Disney*Pixar’s “Cars 3” Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour

Road to the Races Takes Off March 23, 2017Title Sponsors Include Alamo Rent A Car (SM), Coppertone®, Crest®/Oral-B®, DOLE® and Mattel

BURBANK, Calif., March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney•Pixar's "Cars 3" is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017.

"We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23," said Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios. "There will be fun activities for the whole family—plus a sneak peek of the movie."

The roster of cities includes Miami, Dallas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles, among others—the full list is available at CARS3tour.com. The "Road to the Races" nationwide tour wraps up in California with a visit to NASCAR at Sonoma at the Sonoma Raceway June 24-25, 2017, and the life-size character cars will also roll onto the red carpet for the "Cars 3" world premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

A host of sponsors have signed on to support the tour, which includes a variety of activities.

  • Alamo Rent A CarSM is hosting a street art booth and will bring "Cars 3" to life with a giant coloring mural featuring Lightning McQueen and friends, along with a color pencil pack souvenir.  Owned and operated by Enterprise Holdings, Alamo Rent A Car offers low rental rates and a hassle-free customer experience at the most popular travel destinations around the world. 
  • Coppertone® is creating a racer pit crew that encourages visitors to take part in a tire-changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity. A leader in the sun care industry, Coppertone is made by Bayer HealthCare, LLC.
  • Crest® and Oral-B® celebrate the Road to the Races tour, providing fans with an opportunity to create a digital postcard with Lightning McQueen and win "Cars"-themed oral care prizes from the Piston Cup prize wheel. Crest and Oral-B are the first step to enjoying a lifetime of healthy smiles.
  • Dole®, the leader in fresh, quality produce, invites visitors to fuel up and recharge their batteries, sample high-octane fruit and vegetable smoothies, collect "Cars 3"-inspired recipes and discover how Dole and Disney are working together to make healthy living fun and easy for families. For a chance to win "Cars 3" prizes this summer, check out www.dole.com/Cars3.
  • Mattel presents an interactive play area, which sends Lightning McQueen and other racers down the gravity drop and launches them into action in new play sets that feature locations from the movie. Also on display will be a collection of die cast racers from past and present. Mattel is the leading global childhood development and play company.

Fans will be able to catch a sneak peek of the movie in the Cinetransformer Mobile Movie Theater. Visitors will also be able to take photos with the life-size character cars.

In addition, the sports national youth program NASCAR Acceleration Nation will display the science behind NASCAR racing, and elements from the NASCAR Hall of Fame will allow attendees to get up close and personal with the history of NASCAR.  

Mack Trucks, Inc. will transport the life-size character cars on the coast-to-coast tour.  

Schedules are subject to change without notice, and attractions may be unavailable for unscheduled reasons.

ABOUT THE MOVIE
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn't through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing's biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist "Cars," "Cars 2"), produced by Kevin Reher ("A Bug's Life," "La Luna" short) and co-produced by Andrea Warren ("LAVA" short), "Cars 3" cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.

SOURCE Disney*Pixar

New Water Filtration System Certified to Reduce More Contaminants Than any Other Brand, Launches in Canada on World Water Day, With Event Featuring Dr. David Suzuki & TerraCycle

Environmental stewardship program with TerraCycle is formally introduced, and individual responsibility for caring for the environment and water is encouraged by Dr. David Suzuki at official launch event

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – March 22, 2017) –

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PUR Water Filter Systems, from Helen of Troy Health and Home, officially launches in Canada today at an event featuring Dr. David Suzuki discussing the individual responsibility each Canadian has to the environment, and more specifically, water quality. PUR also launches its environmental stewardship and recycling program in conjunction with TerraCycle.

The next generation of PUR water filtration systems are certified to remove 99% of lead from drinking water. PUR launches two categories today as follows:

  1. PUR Ultimate Pitcher Filtration System with Lead Reduction in 7-cup and 11-cup formats, plus respective filters. PUR pitchers are certified by WQA (Water Quality Association) to remove 14 contaminants including 99% of lead, 96% of mercury and 92% of certain pesticides, more than any other brand. 1
  1. PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration System, plus respective filter. PUR faucet filters are certified to remove over 70 contaminants including 99% of lead, 96% of mercury and 92% of certain pesticides, more than any other brand. 1

PUR pitcher and faucet water filtration systems feature MAXION® Filter Technology; PUR’s unique formulation approach for blending carbon and ion exchange materials for maximum contaminant reduction. PUR’s water filtration systems are certified by both the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) and WQA to remove 99% of lead in drinking water.

