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DIRECTV's Midnight Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' on March 20

DIRECTV's Midnight Premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' on March 20, Includes Behind–the–Scenes Footage of the Film and an Inside Look at Director Chris Weitz

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 09, 2010 –– "Twi–hards" who have DIRECTV won't even have to leave the comfort of their own living rooms to be one of the first to see last fall's box office phenomenon, The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In conjunction with the highly anticipated DVD release of the movie by Summit Entertainment, DIRECTV will offer a midnight premiere of the movie on Saturday, March 20 on DIRECTV Cinema. In addition, customers who order this movie from DIRECTV will also receive behind–the–scenes bonus features about the film – not available on cable.

In addition to being able to see teen heartthrobs Robert Pattinson (Edward Cullen), Taylor Lautner (Jacob Black) and Kristen Stewart (Bella Swan) in crystal–clear 1080p HD, DIRECTV customers will also have access to the bonus featurette The Subtle Details, which offers viewers a behind–the–scenes look at New Moon's production design, costuming and more. DIRECTV customers will also enjoy Chris Weitz Takes the Helm, a feature that documents the transition from Catherine Hardwicke, director of Twilight, to New Moon director Chris Weitz, and his vision of the future of the series.

"DIRECTV Cinema's goal is to provide customers with the ultimate in-home movie experience they can't find anywhere else," said Sarah Lyons, vice president, Upgrade Marketing, DIRECTV. "We are thrilled to not only offer The Twilight Saga: New Moon in 1080p HD but to also give our customers a deeper look at what went into making the film."

The Twilight Saga: New Moon will premiere on DIRECTV Cinema and DIRECTV on Demand at midnight, Saturday, March 20. The movie will be available in 1080p HD (same as Blu–ray) for $5.99 or standard–definition (SD) for $4.99. In addition, Summit Entertainment's Twilight In Forks, which is a documentary that explores the Pacific Northwest town that inspired the Twilight phenomenon, will also be available in 1080p HD for $5.99 or for $4.99 (SD). For more information on the movies available on DIRECTV Cinema please visit directv.com/cinema.

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DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV – News) is the world's most popular video service delivering state–of–the–art technology, unmatched programming, the most comprehensive sports packages available and industry leading customer service to its more than 27 million customers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 18.9 million customers access to over 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1 theater-quality sound (when available), access to exclusive sports programming such as NFL SUNDAY TICKET™, award winning technology like its DIRECTV® DVR Scheduler and higher customer satisfaction than the leading cable companies for 10 years running. DIRECTV Latin America, through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, and other Latin American countries, leads the pay-TV category in technology, programming and service, delivering an unrivaled digital television experience to 8.1 million customers. DIRECTV sports and entertainment properties include three Regional Sports Networks (Northwest, Rocky Mountain and Pittsburgh) as well as a 65 percent interest in Game Show Network. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please call 1-800-DIRECTV or
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