Reelz

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Reelz
Reelz Channel Logo.png
Launched September 27, 2006 (2006-09-27)
Owned by Hubbard Broadcasting
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
Slogan Hollywood Happens Here.
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area Nationwide
Headquarters Albuquerque, New Mexico
Formerly called ReelzChannel (2006–2012)
Website www.reelz.com
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV Channel 238 (HD/SD)
Channel 1238 (VOD; HD)
Dish Network Channel 299 (HD/SD)
Channel 9504 (HD)
Cable
Verizon FiOS Channel 233 (SD)
Available on most other U.S. cable systems Consult your local cable provider for channel availability
IPTV
AT&T U-verse Channel 1799 (HD)
Channel 799 (SD)

Reelz (also known as REELZCHANNEL) is an American digital cable and satellite television network that is owned by Hubbard Broadcasting. The network's programming is devoted to entertainment-oriented programming focusing on the Hollywood film and entertainment industry, with programs featuring information on theatrical film releases as well as information on movies released on DVD and airing on cable television. It also broadcasts reruns of acquired comedy and drama series, and produces non-entertainment news related original programs.

As of August 2013, Reelz is available to approximately 66,739,000 pay television households (58.44% of households with at least one television set) in the United States.[1]

Overview[edit]

The network launched on September 27, 2006 as ReelzChannel,[2] initially available on satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network. The network originally maintained a programming focus similar to the original format of E! (and its predecessor MovieTime), focusing on programs about the entertainment industry including movie review and junket interview series. The network eventually signed carriage agreements with various cable providers including Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter Communications and Cablevision.

In early 2009, ReelzChannel moved its operations from Los Angeles, California, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, where Hubbard owns that city's NBC-affiliated television station KOB.[3] At that point, the network shifted its programming focus to incorporate acquired series alongside its entertainment news programs. In August 2011, ReelzChannel debuted its first miniseries, The Kennedys. An unauthorized biopic centering on John F. Kennedy, Jackie Onassis and the Camelot empire,[4] ReelzChannel acquired the rights to the film after it was passed by Showtime and FX. In 2012, the network shortened its name to simply Reelz.

Programming[edit]

Besides running entertainment industry-related programs, Reelz also carries acquired programming including comedy and drama series, and original reality series. The network also runs a segment twice each hour called REELZ Recommends, which highlights programs available via video on demand services (such as Netflix) and premium cable networks (such as HBO, Showtime and Starz) that is tailored to providers based on either the pay-per-view channel map or VOD remote instructions for each system.

Current programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Original programming[edit]

Acquired programming[edit]

Miniseries[edit]

Awards ceremonies[edit]

Other services[edit]

Reelz HD[edit]

Previous Reelz logo as ReelzChannel (2006-2012)

Reelz HD is a high definition simulcast of Reelz broadcasting in the 720p resolution format, which launched on August 1, 2010. The first provider to carry the feed was AT&T U-verse, which began carrying ReelzChannel HD on September 27, 2010; Dish Network carried the HD feed as a free preview from March 30 to May 4, 2011.[11] DirecTV began carrying the HD feed on September 26, 2014.[12] DirecTV also carries ReelzChannel's video on demand content in HD.

ReelzChannel In Your Room[edit]

Reelz also operates a service for hotels in partnership with LodgeNet, called ReelzChannel In Your Room, which features a mix of Reelz's original programming with reviews of films available on a hotel's video on demand service.

Network slogans[edit]

  • Everything About Movies 24/7[13] (2006–2009)
  • TV about Movies[14] (2009–2012)
  • Hollywood Happens Here (2012–present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seidman, Robert (August 23, 2013). "List of How Many Homes Each Cable Networks Is In — Cable Network Coverage Estimates As Of August 2013". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Reelz Channel launches today TV Squad.com September 27, 2006 Joel Keller
  3. ^ LURED BY GOVERNOR RICHARDSON AND THE NEW MEXICO FILM OFFICE REELZ CHANNEL MAKES BOLD MOVE TO RELOCATE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS TO ALBUQUERQUE IN EARLY 2009 Reelz Channel Press Release January 7, 2009.
  4. ^ a b ReelzChannel To Air ‘Kennedys' Miniseries Multichannel News February 1, 2011
  5. ^ "Crime Drama Series "Cracked" Makes Its U.S. Premiere Friday, August 30, 2013 at 10PM ET/7PM PT". The Futon Critic. August 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ ReelzChannel Picks Up ‘Pillars Of The Earth’ Deadline.com August 30, 2011
  7. ^ 'World Without End' Miniseries Heads to ReelzChannel HollywoodReporter.com May 22, 2012
  8. ^ Richmond, Ray (July 28, 2013). "TCA: ReelzChannel Unveils ‘JFK: The Smoking Gun,’ ‘The Capones,’ ‘Hollywood Hillbillies’". Deadline Hollywood. 
  9. ^ O'Neil, Tom (June 6, 2010). "'Modern Family' leads nominations for new Critics' Choice TV Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  10. ^ Ausiello, Michael (June 6, 2010). "Mad Men, Fringe, Good Wife, Modern Family, Community, Justified Lead Critics Choice Kudos". TVLine. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  11. ^ Quote from PR: "DISH Network subscribers will be able to watch all REELZCHANNEL programming in HD April 3 through May 4"
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ http://www.reelz.com/article/535/reelzchannel-tv-network-launches-in-chicago/
  14. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2009/01/05/daily28.html

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