In recognition of National Missing Children’s Day on May 25, Time Warner Cable has announced the launch of a new Missing Children On Demand category available via their Local On Demand channels, making information about missing children available to millions of Time Warner Cable digital video customers across the state of Texas. The new initiative is in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and will enable Time Warner Cable digital video customers in Texas to support efforts by law enforcement to help bring missing children home.
“Someone out there knows something and we hope the people of Texas will view these videos and help bring our children home,” said Ernie Allen, President and CEO of National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.
“Our partnership with Time Warner Cable enables us to reach millions of homes throughout Texas and empowers viewers with the resources they need to help solve cases.”
“We have a great track record of success with our Local On Demand public service initiatives, including our Crime Stoppers On Demand programs,” said Jon Gary Herrera, vice president of communications with Time Warner Cable.
“This initiative will expand the reach of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and local law enforcement agencies in their relentless efforts to find missing children and reunite loved ones.”
Time Warner Cable Missing Children On Demand videos, produced in partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, will feature up to 10 new video profiles a month chronicling missing child cases from across the United States. Each video provides relevant details about the child’s case, including the name of the missing child, city of the disappearance, possible whereabouts, as well as likely abductors and photos. In cases where the child has been missing for a long period, an age progressed photo showing what he/she may look like at a more recent age will also be available.
In addition, during the airing of each profile, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s toll-free 24-hour national missing children’s hotline (800-THE-LOST) will be displayed on the bottom of the profile, so viewers can report tips should they have any information.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s website will also be available for viewers to report tips online at www.missingkids.com.
The Missing Children On Demand videos will air on the following Time Warner Cable digital channels throughout the state of Texas:
Texas Region, Local On Demand Channel
- Austin/Round Rock, Central Texas On Demand – Ch. 1400
- Waco/Temple/Killeen, Central Texas On Demand – Ch. 200
- Kerrville, Central Texas On Demand – Ch. 831
- San Antonio on Demand, San Antonio On Demand – Ch. 988
- North Texas, North Texas On Demand – Ch. 656
- Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi On Demand – Ch. 831
- El Paso, El Paso On Demand – Ch. 831
- Golden Triangle (Beaumont area), Golden Triangle On Demand – Ch. 831
Every year an estimated 800,000 children are reported as missing in the United States; so please remember, May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day. It’s a reminder for all parents, guardians, teachers and other role models to make child safety a priority.
Good Going Texas! Hopefully the rest of the country will soon be following your lead!
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