The Young Montalbano Premieres Exclusively on MHz Next Week

The Young Montalbano Premieres Exclusively on MHz Next Week 
FALLS CHURCH, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/24/12 --  Continuing on the
global popularity of the original Detective Montalbano series on its
primetime broadcast, MHz Networks has acquired The Young Montalbano
The prequel, produced by RAI, the Italian State broadcaster,
premieres nationally on MHz Worldview on October 29-November 3 at 9
PM ET.  
MHz Home Entertainment also releases the series on DVD the same day,
along with the original Detective Montalbano series and the largest
selection of international crime dramas on
and finer retailers and online everywhere.  
The U.S. broadcast premier leads into a week-long marathon of the
Best of Detective Montalbano episodes, selected by MHz International
Mystery fans throughout the country, November 5-9 in primetime. 
In Young Montalbano, viewers and Andrea Camilleri detective novel
lovers (on which the series is based) get to know Salvo Montalbano
before he became the seasoned and mature chief detective of the
original series.  
In the prequel, Montalbano is new to Vigata and new to being a police
chief. He didn't always live in a glorious house by the sea, or have
Deputy Chief Mimi Augello as a best friend, or Fazio as a loyal
assistant. He didn't always go out with the beautiful Genoese
architect, Livia Burlando.  
The series, which premiered in Italy on RAI just this past February,
brings together the genesis of the friendships, the rivalries and the
romance as the players arrive to take their places in the beautiful
Sicilian town of Vigata.  
Young Montalbano joins other notable MHz International Mystery titles
such as Montalbano, Spiral, Brunetti, Don Matteo, Maigret, Van
Veeteren, Varg Veum, and Wallander.  
International mysteries on MHz Worldview air each evening in
primetime to over 35 million households throughout the U.S. via
broadcast and cable affiliates in:  
Los Angeles- KCET; Chicago, IL- WYCC; San Francisco, CA- KCSM;
Washington, DC- WNVC/MHz Networks; Tacoma-Seattle, WA- KBTC;
Cleveland/Akron/Youngstown, OH- WNEO/WEAO; Minneapolis, MN- MPS
Cable; Miami, FL- WLRN; Denver, CO- KBDI; Orlando-Daytona
Beach-Melbourne, FL- WCEU; Charlotte, NC- WTVI; Nashville, TN- WNPT;
Salt Lake City, UT- UEN (statewide); Grand Rapids/ Kalamazoo/Beaver
Creek, MI- WGVU; Spokane/Yakima, WA- KWSU/KTNW; New Orleans, LA-WLAE; Las Vegas, NV- Vegas PBS; Richmond, VA- WCVE; Flint, MI- WDCQ;
Charleston, IL- WEIU; Plattsburgh, NY- Mountain Lake PBS (WCFE);
Lansing, MI- LCC TV; Moline, IL (Quad Cities)- WQPT; Athens, OH-WOUB; Warrensburg, MO- KMOS; Topeka, KS- KTWU; Rochester-Austin, MN-KSMQ; Charlottesville, VA- WHTJ; St.Paul, MN- St. Paul Neighborhood
Network; Stanford, CA- Stanford University Cable.  
MHz Worldview also blankets the U.S. satellite footprint on DirecTV.  
Episodes will also be available for VOD purchase on Amazon Instant
Video, Hulu and Netflix, among others. 
For more information, visit or  
About MHz Networks 
MHz Networks is an independent, non-commercial television broadcaster
delivering international educational programming and providing
diverse cultural perspectives for a globally-minded audience. 
MHz Networks broadcasts 12 distinct international television networks
in the D.C. area including: MHz Worldview DC, NHK World TV, CCTV, RT,
Al Jazeera English, CCTV Documentary, France 24, RT Espanol, Arirang
TV, ETV, VTV America, and MHz Worldview National. The channels are
also carried by the region's cable systems. 
MHz Worldview, MHz Networks flagship channel, presents fresh,
relevant English-language international content including news,
documentaries, cultural programming, dramas, films and mysteries,
music and sports and features programs from around the world in more
than 20 different languages. MHz Worldview is available locally in
the Washington D.C. metro area as MHz Networks 1 via digital
terrestrial broadcast, Comcast, Cox, RCN cable and Verizon FiOS. The
channel is also available locally via DirecTV and Dish Network. 
MHz Networks is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. MHz has studio
facilities in Falls Church, VA and at Washington, DC's Ronald Reagan
Building and International Trade Center. 
MHz Networks
8101 A Lee Highway
Falls Church, VA 22042
Stephanie Misar
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