Press Release: UCSD-TV Launches on Adelphia Cable in Del Mar (10/2005)

UCSD-TV Launches on Adelphia Cable in Del Mar

LA JOLLA, October 11, 2005--Beginning October 20, UCSD-TV will be available in the City of Del Mar on Adelphia cable channel 68. UCSD-TV will occupy one of the City's designated public, education, government ("PEG") channels and will program the channel 24 hours a day, seven days a week. UCSD-TV's local programming will air daily from 4pm until Midnight and University of California Television (UCTV), the UC systemwide network airing programming from all the UC campuses, will fill out the rest of the broadcast day from midnight until 4pm daily.

UCSD-TV's launch in Del Mar was made possible when Adelphia completed a fiber link with Time Warner Cable, which carries UCSD-TV on channel 18. UCSD-TV is not available in Adelphia's other San Diego County cities, including Carlsbad and portions of Encinitas, Solana Beach, Vista, and San Marcos.

UCSD-TV programming features the latest in health and medicine, science, public affairs, arts and music, humanities, and commercial free world cinema every Saturday. The channel's depth and breadth of programming is evident when looking over October's program line-up. For coverage of local politics, tune in to the first Mayoral Debate between Donna Frye and Jerry Sanders (October 24 at 8PM), paired with post-debate analysis featuring UCSD political scientists on "The Body Politic" (9:30PM). Don't miss La Jolla Music Society's SummerFest 2005 series, including the presentation of "Dancing to Beethoven" (October 21 at 9:00PM) and an original documentary about its creation titled "Collaborating to Beethoven" (October 28 at 8:00PM). UCSD-TV is a trusted source for valuable health information, such as the long-running interview series "Health Matters," which takes on the topic of Geriatrics on October 20 at 9:00PM. If opera is your thing, make sure to watch the latest from the San Diego Opera series, "OperaTalk! with Nick Reveles: Lucia di Lammermoor" (October 21 at 8:00PM).

"As a longtime Del Mar resident, I am thrilled to be able to tune in to UCSD-TV's outstanding programming in my own living room," stated Mary Walshock, UCSD Associate Vice Chancellor, Public Programs and General Manager of UCSD-TV. "I've been a part of this station's amazing 12 year history and the ability to share its award-winning programming with my Del Mar neighbors is a great reward."

"We've fielded requests for UCSD-TV from Del Mar residents over the years," said Del Mar Mayor Jerry Finnell. "Many Del Mar residents are affiliated with UCSD as faculty, staff or students, so we know that UCSD-TV is a positive and welcome addition to the City's cable offerings."

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