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[02/02/09 - 12:27 PM]
Ion Life Rolls Out New Slate of Programming for 2009
"Say Yes and Marry Me," "Design U," "Bringing It Home," "Home Team," "Green Matters," "Explore," "Home Delivery" and "Living Better" will all roll out in 2009.

[via press release from ION Media Networks]

ION Life Rolls Out New Slate of Programming for 2009

Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of Channel Launch

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- ION Life, the country's first multiple platform digital network with programming dedicated to the celebration of positive living, is rolling out a new slate of programming for 2009. Eight new television series have been acquired to expand upon the network's fresh content across several genres including active living & adventure, personal growth & wellness, and design & d�cor. Each new show will air daily Monday through Sunday.

"ION Life's brand promise to celebrate life's most positive moments is fulfilled with our current roster of programs and these new acquisitions," said Marc Zand, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks, ION Media Networks. "Coming from a variety of content partners, these programs showcase the diversity and pro-social messaging of ION Life programming featuring topics that focus on personal relationships, stories of inspiration, community engagement, healthy & active living and home design. We are excited to be celebrating our second anniversary, and are pleased with our steady subscriber growth and increased consumer interest, as well as the important partnerships we have established in the content community."

Among the new celebrated shows that join the schedule in January are two series making their U.S. premieres: "Say Yes and Marry Me" (Chestnut Park Media), a charming half-hour series that helps people pull off romantic, once-in-a-lifetime proposals, and "Design U" (Canamedia), a half-hour show that attempts to bring out the inner designer hidden deep inside those that show no signs of design life!

In addition to these newcomers, ION Life unveils "Home Team" (Litton Worldwide Distribution), a one-hour series which awards a deserving family or individual with a down payment and first year's mortgage payments for their first home. ION Life's new half-hour cooking series "Bringing It Home" (M Entertainment) introduces on-location cooking segments with top celebrity chefs that show viewers how to take seasonal ingredients straight from the farm to the kitchen and create fresh, healthy meals for the whole family. And, for those who wish to learn how to contribute to a healthier planet, "Green Matters" (Planet Pictures) a half-hour series that proves knowledge is power, providing information on what measures can be taken to "go green."

Beginning in February, viewers can explore the world and plan their next holiday destination with the travel and adventure series "Explore" (Planet Pictures), a half-hour series that will inspire exciting adventures and vacations from the single traveler to the family.

In April, the spring schedule will bloom with two new additions. Whether it's reuniting old friends, giving a glamorous makeover, or providing opportunities to those in need, the one-hour series "Home Delivery" (NBCU) brings the most unique and compelling lifestyle stories to television. And, to top it off, ION Life rounds out the schedule with the half-hour health and lifestyle series "Living Better" (NBCU), hosted by NYT best-selling author and nutritionist Ellie Krieger, bringing energy, enthusiasm and tips for leading a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

In addition to the new shows, viewers will be able to enjoy new episodes of ION Life's existing programming, including shows like: "FoodWise", "Kids Healthworks", "Yoga", "Pilates", "Gadgets, Gadgets, Gadgets", "Great American Festivals", "Kids Healthworks", "Profiles in Caring", "Taste!", "The Weekend Guy", "Urban Peasant" and "Girls Gone Fishing".

New ION Life Programming for Spring 2009

JANUARY PREMIERES:

Say Yes and Marry Me (13 half-hour episodes)

Charming series that helps people pull off romantic, once in a lifetime proposal.

Airs Monday - Sunday at 8:30 p.m.,, ET. (U.S. PREMIERE)

Design U (13 half-hour episodes)

Design U attempts to bring out the inner designer hidden deep inside those that show no signs of design life! After a one-day crash training and education trip, our students are given two days and $3,000 to redesign a room in their home. Airs Monday-Sunday at 10:30 p.m,, ET (U.S. PREMIERE)

Bringing It Home (13 half-hour episodes)

On location cooking series that shows viewers how to take seasonal ingredients straight from the farm to the kitchen to create fresh and healthy meals for the whole family. Airs Monday-Sunday at 12 noon, ET.

Home Team (18 one hour episodes)

Home Team with Troy McClain awards a deserving family or individual with a down payment and first year's mortgage payments for their first home. Airs Monday-Sunday at 9 p.m., ET

Green Matters (13 half-hour episodes)

This series is the essential guide for learning how we all can contribute to a healthier planet. Knowledge is power, and this series provides information on what measures are being taken, and can be taken to "go green". Airs Monday-Sunday at 3:30 p.m., ET

FEBRUARY PREMIERES:

Explore (13 half-hour episodes)

This travel series helps you plan your next holiday destination. Grab the best seat in the house and get set to explore the world! Premieres Monday, February 2. Airs Monday-Sunday at 4:30 p.m., ET

APRIL PREMIERES:

Home Delivery (15 one-hour episodes)

Whether it's reuniting old friends, giving a glamorous makeover or providing opportunities to those in need, Home Delivery brings the most unique and compelling stories to television. Premieres Monday, April 6. (Times TBD)

Living Better (22 half-hour episodes)

"Energy" and "enthusiasm" are attributes that could be used to describe Living Better, the health and lifestyle show with host Ellie Krieger leading the way. Premieres Monday, April 6. (Times TBD)

About ION Life:

Launched in February 2007, ION Life is the country's first multiple platform network with programming dedicated to the celebration of positive living, which will entertain, inform and inspire viewers to live up to their personal best. ION Life features acclaimed content by leading providers, covering topics such as fitness, diet & nutrition, pro-social and community engagement, travel & adventure, design & d�cor, and all categories promoting personal growth and achievement. Parent company, ION Media Networks, Inc. owns and operates the nation's largest broadcast television station group and ION Television, which reaches over 94 million U.S. television households via its nationwide broadcast television, cable and satellite distribution systems, and features popular TV series and movies from the award-winning libraries of RHI Entertainment, CBS Television, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Television, Twentieth Television and Warner Bros., among others. Using its digital multicasting capability, the Company has launched several digital TV brands, including Qubo, a channel for children focusing on literacy and values. It also has launched Open Mobile Ventures Corporation (OMVION), a business unit focused on the research and development of portable, mobile and out-of-home transmission technology using over-the-air digital television spectrum. For more information, visit www.ionmedia.com.





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