[08/08/08 - 04:37 PM]
Sundance Channel Announces Third Season of Eco-Series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet"
The series first launched with THE GREEN in April, 2007 and will once again be produced for Sundance Channel by Scout Productions.

[via press release from Sundance]

Sundance Channel Announces Third Season of Eco-Series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet"

Series to Premiere as Part of Third Season of THE GREEN in 2009

For Immediate Release, New York, New York, August 8, 2008 - Laura Michalchyshyn, Sundance Channel EVP and GM announced today that Sundance Channel has ordered a third season of the acclaimed eco-series "Big Ideas for a Small PlanetTM". The series first launched with THE GREEN in April, 2007 and will once again be produced for Sundance Channel by Scout Productions. Season 1 of "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" received the 2007 Environmental Media Award for Best Documentary.

"Big Ideas for a Small Planet" is a documentary series presenting the forward-thinking designers, products and processes that are on the leading edge of a new green world. Each episode revolves around a different green theme as it spotlights a specific innovation or innovator that has the potential to transform our everyday lives. The individuals profiled range from scientists to fashion and product designers, entrepreneurs to first-time inventors. The series also features a cast of recurring expert commentators including activists, scientists, writers and environmental personalities who provide the big-picture context to each week's stories. Past innovators have included eco-fashion designer Linda Loudermilk, the founders of Amy's Kitchen Rachel and Andy Berliner, and Adam and Lauren Gardner of ReVerb who help bands make their concerts more environmentally friendly. Past commentators have included award-winning scientist, geneticist, and author, Dr. David Suzuki, GOOD Magazine Founder Ben Goldhirsh, environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. and his wife Rachelle Carson and former Talking Heads front man and bicycle advocate David Byrne.

"Big Ideas for a Small Planet" is the centerpiece of Sundance Channel's Tuesday night environmental programming block, THE GREEN, which presents a lively mix of original series, documentary premieres and interstitial series about the earth's ecology year-round. Its original programs and interstitial segments, including "Its Not Easy Being Green", "Ecoists" and "Outrageous Wasters", provide viewers with ideas for how to work green, play green, eat green, dress green and live green.

"Big Ideas for a Small Planet" season 3 is executive produced by Michael Williams, David Collins and co-executive produced by Michael Selditch from Scout Productions and is overseen for Sundance Channel by Senior Vice President, Original Programming and Development Lynne Kirby and Director, Original Programming and Development Samuel J. Paul.

About Scout Productions:

With groundbreaking films and television series, including the Emmy Award� winning shows Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Bravo/NBC) and Sox Appeal/Single Seats (NESN), Scout has evolved into a dynamic collective of award-winning media pioneers. Under the leadership of founders and principals David Collins and Michael Williams, and the creative direction of Rob Eric, Scout has maintained its commitment to "important stories, well told" with projects ranging from the long-running ABC Family series Knock First to Errol Morris' documentary, The Fog of War, for which Williams received the 2004 Academy Award� for Best Documentary. Most recently, Scout began production on its third season of the award winning Sundance Channel series Big Ideas for a Small Planet, finished their second season of the Emmy Award winning Sox Appeal, world premiered their scripted series Sordid Lives and premiered their latest film, Transsiberian, starring Woody Harrelson, Emily Mortimer, and Sir Ben Kingsley, at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival. Transsiberian, is currently showing in theaters.

About Sundance Channel:

Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is subsidiary of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com.

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC

Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, WE tv, Sundance Channel, LIFESKOOL, SPORTSKOOL, and VOOM HD Networks. Through IFC Entertainment, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a leading distribution company for independent film; IFC Productions, a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects; and IFC Center, a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales company; Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company; and 11 Penn TV, a company that manages Rainbow Media's NYC studios and post-production facilities.

  [august 2008]  


[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
Based on the character created by Colleen Ballinger, "Haters Back Off!" delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings.

[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
From executive producer Leonardo DiCaprio, The Ivory Game is an epic documentary feature that goes undercover into the dark and sinister underbelly of ivory trafficking.

[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.