via press release:
TVGN (TV GUIDE NETWORK) BECOMES “AWARDS SEASON CENTRAL”
THIS MONTH WITH EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, POPSUGAR AND MORE
“TVGN LIVE WITH ET” at the Oscars® and Grammy Awards®
To Feature Live Red Carpet Coverage with ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Hosts
Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano
“POPSUGAR NOW” on TVGN Brings Fans Daily Entertainment and Pop Culture Coverage of Everything Happening Throughout Awards Season
LOS ANGELES — Jan. 8, 2014 — Starting this month, TVGN (TV Guide Network) will follow everything going on at every major award show, providing viewers with exclusive programming dedicated to covering the celebrities, the festivities and the headlines of Hollywood’s most celebrated season.
“We are partnering with some of the biggest and best brands in entertainment to make TVGN a daily one-stop television destination for the awards season,” said Brad Schwartz, President of Entertainment and Media, TVGN. “Whether it’s live on the red carpet with the best in the business—ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, the youthful and hip daily lifestyle coverage of POPSUGAR, or the in-depth perspective, discussion and access from THE INSIDER, TVGN has got awards season covered from beginning to end.”
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, television’s #1 syndicated entertainment show from CBS Television Distribution, will produce a live red carpet show hosted by anchors Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano that will air on TVGN leading up to the Grammy Awards and the Oscars. TVGN LIVE WITH ET AT THE GRAMMYS®, which will also feature ET special correspondent and popular Z100 radio personality Elvis Duran, will premiere on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 5:00 PM, ET/PT. TVGN LIVE WITH ET AT THE OSCARS® will premiere on Sunday, March 2 at 5:00 PM, ET/PT. Linda Bell Blue, D.J. Petroro, and Linda Fuller are Executive Producers and Leslie Kawaguchi is Co-Executive Producer for ET, with Nikki Kemezis executive producing for TVGN. Clay Smith is Co-Executive Producer for ET for TVGN LIVE WITH ET AT THE GRAMMYS.
POPSUGAR, which boasts more than 22 million unique users and 51 million video views per month across its online sites, will create a daily half-hour entertainment news series exclusively for TVGN based on its successful daily web show, POPSUGAR LIVE, throughout the awards season. POPSUGAR NOW will air on TVGN for 12 weeks beginning on Monday, Jan. 13 at 6:00 PM, ET/PT. Shot live from its studios in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, POPSUGAR NOW will bring viewers celebrity news, fashion and lifestyle content throughout the awards season, adding to TVGN’s coverage of dozens of award shows including the Golden Globes, SAG, People’s Choice, Critics Choice and more.
TVGN will also continue its exclusive cable run of THE INSIDER (weekdays at 12:30 PM, ET/PT and 1:30 PM, ET/PT), CBS Television Distribution’s nightly, half-hour entertainment newsmagazine show. THE INSIDER reports on the world of celebrity news from a unique in-depth perspective, covering the day’s breaking news, as well as the latest in fashion, music, television, film and world events.
POPSUGAR Inc. is a global media and technology company at the intersection of content and commerce — online, on mobile, and at your door. POPSUGAR.com is the go-to destination for the biggest moments, the hottest trends, and the best tips in entertainment, celebrity, fashion, beauty, fitness, food, and parenting. In addition to the best original lifestyle content, POPSUGAR’s growing portfolio of commerce brands includes ShopStyle, the leading fashion search engine, and POPSUGAR Must Have, a monthly subscription box featuring editor-curated products. Targeting women 18-40, POPSUGAR draws over 20 million users worldwide, 50 million live and on-demand video views per month, and half a billion in annual retail revenue. POPSUGAR Inc. is a privately held company funded by Sequoia Capital and Institutional Venture Partners with offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and London. For more information, visit POPSUGAR.com and follow @POPSUGAR on Twitter.
About ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and THE INSIDER:
Currently in its 33rd season, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is taped in Studio City, Calif. ET has been the #1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine for 902 consecutive weeks. Linda Bell Blue, DJ Petroro and Linda Fuller are executive producers. Nancy O’Dell and Rob Marciano are co-anchors. Brooke Anderson is a correspondent and Rocsi Diaz is the weekend co-anchor as well as daily correspondent. Leonard Maltin is film historian/correspondent.
THE INSIDER is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is shot in Studio City, Calif. Brad Bessey and Linda Bell Blue are executive producers. Kevin Frazier and Thea Andrews are co-anchors. Michael Yo is a correspondent. Keltie Knight, Nina Parker and Kristen Aldridge are contributors.
TVGN (TV Guide Network) is a highly distributed entertainment network owned by CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF). The venture combines CBS’s programming, production and marketing assets with Lionsgate’s resources in motion pictures, television and digitally delivered content. Seen in more than 80 million homes, TVGN’s programming celebrates Hollywood with original series and specials. TVGN’s new ownership structure is comprised of the company with the #1 broadcast network and many of the top first-run syndication series (“Entertainment Tonight,” “The Insider”) and the studio that produces and distributes the blockbuster “Hunger Games” and “Twilight” franchises and produces such award-winning dramas as “Mad Men.”