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GRANDE COMMUNICATIONS ADDS TWELVE POPULAR CHANNELS IN HIGH DEFINITION TO ITS EXTENSIVE CABLE LINE UP

Grande Expands its High Definition Entertainment Offerings to 42 HD Channels

SAN MARCOS,Texas – May 18, 2010 – Grande Communications adds twelve highly rated new channels to its already robust high definition cable lineup.  Today Grande is launching ABC Family HD, Bravo HD, Cartoon Network HD, Comedy Central HD, E! HD, Hallmark Channel HD, Nickelodeon HD, Spike HD, TCM HD, TruTV HD and VH1 HD on its Expanded Cable and Lifetime Movie Network HD on its Digital Tier. Grande continues to expand its high definition channel offerings and to maintain its position as a leading Texas cable provider of high definition television entertainment.  As a Texas-based broadband provider, Grande Communications’ services for bothresidential and business customers include high-speed Internet, local and long telephone and digital cable over its advanced deep-fiber network.

Grande’s new HD lineup features a wide range of quality family programming, the latest in entertainment TV and popular destination channels for men, women and children.  ABC Family HD targets the whole family with hit shows such as Secret Life of the American Teenager.  TCM HD presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from one of largest film libraries in the world and Hallmark Channel HD celebrates fabled movies, television series and specials like Touched by an Angel and I Love Lucy. E! HD is the source for entertainment news, fashion trends and TV, music and movie reviews.  VH1 HD features music videos, celebrity news and live performances including shows like Behind the Music and Unplugged.  TruTV HD features real-life stories and high-stakes, action packed shows like Most Shocking and Operation Rep while Bravo HD is reality TV built around food, style, design and pop culture. Laughter, adventure and entertainment combine on Cartoon Network HD, home of favorite cartoons like Star Wars and Adventure Time, and on Comedy Central HD, site of funny animated hits and news shows like South Park and Colbert Report.  Spike HD is the premier destination for men; Lifetime Movie Network HD is a proven source for women’s entertainment; and Nickelodeon HD is the ideal place for kids.

“Grande Communications aspires to set the pace in HD entertainment for our customers,” said Grande President Matthew M. Murphy.  “High Definition is without doubt the best quality available today.  We are excited to add these twelve HD channels in particular for the rich array of viewing options they offer our Texas audience that will captivate the entire family – mom, dad and the kids!” 

About Grande Communications (www.grandecom.com)
Headquartered in San Marcos, Grande Communications® is building a deep-fiber broadband network to homes and businesses from the ground up using the latest technological advances in broadband communication. Grande delivers high-speed Internet, local and long-distance telephone and digital cable over its own advanced network to communities in Texas. Grande's bundled service area includes portions of Austin, Corpus Christi, suburban northwest Dallas, Midland, Odessa, San Antonio, San Marcos and Waco.

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