Litton Entertainment Receives Eight Nominations for 44th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy® Awards

Burbank, CA (March 22, 2017)- Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, announced today that Litton Entertainment and its partners have been honored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with eight nominations for the 44th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. Litton’s nominated programs include series from the newly launched NBC’s THE MORE YOU KNOW three-hour television block, the CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! block, the LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE block that airs on ABC stations nationwide as well as The CW’s ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING programming.

 

The nominees are:

THE MORE YOU KNOW

Give

Outstanding Children’s or Family Viewing Series

Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children's or Family Viewing Program

Jenna Bush Hager, Host

 

Naturally, Danny Seo

Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children's or Family Viewing Program

Danny Seo, Host

 

CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!

Lucky Dog

Outstanding Directing Special Class

            Travis North, Director

 

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

C. Andrew Hall, Senior Editor

            David Johnson, Editor

 

LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE

The Wildlife Docs: Africa

Outstanding Special Class Special

Rock the Park

Outstanding Cinematography

Raymond Tsang, Director of Photography

Tommy Steward, Camera

Bryan Patton, Camera

 

ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING

Save Our Shelter

Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children's or Family Viewing Program

            Rocky Kanaka, Host

 

“Litton Entertainment is extremely proud of everyone on our team of dedicated professionals who bring so many these compelling stories commented Dave Morgan. Congratulations to our new partners at NBC, the ABC Owned Station partners, ABC affiliated television stations, the CBS Network, The CW Network.”

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

Public Relations Contact: Meg LaVigne, President of Television, Litton Entertainment    

617-340-4155       mlavigne@litton.tv                         

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ANNUAL REVIEW 2016: A Letter from Hearst President & CEO Steven R. Swartz

Hearst Television, under President Jordan Wertlieb, agreed to acquire a majority stake in Litton Entertainment, by far the leading producer of educational television, most notably on most of the major broadcast networks on Saturday mornings. Led by Founder and CEO Dave Morgan and COO Pete Sniderman, Litton’s blocks of programming on CBS, ABC, NBC and The CW include such shows as Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown and Lucky Dog. Morgan and his wife, Lissy, will be our partners in owning the business. We will derive the benefits from the addition of Litton in 2017’s results and thereafter.

Read the full article here: http://www.hearst.com/newsroom/a-letter-from-steven-r-swartz-president-ceo

Litton Entertainment Is 2017 Multiple Parents’ Choice Winner With 20 Shows Honored

Burbank, CA (February 7, 2017) -- Litton Entertainment and its partners have been honored with 20 Awards by the Parents' Choice Foundation, the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to quality children's media.   

The programs honored include those that are part of the three-hour television block titled Litton’s Weekend Adventure, airing on ABC stations nationwide; programs produced for CBS Network’s branded three hour block titled CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!; Litton’s newest block of programming airing on NBC under the iconic The More You Know brand; and The CW’s five hour block One Magnificent Morning and the Go Time block.  

The winners are:

Silver Seal Award Winners: The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation, The Inspectors, Sea Rescue, The Wildlife Docs, Rock the Park, and Brain Games

Seal of Recommendation Winners: Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Journey with Dylan Dreyer, and Wilderness Vet

Seal of Approval Winners: Lucky Dog, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, The Open Road with Dr. Chris, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, The Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner, The Voyager with Josh Garcia, Naturally, Danny Seo, Give, Heart of a Champion, and Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition

"We are honored to continue to be recognized by The Parent's Choice Foundation. Our dedicated and passionate team of producers and talent bring these amazing stories to life. The Litton team sends special thanks to our ABC, CBS Network, NBC Network and The CW Network partners for their commitment to quality educational and inspirational programming,” commented Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO of Litton Entertainment.

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst:  http://www.hearst.com/

About the Parents’ Choice Award Levels

The Parents' Choice Gold Awards are given to those books, toys, games, videos, software, magazines, audio recordings, and television programs that are judged as the highest quality, most appealing products in their genre. Criteria for judgments include the highest production standards, universal human values and a unique, individual quality that pushes the product a notch above others. The Parents' Choice Silver Honors are given to excellent products that, like the Gold Award winners, are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills. Silver Honors come in a high second with one or more evaluating groups. Silver Honors are highly prized-like the Gold Awards-for production and human values. The Parents' Choice Recommended Seal indicates that our committees found the product distinguished enough to give it a notch above our "Approval" rating. In other words, this commendation implies our approval and, even beyond that, our thorough recommendation for reasons of production, appeal and fulfillment of its clear intent. The Parents' Choice Approved Seals are given on the basis of the production, entertainment and human values they exemplify. A Parents' Choice Approved seal indicates a wholesome product that helps children enjoy developing physical, emotional, social or academic skills.

 

Public Relations Contact:

Meg LaVigne, President of Television                        

Litton Entertainment                           

617-340-4155                                     

mlavigne@litton.tv     

Tribune Broadcasting and Litton Entertainment Announce New E/I Block for Antenna TV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 TRIBUNE BROADCASTING AND LITTON ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE NEW E/I BLOCK FOR ANTENNA TV

 

Burbank, CA & Chicago IL (January 25th, 2017) — Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, together with Sean Compton, President of Programming and Acquisitions at Tribune Broadcasting, announced today that Litton will launch a new three-hour block of educational and informational programming for Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network.

Premiering in Fall 2017, the line-up will feature programming that will inspire young audiences and the entire family to be active and compassionate members of their community.

“Litton is proud to bring its high quality educational and entertaining programming to Antenna TV as we continue to inspire audiences across the nation,” commented Dave Morgan.