„Drinking water takes a long journey when it leaves local treatment facilities and it’s often not as clean once it gets to home faucets,” advises Mr. Michael Mitchell, Director of Advanced Technologies for Helen of Troy Health and Home. According to Health Canada, Canadian Water Network and Canadian Water Quality Association, a majority of water infrastructures are aging and that increases the risk for contaminants such as lead, mercury, chlorine, pollutants, pesticides, and microbial cysts. 2,3,4

Kevin Wong, Executive Director of Canadian Water Quality Association confirms traces of these contaminants are found in regular municipal drinking water. „CWQA has been championing testing and establishing guidelines for safe drinking water with all levels of government for many years,” said Mr. Wong.

MAXION® Filter Technology, empowers consumers to care for their water with an affordable solution (pitchers and faucet filtration systems) to provide healthier, great-tasting water and peace of mind. However, when it comes to the PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration system, it features PUR MineralClear®, which filters water over natural minerals for a crisp, refreshing taste, plus it removes 10x more contaminants than the leading brand water pitcher. 5

Mr. Mitchell concludes, „The MAXION filtration system is an industry leading technology that reduces contaminants that may be found in drinking water. For example, PUR’s pitchers reduce 14 contaminants, and the faucet filtration systems reduce over 70 contaminants. Both the pitcher and faucet filter systems are certified to remove 99% of lead, plus the taste and odour of chlorine”.

According to Dr. David Suzuki, it’s becoming more important for the individual to care not only for the environment, but to take action on a personal level. Dr. Suzuki’s latest research and work dedicated to the challenge of the 21st century and setting the bottom-line in the anthropocene, reveals that humans have a dependence on clean air and water, and that the web of all of life on earth is responsible for cleansing, replenishing and creating air and water amongst other factors. More insights from his speech from the event, are available via b-roll video adjoined to this release.

PUR takes environmental stewardship very seriously, and in addition to creating an industry leading water filtration system, has gone one step further by partnering with TerraCylce, with a national recycling program, to help consumers reduce the impact of the water filtration system and product packaging on the environment. The PUR Recycling Program is open to any interested individual, school, office, or community organization. Participation is as easy as signing up on the TerraCylce website (www.terracycle.ca). Upon registering, TerraCycle then sends pre-paid shipping labels to the end user to send back waste, and uses it to up-cycle, recycle, and even creates art with it!

The new PUR Ultimate Pitcher and PUR Advanced Faucet Filtration systems are available at Home Hardware, London Drugs, and Linen Chest, at the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $29.99 for the 7-cup pitcher, $39.99 for the 11-cup pitcher, $49.99 for the faucet filtration system, and replacement filters start at $16.99.

For more information about PUR water filtration systems or PUR’s MAXION® Filter Technology, visit PURwater.ca.

  1. As of 13/03/17 NSF + WOA Certification comparison valid for faucet mount and pour-through filters in Canada
  2. Water Talk: Reducing Your Exposure to Lead from Drinking Water, Health Canada. Retrieved from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/lead-plomb-eng.php
  3. Canadian Water Network. Retreived from http://www.cwn-rce.ca/reports/
  4. Confirmation from CWOA (Canadian Water Quality Association)
  5. Valid as of 14/03/17. Based on comparison of PUR faucet mount filter Model PFF991C vs. Brita pitcher filter Model OB03 in Canada

About PUR

Marketed by the Health and Home division of Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ NM: HELE), PUR® is a technically advanced brand in the at-home water filtration category for faucet water filters, water pitchers, and replacement filters. MAXION® Filter Technology is PUR’s commitment to superior filtration performance and innovation, by using activated carbon and ion exchange. It is certified to reduce more contaminants than any other brand. Certififed by NSF International and the Water Quality Association for their contamination reduction, PUR’s water faucet filters are certified to reduce over 70 contaminants including 99% of lead, 96% of mercury and 92% of certain pesticides while their water filter pitchers are certified by WQA to remove 99% of lead, 96% of mercury and 92% of certain industrial pollutants. For more information about PUR, please visit www.PURwater.ca.

About Helen of Troy Limited

Helen of Troy Limited is a leading global consumer products company offering creative solutions for its customers through a strong portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including OXO®, OXO Tot®, Hydro Flask®, Vicks®, Braun®, Febreeze®; Revlon®, Pro Beauty Tools®, Sure®, Pert®, Infusium23®, Brut®, Ammens®, Hot Tools®, Bed Head®, Dr. Sinatra®, Dr. David Williams, and Dr. Whitaker®. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its affiliates) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors. For more information about Helen of Troy Limited, please visit www.hotus.com.

