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PPI RELEASING ADDS LIVE WELL NETWORK
TO SECOND SEASON OF “STEVEN AND CHRIS” IN US SYNDICATION
Los Angeles – August 29, 2011 The hit CBC daytime talk-series, “Steven and Chris” will debut on the Live Well Network this fall as it returns for a second season in US syndication. The addition of Live Well raises clearances for the series to more than 75% of US households as it continues to perform in markets throughout the country as a Monday-Friday strip. The CBC has green lit the popular daytime series for its fifth season of production in Canada this fall. “Steven and Chris” joins “Da Vinci’s Inquest”, “Cold Squad”, “Edgemont” and “The Electric Playground” in PPI Releasing’s slate of programs renewed in syndication for 2011-12. “The Electric Playground” launches its new weekly hour format in September 2011.
“Despite the challenges in today’s market, broadcasters are still willing to invest in high quality programming,” says Ritch Colbert, principal of PPI Releasing. “The Live Well commitment is a testament to the strength of the talent and exceptional production values that the CBC delivers every single day on Steven & Chris.”
Hosts Steven Sabados and Chris Hyndman have been fixtures in daytime for more than 10 years including their long-running success, “The Designer Guys”. Their current series, “Steven and Chris” has aired on the CBC for the past four seasons, performing to both critical and audience acclaim. The series features a contemporary take on a familiar format, a daily talk show targeting women, in which the charismatic hosts are joined daily by leading experts in fashion, design, cooking, health, fitness and personal relationships.
About Live Well Network The Live Well Network is a home, health and lifestyle HD digital network owned by the ABC Owned Television The network launched as Live Well HD Network on April 27, 2009, and is currently available on digital subchannels of all ABC Owned stations as well as stations from Belo, Scripps, Albritton, and more.
About PPI Releasing, LLC PPI Releasing, LLC is a television and new media distribution company led by industry veterans Ritch Colbert, Josh Raphaelson and David Hutchinson. PPI Releasing brands feature innovative programming and high production values, developed in partnership with advertisers, broadcasters and online networks. For more info about PPI, visit www.ppi.tv.