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.  Litton is majority-owned by Hearst.  http://www.hearst.com/

ABOUT ANTENNA TV:

Antenna TV (http://www.antennatv.tv/) Tribune Broadcasting’s multicast network, launched on January 1, 2011 airs in in 131 TV markets across the U.S. reaching 87% of TV households, including WPIX-TV (11.2) New York, KTLA-TV (5.2) Los Angeles, and WGN-TV (9.2) Chicago. On January 1, 2016, Antenna TV became the new home of “Johnny Carson.”  For local station information please visit: http://antennatv.tv/channel-finder/

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Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting’s 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online, including ScreenerTV.com and Covers.com.  Tribune Media also includes Chicago’s WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds other strategic investments in media. For more information please visit www.tribunemedia.com.

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Press Contact:

Contact:          Meg LaVigne, 617.340.4155, mlavigne@litton.tv

                        Jessica Bellucci 212-210-2626 jbellucci@tribunemedia.com

​Hearst Agrees to Acquire Majority Ownership of TV Program Producer and Distributor Litton Entertainment

NEW YORK, January 6, 2017 – Hearst today announced it has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Litton Entertainment, which produces more than 800 hours of Emmy award-winning scripted and unscripted programming for broadcast networks and station groups each year. Litton Entertainment is a pioneer in educational-and-informational TV production and syndication and is a leading provider to networks in the family entertainment category.

The announcement was made by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz; Hearst Television President Jordan Wertlieb; and Litton Entertainment Founder, President and CEO Dave Morgan. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close by February 1.

“We’ve known Dave since the early days of his career with Hearst and have admired the first-class brand of Litton Entertainment that he and his team have built over the years,” Wertlieb said. “Providing quality, family-friendly programming to viewers is an important tenet of Hearst Television and adding Litton’s assets and expertise to our company through this partnership will be a terrific complement to our business.”

“Litton is built on the standards of excellence I experienced during my time at Hearst,” Morgan said. “I'm coming home to a company that delivers content that positively impacts the community, mirroring the pro-social principles we've innovated at Litton. Pete Sniderman and I deeply admire the leadership of Hearst. Together, we will do great things."

Litton Entertainment is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., with offices in New York, Boston and Burbank, Calif.

Richard Gray at ACF Investment Bank served as lead financial advisor to Litton Entertainment.

About Hearst

Hearst is one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies with more than 360 businesses. Its major interests include ownership in cable television networks such as A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime and ESPN; majority ownership of global ratings agency Fitch Group; Hearst Health, a group of medical information and services businesses; 30 television stations such as WCVB-TV in Boston and KCRA-TV in Sacramento, Calif., which reach a combined 19 percent of U.S. viewers; newspapers such as the Houston ChronicleSan Francisco Chronicle and Albany Times Union, nearly 300 magazines around the world including Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper's BAZAAR and Car and Driver; digital services businesses such as iCrossing and KUBRA; and investments in emerging digital and video companies such as BuzzFeed, Vice, Complex Networks and AwesomenessTV. Follow us on Twitter @HearstLive and @Hearst, and subscribe to Hearstlink.

About Hearst Television

Hearst Television owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found on all five continents producing Emmy winning, rich and nutritious content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; and NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv.

Litton and the American Forces Network Partner to Bring "The More You Know," NBC's New E/I Block to Military Audiences Around the World

“The More You Know” Joins CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic! and “Litton’s Weekend Adventure” Blocks Already Seen on AFN In Partnership with Litton Entertainment

Burbank, CA (October, 3 2016 )- Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment announced today that “The More You Know,” Litton’s new E/I block debuting October 1st on NBC will be seen by military families around the world through Litton’s existing partnership with the American Forces Network.

Litton and The American Forces Network currently provide twelve programs to service people and their families each week including “Litton’s Weekend Adventure” seen weekly on ABC stations and “CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!" airing on CBS network affiliated stations nationwide.

“The More You Know” features six all-new HD educational/informational programming debuting. October 1st including “The Voyager with Josh Garcia,” “Wilderness Vet,” “Journey with Dylan Dreyer,” “Naturally, Danny Seo,” “Give” and “Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson.”

Expanding its reach worldwide, “The More You Know” will be available to nearly one million American service members and their families’ overseas airing on American bases in over 175 countries on the American Forces Network. AFN is a worldwide radio and television broadcast network that airs quality programming to service members and their families at American bases as well as those serving on 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.

In addition, all six programs will also incorporate video description in each week's episodes. Video description provides enhanced detail of a program's visual content and is inserted during existing pauses in the show's audio track. This enhancement makes television programming more accessible to a wide range of viewers including those with learning disabilities, autism, viewers who are visually impaired or English language learners. As a result, NBC stations will not only be providing high quality educational programming to their viewers, but supplemental information that ensures all viewers experience the full value of this remarkable programming.

"Bringing "The More You Know” as well as our programs currently airing on CBS and ABC stations to our military families oversees is an important part of our mission to make these high quality programs available to all audiences. And, I'm honored that our military families will be able to enjoy these shows. It's our way of saying thank you to those who give so much to us," commented Dave Morgan.

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Litton Programs Currently Seen on The American Forces Network:

Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown

Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin

Sea Rescue

The Wildlife Docs

Rock The Park

Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner

Lucky Dog

Dr. Chris Pet Vet

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation

The Inspectors

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes

The Open Road with Dr. Chris

The Voyager with Josh Garcia

Wilderness Vet

Journey with Dylan Dreyer

Naturally, Danny Seo

Give

Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Emmy® winning The Inspectors, and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1, 2016 Litton began providing NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know.

Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

 

Meg Lavigne                                        617-340-4155              mlavigne@litton.tv

The CW Announces Fall 2016 "One Magnificent Morning" Saturday Morning Line-Up

New and Returning Series for Teens and Their Families to Premiere October 1st

August 30, 2016 (Burbank, CA) – The CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, today announced the Fall line-up for the third season of its One Magnificent Morning Saturday morning programming block, premiering Saturday, October 1, 7:00 am-12:00 pm, with new and returning series aimed at teens and families.

