Time Warner Launches Bravo HD In N.C.

Bravo HD is getting a statewide rollout in North Carolina on Time Warner Cable Friday (Feb. 13).

To celebrate, Time Warner Cable and Bravo parent NBC Universal will throw a launch party that night in Raleigh for consumers and cable affiliates, hosted by Patti Stranger, star of Bravo's The Millionaire Matchmaker. The show's second season debuts Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Fans will get the chance to win tickets to the party and share Stranger's dating tips in person through www.yourtwc.com/bravoparty and radio station WDCG 105.1-FM. TWC will give out 175 tickets via its site and WDCG will give out 50 tickets.

Bravo's standard-definition channel previously launched on TWC channel 72 in Raleigh and on channel 53 in Fayetteville. The high-definition simulcast is on TWC channel 259.

"Time Warner Cable's launch of Bravo HD and Bravo is a huge win for NBC Universal and Time Warner," Mary Murano, executive vice president of affiliate sales and TV networks distribution at NBCU, said in a release. "We are pleased to bring Bravo's edgy and Emmy Award-Winning programming to Time Warner Cable customers."

Brian Kelly, TWC president of residential services, said in the release: "We are thrilled to be adding Bravo and Bravo HD to our channel lineup in Raleigh and Fayetteville. Bravo has been one of our most requested networks and now Time Warner Cable subscribers can take full advantage of Bravo's programming both in standard- and high-definition."