via press release:





NEW YORK, NY – February 18, 2011 – As the first and only network dedicated to weddings, Wedding Central will celebrate the long-awaited nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton with a six-day on-air royal wedding programming takeover of the network.  Beginning Sunday, April 24 and continuing through Friday, April 29, the Royal Wedding day, Wedding Central will feature back-to-back, non-stop royal wedding themed specials and series through its “Royal Wedding Party” on-air extravaganza.  The programming will explore royal weddings and royal life, from the dress to honeymoon destinations and even advice on how to snag a prince.

“William and Kate’s wedding promises to be one of the most significant and unforgettable events of our time,” said Elizabeth Dorée, senior vice president, programming, WE tv and Wedding Central.  “As the only network devoted to weddings, Wedding Central is exclusively poised to offer its audience of young women a complete entertainment experience that honors royal culture and royal weddings.”

The party kicks-off with William & Kate: Wedding of the Century on April 24 at 8 pm, et/pt, Wedding Central’s first-ever original production.  The one-hour special will feature new and exclusive interviews with royal insiders and key experts, from designers to cake makers, wedding planners, florists and caterers on their creative vision for the day, and will utilize CGI graphics to imagine what the royal wedding will look like.

The festivities continue with a line-up of royal wedding shows throughout “Royal Wedding Party,” including:

Ø  Kate: The New Diana? (1×60)

Ø  Prince William (1×60)

Ø  The Charles & Diana Wedding (1×60)

Ø  How to Marry a Prince (1×60)

Ø  How to Be a Princess (8×60)

Ø  Unforgettable Wedding Gowns (1×60)

Ø  Royal Honeymoon Getaways (1×60)

Ø  My Royal Wedding with David Tutera (1×60)

In addition to programming leading up to the royal wedding, Wedding Central is putting the finishing touches on a soon-to-be-announced daylong celebration on Friday, April 29, during and following the royal wedding, featuring behind-the-scenes footage and celebrity commentary.

About Wedding Central

Wedding Central ( is the first and only 24/7 destination where women, who are fascinated by all things wedding related, can go to get engaged in and entertained by the aspiration and drama of weddings.  The network features programming that focuses on dating, relationships and weddings, including series such as Rich Bride, Poor Bride, Bride vs. Bride, and the popular hit series, Bridezillas; and specials Wedding Cake Masters, Amazing Wedding Gowns and The Wedding Planners.  Wedding Central is owned and operated by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and is available on Cablevision’s iO digital cable service, Mediacom’s digital basic tier and Time Warner Cable’s East Region digital basic tier.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC).  Rainbow Media owns and operates some of the world’s most popular and award-winning entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, Sundance Channel, WE tv, Wedding Central and IFC Entertainment (IFC Center, IFC Films, IFC In Theaters, IFC Midnight and IFC Productions).  Additional information about Rainbow Media’s multiplatform brands is available at

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