About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is a Progressive Waste Solutions partner, takes difficult-to-recycle packaging and turns it into affordable & innovative products. Founded in 2001, TerraCycle is the world leader in the collection and reuse of non-recyclable postconsumer waste. It repurposes the waste into sustainable, affordable materials and consumer products. In 21 countries, the waste is collected through programs that donate money to schools and charities. To learn more, visit www.terracycle.ca.

About Dr. David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential Environmentalists. In a long and distinguished public career, Dr. Suzuki has raised public consciousness about environmental issues and inspired massive efforts to preserve and protect our natural world. Dr. Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO’s Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2012 Inamori Ethics Prize, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and UNEP’s Global 500; and was named one of Canada’s Greatest Explorers by Canadian Geographic. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 28 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the CBC science and natural history television series The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio’s Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It’s a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. Full BIO can be found in press kit.

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Nouveaux systèmes de filtration d’eau PUR certifiés comme éliminant 99 % du plomb – Journée mondiale de l’eau lancée à Toronto (22 mars 2017) en présence du Dr David Suzuki et de TerraCycle

PUR profite de l’événement pour présenter officiellement son programme de gérance environnementale créé en partenariat avec TerraCycle et David Suzuki encourage chacun à se mobiliser pour la protection de l’environnement et de l’eau

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – 22 mars 2017) –

Note aux rédacteurs : Une vidéo b-roll est associée à ce communiqué de presse et une photo accompagnant ce communiqué sera disponible sur le fil photo de la Presse Canadienne via Marketwired.

La société de systèmes de filtration d’eau PUR, membre de Helen of Troy Health and Home, a officiellement été lancée aujourd’hui au Canada dans le cadre d’un événement auquel participait David Suzuki. M. Suzuki a insisté sur la responsabilité individuelle des Canadiens à l’égard de l’environnement en général et de la qualité de l’eau en particulier. PUR a également présenté son programme de gérance environnementale et de recyclage créé en partenariat avec TerraCycle.

La nouvelle génération de systèmes de filtration d’eau PUR est certifiée comme éliminant 99 % du plomb contenu dans l’eau potable. Deux types de produits PUR ont été lancés aujourd’hui :

  1. Système de filtration Ultimate de PUR éliminant le plomb, pour pichets de 7 et de 11 tasses, et filtres de rechange. Les pichets PUR sont certifiés par la WQA (Water Quality Association) comme éliminant 14 contaminants, dont 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains pesticides, soit plus que toute autre marque1.
  1. Système de filtration sur robinet Advanced de PUR, et filtres de rechange. Les filtres PUR sur robinet sont certifiés comme éliminant 70 contaminants, dont 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains pesticides, soit plus que toute autre marque1.

Les systèmes de filtration pour pichet ou sur robinet PUR utilisent la technologie MAXIONMD qui repose sur une combinaison unique de charbon actif et de matériaux d’échange d’ions afin d’éliminer le plus de contaminants possible. Ils sont certifiés par la National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) et la WQA comme éliminant 99 % du plomb contenu dans l’eau potable.

« L’eau potable suit un long parcours entre l’usine de traitement locale et le robinet de la maison; elle peut se détériorer en cours de route, » affirme M. Michael Mitchell, directeur, Nouvelles technologies chez Helen of Troy Health and Home. Santé Canada, le Réseau canadien de l’eau et l’Association canadienne pour la qualité de l’eau s’entendent pour affirmer que la vétusté de la plupart des infrastructures de l’eau accroît le risque de présence de contaminants tels que le plomb, le mercure et le chlore, ainsi que d’autres polluants, pesticides et sporocystes microbiens dans l’eau potable2,3,4.

Kevin Wong, directeur général de l’Association canadienne pour la qualité de l’eau, confirme que des traces de ces contaminants ont été décelées dans l’eau potable ordinaire provenant des usines municipales. « Depuis de nombreuses années, l’ACQE s’emploie à effectuer des tests et milite auprès de tous les niveaux de gouvernement pour faire adopter des lignes directrices sur la salubrité de l’eau », indique M. Wong.

La technologie de filtration MAXIONMD offre une solution abordable (pichets et dispositifs sur robinet) qui permet au consommateur d’améliorer la qualité de son eau et assure sa tranquillité d’esprit en lui procurant une eau plus saine et au bon goût. Le système de filtration sur robinet Advanced de PUR fait appel à la technologie MineralClearMD qui filtre l’eau à travers des minéraux naturels afin d’offrir une saveur vive et rafraîchissante tout en éliminant 10 fois plus de contaminants que le pichet de la marque la plus populaire5.

