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New Horror/Thriller Channel Launches on DIRECTV

Chiller, NBC Universal's new channel, screams into its March 1, 2007, debut chock-full of horror and thriller television series and feature films ranging from TALES FROM THE CRYPT and TWIN PEAKS to THE SHINING and PSYCHO. Chiller is the only 24/7 entertainment cable channel dedicated to the popular horror genre, and events are planned throughout Chiller's first two months to showcase its programming. As previously announced, Chiller will be available to more than 16 million DIRECTV subscribers and will be located on channel 257.

"We're pleased to be able to offer horror fans an eclectic and fun schedule, beginning with Chiller's debut," said Dan Harrison, svp, emerging networks, NBC Universal Cable. "We've brought the best horror/thriller television shows together with fan-favorite feature films to create a new entertainment channel solely committed to this eternally popular programming."

Chiller launches on March 1, with a TALES FROM THE CRYPT marathon beginning at 10:00 am (ET) and 4:00 pm.

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