via press release:
DIY NETWORK KICKS OFF FOURTH ANNUAL “TOILET BOWL MARATHON”
WITH HEAD-TO-HEAD BATHROOM RENOVATION PROGRAMMING ON SUPER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 FROM 7 A.M. TO 12 A.M ET
Companion Site DIYNetwork.com Giving Away 30 Tricked-Out Toilet Seats
Starting Thursday, Jan. 27
NEW YORK – Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 – DIY Network provides the ultimate bathroom break and alternative to Super Sunday with the fourth annual Toilet Bowl Marathon, premiering Sunday, Feb. 6 at 7 a.m. ET. The 17-hour block of bathroom renovation programming includes episodes of popular series BATHtastic!, Bath Crashers, 10 Killer Bathroom Projects and America’s Ugliest Bathrooms. In support of “Toilet Bowl IV,” DIY Network’s companion website, DIYNetwork.com, is giving away 30 tricked-out toilet seats to readers of their blog starting Thursday, Jan. 27.
Now through Monday, Feb. 7, visitors to DIYNetwork.com’s blog, The Pegboard, can enter for a chance to win one of 30 Bemis toilet seats featuring the latest in installation and maintenance technology. Winners will be chosen at random among those who visit http://blog.diynetwork.com/tool-tips/ and post a reply in the comments section under the Toilet Bowl post.
“The Toilet Bowl Marathon continues to be a huge success and a great alternative for those who’d rather watch our head-to-head programming rather than head-to-head football on Super Sunday,” says Andy Singer, DIY Network’s general manager. “With nearly 22 million people planning bathroom projects in their home*, DIY Network’s Toilet Bowl Marathon and toilet seat giveaway showcases projects and products that are sure to give any viewer inspiration as they are contemplating a bathroom renovation.”
Featuring cutting-edge new materials, amazing design tips and essential DIY know-how, DIY Network’s Toilet Bowl will show viewers how to revitalize any bathroom, great or small. Throughout the day, DIY Network will feature bathroom renovation projects that range from removing mold in older bathrooms to installing luxury fixtures in spa-inspired master suites. Matt Muenster, licensed contractor and host of BATHtastic! and Bath Crashers, will show viewers what they can do to their bathroom with just a few days work and some elbow grease.
The programming lineup includes episodes of BATHtastic! featuring projects such as: enlarging a basement bathroom, installing a whirlpool tub and heated tile flooring, creating creative hidden storage solutions, and installing a sauna shower with an integrated sound system. Bath Crashers episodes will focus on projects like: transforming a kitchen into an extra bathroom, expanding a shower space to include two water fixtures and a quick-flow drain system, creating skylights, and installing water- and energy-conserving fixtures. 10 Killer Bathroom Projects gives viewers a look into projects under $500, quick and easy fixes and secrets from the trade. America’s Ugliest Bathrooms features ten of the country’s strangest, most dysfunctional bathrooms.
For more information on DIY Network’s experts, tips and home improvement programs, visit the network’s companion Web site at www.DIYNetwork.com. DIY Network is available nationwide on DISH Network Ch. 111 and DIRECTV Ch. 230. For additional cable channel designations, check local listings and www.diynetwork.com/tv.
About DIY Network
From the makers of HGTV and Food Network, DIY Network is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. DIY Network’s programs and experts answer the most sought-after questions and offer creative projects for do-it-yourself enthusiasts. One of the fastest growing networks and currently in more than 53 million homes, DIY Network’s programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network’s award-winning Web site, www.DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly guides with step-by-step instructions.