or


[05/01/06 - 12:00 AM]
Sci Fi Channel and Ripe Ideas Team Up to License Sci Fi Brand

[via press release from Sci Fi]

SCI FI CHANNEL AND RIPE IDEAS TEAM UP TO LICENSE SCI FI BRAND

New York, NY -- May 1, 2006 -- SCI FI Channel has joined forces with Ripe Ideas to develop a strategic licensing program for the SCI FI brand, it was announced today by Dave Howe, executive vice president and general manager, SCI FI Channel. Ripe Ideas is charged with developing and creating a line of products and services that enhance and extend the SCI FI brand image.

"Ripe Ideas is the industry leader in their field with an impressive track record of success," said Mr. Howe in making the announcement. "We are confident they will be instrumental in helping us realize the full potential of a design-driven licensing program that will enhance and extend the SCI FI brand into new areas off-air."

"We believe there is an organic growth opportunity for SCI FI among a variety of unique and innovative product categories. With Ripe Idea's strategic guidance and proper execution, SCI FI will further establish its presence as the brand that fuels the imagination," added Adam Stotsky, senior vice president, marketing, SCI FI Channel.

# # #

"We are thrilled to be tapped by SCI FI as their exclusive licensing agency, especially on the heels of a successful consulting relationship that led to the identification of some distinctly 'ripe' licensing opportunities for the SCI FI brand," said Robin Sayetta, Co-President, Ripe Ideas.

"Consumers and SCI FI Channel fans see the brand as being associated with cool, cutting edge products. Given our expertise in and passion for design and product, we think we are the right partner to help SCI FI meet these expectations," added Julie Turkel, Co-President, Ripe Ideas.

SCI FI Channel is a television network where "what if" is what's on. SCI FI fuels the imagination of viewers with original series and events, blockbuster movies and classic science fiction and fantasy programming, as well as a dynamic Web site (www.scifi.com) and magazine. Launched in 1992, and currently in 85 million homes, SCI FI Channel is a network of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies.

Ripe Ideas is a full-service licensing agency dedicated to taking established lifestyle entities - designers, personalities and brands - to the next level of consumer success through strategic licensing programs. Stylish, hands-on, creative and well-connected, Ripe Ideas truly "gets" the design world and its clients, who share similar design sensibilities and philosophies. Robin Sayetta and Julie Turkel are the agency's co-founding co-presidents.





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/01/16 - 08:37 AM]
Saturday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos with NHL Playoffs
Coverage of Pittsburgh at Washington leads the night among adults 18-49.

[05/01/16 - 08:33 AM]
Penguins-Capitals Stanley Cup Playoff Hockey Leads Saturday in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Saturday, April 30.

[04/30/16 - 01:17 PM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Splits Demo Crown with ABC
"Blue Bloods" is the night's most-watched program while "Shark Tank" tops the charts among adults 18-49.

[04/30/16 - 08:38 AM]
ABC Is #1 on Friday in Adults 18-49 as "Shark Tank" Surges to a 10-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[04/30/16 - 08:31 AM]
"Dateline" Grows, "Grimm" & "Caught on Camera" Maintain 100% Week-to-Week
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, April 29.

[04/29/16 - 10:01 PM]
Winner Announced on "Hell's Kitchen"
The winner received a Head Chef position at BLT Steak at Bally's Las Vegas, a total prize value of $250,000.

[04/29/16 - 04:26 PM]
Discovery Channel Dominates April with More Top Ten Unscripted Cable Series with Men Than Any Other Network
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 04:10 PM]
Video: Watch First Looks at "MasterChef" Premiering Wednesday, June 1, at 9/8c, on FOX!
Judging the battle rounds will be Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi, who will taste for flavor, creativity and presentation.

[04/29/16 - 04:04 PM]
It's Official: Season 2 of Netflix's "The Ranch" Coming in 2017!
Co-stars Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Sam Elliott shared the news in a video message this afternoon.

[04/29/16 - 03:22 PM]
Science Channel Delivers Highest Rated and Most Watched April Among Total Viewers and Key Demos
Science Channel spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 12:36 PM]
Hulu Announces Straight-to-Series Order for "The Handmaid's Tale" from MGM Television
The series will be created, executive produced and written by Bruce Miller with Daniel Wilson, Fran Sears and Warren Littlefield serving as executive producers.

[04/29/16 - 12:32 PM]
Season Eight Winner Sawyer Fredericks and Hot Band DNCE to Appear on "The Voice" Tuesday, May 3
Fredericks not only won season eight but also set a record for the first artist to have 14 songs in the iTunes Top 200 singles chart in one week.

[04/29/16 - 12:18 PM]
Showtime 2016 Summer Programming Overview
Highlights include the return of "The Circus: Inside the Greatest Political Show on Earth" on Sunday, July 10 at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/29/16 - 11:16 AM]
Velocity Keeps Foot on the Gas in April with High Single and Double-Digit Ratings Increases
Velocity spins the numbers for the month of April to date.

[04/29/16 - 10:44 AM]
New Premiere Time Alert - "NASCAR: The Rise of American Speed" Three Night Special Events Premieres May 8, 15 and 22 tt 9PM ET/PT
The three-part event will now air at 9:00/8:00c instead of 10:00/9:00c as previously announced.