Time Warner Cable to Launch Special Papal Visit Channel Featuring Complete Coverage of Pope Francis’s Historic Visit to Cuba and the United States in September

Papal Coverage to Commence on September 20th
on Channel 199; Live Sunday Mass from Revolution Square in Cuba to Air
9:00 a.m. EDT

Comprehensive Coverage also Available to TWC Customers on Local on

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Time Warner Cable (TWC) today announced it will offer
uninterrupted coverage of Pope Francis’s historic trip to Cuba and the
United States for cable television customers on its special Papal
Visit Channel
on 199, and on channel 299 in Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, West Virginia and parts of Ohio. The Papal Visit Channel
will also be available on Bright House Networks channel 199 in SD
and 1212 and 1341 in HD in Tampa, Orlando, Birmingham, Alabama,
Indianapolis, Detroit and Bakersfield, California. On September 20th
at 8:00 a.m., the Papal Visit Channel will launch with a telecast of
Pope Francis’s Sunday Mass at Havana Revolution Square in Cuba at 9:00
a.m. EDT. The channel will provide seven days of dedicated, wall-to-wall
coverage of Pope Francis’s visit, including all his public appearances,
masses, and speeches shown live in their entirety until his departure on
September 27th.

TWC News will produce the coverage on the Papal Visit Channel. TWC News
provides in-depth local news programming exclusively for Time Warner
Cable video customers. Time Warner Cable’s 17 news networks operate in
Texas (Austin, San Antonio); New York (Rochester, Buffalo, Albany,
Hudson Valley, Central New York and the Southern Tier); North Carolina
(Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Wilmington); Antelope Valley, CA, and
the group’s flagship network NY1 and Spanish language network TWC News
NY1 Noticias in New York City.

“Pope Francis’s visit is one of the most important events in the United
States this year. As part of our dedication to our community and Time
Warner Cable customers, we’re proud to cover all aspects of the trip
that promise to be of significance to our viewers,” said, Steve Paulus,
SVP of News & Local Programming at Time Warner Cable.

The Papal Visit Channel’s extensive coverage is highlighted by
the following live events:

Sunday, September 20th

  • Live telecast of Sunday Mass from Cuba
  • Visit with Cuba’s President Raul Castro
  • Celebration of vespers with priests, religious and seminarians in
    Havana’s cathedral
  • Greeting to young people at the Father Felix Varela cultural center

Monday, September 21st

  • Blessing of the city of Holguin from Cross Hill
  • Prayer to Our Lady of Charity with bishops

Tuesday, September 22nd

  • Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El
  • Farewell ceremony at Santiago de Cuba’s International Airport

Wednesday, September 23rd

  • Official welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the
    White House

Thursday, September 24th

  • Address to joint session of Congress
  • Service at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City

Friday, September 25th

  • United Nations General Assembly Address
  • Multi-faith event at the World Trade Center Site
  • Mass at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, September 26th

  • Mass at Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul in Philadelphia
  • Address at Independence Mall
  • Visit to the Festival of Families

Sunday, September 27th

  • Papal meeting with bishops from World Meeting of Families at St.
    Martin’s Chapel
  • Mass on the Ben Franklin Parkway
  • Departure for Rome

In addition to the events listed above, the Papal Visit Channel
will showcase The Call, a live news call-in show telecast from
New York City, where viewers call in to discuss key issues of the day. The
will air from 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EDT on Monday through
Friday and will focus on all things related to the pope. In addition,
the channel will provide viewers with Papal Visit 2015, an
in-depth nightly review program airing from 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. that
will recap all of the day’s events. The channel will also provide encore
presentations of all the events throughout Pope Francis’s visit.

On TWC Local on Demand channel 1020, a special “Papal Visit 2015”
category will feature religious documentaries including compilation
films created from TWC News reports on Pope Francis’s background and
papacy, and the previous visits of retired Pope Benedict XVI
and Pope John Paul II to the United States. Cable television
customers can access the category by tuning to Time Warner Cable Local
On Demand channel 1020, clicking on “Pope Francis.” TWC Local on
is available on channel 1 and channel 1000 in Southern
California; channel 411 in Wisconsin, Ohio and Nebraska; and channel 99
in Kentucky.

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