The first three hours of One Magnificent Morning will be comprised of E/I programming produced to educate and entertain teens 13-16 and their entire families. Kicking off the block, CALLING DR. POL returns with incredible real life stories of Dr. Pol’s passion for animal care and rehabilitation. New this season, RESCUE ME WITH DR. LISA matches orphaned and abandoned animals with loving new homes. And DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN: FAMILY EDITION returns, hosted  by noted dog behaviorist Cesar Millan, who is forever engaged in efforts to help pups and their families. 

Following DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN: FAMILY EDITION, the family entertainment continues with series that take families on the journey of their lives, promote healthy lifestyles, and present innovative solutions to manage the family’s budget. 

SAVE OUR SHELTER by DOG for DOG follows entrepreneur, philanthropist, and pet expert, Rocky Kanaka, along with his team of specialists as they hit the road to help breathe new life into animal shelter facilities across North America. SAVE OUR SHELTER follows Rocky as he engages the local community to get involved by recruiting volunteers, contractors, industry experts, social media influencers and celebrities to revitalize rescues and get more pets adopted. Each episode culminates in a big makeover reveal as one lucky pet finds their forever home. The series educates audiences on pet-related topics and inspires communities across the US and Canada to come together to get involved in the Rescue Life by adopting, volunteering or donating. DOG for DOG is a company whose mission is to feed dogs in rescues and shelters by donating food, pound for pound.

In VACATION CREATION, “there’s no place like home” takes on a new meaning. Families deserving a memorable and meaningful experience are featured in a new series that transports them from home to a once-in-a-lifetime adventure far away.  Hosted by Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczco, VACATION CREATION gives deserving people a once-in-a-lifetime travel experience they would likely never experience together. Families from diverse backgroundswith unique histories receive a carefully crafted trip aligned with the location and culture of their choice culminating in an unforgettable VACATION CREATION.

DINNER SPINNER PRESENTED BY ALLRECIPES is the new half-hour competitive cooking series that helps millions of people to reinvent their daily menus. The first-ever television show inspired by an app, DINNER SPINNER is the newest extension of the Allrecipes brand, the world’s number one digital food destination. Each week on DINNER SPINNER, hosted by Gabe Kennedy, two home cooks compete to show off their creativity in a race for the best plate. A panel of Allrecipes experts will judge the final dishes to determine the winner.  Each episode will teach audiences the value of healthy, wholesome ingredients and how healthy food choices can have positive effects on our quality of life.

Produced for family viewing, UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS teaches audiences to never doubt the power of friendship. UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS will give viewers a first-hand look at how a dolphin and a Labrador Retriever came to be inseparable pals, or find out how a sheep and a pair of rhinos are now best buddies.

SAVE TO WIN, premiering Saturday, November 5, is a fun and fast-paced play-along game show where savvy shoppers can win big cash by showcasing their knowledge of America’s favorite household brands.  Two teams of two compete head-to-head as they play shopping-themed games in our studio store that resembles Family Dollar, one of America’s largest retail chains. Hilarious host and celebrity chef, Pat Neely, dishes out his southern charm as our contestants compete in three rounds testing their brand knowledge.  Our show culminates in an exciting final bonus round where picking the right items off our product-themed prize wall can result in one team walking away with the jackpot.  

            The CW’s One Magnificent Morning lineup is below. All times ET/PT:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st

7:00-7:30 AM                        CALLING DR POL (E/I)

7:30-8:00 AM                        CALLING DR POL (E/I)

8:00-8:30 AM                        RESCUE ME WITH DR. LISA (E/I)

8:30-9:00 AM                        DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN:    

                                     FAMILY EDITION (E/I)

9:00-9:30 AM                        DOG WHISPERER WITH CESAR MILLAN:

                                               FAMILY EDITION (E/I)

9:30-10:00 AM                      DOG WHISPER WITH CESAR MILLAN:

                                               FAMILY EDITION (E/I)

10:00-10:30 AM                     SAVE OUR SHELTER

10:30-11:00 AM                      VACATION CREATION

11:00-11:30 AM                       DINNER SPINNER PRESENTED BY ALLRECIPES

11:30 AM -12:00 PM                UNLIKELY ANIMAL FRIENDS

 

PREMIERING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5th  

            11:30 AM – 12:00PM               SAVE TO WIN  

 

About The CW Network:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, made its debut on September 20, 2006, as America’s fifth broadcast network and is the only network specifically targeting viewers ages 18-34, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW offers a five-night, 10-hour primetime lineup that runs Monday through Friday. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday-through-Friday afternoon block and a five-hour Saturday-morning kids block. For more information, visit www.cwtv.com

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Emmy® winning The Inspectors, and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1, 2016 Litton will begin providing NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

Media Contacts:

The CW Network                               Litton Entertainment

Alana Russo                                        Meg LaVigne

818-977-5993                                      617-340-4155

alana.russo@cwtv.com                       mlavigne@litton.tv

 

 

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NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce Fall 2016 Line-Up for The More You Know Programming Block

SIX NEW FAMILY SERIES SET TO LAUNCH ON OCTOBER 1

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — August 08, 2016 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced the launch of six original programs comprising The More You Know, NBC’s all-new three hour Saturday programming block premiering October 1, 2016.

Each of the shows extends the iconic The More You Know brand to Saturday mornings on NBC television stations throughout the country telling inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement.

The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey around the globe with world traveler and host, Josh Garcia.  Each episode provides audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh seeks out the truly authentic experiences one can only find when guided by a knowledgeable and passionate guide. Each week, Josh Garcia brings viewers on an enthralling voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking.