M. Mitchell conclut : « La technologie de pointe du système de filtration MAXION réduit les contaminants qui pourraient se trouver dans l’eau potable. Ainsi, les pichets PUR agissent sur plus de 14 contaminants, et le système de filtration sur robinet, sur plus de 70. Les deux systèmes sont certifiés comme éliminant 99 % du plomb, en plus d’enlever le goût et l’odeur du chlore. »

Selon David Suzuki, chaque individu a la responsabilité non seulement de se préoccuper de l’environnement, mais également de prendre des mesures concrètes pour le protéger. Les plus récents travaux et études de M. Suzuki qui portent sur le défi du 21e siècle et l’importance de tirer des leçons en cette ère de l’anthropocène, révèlent que les humains sont dépendants de l’air et de l’eau et que tous les éléments participant à la vie sur terre ont un rôle à jouer dans la purification, le renouvellement et la création de ces ressources essentielles. D’autres faits saillants de l’allocution prononcée par M. Suzuki lors de l’événement sont présentés dans la vidéo (rouleau B) jointe au présent communiqué.

PUR prend la gérance environnementale très au sérieux. En plus de créer des systèmes de filtration de très haute qualité, l’entreprise s’est associée avec TerraCycle, dans le cadre d’un programme de recyclage national visant à aider les citoyens à réduire l’impact des systèmes de filtration et du matériel d’emballage sur l’environnement. Le programme de recyclage de PUR est offert à toute personne, école, entreprise ou organisation communautaire intéressée. Il suffit de s’inscrire sur le site Web de TerraCycle (www.terracycle.ca). L’utilisateur final reçoit des étiquettes d’expédition prépayées pour le retour des déchets qui seront recyclés ou transcyclés et pourraient même servir à la création d’œuvres d’art!

Les pichets Ultimate et le système de filtration sur robinet Advanced de PUR sont offerts chez Home Hardware, London Drugs et Linen Chest, au prix de détail suggéré de 29,99 $ (pichet de 7 tasses), 39,99 $ (pichet de 11 tasses), 49,99 $ (dispositif sur robinet) et 16,99 $ (filtres de rechange).

Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les systèmes de filtration d’eau ou la technologie MAXIONMD de PUR, visitez le site PURwater.ca.

  1. Information valide en date du 14 mars 2017, d’après une comparaison de certification de la WQA visant les systèmes de filtration sur robinet et les filtres pour pichets au Canada.
  2. Parlons d’eau : Comment réduire votre exposition au plomb dans l’eau potable. Extrait tiré de : http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/lead-plomb-fra.php
  3. Réseau canadien de l’eau. Extrait tiré de : http://www.cwn-rce.ca/reports/
  4. Confirmation de l’ACQE (Association canadienne pour la qualité de l’eau).
  5. Information valide en date du 14 mars 2017, d’après une comparaison du système de filtration sur robinet PUR (modèle PFF991C) et du filtre pour pichet Brita (modèle OB03) offert au Canada.

À propos de PUR

Commercialisée par la division Health and Home de Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ NM: HELE), PURMD est une marque novatrice dans le secteur de la filtration d’eau à domicile en ce qui concerne les filtres sur robinet, les pichets et les filtres de rechange. Alliant performance et innovation, la technologie de filtration MAXIONMD de PUR utilise le charbon actif et l’échange d’ions pour offrir une filtration supérieure et éliminer davantage de contaminants que toute autre marque. Les systèmes de filtration sur robinet PUR sont certifiés par NSF International et la Water Quality Association (WQA) comme réduisant les niveaux de plus de 70 contaminants, soit 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains pesticides. Les filtres pour pichets sont certifiés par la WQA comme éliminant 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains polluants industriels. Pour en savoir plus sur PUR, consultez le site www.PURwater.ca.

À propos de Helen of Troy Limited

Société mondiale de premier plan spécialisée dans les produits de consommation, Helen of Troy Limited offre à ses clients des solutions créatives par l’entremise d’un large éventail de marques de confiance reconnues, dont OXOMD, OXO TotMD, Hydro FlaskMD, VicksMD, BraunMD, FebreezeMD; RevlonMD, Pro Beauty ToolsMD, SureMD, PertMD, Infusium23MD, BrutMD, AmmensMD, Hot ToolsMD, Bed HeadMD, Dr. SinatraMD, Dr. David Williams et Dr. WhitakerMD. Toutes les marques mentionnées appartiennent à Helen of Troy Limited (ou à ses sociétés affiliées) et/ou sont utilisées sous licence avec la permission des concédants respectifs. Pour en savoir plus sur Helen of Troy, consultez le site www.hotus.com.

