GLENDALE–Armenian Cable Television–a 24-hour Armenian television channel managed by Horizon television and operating since June 1999 announced plans to expand its coverage area to Pasadena–Montebello and La Caada beginning on June 5. The channel–currently airing on Charter Cable channel 55 in Glendale–Burbank and La Crescenta will broadcast on channel 280 in the new communities.
Horizon Television–which became a programming affiliate to Charter Cable after the launch of Armenian Cable Television has been in negotiations with the Pasadena outlet of the same cable company in order to ensure that the large and growing Armenian-American community in Pasadena–Montebello and La Canada will be able to view Armenian television 24-hours a day.
"Our aim has always been to serve the Armenian-American community by providing to them entertainment–accurate and up-to-the-minute information and live news coverage of events such as the siege on the Armenian parliament on Oct. 27–1999–the debate on the Genocide resolution in Congress and the tragedy of Sept. 11," explained Ara Khachatourian the director of Horizon Television.
"Most importantly–this expansion will allow the very heavily Armenian-populated cities of Pasadena–Montebello–La Caada and surrounding cities to enjoy the quality programming that we have been providing during the past three years and the commitment to excellence to which Horizon television has adhered since its first airdate in 1989," he added.
"We also commend and appreciate Charter Cable for entrusting Horizon Television to become a programming affiliate and ensuring that the Armenian community receives the best programming on television," he stressed.
Horizon Television works with more than 35 local Armenian-American producers–each of whom bring a unique approach and outlook to their respective programs.
"I really have to say a special thank you to all our fellow producers–without whose talent–commitment and cooperation–this expansion and the achievemen’s of Armenian Cable Television would not be possible," emphasized Khachatourian.
Aside from a two live daily newscasts and a daily live talk show–the channel offers a variety of programming to suit the needs and taste of every Armenian family. From music–entertainment and variety programs–to hard-hitting issues-oriented discussion shows–to cultural–religious and educational programs produced in Armenia–the Armenian Cable Television bridges the gap between Armenia and the Diaspora–as well as brings the community together via this most important medium–the television.
Special inauguration events are planned in Pasadena and Montebello on June 5 to welcome the launch of Armenian Cable Television to their communities.