Wilderness Vet hosted by renown veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley, features compelling stories from one of the most rugged areas on the planet, the Yukon.  Dr. Oakley travels to homes, farms and wildlife preserves across the Yukon to help animals in need. Wilderness Vet will bring viewers closer than ever before to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation. 

Led by NBC News meteorologist and TODAY contributor Dylan Dreyer, Journey with Dylan Dreyer is a wondrous celebration of nature. Breathtaking cinematography will bring viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic. The audience will have a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat, including exploring the extraordinary migration of 1.5 million animals traveling over 500 miles across the Serengeti in Tanzania and Kenya.  Journey with Dylan Dreyer will tell us why.

Naturally, Danny Seo is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising your mind and body while caring for our planet. Host Danny Seo is America's leading authority on eco-friendly living. Danny has devoted his career to the idea that caring for the environment can go hand-in-hand with enjoying time with family and friends and sharing delicious and healthy meals while creating a healthy and environmentally friendly home.

Give introduces viewers to the world of philanthropy through the stories of small charities making a big impact. The series features NBC News correspondent and the founder of UNICEF’s Next Generation Jenna Bush Hager, esteemed actor Blair Underwood, and passionate celebrity philanthropists from film, television, music, sports, and business who are all on a mission to inspire others to do good. In each episode one of these celebrity ambassadors will visit two charities that use innovation, best practices, and dedication for change in their communities and the world. With the help of some of the country’s top foundations, we’ll meet these inspiring individuals to see how they do it through the eyes of our celebrity ambassadors.

Heart of a Champion with Lauren Thompson features the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, Heart of a Champion introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports. Heart of a Champion proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but also by their grit, resiliency and heart.

"Creating six original series for The More You Know block with NBC over the past year has been incredibly fun and gratifying for me along with all of  Litton's award-winning producers,”  said Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.  “We know the NBC kids and families all over the country will love these inspiring shows that entertain through content that also helps audiences learn and grow.”

 

About NBC Entertainment

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network finished the 2015-16 season tied for #1 with Super Bowl-boosted CBS in 18-49 after having won the previous two seasons in the demo. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s scripted slate is highlighted by “Blindspot,” “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore,” “The Carmichael Show,” “Grimm,” “The Night Shift” as well as new fall series “Timeless,” “This Is Us” and “The Good Place.”

Unscripted series for NBC include the two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “American Ninja Warrior,” “Little Big Shots,” “Hollywood Game Night,” the upcoming series “The New Celebrity Apprentice” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”
 
In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Emmy® winning The Inspectors, and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1, 2016 Litton will begin providing NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Meg Lavigne (Litton)   mlavigne@litton.tv  617-340-4155

Allison Rawlings (NBC Entertainment)  allison.rawlings@nbcuni.com  818-777-3051

"The CBS Dream Team, It's Epic!" Adds New Series to Its Saturday Morning Lineup, When the Fourth Season Premieres Oct. 1

“The Open Road with Dr. Chris” Joins the Three Hour Saturday Morning Block

CBS announced today that a new series, THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS, will join THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! three-hour Saturday morning block when it returns for its fourth season, Saturday, Oct. 1 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. 

 The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning line up is a diverse, family friendly schedule featuring compelling shows and stories of hope and compassion designed to enlighten, teach and inspire viewers to make a greater commitment to themselves, their families and their communities. The block is FCC educational/informational compliant, targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds and appealing to all viewers.

 THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS is hosted by renowned veterinarian Dr. Chris Brown, who also hosts DR. CHRIS PET VET. Complimenting Dr. Chris’ dedication to animal care and environmental stewardship, he embarks on an extraordinary journey around the globe, introducing young people to exhilarating experiences, from hiking in the heart of a volcano to swimming with humpback whales.  Each episode will feature Dr. Chris in a culturally diverse destination where he will uncover the best- kept secret of the region.  Whether he’s exploring the history of the Chilean capital or coming face-to-face with a live volcano in Vanuatu, THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS is the viewer’s passport to a rare educational adventure.

 In addition, the following series will return to THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning line up:

 LUCKY DOG

Emmy Award-winning host and animal trainer Brandon McMillan works with animal shelters across the U.S. to save one dog at a time, as he rescues lonely, unwanted dogs living without hope.  Then, back at Brandon’s training facility known as the Lucky Dog Ranch, he goes to work on the seemingly impossible task of turning the frightened pooches into perfect pets.  “From hopeless to a home” is Brandon’s mission, which he brings to life in each episode as a lucky family adopts an even luckier dog. This year, LUCKY DOG won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series.

 

DR. CHRIS PET VET

Chronicling the adventures of Dr. Chris Brown, DR. CHRIS PET VET allows viewers a unique insight into the life of one of the world’s busiest vets and the animals he devotes his days to caring for and treating.  For those animals that require specialist services, Dr. Chris calls on his good friend and colleague Dr. Lisa Chimes, who works at a small animal specialist hospital.  Each episode leaves viewers with a sense of hope and survival with a carefully crafted mix of human and animal interest stories, and featuring a variety of animals.

 

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION

INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, is an Emmy Award winning celebration of the inventor’s spirit - from historic scientific pioneers throughout past centuries to the forward-looking visionaries of today.  Each episode tells the dramatic stories behind the world’s greatest inventions - and the perseverance, passion and price required to bring them to life. This year, INNOVATION NATION won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class.

