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January 20, 2011 11:00 ET

Cosmopolitan TV to Launch in High-Definition in Spain

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 20, 2011) - Cosmopolitan Television Iberia, a 24-hour network that offers lifestyle programming for young women in Spain, will be available in high-definition beginning Sunday, January 30. Launched in partnership with leading pay TV operator Digital +, the Cosmopolitan HD channel will broadcast movies and TV series, including Gossip Girl, Army Wives and Hellcats, a new program beginning in February.

"Since its inception, Cosmo TV Iberia has struck a chord with women in Spain who enjoy quality, entertaining programming," said Cosmopolitan TV Iberia General Manager Juan Mayne. "Being able to offer an HD version of the network is just one more way to cater to our loyal audience and take our service to the next level."

Modeled after the successful Cosmopolitan magazine brand with international appeal, it is the only pay TV channel completely devoted to women, offering a wide range of movies, TV series and special content surrounding shopping and movie reviews.

"The Cosmopolitan TV brand has been a great addition to our business," said Scott Sassa, president, Hearst Entertainment & Syndication. "We're thrilled with the launch of HD in Spain and look forward to the network's continued success."

Cosmopolitan Television Iberia, owned and operated by Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, a unit of Hearst Corporation, launched in Spain in March 2000. The network reaches approximately three million Spanish homes via satellite and cable TV. Cosmopolitan TV is also available in Latin America and Canada.

About Hearst Entertainment & Syndication
Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, a unit of Hearst Corporation, is the operating group responsible for Hearst's interests in cable television networks, television production and distribution, newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing. Hearst owns substantial stakes in ESPN; A&E Television Networks, including the A&E, History and Biography channels; Lifetime; and international Cosmopolitan channels. Hearst also owns King Features Syndicate, a major newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing company. Hearst Entertainment, Inc. produces reality programming and administers distribution of Hearst's TV movie library.

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