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January 31 2013 6:00 AM

Here TV Celebrates 10 Years

Here TV Celebrates 10 Years

In celebration of a decade of showcasing LGBT programming, America’s only gay television network puts out call for completed film and television projects.

January 31, 2013 (NEW YORK) — Here TV (www.heretv.com) is proud to celebrate its 10th year of broadcast in the United States. Throughout its first decade, Here TV followed its mission of celebrating LGBT stories and providing a nationwide outlet for television and film projects to have a platform and a voice. Here TV, the only television outlet dedicated to LGBT filmmakers, artists, and performers showcasing their work in its original, uncensored form, has never altered its mission around its LGBT-specific programming. To launch its second decade, Here TV is proud to announce the New Frontiers Film Project, a call for newly completed film and television projects that carve out new frontiers around the LGBT experience. The selected programming will air throughout 2013 on Here TV across all its cable and Web platforms.

“We are eternally grateful to the hard-working Here TV staffers over the past decade and numerous LGBT writers, directors, actors, and producers who have helped grow and expand the availability of LGBT film and television projects to a wider audience. We are proud of the work Here TV has done in showcasing the work of LGBT filmmakers, and we look forward to the next decade of bringing unapologetically gay programming to audiences across the country and around the world,” said Paul Colichman, Here TV’s CEO, and Stephen P. Jarchow, Here TV’s Chairman, in a joint statement.

From the beginning, Here TV has been at the forefront of television viewing habits, starting as a subscription video-on-demand service and evolving with the rapidly changing television landscape. The channel now airs as a linear service in numerous markets, continues to air as an SVOD service on all major U.S. cable systems, and has partnered with online services including Hulu, YouTube, Amazon, iTunes, and Blockbuster, among others.

“When we launched the network, a purely LGBT network was met with great skepticism and tremendous resistance. The television and film projects that have aired over the past decade have all been part and parcel in entertaining and inspiring our LGBT audiences and motivating our allies to help us change hearts and minds across the country. We are eternally indebted to the LGBT creative community and to the brave distributors who have partnered with us over the years to have our stories seen and heard,” said Josh Rosenzweig, Here TV’s Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development.

After 10 successful years of showcasing LGBT film and filmmakers, Here TV is now launching the New Frontiers Film Project, opening up a submission window for creative LGBT filmmakers to submit their completed film and television series projects for consideration. Here TV executives will review the entries and choose select projects to air on the network throughout 2013. Filmmakers interested in making submissions can either send DVDs to New Frontiers c/o Here TV, 120 West 45th Street, Suite 2300, New York, NY 10019 or send a link to [email protected] For more information about the New Frontiers Film Project, go to http://heretv.com/newfrontiers/. 

Here TV airs on all major U.S. cable systems as a 24-hour subscription service. Here TV appears in 96 of the top 100 U.S. markets, including every top 10 market. On most major cable providers, Here TV can be found by entering the “On Demand” menu, selecting “Premium,” and then selecting “Here TV on Demand.” To find out how to get Here TV, log on to www.heretv.com/AGetHerePage. Or sign up for Here TV Online and watch Here TV series, films, and specials now at http://premium.heretv.com.

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About Here Media

Here Media Inc. produces and distributes niche content across all platforms worldwide. Here Media’s iconic brands distribute gay media with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, broadband, online, print, and mobile.

Here Media owns and operates a variety of media assets, including:

Iconic brands including OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, and Gay.com.
Web properties including Gay.com, Advocate.com, Out.com, OutTraveler.com, and SheWired.com.

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