hackford’s musical homage to Ray Charles, “Ray” (2004) and Tyler Perry’s comical “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” (2007).

The movies feature great actors and actresses such as Angela Bassett, Morgan Freeman, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Denzel Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Chris Rock, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anthony Hopkins, Danny Aiello and many other stars in memorable performances. Included are two documentary tributes to two of the greatest sports figures of our time, Muhammad Ali and LeBron James.

“We are pleased to celebrate Black History Month with the programs, music and movies that have inspired us, moved us and entertained us,” said William Ortiz, Senior Director of Target Marketing at Time Warner Cable, “and we’re happy to make it easy for our customers to find this rich programming, so they can enjoy it as often as they want, whenever they want.”

With Movies On Demand, viewers can order movies and watch them instantly, pause, fast-forward and rewind them. Viewers can find “Black Cinema On Demand” by going to their on-screen channel guide.

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