MOJO HD

MOJO HD is an American VOD television channel, owned by iN DEMAND L.L.C. As a linear television channel, it replaced INHD on May 1, 2007. iN DEMAND, the owner of MOJO HD, canceled its MOJO HD regularly scheduled programming on December 1, 2008, but continued to provide video on demand programming and sales of their programs on optical media.[1]

MOJO HD
Mojo HD
LaunchedSeptember 2003 (as INHD)
ClosedDecember 1, 2008 (as linear channel)
Owned byiN Demand L.L.C.
(Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings Inc., & Charter Communications)
Formerly calledINHD
Sister channel(s)iN DEMAND, Hot Choice
Websitewww.mojohd.com
Availability
Cable
Comcast
Time Warner
Cox Cable
Check local listings for VOD information

Overview

The channel is owned by iN DEMAND L.L.C. On January 1, 2007, iN DEMAND ceased operations of INHD2 (stylized as "INHD2"), and in May, renamed INHD "MOJO HD" as a non-pay per view 24-hour basic cable channel. Until December 1, 2008, MOJO HD was available on Bright House, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, Mediacom, Midcontinent, and Time Warner cable systems. The network had broadcast all content in high definition 1080i format and 5.1 audio to cable subscribers with HD service, usually at no additional charge. The channel featured original programming, movies and sports programming geared to the lifestyle interests of affluent males; its website (www.mojohd.com) continues to feature streaming episodes, interactive forums, and a store for its content on DVD. MOJO HD programming also continues on other digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon.com, Hulu and others.

Programming

MOJO HD aired original programming series such as After Hours with Daniel, Three Sheets, I Bet You, Pressure Cook, Wall Street Warriors, Bobby G: Adventure Capitalist, Start-Up Junkies, Dr. Danger, The King of Miami, The Show, Technology Jones, and Uncorked with Billy Merritt. Other shows include London Live, Getting Abroad, Hooked, Timeless and Beer Nutz.

MOJO HD aired select NBA TV games in HD, when many cable providers did not yet carry NBA TV HD; games were blacked out on systems which did not carry NBA TV, or if the game aired in a team's market, where the team's broadcaster received preference. Some cable systems used MOJO HD for RSN HD over flow feeds.

The channel acquired the off-network rights for Heroes in high definition starting in October 2007, and aired several episodes leading up to the network premiere in September 2008. G4 later took both the regular broadcast and HD rights, as their HD channel launched on the day MOJO HD ended operations.

Deepak Ananthapadmanabha is a featured technology correspondent.

References

  1. ^ DPUC.state.us

External links

Dave Hill (comedian)

Dave Hill is an American comedian, radio host, writer, musician and actor originally from Cleveland, Ohio. He is the host of The Goddamn Dave Hill Show on WFMU radio in Jersey City, New Jersey and also the host of Dave Hill's Podcasting Incident, a podcast recorded in Hill's living room. In 2007 Variety named Hill one of their "10 Comics to Watch".

Deepak Ananthapadmanabha

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Geared Up

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I Bet You

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Mojo

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The channel broadcasts regional coverage of professional sports teams in the Chicago metropolitan area, as well as college sports events and original sports-related news, discussion and entertainment programming. NBC Sports Chicago is available on cable and fiber optic television providers in most of Illinois, and throughout northern Indiana, Iowa, Kenosha County, Wisconsin and southwest Michigan and nationwide on satellite providers DirecTV and Dish Network. The network maintains main studios and offices located at 350 North Orleans Street, inside the River North Point Center in the Near North Side area.

NorthSouth Productions

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Ralph Pagano

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Shanon Cook

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The King of Miami

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Three Sheets

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Comedian Zane Lamprey hosts a humorous trip around the world sampling the local well-known (and little-known) food and drink while also engaging in local alcohol-related customs. In each episode Lamprey samples various food and drinks and learns about the customs and libations of that area, and then experiences the local hangover cure. The series is produced by Screaming Flea Productions.

Wall Street Warriors

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Zane Lamprey (born April 2, 1972 in Syracuse, New York, United States) is a comedian, actor, editor, producer, and writer for television and movies. He grew up in Syracuse and attended SUNY Cortland in Cortland, New York where he majored in fine arts and minored in theatre.

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Zane Lamprey is also the co-owner of Monkey Rum, a premium rum beverage company with both spice and coconut rum products. Currently available in California, Florida, New York, and Texas.

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