TV One to Time Warner N.Y., N.J.


Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey digital customers saw TV One added to their lineups Thursday.

The operator said the African-American-targeted network is now available to its digital-cable subscribers in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, western Brooklyn and Mt. Vernon, N.Y., as well as Bergen and Hudson counties in New Jersey.

Comcast Corp. and Radio One Inc. are among TV One’s investors.

“We are delighted that TV One will now be available to cable subscribers in America’s largest market, which is crucial both as a large and influential African-American market and a center for the media and advertising businesses,” TV One executive vice president of affiliate sales and marketing Brad Samuels said in a prepared statement.

TV One is one three networks Time Warner added to its digital-cable lineups in New York and New Jersey. The MSO also announced the launch of Asian-based ImaginAsian Television and gay- and lesbian-targeted Q Television Network.

In addition, the system launched several free-on-demand services, including Oxygen On Demand, Anime On Demand, National Geographic On Demand and local entertainment information service Time Out New York On Demand.

Subscription-video-on-demand services also debuting on the system included In Demand’s Howard Stern On Demand ($9.95 per month), Playboy en Español ($7.95 per four-hour block) and Playgirl On Demand ($10.95 per six-hour block).