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Dec 20, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Posted Friday, Dec. 20

National Geographic exploration into the Big Apple

The National Geographic Channel has ventured into one of the most exotic locales imaginable-New York City.

NGC is available right now in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn on Time Warner Cable Channel 65, but the network’s official launch isn’t until Jan. 9.

VH1 loves ‘The ’80s’: “I Love the ’80s,” VH1’s week-long tribute to all things ’80s, made ratings music for MTV’s older, ratings-challenged sibling.The first three nights of the nostalgia-fest averaged a 0.9 household rating and a 0.8 in the 18 to 49 demo, more than doubling both VH1’s prime household rating average and its average in the demo, compared with the previous four-week period.

IFC to offer features films on-demand: Beginning in 2003, theatrical features from the Independent Film Channel, such as the critically acclaimed “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” will be offered through IFC on Demand, a new IFC service, after their theatrical runs. In addition, IFC’s “A Decade Under the Influence,” a three-hour documentary about American film in the 1970s, will premiere on the channel in August 2003, following an earlier theatrical release of a shorter version. IFC also has given a 13-episode renewal order for “Dinner For Five,” its filmmakers-schmoozing-at-table series.