Comcast-owned E! and Style will be basic cable's homes to
HBO's Sex and the City starting in
The networks gain certain broadband, wireless and
video-on-demand rights in addition to all six seasons (94 episodes) of the
iconic New York-based series, Comcast Entertainment Group said. It stars Sarah
Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall (seen at left in
HBO photo by Craig Blankenthorn).
TBS, a sibling network to HBO within Time Warner Inc.,
currently has the basic-cable rights to SATC.
Earlier, Comcast secured rights from New Line Cinema for the
film Sex and the City, which E! will debut in July 2012.
"Sex and the City
is an anthem for women today," Cyndi McClellan, executive vice president,
program strategy and research, at Comcast Entertainment Group said in a
release. "The series has remained a pop culture phenomenon for over 10 years
and still attracts new fans."