 

THE INSPECTORS

THE INSPECTORS is a scripted dramatic series set in Washington, D.C., inspired by compelling real cases handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service. In the series, Preston Wainwright (Bret Green), a determined teen who is thriving after being paralyzed in a car accident, works as an intern assisting his U.S. Postal Inspector mom, Amanda (Daytime Emmy Award winner Jessica Lundy), to solve crimes that deal with everything from internet scams, identity and mail theft, to consumer fraud. In season two, Preston continues to overcome barriers to get closer to achieving his goal of becoming a federal U.S. Postal agent. THE INSPECTORS strives to educate young people about making the right choices in their daily lives, encourages open communication between teens and parents and includes positive messaging regarding living with disabilities, overcoming challenges, beating the odds and the power of perseverance. Also starring in the series are Terry Serpico, Harrison Knight and Erica-Marie Sanchez. The United States Postal Inspection Service, the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, will serve as the show’s official programming resource.

 

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN HEROES

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN HEROES, hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet, is a television show developed for teens in which each episode reveals the widespread goodwill in our world by secretly capturing heroes in action as they demonstrate acts of kindness, compassion and commitment to others.  Highlighted by funny, light-hearted moments, the show shines a bright light on everyday people who selflessly share their positive attitudes towards society and life with others by doing good deeds. Each episode of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes features three scenarios that capture everyday heroes in action in a highly entertaining and interactive format.

 Following is the “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!” Saturday morning lineup for the 2016-17 season as of Oct. 1: (Schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.)

 

9:00-9:30 AM, ET                 LUCKY DOG

9:30-10:00 AM, ET               DR. CHRIS PET VET

10:00-10:30 AM, ET              THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION

10:30-11:00 AM, ET               THE INSPECTORS

11:00-11:30 AM, ET               CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN                                                HEROES

11:30-12:00 PM, ET               THE OPEN ROAD WITH DR. CHRIS (NEW)

 

Please note: In some markets, CBS News’ CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY will be broadcast 7:00-9:00 AM, ET/PT.

 

CHEAT TWEET: 4th season of #CBSDreamTeam Saturday morning line up premieres 10/1 with 1 new show! @CBSTheOpenRoad with Dr Chris!

 

Photos available: www.cbspressexpress.com/cbs-entertainment/shows/cbs-dream-team-its-epic/photos

 

CBS Twitter: @CBSTweet

 

Talent on Twitter:

Mo Rocca @MoRocca

Brandon McMillan @BrandonMcMillan

Dr. Chris Brown @BondiVet

Brooke Burke-Charvet @brookeburke

Bret Green @bretjgreen

Terry Serpico @terryserpico

 

Shows on Twitter:

CBS Dream Team

@CBSDreamTeam

 

Lucky Dog

@CBSLuckyDog

 

Innovation Nation

@CBSInnovationTV

 

Dr. Chris Pet Vet

@CBSPetVet

 

The Inspectors

@CBSInspectors

 

Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes

@CBSHiddenHeroes

 

The Open Road with Dr. Chris

@CBSTheOpenRoad

 

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Emmy® winning The Inspectors, and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five-hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1, 2016 Litton will begin providing NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

 

About CBS Corporation:

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand — “the Eye” — one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International, CBS Television Distribution, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

 

 

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Press Contacts:

Kate Aconfora (CBS)

818-655-1589

Kate.aconfora.cbs.com

Meg Lavigne (Litton)

617-340-4155

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Paula Breck

212-975-3811

pjbreck@cbs.com

Litton Entertainment Announces Multiple Award-Winning "Litton's Weekend Adventure's" Sixth Season

Charleston, SC (July 26, 2016) — Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment, today unveiled Litton’s Weekend Adventure’s sixth season line-up.  The three-hour, Daytime Emmy®-winning program block airs every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide.  The new season will premiere on October 1st, 2016.

This Fall, Emmy®-winning host Jeff Corwin will embark on a new adventure with the first season premiere of the all-new series Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin. Jeff will journey to fascinating global locations most people have only dreamed of visiting. Each episode brings Jeff to a unique area of the world where he will explore the area’s natural wonders to bring viewers closer to nature, wildlife and manmade treasures. From mountain climbs to deep sea dives, helicopter rides and glacier treks, Jeff will bring young audiences on the inspirational trip of a lifetime. 

“Six years ago we envisioned Litton’s Weekend Adventure as a destination where young people and families could explore the world and discover things beyond their imaginations. We've been to over 100 countries and all continents, and we're just getting started,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.

Litton’s Weekend Adventure’s line-up is proud to continue to include award-winning programming with fan favorites including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, hosted by America’s favorite animal ambassador, and Sea Rescue which was recently awarded the 2016 Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Series. Sea Rescue will continue to tell the stories of marine animal rescue, rehabilitation and release highlighting the extraordinary efforts of the dedicated professionals of SeaWorld's rescue team.  The Wildlife Docs, also recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Children’s Series will also return to the block along with Emmy®-winning Rock the Park, where hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith will travel to astounding locations including Dinosaur National Monument, Gates of the Arctic National Park and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Completing the block will be Parents’ Choice® honoree Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner.

Since premiering in Fall 2011, Litton’s Weekend Adventure programs have garnered thirty Daytime Emmy nominations and won six, twenty-three Parents’ Choice honors, and sixty Tellys. 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, Emmy® winning The Inspectors, and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1, 2016 Litton will begin providing NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! Launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

 

Public Relations Contact: Meg LaVigne, President of Television, Litton Entertainment                           

  

617-340-4155       mlavigne@litton.tv                            

 

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Litton Entertainment Selected Winner of 44 37th Annual Telly Awards

Charleston, SC (May 5, 2016) – The Telly Awards has named Litton Entertainment as a winner of forty-four awards in the 37th Annual Telly Awards. Litton’s nominated programs include the first original scripted drama series to be part of the three-hour television block titled CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! as well as the LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE block that airs on ABC stations nationwide and the ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING block that airs on The CW every weekend.

