As The Times‘ Joanne Kaufman writes: “The channel, which has been labeled the ‘Jewish HBO,’ relies mostly on pre-existing content.”
What a pithy, perfectly formulated analogy: It really tells us everything there is to know about this little-seen network. Wonder who came up with it?
According to a July 25, 2008 article by Barbara Pash in the Baltimore Jewish Times:
(It should be noted that the network’s publicist spells his name “Hornung.”)
In June, Mr. Hornung told The Staten Island Advance, “Many have described us as a Jewish HBO.
Of course, not everyone agrees with Mr. Hornung and… himself.
Another spokesperson for the network, Michael Tobman, told The Jewish Week‘s Adam Dickter in November 2007, “While some people have called it a Jewish HBO, we prefer to call it a Jewish Sundance Channel or Independent Film Channel.”