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Aykroyd Leads Charter ‘Dish Intervention Team’

Charter Communications Inc. wants subscribers to "Get Charter. Get Hooked."

The MSO introduced the second part of its new, two-pronged campaign Monday, featuring actor, comedian and musician Dan Aykroyd.

In the second phase’s initial three 30-second spots, Aykroyd appears as the leader of Charter's "Dish Intervention Team." He drops by the homes of satellite-dish customers and counsels them on the advantages of Charter's Digital TV or High Speed Internet service.

The spots end with the "1-888-GET CHARTER" toll-free number and Aykroyd's tongue-in-cheek observation: "The Dish is the disease. We're the cure."

The campaign was created by McCann-Erickson Worldgroup, Charter's new marketing-communications agency.

The first part of the campaign focused on specific Charter products -- including HDTV, video-on-demand and high-speed data -- and celebrated the love people have for television, movies, sports and the Internet.