The following programs are the recipients the Silver Telly Awards (the highest honor) and the Bronze Telly Awards for TV Programs winning multiple times within a category for various episodes:

LITTON’ S WEEKEND ADVENTURE

  • Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown                                   Bronze- Education
  • Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown                                   Silver- Nature/Wildlife
  • Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin                              Bronze- Videography / Cinematography
  • The Wildlife Docs                                                         Bronze- Children
  • Rock the Park                                                               Bronze- Children
  • Rock the Park                                                               Bronze- Education
  • Rock the Park                                                               Bronze- Travel/Tourism
  • Born to Explore                                                            Silver- Travel/Tourism
  • Born to Explore                                                            Bronze- Cultural
  • Born to Explore                                                            Bronze- Sound Design
  • Born to Explore                                                            Bronze- Music
  • Born to Explore                                                            Bronze- Nature/Wildlife
  • World Oceans Day                                                       Silver- Cause Marketing
  • World Oceans Day                                                       Bronze- Children
  • World Oceans Day                                                       Bronze- Social Responsibility
  • World Oceans Day                                                       Bronze- Social Responsibility
  • World Oceans Day                                                       Bronze- Cause Marketing

 

 CB S DREAM TEAM , IT’S EPIC !

  • Lucky Dog                                                                     Bronze- Children
  • Lucky Dog                                                                     Bronze- Education
  • Dr. Chris Pet Vet                                                            Bronze- Children
  • Dr. Chris Pet Vet                                                            Bronze- Education
  • The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation                           Silver- Education
  • The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation                           Bronze- Children
  • The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation                           Bronze- Information
  • The Inspectors                                                              Silver- Children
  • The Inspectors                                                              Bronze- Set Design
  • The Inspectors                                                              Bronze- Lighting
  • Chicken Soup for the Souls’ Hidden Heroes              Bronze- Children
  • Chicken Soup for the Souls’ Hidden Heroes              Bronze- Education
  • Chicken Soup for the Souls’ Hidden Heroes              Bronze- Social Responsibility
  • Game Changers with Kevin Frazier                             Bronze- Children
  • Game Changers with Kevin Frazier                             Silver- Education
  • Game Changers with Kevin Frazier                             Silver- Social Responsibility
  • Game Changers with Kevin Frazier                             Bronze- Sports
  • Game Changers with Kevin Frazier                             Bronze- Sound/Sound Design

 

ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING                                 

  • Dog Town, USA                                                             Bronze- Education
  • Dog Town, USA                                                             Bronze- Social Responsibility
  • Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition       Silver- Children
  • Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition       Bronze- Education
  • Save Our Shelter                                                           Bronze- Children
  • Hatched                                                                         Bronze- Education
  • Dream Quest with Evette Rios                                     Bronze- Travel/Tourism

 

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure  features all original high-definition E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® nominated Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Sea Rescue, The Wildlife Docs, and Expedition Wild. Litton Entertainment also provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!" Those programs include Lucky Dog, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Recipe Rehab, Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Minute Meals, All in With Laila Ali, and Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton's news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Service. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

Public Relations Contact:

Sara Krajewski

Public Relations, Litton Entertainment 843-883-5060

sara@litton.tv

The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation Receivers 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Award and Multiple 37th Annual Telly Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Receives

43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Award and Multiple 37th Annual Telly Awards

(DEARBORN, MI – May 5, 2016) – The Henry Ford announced today that in partnership with Litton Entertainment, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation has been honored for the second consecutive year by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with a Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class. The series, which airs as part of the three hour block of programming titled, “CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic,” airing every weekend was also honored with three 37th Annual Telly Awards. The winning Telly categories include, Silver Level: Education, Bronze Level: Children, and Bronze Level: Information.

“We are beyond thrilled for our television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation to be honored by the Television and Film industries and receive such highly regarded and distinguished awards in only our second season,” said Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford. “We know the show is making a difference around the world and influencing and inspiring young people to think like innovators and reach their full potential.”

Hosted by CBS News correspondent Mo Rocca and airing each weekend on The CBS Network, the Emmy® winning weekly half-hour program highlights stories related to the process of innovation and showcases the many experiences that are accessible at The Henry Ford.

For more information on The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, visit www.thehenryford.org/innovationnation.

About The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan is an internationally-recognized cultural destination that brings the past forward by immersing visitors in the stories of ingenuity, resourcefulness and innovation that helped shape America. A national historic landmark with an unparalleled collection of artifacts from 300 years of American history, The Henry Ford is a force for sparking curiosity and inspiring tomorrow’s innovators. More than 1.7 million visitors annually experience its five attractions: Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, The Ford Rouge Factory Tour, The Benson Ford Research Center and The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. A continually expanding array of content available online provides anytime, anywhere access. The Henry Ford is also home to Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school which educates 485 students a year on the institution’s campus. In 2014, The Henry Ford premiered its first-ever national television series, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, showcasing present-day change-makers and The Henry Ford’s artifacts and unique visitor experiences. Hosted by news correspondent and humorist, Mo Rocca, this weekly half-hour show airs Saturday mornings on CBS. For more information please visit our website thehenryford.org.

 

 

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About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, and was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and beginning October 1st, 2016 Litton will provide NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

 

Press Contacts:

 

Wendy Metros

Director of Media and Film Relations 313-982-6125

WendyMe@TheHenryFord.org

 

 Meg Lavigne (Litton) President of Television 617-340-4155

mlavigne@litton.tv

The Inspectors Wins Multiple 37th Annual Telly Awards

THE INSPECTORS RECEIVES THREE 37TH ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

 

With over 13,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

 

The award categories are:  Silver Level: Children, Bronze: Set Design, Bronze Level: Lighting

 

 

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 and is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films.  Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world.

 

For its 37th season, The Telly Awards once again gave the public and industry leaders the power to view and rate videos submitted as part of the People’s Telly Awards.  In addition to recognition from the Silver Telly Council, the judging panel that selects the Telly Awards winners, the Internet community also helps decide the People’s Telly Awards winners.

