THE YULE LOG IS BACK FOR THE 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON
For immediate release
THE YULE LOG IS BACK FOR THE 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON ON DIGITAL CABLE VIDEO ON DEMAND IN SD, HD, 3D AND ONLINE, ALL FOR FREE
New This Year is a Hanukkah Menorah
New York, December 12 – It is the epitome of kitsch! Well, at least it is safer and cleaner. The televised Yule Log on digital cable is back this year in SD, HD and once again in 3D* via free Video On Demand (VOD) and online. Along with the virtual fireplace are the snowy Winter Green and Snowman. And for those who celebrate Hanukkah, a new element has been added. For the first time, a flickering Menorah accompanied by traditional music, lights up starting Dec. 16, the first day of the eight day Festival of Lights. As per tradition, with each night another candle will be added.
No fireplace is needed to enjoy the holiday atmosphere, and any TV can be transformed into a crackling hearth or winter window. These free video confections are available via VOD** with just a click of a button for digital cable subscribers on Xfinity, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Cablevision, Metrocast, Bresnan and RCN. The Menorah is available on many of these systems via On Demand (in SD and HD) and to everyone online. (See list below of exact locations on system lineups.)
For the digital version, viewers can light up any of the holiday videos on any computer or mobile device simply by clicking on: rentmoviesondemand/holiday, (All online assets are available until Jan 5, 2015). And while the virtual hearth is burning, they can also browse through the hottest movies available instantly via cable’s Movies On Demand (MOD).
In addition to the familiar Yule Log and the new Menorah, program distributor iN DEMAND also provides Winter Green*, a snowy, pine forest setting and Snowman*, dressed in top hat, scarf and neckerchief withstanding a windy, snowstorm. All four offerings will help viewers get into the holiday spirit, accompanied by traditional carols like Joy to the World, Hark the Herald Angels Sing and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.
While the original televised Yule Log has been airing on broadcast TV since 1966, distributor iN DEMAND first produced the high definition version starting in 2002 for its then linear channel INHD, and then premiered it on Video On Demand starting in 2007. The 3D version, which started in 2010, is originally produced exclusively for cable by iN DEMAND using the latest 3D technology. To see the 3D version, viewers need a 3D TV with compatible 3D glasses and an HD set-top box connected according to their system’s specs. The HD offerings were filmed with HD cameras and are presented in 1080i picture and 5.1 sound. The 3D version was produced by Offhollywood Digital using Red 1 cameras and an Element Technica 3D rig.
*Winter Green, Snowman and Menorah not in 3D.
The Yule Log, Menorah, Winter Green and Snowman are produced and distributed to cable by iN DEMAND.
**WHERE TO FIND THIS FREE ON DEMAND HOLIDAY OFFERING ON SPECIFIC PROVIDERS. (The Menorah plays from Dec. 16-24. Other assets are available from now until Jan. 2, 2015, except as noted):
Xfinity – On Demand Channel (available until Jan. 5, 2015)
For SD, HD and 3D: Music/Yule Log & More
Holiday Moviethon/Yule Log & More (SD)
Movies/Holiday Moviethon/Yule Log & More (SD)
Cox Communications – On Demand Channel
For SD/HD/3D: HOLIDAY/Yule Log/Free Movies
Time Warner Cable– Free Movies On Demand Channel:
SD/HD/3D: Yule Log
Bright House Networks – Free Movies On Demand Channel:
SD/HD/3D: Yule Log
Local On Demand/Holiday/Scenes/Yule Log
Cablevision – On Demand Channel:
SD/HD/3D: On Demand/Movies/Movie Collections/Yule Log & More
On Demand/Events & Specials/Yule Log & More
Bresnan – On Demand Channel:
SD: FREE/Yule Log & More
RCN – On Demand Channel:
SD: Yule Log/SD
HD: Yule Log/HD, HD On Demand/Yule Log
3D: Yule Log/3D
3D TVs Only/Yule Log
Metrocast – On Demand Channel:
SD: Top Picks/Holiday Screensavers
**HD and 3D not available in all areas.
About iN DEMAND
iN DEMAND L.L.C. is a world leader in providing exciting transactional entertainment delivered through television’s most innovative technologies. iN DEMAND creates, acquires and delivers programming through cable Pay-Per-View (PPV), Video On Demand (VOD) as well as on digital platforms. It also supplies marketing support, production services and content transport for the industry. PPV programming includes movies, boxing, wrestling and mixed martial arts events and the digital out-of-market subscription professional sports packages for MLB, the NBA and the NHL. The company’s VOD products include first-run and library movies, plus subscription movie and entertainment services. Content is delivered in SD, HD and 3D. iN DEMAND’s owners are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment – Advance/Newhouse Partnership. Further information about the company can be found at business.indemand.com.
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