The Z Channel was one of the first pay television stations in the United States. Launched in 1974 from Los Angeles, California, this station was known for its devotion to the art of cinema due to the eclectic choice of films by the programming chief, Jerry Harvey. It also popularized the use of letterboxing on television, as well as showing 'director's cut' versions of films (which is a term popularized after Z Channel's showing of Heaven's Gate). Z Channel's devotion to cinema and choice of rare and important films had an important influence on such directors as Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino, and Jim Jarmusch. Z Channel was owned by Theta Cable (a division of TelePrompTer Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Co.) which was acquired by Group W (Westinghouse) in 1981. Operations were located

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  • The Z Channel was one of the first pay television stations in the United States. Launched in 1974 from Los Angeles, California, this station was known for its devotion to the art of cinema due to the eclectic choice of films by the programming chief, Jerry Harvey. It also popularized the use of letterboxing on television, as well as showing 'director's cut' versions of films (which is a term popularized after Z Channel's showing of Heaven's Gate). Z Channel's devotion to cinema and choice of rare and important films had an important influence on such directors as Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino, and Jim Jarmusch. Z Channel was owned by Theta Cable (a division of TelePrompTer Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Co.) which was acquired by Group W (Westinghouse) in 1981. Operations were located in Santa Monica, California. In 1989, Z Channel faded to black and was replaced by SportsChannel Los Angeles. The channel was the subject of the 2004 documentary Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession, which was directed by Alexandra Cassavetes, daughter of John Cassavetes. (en)
  • Der Z Channel war ein US-amerikanischer Pay-TV-Sender. Er wurde 1974 in Los Angeles von Drehbuchautor und Cineast Jerry Harvey gegründet. Der Sender erlangte durch die Ausstrahlung von damals noch unüblichen Director’s Cuts verschiedener umstrittener Hollywood-Produktionen wie The Wild Bunch von Sam Peckinpah oder Heaven’s Gate von Michael Cimino große Bekanntheit. Auch die sonstige Programmpolitik zielte auf Filmfans mit Interesse an Werken des Autoren- und New-Hollywood-Kinos oder anderen Produktionen jenseits des Mainstreams ab. Regisseure wie Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino und Jim Jarmusch gaben an, durch den Sender in ihrer späteren filmischen Arbeit beeinflusst worden zu sein. Ein Jahr nach dem Tod Jerry Harveys wurde der Sender 1989 eingestellt und von den Besitzern durch einen Sportkanal ersetzt. 2004 erschien mit Z-Channel – Die Geschichte eines Fernsehsenders (Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession) eine Dokumentation von Alexandra Cassavetes (der Tochter von John Cassavetes). (de)
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  • The Z Channel was one of the first pay television stations in the United States. Launched in 1974 from Los Angeles, California, this station was known for its devotion to the art of cinema due to the eclectic choice of films by the programming chief, Jerry Harvey. It also popularized the use of letterboxing on television, as well as showing 'director's cut' versions of films (which is a term popularized after Z Channel's showing of Heaven's Gate). Z Channel's devotion to cinema and choice of rare and important films had an important influence on such directors as Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino, and Jim Jarmusch. Z Channel was owned by Theta Cable (a division of TelePrompTer Corporation and Hughes Aircraft Co.) which was acquired by Group W (Westinghouse) in 1981. Operations were located (en)
  • Der Z Channel war ein US-amerikanischer Pay-TV-Sender. Er wurde 1974 in Los Angeles von Drehbuchautor und Cineast Jerry Harvey gegründet. Der Sender erlangte durch die Ausstrahlung von damals noch unüblichen Director’s Cuts verschiedener umstrittener Hollywood-Produktionen wie The Wild Bunch von Sam Peckinpah oder Heaven’s Gate von Michael Cimino große Bekanntheit. Auch die sonstige Programmpolitik zielte auf Filmfans mit Interesse an Werken des Autoren- und New-Hollywood-Kinos oder anderen Produktionen jenseits des Mainstreams ab. Regisseure wie Robert Altman, Quentin Tarantino und Jim Jarmusch gaben an, durch den Sender in ihrer späteren filmischen Arbeit beeinflusst worden zu sein. Ein Jahr nach dem Tod Jerry Harveys wurde der Sender 1989 eingestellt und von den Besitzern durch einen Sp (de)
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