 

A prestigious judging panel of over 500 accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly and a member of The Silver Telly Council, judged the competition, upholding the historical standard of excellence that Telly represents.  The Silver Council evaluated entries to recognize distinction in creative work – entries do not compete against each other – rather entries are judged against a high standard of merit.  Less than 10% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Silver Telly, our highest honor.  Approximately 25% of entries are chosen as Winners of the Bronze Telly. 

 

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards.  “Litton Entertainment and their partners at The Unites States Postal Inspection Service accomplishments illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

 

The Inspectors airs as part of the CBS Network’s three hour programming block, “The CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!” Check your local listings.

Litton Entertainment Honored with Five Daytime Emmy Awards®

LITTON ENTERTAINMENT HONORED WITH FIVE AWARDS AT THE 43RD ANNUAL DAYTIME ENTERTAINMENT EMMY AWARDS®

Burbank, CA (May 2, 2016)- Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, announced today that Litton Entertainment and its partners have been honored by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) with five awards at the 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. Litton’s nominated programs include the first original scripted drama series to be part of the three-hour television block titled CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! as well as the LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE block that airs on ABC stations nationwide.

 

The winners are:

CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!

The Inspectors

Outstanding Performer in a Children's or Pre-School Children's Series – Jessica Lundy

Innovation Nation

Outstanding Writing Special Class

Lucky Dog

Outstanding Special Class Series

 

Litton’s Weekend Adventure

Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin

Outstanding Lifestyle/Travel/Children's Series Host -- Jeff Corwin

Sea Rescue

Outstanding Children's Series

 

“Congratulations to all of our esteemed talent, producers and crew for their well-deserved accolades from the leading authorities on quality programming.  Thank you to our ABC Owned Station partners, ABC affiliated television stations, the CBS Network, for their continued support of our inspiring television series,” commented Dave Morgan.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and on October 1st, 2016 Litton will begin providing NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

 

Public Relations Contact: Meg LaVigne, President of Television, Litton Entertainment                           

617-340-4155       mlavigne@litton.tv                             

Daytime Emmy Award Winning Series Rock the Park Announces New '100 Reasons to Rock the Park' Campaign to Celebrate the National Park Service's Centennial

DAYTIME EMMY® AWARD WINNING SERIES ROCK THE PARK ANNOUNCES NEW ‘100 REASONS TO ROCK THE PARK’ CAMPAIGN TO CELEBRATE THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE’S CENTENNIAL

 

Charleston, SC (April 18, 2016) – Litton Entertainment today announced ‘100 Reasons to Rock the Park,’ the dynamic campaign featuring Daytime Emmy Award-winning series Rock the Park to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100 years of conservation and historic preservation of America’s national parks.  This unique campaign set to kick-off on April 24, 2016, encourages a second century of national park stewardship for communities across the nation. Rock the Park showcases America’s national parks as nature enthusiasts and hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith venture off the beaten path to explore some of the most awe-inspiring places on earth. Produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, the series airs as part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the three-hour programming block that airs every weekend on ABC stations nationwide.

 

The campaign, which runs through August 25, 2016, the date of the official National Park Service Centennial, is a robust cross-promotional, multi-platform campaign that will countdown ‘100 Reasons to Rock the Park’ and encourage viewers #FindYourPark to share their national park travels and experiences. On-air and social media elements across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram will include beautiful imagery, video, and reasons to embrace the endless opportunities to be inspired, explore, and have fun at national parks. Jack and Colton are Find Your Park/Encuentra Tu Parque Ambassadors, a movement launched by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation to encourage people of all backgrounds to discover their personal connections to America’s national parks. The video can be found here: Find Your Park with Jack and Colton.

 

"Litton is pleased to take part in the National Park Service Centennial to celebrate and inspire people to connect with and enjoy America’s national parks. Rock the Park, Litton's Weekend Adventure, and the national parks are aligned as we all are dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences to explore the world around them" commented Dave Morgan, CEO and Founder of Litton Entertainment.

 

Rock the Park was recently nominated for a 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Award.  This is Rock the Park’s second nomination and previously garnered a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Travel Program. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell also guest starred in an episode of the series to explore Mount Rainier National Park with Jack and Colton.  The episode has an encore airing scheduled for August 20th, 2016.  Rock the Park airs every weekend on ABC stations, check your local listings.

 

Find us here:

Hashtag #RTP100

Instagram: @rocktheparkabc 
Twitter: @RockThePark_
Facebook: facebook.com/RocktheParkTV

 

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming in its second season and in October, 2016 Litton will provide NBC stations six original E/I series under the iconic brand, The More You Know. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the new E/I block Go Time! launching in Fall 2016 and Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

About Tremendous! Entertainment

Tremendous! Entertainment (TEI) is a television production company built on the mission “where character matters,” which drives its approach both on and off screen. For 20 years, TEI, led by Founder and CEO Colleen Needles Steward, has been committed to telling uplifting stories featuring passionate characters with the audacity to try to change the world. This fuels the company’s success in numerous unscripted genres from docu-series, survival and paranormal to food, history and travel. Current series include Daytime Emmy Award and two-time Parents’ Choice Programming Award-winning travel series Rock the Park (ABC), reality innovators like two-time James Beard award winner Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern (Travel Channel), Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations (Travel Channel), Ghost Asylum (Destination America) and docu-series For Peete’s Sake (OWN), among others. Named one of Realscreen’s “Global 100” production companies in 2015, TEI has state-of-the-art production and post-facilities in Minneapolis, MN and Los Angeles. For more information, visit http://tremendousinc.com/.

 

Public Relations Contact:

 

Meg Lavigne

President of Television, Litton Entertainment

617-340-4155

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

 

 

 

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Litton Shopping 'Saving Hope' to Stations

Litton Entertainment will offer ICF Films’ and Entertainment One’s medical drama, Saving Hope, for weekend barter syndication with a launch expected in fall 2017, said Dave Morgan, founder and CEO of Litton Entertainment.

Canadian production company eOne last fall said it intended to push into the American syndication market, with plans to offer three shows that it co-produced: ABC’s Rookie Blue, Syfy’s Haven and CTV’s Saving Hope.

“We are pleased to see our captivating series connect with more and more audiences through syndication,” said Joey Sabella, head of U.S. and Latin American sales, in a statement. Sabella negotiated the deal on behalf of eOne.

The hour-long drama, which has been renewed for season five and airs on CTV in Canada and ION in the U.S., stars Erica Durance (Smallville), Michael Shanks (Stargate SG-1), Daniel Gillies (The Originals), Huse Madhavji (Call Me Fitz), Julia Taylor Ross (Silent House) and Kristopher Turner (This Life).

Created by Malcolm MacRury and Morwyn Brebner, Saving Hope is produced by eOne and ICF Films, in association with CTV, with the participation of the Canada Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit. The series is executive produced by Ilana Frank and David Wellington for ICF Films, John Morayniss for eOne, and Lesley Harrison, as well as Brebner and Adam Pettle, who also served as showrunners.

Litton Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television Announce New 3-Hour Programming Block, "Go Time!" Premiering in Fall 2016

Dave Morgan, CEO and president of Litton Entertainment, and Amy Carney, president of advertiser sales and research for Sony Pictures Television have announced that SPT will serve as the exclusive advertising sales representative for Litton’s new three-hour block of educational and informational programming Go Time!. Premiering in Fall 2016, Go Time!will feature a slate of programming aimed at inspiring young people and their families to be active, make healthy choices, and get involved with their communities in a positive manner.  

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TVF International and Litton Entertainment Partner to Distribute Chicken Soup for the Soul's Hidden Heroes Globally

London-based TVF International will distribute the family series CBS: Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes outside the United States. Produced by Litton Entertainment, the show is a part-hidden camera, part-social experiment series that secretly captures people performing everyday acts of kindness. It’s hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet and premiered in the U.S. on CBS last fall.

Read more: http://realscreen.com/2016/04/07/extra-id-launches-idcon-tvf-intl-shops-chicken-soup-series/#ixzz46DbuSebC

NBC and Litton Entertainment Expand Iconic "The More You Know" Platform Into New Three-Hour Saturday Morning Programming Block

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Feb. 23, 2016 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, are partnering to expand NBC’s storied public service awareness brand “The More You Know” into an all-new programming block.

The block, which will air for three hours on Saturday mornings, will include six half-hour educational and informational series targeted to 13- to 16-year-olds with topics that appeal to the whole family including sports as a foundation for teen empowerment and leadership skills, global educational advancements, and heroic efforts to preserve the world's natural resources and precious wildlife. 

Each of the shows will continue the legacy of NBC’s award-winning “The More You Know” platform that has for decades educated the public on important social issues, including education, environment, health, civic engagement and diversity. The dynamic programming block will showcase in-depth and inspiring stories featuring leading experts in nature, science and technology, as well as highlight role models from champion athletes to everyday heroes who strive to affect positive change in their communities.

“NBC is committed to putting great educational content on Saturday morning and we can’t think of a better partner than Litton, who is the clear leader in this field,” said Ted Harbert, Chairman, NBC Broadcasting. “By coupling Litton’s unparalleled expertise with NBC’s iconic ‘The More You Know’ brand, we are excited to help families come together to enjoy, watch and learn.”


“‘The More You Know’ is a powerful and unique platform that has inspired millions of NBC viewers for 30 years to act and promote positive change. Litton Entertainment has created thousands of hours of award-winning educational and inspirational television, and we are proud to partner on NBC’s renowned educational brand,” said Dave Morgan, Litton founder and CEO.    

About NBC Entertainment

NBC Entertainment develops and schedules the network’s primetime, late-night, and daytime programming. NBC’s quality programs and balanced lineup have earned the network critical acclaim, numerous awards and ratings success. The network finished the 2014-15 season as No. 1 in the 18-49 demo for the second year in a row. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history. NBC’s scripted slate is highlighted by “Blindspot,” “The Blacklist,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Chicago Med,” “Shades of Blue,” “Superstore,” “The Carmichael Show,” “Grimm,” “The Night Shift,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Telenovela” and “Undateable.”  Unscripted series for NBC include the two-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice” as well as “American Ninja Warrior,” “Celebrity Apprentice,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Hollywood Game Night,” and the perennial #1 most-watched summer series, “America’s Got Talent.”


In late night, NBC regularly delivers #1 broadcast results with “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Last Call with Carson Daly” and “Saturday Night Live.” NBC Daytime’s “Days of our Lives” consistently ranks among daytime’s top programs in the valuable women 18-34 category. The five-time Emmy Award-winning NBC.com streams full episodes and provides original content for NBC entertainment shows online and through apps for mobile and tablet devices.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton’s Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton’s Weekend Adventure features all original E/I series including Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Emmy® winning Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy® winning Rock the Park, Emmy® winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Emmy® nominated Sea Rescue and Emmy® nominated The Wildlife Docs. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!, including Emmy® winning Lucky Dog, Emmy® winning The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca, The Inspectors, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, and Emmy® nominated Game Changers with Kevin Frazier. Litton also provides The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a five hour destination featuring E/I programming which entered its second season in October 2015. Litton’s news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Network.  For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Meg Lavigne (Litton)   mlavigne@litton.tv  617-340-4155

Allison Rawlings (NBC Entertainment)  allison.rawlings@nbcuni.com  818-777-3051

 

 

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