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NEW INSPIRATIONAL NETWORK BOOSTING ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING, NEW ANIMATED SERIES AND MUSIC VIDEO SHOW LEADING THE WAY

 NEW INSPIRATIONAL NETWORK BOOSTING ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING,
 NEW ANIMATED SERIES AND MUSIC VIDEO SHOW LEADING THE WAY
 More New Shows to Come From Cable Net's New Production Studios
 FORT MILL, S.C., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In pursuit of its goal to increase the cable network's original programming to 35 percent by 1997, the New Inspirational Network (INSP) has secured the exclusive U.S. cable television rights to the award-winning animated children's program, the "Kingdom Adventure" series. "Kingdom Adventure" will debut on INSP on Monday, Jan. 4, 1993.
 "The addition of the 'Kingdom Adventure' animated series to our line-up reflects INSP's expanding commitment to provide innovative, original inspirational programming of the highest quality to our growing family audience," said INSP President David Cerullo. "In terms of animation quality and the overall entertainment value, I would rate 'Kingdom Adventure' on par with the top animation producers in the country," added Cerullo.
 Produced by the Crossroads Producers Group of Canada, each of the first-run shows in the 22 episode series cost $100,00 to complete.
 "Kingdom Adventure" will be the second new show to recently air on INSP. "CCM-TV," INSP's original contemporary Christian music video program, made its strongly received network debut in July. CCM-TV is a co-production venture in partnership with The Family Channel, CCM Magazine (Contemporary Christian Music), Proper Productions Inc. and INSP.
 The half-hour show airs three times per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9 p.m. Eastern time) featuring videos and profiles of the most popular Contemporary Christian Music artists, live concert footage, a Top 5 countdown and other feature segments aimed at a young adult audience.
 Some of those segments include "Road Trip," a journey taking the viewer backstage, into the recording studio and traveling on concert tour buses with a profiled artist; "Man on the Street," where CCM- TV's video jockeys give the public an opportunity to voice their opinions on music and current affairs; and "The Big Deal," where the VJ invites the audience to submit their own home video requests to be aired on the show.
 "CCM-TV's premiere was a landmark event for INSP," said Cerullo. "It represented the first original, cable-exclusive program that we've played a role in producing. With the opening of our new Charlotte studios next January, cable TV viewers can look forward to more cable-exclusive, high-quality, original, family-oriented inspirational entertainment programming to come from INSP."
 INSP's new flagship studios in Charlotte, N.C., will offer producers complete video and film production, video post-production and satellite transmission capabilities in a single facility. Being constructed at a cost of $11 million, the plans call for three sound stages totaling nearly 11,000 square feet of production space and the latest electronic production/post-production equipment available.
 The studios will also be offering film and video producers remote production support with a complete location lighting package and multicamera live broadcast video production truck.
 "While this new production facility will allow us to further our goal of producing more original programming for the INSP cable network, it's also a major resource for the other cable and broadcast TV, feature film and commercial producers who are making Charlotte the new hot spot for East Coast production," said Cerullo.
 "All of our efforts, the construction of our new studios and the expansion of the network's original programming, reflect INSP's commitment to our audience, the cable industry and the quality family, inspirational programming diversity it provides."
 INSP is a non-denominational, not-for-profit cable network which currently services more than 750 cable systems across the country with a growing subscriber base of nearly six-and-a-half-million homes.
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 /CONTACT: David Cerullo, president of INSP, 803-548-7171; or Alan Elias, Hill and Knowlton, 213-937-7460/ CO: New Inspirational Network ST: South Carolina IN: ENT SU:


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