REELZCHANNEL PARTNERS WITH OK! TV
Network Becomes Co-Production and Equity Partner
(Albuquerque, NM) Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - ReelzChannel today announced that it has become a co-production and equity partner in OK! TV, the upcoming nationally syndicated, daily entertainment show founded by publishing powerhouse American Media, Inc. (AMI) and television producers Unconventional Partners.
OK! TV is an entertainment news magazine show with a focus on pop culture, gossip and celebrity lifestyle, offering a fresh perspective with exclusive content from newsmakers, celebrities and ordinary people with big stories. OK! TV leverages the editorial strength of the flagship media property OK! Magazine that stands as one of AMI's most successful and popular brands with five million weekly readers. OK! TV viewers will get great access to big entertainment events and behind-the-scenes stories from the OK! TV newsroom with talent and producing teams based in New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. The show will premiere September 9th on WLNY New York, KCAL Los Angeles and WCUU Chicago, among others.
OK! TV will partner with Reelz on covering big celebrity interviews, set tours, exclusive TV and movie previews, and promotional campaigns to air on OK! TV and Reelz. Reelz's Hollywood Happens Here(TM) reports will help set apart OK! TV's Hollywood coverage. In addition to OK! TV, Reelz's new original series include the docu-drama JFK: The Smoking Gun on Sunday, November 3, 2013 and The Capones on Sunday, November 9, 2013. JFK: The Smoking Gun and The Capones follow the success of the network's first hit reality series Beverly Hills Pawn which returns for a second season on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.
"AMI could not ask for a better TV partner than Reelz to showcase the OK! brand," said David J. Pecker, Chairman & CEO of American Media, Inc. "Together, we will cover the celebrity world in ways no one else can."
"Reelz is thrilled to partner with the leading print and digital publisher of celebrity and lifestyle brands and producers who will work with us to build a multi-platform entertainment experience for our viewers," said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel.
"Reelz is well established in covering Hollywood stories. We look forward to working together to provide our viewers even more coverage of Hollywood stories wherever they happen," said Mark Berryhill, President of OK! TV.
OK! TV will premiere on Reelz on Tuesday September 10, 2013 at 9:30am ET/ 6:30am PT. Viewers will have additional chances to watch OK! TV on Reelz weekdays at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT and 3pm ET/ 12pm PT as well as Saturdays at 10:30am ET/ 7:30am PT and again at 2am ET/ 11pm PT.
About American Media, Inc. (http://www.americanmediainc.com)
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Globe, National Examiner, Country Weekly, Soap Opera Digest, Shape, Fit Pregnancy, Natural Health, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. AMI also manages 18 different digital sites including RadarOnline.com, OKmagazine.com, CountryWeekly.com, Shape.com, FitPregnancy.com, MensFitness.com and MuscleandFitness.com. AMI's magazines have a combined total circulation of 7.2+ million and reach more than 60 million men and women each month. AMI's digital properties reach an average of 24+ million unique visitors and 183+ million page views monthly.
About UNCONVENTIONAL PARTNERS (www.unconventionalpartners.com)
Unconventional Partners is a team of experienced unconventional thinkers who build social and video-based, multi-platform consumer experiences for multiple brands to participate. This group consists of experienced executives in television and digital programming, production, development, marketing, distribution, social media and branded entertainment. The company was founded by industry veterans Mark Berryhill, Michael Kelley, and Joseph Lovejoy.
About ReelzChannel - Hollywood Happens Here(TM)
ReelzChannel is the only cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that explores, uncovers and lives inside the magic of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys and Ken Follett's Emmy(R)-nominated World Without End. And, building directly on The Kennedys, JFK: The Smoking Gun promises to solve the assassination of JFK when it premieres on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Reelz is also co-developing a miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's highly acclaimed book, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the Present, with Muse Entertainment. With movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight into movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home throughout the day, every day.
ReelzChannel reaches 67 million homes on DIRECTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, Verizon FiOS TV channel 233, AT&T U-verse channels 799/1799HD and cable systems nationwide. Find ReelzChannel in your area by entering your zip code at www.Reelz.com/watch. Owned by Hubbard Media Group, ReelzChannel is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM with national ad sales based out of New York City with offices in Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles.