CuriosityStream Supercharges Viewing For Our Younger Streamers With 300+ Episodes Of New Shows

Partnership with Litton Entertainment Brings Iconic Names in Children’s Programming Including Jeff Corwin, Jack Hanna, and Mo Rocca

(Silver Spring, Md.) CuriosityStream – the award-winning documentary streaming and on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks -- today announced the acquisition of 4 popular teen series from Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming.  Coming in April 2019, CuriosityStream viewers can watch multiple seasons of Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Innovation Nation and Rock the Park. 

These iconic series join CuriosityStream’s growing library of high-quality and trusted choices for families to watch together or kids to watch on their own.

“CuriosityStream’s family fare shares the same commitment to imaginative storytelling and engaging characters that powers our entire documentary library for our younger viewers who are thrilled by exploration, passionate about changing their world or obsessed by all things dino,” said Clint Stinchcomb, President and CEO of CuriosityStream. “CuriosityStream has purity of focus – our viewers come to us for the best shows across the full spectrum of the non-fiction genre, and Litton’s first-class programming is a natural fit.”

“Litton is proud to have our Emmy-award winning programming available to CuriosityStream’s viewers.  Litton is dedicated to educating and inspiring audiences through captivating storytelling and our content aligns with CuriosityStream’ focus perfectly,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.

CuriosityStream and Litton Entertainment share the same purpose and passion – to entertain and inspire viewers around the world. The Litton titles join CuriosityStream’s growing collection with other CuriosityStream specials including David Attenborough’s Light on Earth – the legendary natural historian’s stunning look at animals who produce their own light; Miniverse – a thrilling road trip from the Sun to Pluto; and Cities of the Sea – an exciting underwater exploration off the California coast -- all available now on CuriosityStream.

Visit CuriosityStream.com to sign up for a free 7-day trial.

 

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About CuriosityStream

Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning documentary streaming and on-demand service where viewers of all ages can fuel their passions and explore new ones. Our documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to global food and culture with stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With over 2,000 titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint TV and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH TV, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox Communications, Layer3 TV, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, and other platforms and global distribution partners. 

 

About Litton

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the 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/

Litton Entertainment and Kode with Klossy Partner to Empower Girls to Learn to Code

Charleston, SC (February 27, 2019) - Litton Entertainment today announced a partnership with Kode With Klossy to create and distribute a new Public Service Announcement (PSA) to inspire young women to pursue their passions in a technology-driven world.

Founded in 2015 by supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, Kode With Klossy hosts free two-week summer coding camps for women ages 13-18 in cities across the country and fosters a national community furthering opportunities for women in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).

Through the partnership with Emmy Award-winning Litton Entertainment, Kode With Klossy’s message will reach millions of viewers each week on powerful broadcast platforms including the three-hour programming block “Litton’s Weekend Adventure,” airing on ABC stations nationwide every Saturday morning, and The CW’s three-hour Saturday morning block “One Magnificent Morning.”

“Litton Entertainment produces hundreds of hours of high-quality, award-winning programming each year telling the stories of adventurers, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who impact our daily lives. Partnering with Kode With Klossy to further inspire our viewers to attain their goals is a wonderful privilege,” commented Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO of Litton Entertainment.

As a partner to Kode With Klossy, Ford Motor Company’s Ford STEAM Experience has a shared mission of increasing access to computer science opportunities and has worked alongside the organization to inspire more young women to pursue their passions in STEAM.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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 KODE WITH KLOSSY

Kode With Klossy creates learning experiences and opportunities for young women that increase their confidence and inspire them to pursue their passions in a technology-driven world. Founded in 2015 by supermodel and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss, Kode With Klossy works to increase opportunities for young women in STEAM. Kode With Klossy’s flagship program is its free, two-week summer coding camps for young women ages 13 to 18.  The organization provides scholarships for young women to attend the camps, which teach the fundamentals of programming in a fun, collaborative and hands-on learning environment. In addition, Kode With Klossy supports other mission-aligned organizations through grant programs, as well as creates inspiring tech-focused digital content for their community throughout the year. For more information, visit https://www.kodewithklossy.com/.

 

Press Contact: Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment | 843-883-5060  | sara@litton.tv

Litton Entertainment and JOURNY Partner to Bring Award-Winning Travel Series to New Audiences

Charleston, SC (February 26, 2019): Litton Entertainment, a leading independent producer and distributor, and JOURNY powered by Ovation, the travel-entertainment app of America’s only arts network, today announced the addition of Emmy-award winning Rock the Park and Emmy-nominated The Voyager with Josh Garcia to Ovation’s fast-growing app. 

JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art and culture, featuring award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling.

“Litton Entertainment’s talented cast and crew have spent 30 years traveling to some of the most remote and fascinating places on the planet in order to produce gorgeous, breathtaking television and we are happy to partner with JOURNY to bring the travel experiences we have captured to a whole new platform,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and founder of Litton Entertainment.

Rock the Park is an awe-inspiring and entertaining series hosted by Jack Steward and Colton Smith, as they tap into America’s love for the national parks and come face to face with nature and some of the most amazing places on earth.  The Voyager with Josh Garcia takes audiences on an exciting and culturally rich voyage around the globe. Traveling by ocean, each episode brings audiences to the world's most incredible destinations as we join Josh on a personal journey to discover, understand and immerse in the hidden beauty, diverse traditions and unique cuisine each port has to offer.

"JOURNY is the premiere destination for cultural travel programming, and we're proud to have Rock the Park and The Voyager as part of that lineup," said Elba Flamenco, Senior Director, Content Partnerships at Ovation. “We're excited to continue our partnership with Litton, delivering their award-winning series to travel enthusiasts, on the platforms and devices they love."

Rock the Park, co-produced with Tremendous! Entertainment, and The Voyager with Josh Garcia have both been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their outstanding work in the Travel and Adventure category. Download the JOURNY app today to stream Season 1 of Rock the Park and follow JOURNY for the premiere of The Voyager with Josh Garcia, coming soon.

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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 OVATION… America’s Only Arts Network

Art has the power to inspire us, elevate our thinking, and awaken our senses. As an independent television, production and digital media company, OVATION has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically-acclaimed premium dramas, arts-related specials and documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION salutes innovative storytelling, lives for the art in entertainment, finds beauty in the everyday, and applauds art in unexpected places. OVATION is available to nearly 50M subscribers via cable, satellite and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on VOD. Through THE OVATION FOUNDATION, the company is committed to advocating for the arts, nationally and locally, and has provided more than $15M in contributions and in kind support to arts institutions and arts education. You can follow OVATION on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

 

About JOURNY

JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art, and culture! Watch award-winning television series and popular shorts focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling for FREE! Powered by Ovation and designed for the conscientious traveler, our programming centers world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. Utilizing a network of talented and passionate travel filmmakers, producers and creators, JOURNY brings together the voices and stories that make us connected and human. Journy is available on Fire TV, Apple TV and iOS devices, Android, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, and Plex.

 

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Press Contact

Sara Krajewski | Litton Entertainment

sara@litton.tv  | 843-883-5060

Litton Entertainment Honored with Nineteen Parents’ Choice Awards

Charleston, SC (February 5, 2019) – Litton Entertainment today announced that it and its partners have been honored with nineteen awards from the Parents' Choice Foundation, the nation's oldest nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to quality children's media.   

The programs honored include the six series that are produced for CBS Network’s three-hour block titled CBS Dream Team, It’s Epic!; programs that are a part of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, airing on ABC stations nationwide; and the series that make up NBC’s The More You Know Saturday morning block.  New Litton series added to The CW’s One Magnificent Morning received their first Parent’s Choice Awards including Did I Mention Invention?; Ready, Set, Pet; and Welcome Home.

“Litton produces hundreds of hours of content ranging from world exploration and conservation to saving beloved dogs and preparing them for their next loving home. This is possible because of tremendous story telling by expert writers, producers and technicians. These awards honor their work and make all of us extremely proud,” said Dave Morgan, President and CEO.

The winners are:

Gold Seal Award Winner: Did I Mention Invention?

 Silver Seal Award Winners: The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, The Inspectors, Rock the Park

Seal of Recommendation Winners: Consumer 101, Hope in the Wild, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, This Old House: Trade School

Seal of Approval Winners: Champion Within, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Lucky Dog with Brandon McMillan, The Great Dr. Scott, Pet Vet Dream Team, Ready, Set, Pet, Vets Saving Pets, The Voyager with Josh Garcia, Welcome Home

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the 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.

 

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Public Relations Contact:

Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment                           

843-883-5060

sara@litton.tv                

"Chicken Soup for the Soul's Animal Tales," Hosted by Eva LaRue, Joins The CW's "One Magnificent Morning" Saturday Morning Line-Up

“Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales” Premieres January 5th, 2019

December 21, 2018 (Burbank, CA) – The CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, today announced the addition of CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S ANIMAL TALES to its educational and informational ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING Saturday morning line-up, premiering January 5, 2019 (8:00am–11:00am ET/PT). 

Hosted by Eva LaRue, ANIMAL TALES centers around our love for animals and the impact they have on our lives. Each episode uncovers stories about amazing and inspiring people from around the world who go above and beyond to care for, love, help, and defend animals everywhere. Viewers will meet animal rescue teams and dedicated animal advocates helping lost pets find forever homes, and even meet some of the incredible pets serving and assisting people in need, including military K9s and therapy animals. 

            The CW’s ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING lineup is below.  All series are rated TV-G. All times ET/PT:

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

8:00-8:30 AM                        Ready, Set, Pet

8:30-9:00 AM                        The Wildlife Docs

9:00-9:30 AM                        This Old House: Trade School

9:30-10:00 AM                      Welcome Home

10:00-10:30 AM                    Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Animal Tales

10:30-11:00 AM                    Did I Mention Invention?

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton’s syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the 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 CW Network:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.com.

 

 

 

Media Contacts:

The CW Network                                     Litton Entertainment

Jodi Karp                                                  Sara Krajewski

818/977-2609                                            843/883-5060

Jodi.Karp@cwtv.com                               sara@litton.tv

Litton's Weekend Adventure Adds New Series 'Rescue Heroes' Starting January 5, 2019

December 20, 2019 (Charleston, SC) – Litton Entertainment announced today the addition of RESCUE HEROES, which will premiere on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The show joins Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the multiple Daytime Emmy-winning educational/informational block for teens 13-16 -- and appealing to the whole family -- airing Saturdays on ABC Stations nationwide.

RESCUE HEROES, hosted by Ginger Zee, ABC News’ Chief Meteorologist, showcases the stories of men and women who brave natural and manmade disasters with the goal of rescuing victims and helping restore their lives. Ginger reports on extreme weather events and provides takeaways about disaster awareness and preparation. Each week, viewers will witness first-hand the worst of nature but also the best of humanity. RESCUE HEROES provides an up-close look at natural disasters --including hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods -- to help viewers understand the causes and science behind these events, and showcases heroic first responders whose vital restoration efforts help rebuild lives and communities.

“We are thrilled to welcome RESCUE HEROES and Ginger Zee to Litton’s Weekend Adventure, a Saturday morning television destination for teens and families seeking smart, inspiring programming. With Ginger’s scientific pedigree and dedication to telling compelling stories, we know our audiences are in good hands,” commented Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.

RESCUE HEROES is coproduced by BELFOR Property Restoration, the world’s largest disaster recovery company restoring homes, businesses and communities following manmade or natural disasters. “We are excited to celebrate heroic first responders and the resilient communities around the world,” said Sheldon Yellen, CEO of BELFOR Property Restoration. “We are humbled and honored to recognize the true heroes among us in the aftermath of disasters – and we can’t wait to share their stories!”

RESCUE HEROES joins the Litton’s Weekend Adventure line-up which includes Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, The Great Dr. Scott, Rock the Park, and Vacation Creation.

To follow RESCUE HEROES you can head to:

Facebook: @RescueHeroesTV

Twitter: @RescueHeroesTV

Instagram: @RescueHeroesTV

Hashtag: #RescueHeroesTV

 

ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. 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 BELFOR PROPERTY RESTORATION

BELFOR Property Restoration is the worldwide premier disaster restoration company serving 31 countries with more than 300 offices employing more than 8,000 full-time experienced restoration specialists who are dedicated to “Restoring More Than Property.” BELFOR Property Restoration provides residential, commercial and industrial customers every service needed to help return to normal operations following disaster. From structural damage repair and clean-up to the recovery and restoration of equipment and vital documents, BELFOR Property Restoration has a rapid and proven response. For more information, please visit www.BELFOR.com. For immediate assistance, please call BELFOR Property Restoration's 24/7 Emergency Hotline: 800-800-BELFOR. “Like” BELFOR on Facebook and “Follow” @BELFOR on Twitter. Or @BELFORGroup on Instagram.

 

 

Public Relations Contacts:

Sara Krajewski

Litton Entertainment

843-883-5060 sara@litton.tv

 

Alexandra Gort

BELFOR Property Restoration

610-529-1502

alexandra.gort@us.belfor.com

 

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Telemundo Adds New Series to "Mi Telemundo" Kids Programming Block Premiering Saturday, January 5th

The Three-Hour Saturday Programming Brings Inspiring Stories About the Environment, Social Change, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement

MIAMI — December 17, 2018 — Mi Telemundo, the U.S. Hispanic network’s three-hour Saturday programming block, will add Taller del Consumidor to the line-up beginning Saturday, January 5th, 2019. The new series is hosted by Jack Rico and will join the following shows which present inspiring stories about the environment, social change, health and wellness, and community engagement, including:

  • El Campeón En Ti (8am/7c) will feature the powerful and inspiring stories of successful athletes who exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Host Lauren Thompson introduces audiences to professional and amateur athletes who have overcome obstacles to ultimately achieve transcendent moments in the world of sports.

  • Vivir Al Natural, Danny Seo (8:30am/7:30c), 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.

  • Aventuras con Dylan Dreyer (9am/8c), a wondrous celebration of nature bringing viewers up-close and personal with the black bears of Montana to polar bears in the Arctic, a unique platform to see animals in their natural habitat.

  • El Viajero Con Josh Garcia (9:30am/8:30c and 10am/9c) takes viewers on an exciting and immersive journey 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.

  • Taller del Consumidor (10:30am/9:30c) Hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product - from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday.

“Mi Telemundo” E/I Block is produced by Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming,

Media contacts

Contact: Gerardo Oyola - gerardo.oyola@nbcuni.com 
For more information and photos, visit http://www.nbcumv.com/programming/telemundo
To connect with Telemundo Public Relations via Facebook, please visit www.facebook.com/TLMDPublicRelations and Twitter at twitter.com/TLMDPR

NBC and Litton Entertainment to Debut Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer as Part of Award-Winning "The More You Know" Family Programming Block

Dreyer Returns to Saturday Morning with New Educational Series Premiering Jan. 5, 2019

 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Dec. 14, 2018 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced that Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer will join the three-hour Saturday morning programming block, The More You Know. Now in its third season, The More You Know will continue to present to audience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity.

 

Host of the popular The More You Know program Journey with Dylan Dreyer, NBC News meteorologist and Weekend Today weather anchor Dylan Dreyer returns to The More You Know with Earth Odyssey. This latest adventure will take viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points on the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and humans. A new destination will be revealed each week, ranging from Africa, Indochina and the Middle East, to many islands around the world. From the home base of the fascinating Ripley’s Aquariums, Dreyer will bring audiences face-to-face with fascinating native animals, (some cute and some dangerous!) while educating teen viewers and their families with amazing facts about nature and wildlife. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer gives audiences a captivating look at the symbiosis between all living things in the most larger-than-life places on Earth.

Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer joins the existing The More You Know block of popular programming, which includes:

The Voyager with Josh Garcia, nominated for a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award, gives audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Garcia takes viewers on an enthralling ocean voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking. This season viewers travel with Garcia as he sets sail to discover the unique traditions of new and exciting places such as Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city.

Consumer 101, hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product – from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday. Each week audiences discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items, and catch a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. Consumer 101 is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers – enabling them to explore the how, where, when and why we spend our resources.

2018 Daytime Emmy Award-winning Naturally, Danny Seo, produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle. It addresses the science behind eating well and exercising mind and body while caring for our planet. Nominated for the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle Series, Seo continues to share new and innovative ways to enjoy time with family and friends and cooks delicious and healthy meals while creating a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.

Vets Saving Pets provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences witness first-hand the dedication and determination of these veterinary specialists as they work tirelessly to save their animal patients. Each week viewers see new emergency cases, including a wide array of specialties within veterinary medicine, such as critical care, oncology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, dermatology, dentistry and surgery.

The Champion Within features the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson of Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, The Champion Within introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while experiencing transcendent moments from the world of sports. The Champion Within proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart.  

   

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. NBC has won four of the last five September-May seasons in the 18-49 demo and has finished #1 in the 18-49 race from September-September for the last five years in a row. NBC also claimed the September-September crown for 2017-18 in total viewers, marking its first win by that measure in 16 years.

NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.

NBC’s current scripted slate is highlighted by dramas “This Is Us,” “New Amsterdam,” “Manifest,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago Med,” “Chicago P.D.,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Blacklist,” “Blindspot,” “Good Girls” and “Midnight, Texas.” NBC’s current comedy lineup includes “The Good Place,” “Will & Grace,” “Superstore,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “A.P. Bio” and “I Feel Bad.”

Unscripted series for NBC include four-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition hit “The Voice,” perennial #1 most-watched summer series “America’s Got Talent,” three-time Emmy nominee “American Ninja Warrior,” “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “World of Dance,” “Making It,” “Hollywood Game Night,” “Little Big Shots,” “Little Big Shots: Forever Young” and “The Wall.”

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, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the 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/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sara Krajewski (Litton), sara@litton.tv, 843-883-5060

Matt Lifson (NBC Entertainment), matt.lifson@nbcuni.com, 818-777-8092

"CBS Dream Team... It's Epic" Adds New Series to It's Saturday Morning Lineup

Dec. 5, 2018

 

“CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC!” ADDS NEW SERIES TO ITS

SATURDAY MORNING LINEUP 

“Tails of Valor” Joins the Three-Hour Saturday Morning Block Jan. 5, 2019

 

CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! is adding the new series TAILS OF VALOR to its three-hour Saturday morning block beginning Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. The lineup airs 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.

TAILS OF VALOR, hosted by Kel Mitchell, is a live-action half-hour program that features true stories of service animals working to change people’s lives. The program also examines the life science behind these relationships, including the animals’ unique and powerful senses that enable them to protect their human charges. TAILS OF VALOR will focus on the training and day-to-day jobs of these incredible animals and the quality of life they provide the people they serve, leaving viewers with a greater understanding and compassion for animals. Viewers will learn to see the world from different perspectives, and how those with disabilities experience everyday life and the challenges they face. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission’s rules.

The following is the CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup as of Jan. 5, 2019. The 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

HOPE IN THE WILD

11:30-12:00 PM, ET

TAILS OF VALOR (New)

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

 

Talent on Twitter:

Mo Rocca - @MoRocca

Brandon McMillan - @BrandonMcMillan

Dr. Chris Brown - @DrChrisBrown

Bret Green - @bretjgreen

Terry Serpico - @terryserpico

Harrison Knight - @harrisonxknight

Erica-Marie Sanchez- @ericamsanchez

Kel Mitchell - @Iamkelmitchell

 

Shows on Twitter:

CBS Dream Team - @CBSDreamTeam

Lucky Dog - @CBSLuckyDog

Innovation Nation - @CBSInnovationTV

Dr. Chris Pet Vet - @CBSPetVet

The Inspectors - @CBSInspectors

Hope in the Wild - @CBSHopeinWild

Tails of Valor - @CBSTailsofValor

 

About Litton Entertainment:

Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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 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, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network 10 Australia, 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 EcoMedia, and CBS Experiences. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

 

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Press Contacts:

Diane Ekeblad (CBS)

818-655-1585

diane.ekeblad@cbs.com

Meg Lavigne (Litton)

617-340-4155

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Paula Breck

212-975-3811

pjbreck@cbs.com

The CW Announces New Fall 2018 ‘One Magnificent Morning’ Line-Up

NETWORK ADDS THREE NEW ORIGINAL E/I SERIES TO ITS BLOCK

TARGETING TEENS AND FAMILIES

Burbank, CA (September 11, 2018) – The CW, in association with Litton Entertainment, today announced the addition of three new E/I series, Did I Mention Invention?; Ready, Set, Pet; and Welcome Home to its award-winning One Magnificent Morning Saturday morning (8:00-11:00am ET/PT) family programming line-up, starting October 6, 2018.

Each of these dynamic new series tell inspirational stories that highlight the importance of community engagement, pursuing one’s dreams, and overcoming challenges.  Also joining the line-up will be Daytime Emmy-nominated The Wildlife Docs, taking viewers behind the scenes with an elite team of veterinarians, technicians and trainers as they care for more than 12,000 exotic animals. This Old House: Trade School and Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes will continue to educate and inspire audiences on One Magnificent Morning.

Did I Mention Invention? is hosted by Alie Ward from her home base of The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. She brings viewers fascinating stories of invention while shining a light on everyday innovators. With each episode, Alie will present reports of human ingenuity and inspiration from around the United States and in some cases, around the world. Viewers will learn about innovators young and old, what it takes to bring their vision to life, and little-known facts about the history and process of invention and innovation. Did I Mention Invention? will ignite a spark within the hearts and minds of audiences, encouraging viewers to try their own hand at creating something new.

Hosted by Phil Torres and co-produced by Hearst Originals, Ready, Set, Pet will educate and inform teens and their families about pet adoption, responsible pet ownership, and the importance of a green space for pets. In each episode, Phil will guide a family through the pet adoption process after a careful look at their unique situation to help them make an informed decision in finding the right pet for their lifestyle. While the family visits local shelters and rescues, experts revitalize their outdoor space to make a safe and eco-friendly home for their new pet. In the end, viewers will see family members overcome their disagreements and make the tough decision on which pet will join the family. Ready, Set, Pet will teach viewers that thoughtful preparation is key when learning to care for an animal’s needs.

Welcome Home follows hosts Rob and Treger Strasberg as they run a non-profit dedicated to helping deserving families in transition by turning their house into a home with their motto, ‘design with dignity’– and changing lives along the way. In each episode, we meet a family emerging from difficult circumstances as they finally move into a new living space to call their own. To help the family with their fresh start, Treger, Rob, and a dedicated team of designers and volunteers will transform the family’s bare house into a warm home by using goods and services donated by people in the community.  The new home will provide much-needed stability to meet the family's specific needs, stimulate their interests, and promote their goals. Welcome Home is coproduced in partnership with BYUtv and will teach viewers the importance of giving back in their communities, to never give up when faced with a tough situation, and to have gratitude for the basic living necessities that we often take for granted.

The One Magnificent Morning programming block recently received nine Telly Awards including four for This Old House: Trade School.

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

 

8:00-8:30 AM                       THE WILDLIFE DOCS

8:30-9:00 AM                        DID I MENTION INVENTION?

9:00-9:30 AM                        READY, SET, PET

9:30-10:00 AM                      WELCOME HOME

10:00-10:30 AM                   THIS OLD HOUSE: TRADE SCHOOL

10:30-11:00 AM                   CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN HEROES

About The CW:

THE CW TELEVISION NETWORK launched in 2006 as America’s fifth broadcast network, with programming targeting younger viewers, a demographic highly sought after by advertisers. The CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS Corporation, broadcasts a six-night, 12-hour primetime lineup, Sunday through Friday. The CW’s primetime programming is also available to stream for free, without authentication, on the ad-supported cwtv.com and The CW app, now available on every major OTT platform. In daytime, The CW broadcasts a Monday through Friday afternoon block, and a three-hour Saturday morning kids block. The CW’s digital network, CW Seed, launched in 2013, and offers original short-form digital content as well as past seasons of fan-favorite television series. For more information about the network and its programming, visit www.cwtvpr.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 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, 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/

 

Press Contacts:

Sara Krajewski, Litton Entertainment

sara@litton.tv  843-883-5060

 

Alana Russo, 818-977-5993

Alana.Russo@cwtv.com

Multiple Award Winning 'Litton's Weekend Adventure' Returns for Ninth Season Premiere October 6, 2018

RETURNS FOR NINTH SEASON PREMIERE OCTOBER 6, 2018

Charleston, SC (September 10, 2018) — Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment announced today 2018-2019’s Line-Up for the ninth season of five-time Daytime Emmy-award winning Litton’s Weekend Adventure. The three-hour programming block airs every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide.  The newest addition to the block will be The Great Dr. Scott. The newest series in the block follows charismatic and committed veterinarian, Dr. Scott Miller, at his family-run veterinary clinic where viewers will gain unique insight into the world of veterinary medicine. Dr. Scott treats a wide variety of animal patients ranging from cats and dogs to exotic reptiles and livestock.

Debuting its ninth season, Litton’s Weekend Adventure continues its gold standard legacy of bringing award-winning programming to viewers who relish sharing the experiences of our expert hosts on their global weekly adventures. The new season line-up will continue to include fan favorites like Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown and recent Daytime Emmy nominee Ocean Trek’s with Jeff Corwin.  Corwin’s adventures will take him around the globe as he cruises to diverse locales like Madagascar, Mumbai, and Colombo, Sri Lanka, to explore the world’s natural wonders.  Rock the Park, with Daytime Emmy award-winning hosts Jack Steward and Colton Smith continue to explore our beloved national treasures, the national parks, including Canyonlands, Crater Lake, and Uncompahgre. Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko guides deserving families on incredible adventures on the high seas to experience new destinations together. Embarking on ocean voyages filled with immersive learning opportunities, viewers will discover the amazing culture, food, history, and traditions of coveted destinations in Iceland, Australia, Cuba and beyond.

 

“Since the inception of Litton’s Weekend Adventure, our team of talented and dedicated professionals have brought high-quality, inspirational programming to millions of teens and their families. We thank our ABC Owned Station partners and ABC affiliated television stations for their support. We are honored to partner with them in service to the educational needs of their communities,’ 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 traveling the globe producing Emmy winning 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:

Sara Krajewski, Litton Entertainment 843-883-5060       sara@litton.tv                            

 

NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce New Fall 2018 Lineup for Award-Winning The More You Know Family Programming Block

Two New Series and Three Returning Favorites to Debut October 6, 2018

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — August 30, 2018 — NBC and Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, today announced that the network’s “The More You Know” Saturday morning programming block will premiere on October 6, 2018 with two new and three returning series.  Consumer 101 and Vets Saving Pets are set to make their debut alongside returning favorites: the Daytime Emmy-nominated The Voyager with Josh Garcia, the Daytime Emmy-Winning Naturally, Danny Seo and The Champion Within.

“The More You Know” will continue to inspire and educate audiences in its third season, with the three hour, educational and informational family-focused programming block that features award-winning stories and topics focused on innovators, civic engagement, diversity, and health. 

The debut series Consumer 101, hosted by Jack Rico with the help of experts and scientists from the Consumer Reports labs and testing facilities, will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the science used to test every kind of product - from the obscure, to the fascinating, to the everyday. Each week, audiences will discover more about the surprising intricacy of product testing, learn more efficient ways to get the most out of everyday items, and catch a glimpse into unique career paths in the fields of science and technology. Consumer 101 is an empowering series aimed at giving teens the tools they need to make smarter choices as consumers -- enabling them to explore the how, where, when, and why we spend our resources.

The second new series Vets Saving Pets provides an inside look at a bustling emergency veterinary trauma center. Audiences will witness first-hand the dedication and determination of these veterinary specialists as they work tirelessly to save their animal patients. Each week, viewers will see new emergency cases including a wide array of specialties within veterinary medicine such as critical care, oncology, cardiology, neurology, anesthesiology, dermatology, dentistry, and surgery.

The Voyager with Josh Garcia, nominated for a 2018 Daytime Emmy Award, gives audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Josh takes viewers on an enthralling ocean voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking. This season, viewers will travel with Josh as he sets sail to discover the unique traditions of new and exciting places such as Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, and Aqaba, Jordan’s only coastal city.

2018 Daytime Emmy Award-winning Naturally, Danny Seo, produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle.  It addresses the science behind eating well and exercising mind and body while caring for our planet. Nominated for the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle Series, Seo will continue to share new and innovative ways to enjoy time with family and friends and to share delicious and healthy meals while creating a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.

The Champion Within also returns, featuring the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive,” “The Champion Within” introduces viewers to people who have overcome obstacles while experiencing transcendent moments from the world of sports. “The Champion Within” proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart.

"We are proud that in two short years, The More You Know block has become an award-winning destination for teens and families to learn, grow and become inspired together.  Our partners at NBC have helped to make this extension of its The More You Know brand a true success and we are excited to continue creating fantastic content,” said Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment.

 

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. NBC has risen to the top of the television industry, winning the 52-week season for the last five consecutive years in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49 and is poised to add its first total-viewer crown in 16 years.  The network also won the September to May race in the key demographic for the fourth time in five years.  NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.  The 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 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy-winning, 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/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sara Krajewski, sara@litton.tv, 843-883-5060

Matt Lifson, matt.lifson@nbcuni.com, 818-777-8092

The Sixth Season of "CBS Dream Team... It's Epic!" Premieres Sept. 29

“Hope in the Wild” Joins the Three-Hour Saturday Morning Block

CBS announced today that the sixth season of CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC!, the three-hour Saturday morning block, will premiere Saturday, Sept. 29 (9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. HOPE IN THE WILD, a new live action series, will join the lineup.

HOPE IN THE WILD follows Hope Swinimer, a wildlife rehabilitation expert, and her dedicated team as they rescue and heal injured and orphaned animals of all kinds. Hope’s passion for wildlife conservation shines through everything she does to lead her team on their mission to care for and return each animal to the wild. From the pressure of saving an animal in critical condition, to the joy in witnessing its victorious return home, HOPE IN THE WILD will educate viewers on the day-to-day jobs of this animal care team and the species they encounter. This program is specifically designed to further the educational and informational needs of children, has educating and informing children as a significant purpose, and otherwise meets the definition of Core Programming as specified in the Commission’s rules.

The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup 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 following series will return to THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup:

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. Brandon McMillan received his second Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s or Family Viewing Program Award in 2018, and LUCKY DOG received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Series in 2016.

 

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, featuring a variety of animals.

 

THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION

INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS SUNDAY MORNING, is a Daytime 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. Featuring “MoCabulary,” where bigger words used in the episode are defined; “The Mo You Know” quizzes about current and past inventions; and Mo Rocca connecting with innovators all over the world, this series appeals to young viewers and their families. INNOVATION NATION received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Special Class in 2016.

 

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 young man 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 four, Preston’s dreams of walking again one day have taken a huge step toward reality. But the hard part has just begun, and his recovery becomes as mental as it is physical. Also, Preston and his friends, Veronica (Erica-Marie Sanchez) and Noah (Harrison Knight), begin their senior year at Jamestown University and start to think about life after college. From their careers to their relationships, they will face major choices that will shape their destinies. 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. Terry Serpico also stars. The United States Postal Inspection Service, the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency, serves as the show’s official programming resource.

 

PET VET DREAM TEAM

PET VET DREAM TEAM follows talented veterinarians Dr. Lisa Chimes and Dr. Andrew Marchevsky of the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), where they deal with compelling cases of ailing and injured pets. Viewers also see exotic animal expert Tim Faulkner in action at the Australian Reptile Park, where he cares for animals big and small, from crocodiles to koalas. Together, these three authorities race to cure their furry and feathered charges – educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and zoological practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the PET VET DREAM TEAM.

 The following is the “CBS Dream Team… It’s Epic!” Saturday morning lineup for the 2018-2019 season as of Sept. 29. Schedule’s day and time may differ market-to-market. Check local listings.

9:00-9:30 AM, ET | LUCKY DOG (6th Season)

9:30-10:00 AM, ET | DR. CHRIS PET VET (6th Season)

10:00-10:30 AM, ET | THE HENRY FORD’S INNOVATION NATION (5th Season)

10:30-11:00 AM, ET | THE INSPECTORS (4th Season)

11:00-11:30 AM, ET | HOPE IN THE WILD (New)

11:30-12:00 PM, ET | PET VET DREAM TEAM (2nd Season)

 

 

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

 

CHEAT TWEET: Season 6 of Saturday’s #CBSDreamTeam premieres 9/29 with new show @CBSHopeinWild with #HopeSwinimer and returning faves @CBSLuckyDog @CBSPetVet @CBSInnovationNationTV @CBSInspectors and @cbsvetteam!

 

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 | @DrChrisBrown

Bret Green | @bretjgreen

Terry Serpico | @terryserpico

Harrison Knight | @harrisonxknight

Erica-Marie Sanchez | @ericamsanchez

Dr. Lisa Chimes | @DrLisaChimes

Tim Faulkner | @TimsWildlife

 

Shows on Twitter:

CBS Dream Team | @CBSDreamTeam

Lucky Dog | @CBSLuckyDog

Innovation Nation | @CBSInnovationTV

Dr. Chris Pet Vet | @CBSPetVet

The Inspectors | @CBSInspectors

Pet Vet Dream Team | @CBSVetTeam

Hope in the Wild | @CBSHopeinWild

 

 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 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, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network Ten Australia, 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, and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.com.

 

 

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Press Contacts:

Diane Ekeblad (CBS)

818-655-1585

diane.ekeblad@cbs.com

Meg Lavigne (Litton)

781-433-4322

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Paula Breck

212-975-3811

pjbreck@cbs.com

 

Bryan Curb Named Chief Creative Officer at Litton Entertainment

Charleston, S.C. (August 6, 2018) – Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment today announced long-term collaborator Bryan Curb as the company’s Chief Creative Officer. Curb will oversee the creative aesthetic of Litton content across multiple channels, including their network television series and online presence. He will develop new content in the scripted and unscripted spaces, expanding Litton’s reach into new markets domestically and around the world.

“For 20 years, Bryan has worked with Litton and raised our programming standards to industry leading historic highs. Bryan not only creates and executes Emmy winning television, he makes everyone around him better. To have Bryan Curb’s wide-ranging talents in the core of Litton’s top management ensures we have a limitless creative future,” commented Dave Morgan.

Bryan Curb is a four-time Emmy Award-winning director, producer and editor who has created hundreds of hours of television on a variety of networks and media platforms. He is currently Executive Producer and Director for six CBS series including the Emmy-winning scripted drama THE INSPECTORS and the STEM-focused INNOVATION NATION WITH MO ROCCA, which won the 2015 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Series. Curb also produces the 2016 Special Class Emmy winner, LUCKY DOG as well as CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’S HIDDEN HEROES with Brooke Burke.

Bryan Curb is Executive Producer for several series on ABC stations nationwide and was an Emmy winner in 2016 for Outstanding Children’s Series SEA RESCUE and OCEAN TREKS WITH JEFF CORWIN. On NBC, he serves as Executive Producer on multiple series for THE MORE YOU KNOW, including JOURNEY WITH DYLAN DREYER, Emmy-nominated THE VOYAGER WITH JOSH GARCIA and THE CHAMPION WITHIN.

About Litton Entertainment

Litton Entertainment is the preeminent 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 traveling the globe 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/

 

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Press Contact:

Sara Krajewski  sara@litton.tv  843-883-5060

Litton Entertainment Celebrates The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation's Milestone 100th Episode with #MoMadness Campaign

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In partnership with The Henry Ford, Litton Entertainment launched a cross-promotional, multi-platform campaign, #MoMadness, to celebrate INNOVATION NATION’s 100th milestone episode.

 

INNOVATION NATION is a weekly half-hour series on CBS designed to inspire and entertain 13-16 year olds but is suitable for all members of the family. INNOVATION NATION, hosted by Mo Rocca of CBS’ “Sunday Morning,” is a celebration of the inventor’s spirit- from pioneers of the past to the forward-looking visionaries of today, including young entrepreneurs with a drive to make the world a better place.

 

 

CAMPAIGN OVERVIEW

With the tagline, "March may be over, but the madness isn't!" #MoMadness kicked off on April 1, 2018 as a month-long robust cross-promotional multi-platform campaign to generate further promotion and awareness for INNOVATION NATION’s 100th episode. In addition to driving broadcast viewership, the campaign acted as a vehicle for increasing public information about STEAM related topics and encouraged a new generation to emerge as forward thinkers.

Some of the best inventions from the past four seasons of INNOVATION NATION battled it out in a bracket-style "face off" to become the 1st Annual #MoMadness Champion. Throughout the campaign, users were prompted via Twitter to vote (polling feature) for their favorite inventions in a single elimination showdown format. Viewers and online fans also had the opportunity to win some sweet swag!

#MoMadness was accompanied by educational and informational based content - infographics, video quizzes and full broadcast segments - dubbed #FullSTEAMhead. Over 277K total social impressions were garnered over 1 week on series channels.

 

 

 

ENGAGEMENT ACROSS SOCIAL PLATFORMS

-Total Twitter Impressions: 304,168 (+103%) 
-Total Twitter Engagements: 11,431 (+300%) 
-New Twitter Followers: 353
-Twitter Profile Visits: 31,100 - highest ever for a single month

 

 

 

-Total Facebook Impressions: 165,120
-Total Facebook Video Views: 14,38

 

 

 

 

-New Instagram Followers: 301 (+16%) 
-Total Instagram Impressions: 100,561 (+117%) 
-Instagram Profile Visits: 1,395 (+37%)

 

 

 

 

 

#MOMADNESS CROSS PROMOTION

•Host Mo Rocca appearance on The Talk (2.8 million viewers)

KREM CBS Affiliate covered #MoMadness and Solar Roadways 

•Correspondent Alie Ward appeared on Innovation Crush Podcast (Subscribed by 700,000)

•Facebook Live session #AskAlie

•Hearst Live Promotion (Audience of 250,000/day)

Litton Entertainment Receives Eight Nominations for 45th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards

Burbank, CA (March 22, 2018)- 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 45th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. Litton’s nominated programs include series from the CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC! block , NBC’s THE MORE YOU KNOW three-hour television block, and the LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE block that airs on ABC stations nationwide every weekend. 

The nominees are:

CBS DREAM TEAM, IT’S EPIC!

- Lucky Dog with Brandon McMillan – Outstanding Special Class Series

- Lucky Dog with Brandon McMillan - Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle/Travel/Children’s or Educational and    

  Informational Program

- The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation – Outstanding Education or Informational Series

- The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation – Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program

 

THE MORE YOU KNOW

- Naturally, Danny Seo - Outstanding Lifestyle Program

- The Voyager with Josh Garcia – Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program

 

 

LITTON’S WEEKEND ADVENTURE

- Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin – Outstanding Cinematography

- Sea Rescue – Outstanding Education or Informational Series

 

"Litton Entertainment is honored to share this recognition by the industry's leading authorities on quality programming with our talented and dedicated team of professionals, CBS Network, NBC Network, and the ABC Owned Station partners and ABC affiliated television stations who are all dedicated to bringing educational and inspiring programming to life,” 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 six 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                           

781-433-4322       mlavigne@litton.tv                        

 

 

Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown Set for Multi-Year Renewal For Litton's Weekend Adventure E/I Block on ABC Affiliates

Burbank, CA (April 4, 2018 ) - Dave Morgan, CEO and President of Litton Entertainment, announced today that Litton Entertainment and Jack Hanna have extended their multiple award-winning and highly-rated Saturday morning E/I series, Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, for two additional seasons. 

Hosted by the world's foremost authority on animals and Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown will continue to lead Litton's Weekend Adventure programming block that airs on ABC stations across the country. Anchored from Hanna’s base camp located at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Wild Countdown will continue to inspire, entertain, and educate audiences. With a weekly countdown of unique facts and personal experiences about some of the world’s rarest, most endearing, and fascinating animals, Jack Hanna continues to open up a world of educational adventures for young people and their families. 

"Litton Entertainment is extremely proud to extend our partnership with Jack Hanna, America’s favorite animal ambassador who has made Litton’s Weekend Adventure a destination for viewers over the past eight seasons and will continue to do so for years to come," commented Dave Morgan.

 “Over the last 30 years, I’ve had the opportunity to travel the world and learn about the Earth’s awe-inspiring creatures. I couldn’t be more excited to continue sharing those adventures in two more seasons of Wild Countdown. Thank you to Litton Entertainment, Nationwide, and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for being my partners in conservation and education,” commented Jack Hanna.

 "Litton's Weekend Adventure" was recently awarded six Parents’ Choice awards raising the total to 37 awards in addition to six Daytime Emmy wins and 34 nominations. 

 

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 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/

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About Jack Hanna

Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown and the Emmy Award winning Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild, are sponsored by Nationwide and the Columbus Zoo. Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Hanna is Director Emeritus of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a conservationist, author, television personality, and lifelong adventurer. Jack has made countless television appearances since 1983 on shows such as Good Morning America, the Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with James Corden, FOX and CNN news programs. For more information, visit www.jackhanna.com.

 

Public Relations Contact:

Public Relations Contact:

Meg LaVigne             

President of Television                        

Litton Entertainment                           

781-433-4322

mlavigne@litton.tv         

CBS and Litton Entertainment Extend Partnership with Five-Year Renewal of the CBS Dream Team Block

“CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC!” ADDS A NEW SERIES TO ITS SATURDAY MORNING LINEUP

 “Pet Vet Dream Team” Joins the Three-hour Saturday Morning Block April 7

 CBS and Litton Entertainment Extend Partnership with Five-year Renewal of the

CBS Dream Team Block

 

CBS announced today that the new series PET VET DREAM TEAM will join the CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! three-hour Saturday morning block beginning Saturday, April 7. The lineup airs 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

In addition, the Network announced that it has extended its partnership with Litton Entertainment with a five-year renewal of the CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning block through 2023. THE CBS DREAM TEAM lineup premiered in September 2013.

The CBS DREAM TEAM Saturday morning lineup 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.

PET VET DREAM TEAM is a live-action, half-hour television program designed to meet the educational and informational needs of children aged 13-16. PET VET DREAM TEAM follows talented veterinarians Dr. Lisa Chimes and Dr. Andrew Marchevsky of the Small Animal Specialist Hospital (SASH), where they deal with compelling cases of infirm and injured pets. Viewers also see exotic animal expert Tim Faulkner in action at the Australian Reptile Park, where he cares for animals big and small, from crocodiles to koalas. Together, these three authorities race to cure their furry and feathered charges – educating viewers on a range of medical procedures and zoological practices along the way. As viewers catch a behind-the-scenes look at the veterinary profession, they also learn responsibility and empathy for animals of all kinds through the passionate work of the PET VET DREAM TEAM.

 

As of April 7, the CBS DREAM TEAM… IT’S EPIC! Saturday morning lineup will be:

(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

LUCKY DOG 2 (rebroadcasts from previous four seasons)

11:30-12:00 PM, ET

PET VET DREAM TEAM

 

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

 

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, local TV, film, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’ businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Network Ten Australia, 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, and CBS EcoMedia. For more information, go to www.cbscorporation.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 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.

 

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Press Contacts:

Dustin Smith (CBS)

818-655-1594

dustin.smith@cbs.com

Meg LaVigne (Litton)

781-433-4322

mlavigne@litton.tv

 

Photo Contact:

Paula Breck (CBS)

212-975-3811

pjbreck@cbs.com

NBC and Litton Entertainment Announce New Educational Series Set to Premiere on Saturday, April 7

“Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic” Hosted by Joy Bauer Joins Award-Winning “The More You Know” Programming Block on NBC

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — March 14, 2018 — Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent producer of award-winning family programming, and NBC today announced the new series “Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic” will premiere as part of the network’s Saturday morning programming block on April 7. With the addition of “Health + Happiness” to the three-hour E/I programming block “The More You Know,” viewers will continue to experience high-quality, inspiring stories about environmental stewardship, social innovators, health, civic engagement and diversity.

“Health + Happiness with Mayo Clinic,” produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, will showcase how simple lifestyle changes can make a huge difference in our health, well-being and even attitude. Host Joy Bauer, leading nutrition expert, influencer and frequent contributor to “Today,” dishes out helpful strategies on forming healthy eating habits, while her co-host Vivien Williams, who currently reports for Mayo Clinic News Network and who has been sharing Mayo Clinic breakthroughs for nearly two decades, brings science and innovation to the table on living a healthier and happier life.  Each week the hosts, with the help of medical experts from Mayo Clinic, will educate viewers on a variety of topics that will not only teach teens and their families how to make better choices when it comes to healthy living, but which may even inspire new daily activities that promote better wellness. As teen viewers reach an age when they begin to make more of their own lifestyle choices, this series will help them form healthy habits that are critical to inspiring a lifelong interest in living well.

Additional series in “The More You Know” block include:

“The Voyager with Josh Garcia” gives audiences access to the world’s most incredible destinations as Garcia takes viewers on an enthralling ocean voyage exploring the people and cultures that make our world so breathtaking. This season viewers will travel with Garcia as he treks along Alaska’s majestic Mendenhall Glacier, samples traditional Thai food in Bangkok, and ventures to the mountains of Taiwan to learn how traditional tea is farmed and prepared.

“Wilderness Vet,” hosted by renowned veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakely, features compelling stories from the Yukon, one of the most rugged areas on the planet. 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 to wild animals in their native habitats by showcasing the hard work and dedication involved in their rescue and rehabilitation. 

“Journey with Dylan Dreyer,” which is hosted by NBC News meteorologist and “Today” correspondent Dylan Dreyer, brings viewers up close and personal to the wonders of the world through breathtaking cinematography. This season Dreyer will bring the audience beautiful stories from the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to the depths of the Great Lakes, the extraordinary stories of wildlife in Yellowstone National Park to the journey of an incredible school of salmon that were forced to the open ocean.

“Naturally, Danny Seo,” also produced in partnership with Tremendous! Entertainment, is an educational series for young people and their families seeking a healthier and more eco-friendly lifestyle by learning the science behind eating well and exercising mind and body while caring for our planet. Recently nominated for the Daytime Emmys for Outstanding Host in a Lifestyle Series, Seo will continue to share new and innovative ways to enjoy time with family and friends, share delicious and healthy meals while creating a beautiful and environmentally friendly home.

“The Champion Within” features the powerful and inspiring stories that exemplify what it really means to be a champion. Hosted by Lauren Thompson, host of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive,” “The Champion Within” introduces young people to those who have overcome obstacles while leading transcendent moments from the world of sports. “The Champion Within” proves that a champion is not only defined by their speed, strength and agility, but by their grit, resiliency and heart.

   

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. NBC is on track to finish the 2017-18 September-May season #1 in the 18-49 demo for the fourth time in five years and the 18-49 race from September-September for the fifth year in in row. NBC has earned more Emmy Awards than any network in television history.
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 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/

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Sara Krajewski, sara@litton.tv, 843-883-5060

Allison Rawlings, allison.rawlings@nbcuni.com, 818-777-3051

 

 

Litton Entertainment Breaks Its Parents' Choice Awards Record with 21 Honorees

Burbank, CA (February 1, 2018) – President and CEO Dave Morgan today announced Litton Entertainment and its partners have received 21 Awards from 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!; the six series that are part of NBC’s iconic The More You Know brand. The newest series added to Litton’s Fall 2018 programming slate, This Old House: Trade School, part of The CW’s three-hour One Magnificent Morning, received its first Parents’ Choice Award.

The winners are:

Silver Seal Award Winners: Brain Games: Family Edition, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation, and The Inspectors

Seal of Recommendation Winners: Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Journey with Dylan Dreyer, Rock the Park, Wilderness Vet, The Wildlife Docs, and This Old House: Trade School

Seal of Approval Winners: The Champion Within, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Hidden Heroes, The Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition, Dr. Chris Pet Vet, Give, Lucky Dog, Naturally, Danny Seo, Ocean Treks with Jeff Corwin, The Open Road with Dr. Chris, Vacation Creation with Tommy Davidson and Andrea Feczko, and The Voyager with Josh Garcia,

"As we continue our mission to create high-quality educational programming, we are pleased to be able to share these honors with our dedicated team of producers and talent bring these amazing stories to life. Together with our partners at ABC, CBS Network, NBC Network and The CW Network, the Litton team is able to share these inspirational stories with audiences year after year,” commented Dave Morgan, Founder and CEO of Litton Entertainment.

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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 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.

 

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Public Relations Contact:

Meg LaVigne, President of Television                        

Litton Entertainment                           

781-433-4322

mlavigne@litton.tv