SHORTSTV LAUNCHES ON UPC IN THE NETHERLANDS THE WORLD’S FIRST HD CHANNEL DEDICATED TO SHORT MOVIES

Written on 3rd Apr 2012.

Shorts International, the world’s leading short movie entertainment company, today announced the launch of ShortsTV on UPC channels 25 (standard definition) and 64 (high definition).

ShortsTV is a unique entertainment channel dedicated to short movies.

ShortsTV broadcasts 24-hours a day in 30-60 minute blocks of short films and is available on UPC in SD as part of the Royaal tier, and also in high definition in the UPC HD pack. ShortsTV, which will be subtitled in Dutch throughout the Netherlands, is the world’s first high definition channel dedicated to short movies.

Launching on the 3rd of April with a collection of highly entertaining short films, programming is separated into genre ‘Zones’. ShortsTV is dedicating the month of April to programs from Editor’s Pick, showcasing some of the brightest young stars and directors, and the terrifying Midnight Zone, featuring the short One Night about the darker side of love, lust and loneliness.

May brings new Zones, from Stars in Shorts, offering short movies with Hollywood stars such as Michael Sheen and Dita Von Teese, to Animate! featuring stop-motion and computer generated animated shorts that push the limits of imagination. Other new Zones launching then are Docs, Film School, Comedy, Shorts In Love, and Best in Fest.

Viewers can looking forward to the charms of Robert Pattinson In The Summer House, award winners Colin Firth & Keira Knightley in the emotionally charged Steve, and the contemporary dark thriller Trunk. Star Trek fans will be touched by the loving tribute to the legendary sci-fi saga with Orion Slave Girls Must Die! and discover the hilarious self-help mockumentary The Pro.

“We couldn’t be more excited about bringing ShortsTV to UPC’s cable audience. The films are the cutting edge of movie entertainment,” said Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of ShortsTV.

Standard definition channel ShortsTV is available in 3.5 million homes on Numericable’s French-language cable systems in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as in HD to 20 million homes in the United States with AT&T and DirectTV. It is also available to 1 million subscribers in Turkey with TTNet.

For more information on the Netherlands launch, contact Judith Huisman on:
+33 (0)6.53831316 / judith@100procentpuur.nl

For U.S. enquiries please contact Marina Bailey on:
+1 323.650.3627 / marina@marinabailey.com

For other European enquiries please contact Leif Nelson on:
+44 (0) 207 613 5400 / leif.nelson@shortsinternational.com

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