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Sundance has extended its cinematic reach into our living-room televisions — so we weaker souls can get a taste of the festival experience without having to trudge up to the mountain resort. This year, you'll be able to learn about what's happening at the festival, and even see some of films, in the warm comfort of your home or office. Here are ways to peer into the festival world without sucking in a single breath of frigid mountain air.

– Compiled by Vince Horiuchi, The Salt Lake Tribune

the Sundance Channel

The festival's official television network hosts a nightly four-hour block of two films followed by news updates. Festival programming begins Thursday, Jan. 20, and runs for 10 nights.

The schedule begins at 9 nightly, with a screening of a previous Sundance film and concludes with a screening of a film with festival connections. Much of the programming will also play on the network's website, Video on demand

A handful of festival films will be available via pay-per-view on cable. "Sundance Selects" movies will be available through Comcast for 30 days after their premiere.

A sampling of films and availability dates:

Jan. 21: "Kaboom" and "Uncle Kent"

Jan. 22: "These Amazing Shadows"

Jan. 23: "Septian"

Jan. 24: "Mad Bastards"Tune in to Park City TV

In all, Park City TV (PCTV) will be devoting 19 hours of programming each day to the festival beginning Jan. 20 and will include feature interviews with stars, producers, directors and behind-the-scenes peeks at festival events. You can catch it over-the-air in Summit County on channel 45 (it's not available in Salt Lake City on rabbit ears) or on channel 102 on Comcast Cable throughout Utah (PCTV is not available through DirecTV or Dish Network). A calendar of show content is available at

"Mountain Morning Show" (7 a.m.): The station's regular morning show goes all-Sundance with interviews and features.

"In the Can" (9 a.m., repeats at 2 and 10 p.m., 2 and 5 a.m.): Stars, producers and directors are interviewed in the studio about their movies.

"Sundance All Access" (10 a.m., repeats at 12:30 and 4 a.m.): This show takes you to some of the festival's events including panel discussions, special press events and symposiums.

"Sundance Movie Preview Show" (11 a.m., repeats at 5:30 p.m.): Trailers of some of the festival films.

"Sundance Soundtrack" (1:30 p.m., repeats at 11:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m.): Peeks at the musicians performing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe and the music featured in festival films.

"Mountain Views" (6 p.m.): PCTV's live regular nighttime show is taken over by Sundance with more interviews from the festival.

"Festival After Dark" (9:30 p.m., repeats at 11 p.m., midnight, 1:30 and 3 a.m.): Cameras track the festival's night scene, including access to parties and other late-night events.

Awards show: PCTV will be the only channel broadcasting the festival's awards show Jan. 29, in which the top films are honored. The 90-minute event is tentatively scheduled for 8 p.m.