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by Brian Brooks
July 22, 2009 5:43 AM
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UK's Shorts Int'l Launches 24 Hour Shorts Channel in U.S.

London-based shorts entertainment company, Shorts International, unveiled the launch of Shots HD on AT&T U-verse TV, a channel dedicated to short movies. Shorts HD will broadcast 24-hours a day in 30-60 minute blocks. Launching with a collection of entertaining short movies in a variety of genres, programming is separated into 'Zones' from Stars in Shorts that offers short movies with notable stars such as Keira Knightley and Michael Cera to Animate! featuring stop-motion and computer generated animated shorts that push the limits of imagination.

Other Zones are Editor's Pick, Real Stories, Comedy, World Cinema, Shorts In Love, Midnight, Film School and Best in Fest.

"We're thrilled to be giving short movies a home in the U.S.," commented Carter Pilcher, Chief Executive of Shorts International in a statement. "Our annual release of the Oscar-nominated short films in theatres and on iTunes has shown that shorts have a huge audience. Now they don't have to wait for awards season!"

Standard definition channel ShortsTV is available in 1 million homes on Numericable's cable systems in France, Belgium and Luxembourg as well as over 7 million homes in the UK on the Sky satellite platform.

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