À propos de TerraCycle

Partenaire aux idées progressistes en matière de traitement des déchets, TerraCycle transforme des produits généralement considérés comme non recyclables en nouveaux produits abordables et novateurs. L’entreprise fondée en 2001 est considérée comme le chef de file mondial dans la collecte et la réutilisation des produits non recyclables et des déchets de consommation. Elle donne une nouvelle vie aux déchets en créant des matériaux et des produits de consommation durables et peu coûteux. TerraCycle recueille et transforme des déchets dans 21 pays dans le cadre de programmes qui soutiennent des écoles et des organismes caritatifs. Pour en savoir plus sur TerraCycle, consultez le site www.terracycle.ca.

À propos de David Suzuki

Environnementaliste de renommée internationale, David Suzuki a consacré sa longue et brillante carrière à sensibiliser le public aux questions environnementales et à mobiliser d’intenses efforts en vue de préserver et de protéger notre milieu naturel. Scientifique, diffuseur, auteur et cofondateur de la Fondation David Suzuki, M. Suzuki est Compagnon de l’Ordre du Canada et récipiendaire du prix Kalinga pour la science de l’UNESCO, de la médaille du Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement, du prix Inamori d’éthique 2012, du Right Livelihood Award 2009 et du prix pour l’environnement Global 500 du PNUE, en plus de faire partie du palmarès des grands explorateurs du Canada de Canadian Geographic. Professeur émérite à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique à Vancouver, il a reçu 28 doctorats honorifiques d’universités du monde entier. Les téléspectateurs le connaissent comme l’hôte de la série télévisée traitant de science et d’histoire naturelle The Nature of Things, présentée par la CBC. Il a également créé la série Quirks and Quarks diffusée à la radio anglaise de Radio-Canada, ainsi que les séries documentaires remarquées It’s a Matter of Survival et From Naked Ape to Superspecies. Sa biographie détaillée se trouve dans le dossier de presse.

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Nouveaux systèmes de filtration d’eau PUR certifiés comme éliminant 99 % du plomb – Journée mondiale de l’eau lancée à Toronto (22 mars 2017) en présence du Dr David Suzuki et de TerraCycle

PUR profite de l’événement pour présenter officiellement son programme de gérance environnementale créé en partenariat avec TerraCycle et David Suzuki encourage chacun à se mobiliser pour la protection de l’environnement et de l’eau

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – 22 mars 2017) –

Note aux rédacteurs : Une vidéo b-roll est associée à ce communiqué de presse et une photo accompagnant ce communiqué sera disponible sur le fil photo de la Presse Canadienne via Marketwired.

La société de systèmes de filtration d’eau PUR, membre de Helen of Troy Health and Home, a officiellement été lancée aujourd’hui au Canada dans le cadre d’un événement auquel participait David Suzuki. M. Suzuki a insisté sur la responsabilité individuelle des Canadiens à l’égard de l’environnement en général et de la qualité de l’eau en particulier. PUR a également présenté son programme de gérance environnementale et de recyclage créé en partenariat avec TerraCycle.

La nouvelle génération de systèmes de filtration d’eau PUR est certifiée comme éliminant 99 % du plomb contenu dans l’eau potable. Deux types de produits PUR ont été lancés aujourd’hui :

  1. Système de filtration Ultimate de PUR éliminant le plomb, pour pichets de 7 et de 11 tasses, et filtres de rechange. Les pichets PUR sont certifiés par la WQA (Water Quality Association) comme éliminant 14 contaminants, dont 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains pesticides, soit plus que toute autre marque1.
  1. Système de filtration sur robinet Advanced de PUR, et filtres de rechange. Les filtres PUR sur robinet sont certifiés comme éliminant 70 contaminants, dont 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains pesticides, soit plus que toute autre marque1.

Les systèmes de filtration pour pichet ou sur robinet PUR utilisent la technologie MAXIONMD qui repose sur une combinaison unique de charbon actif et de matériaux d’échange d’ions afin d’éliminer le plus de contaminants possible. Ils sont certifiés par la National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) et la WQA comme éliminant 99 % du plomb contenu dans l’eau potable.

« L’eau potable suit un long parcours entre l’usine de traitement locale et le robinet de la maison; elle peut se détériorer en cours de route, » affirme M. Michael Mitchell, directeur, Nouvelles technologies chez Helen of Troy Health and Home. Santé Canada, le Réseau canadien de l’eau et l’Association canadienne pour la qualité de l’eau s’entendent pour affirmer que la vétusté de la plupart des infrastructures de l’eau accroît le risque de présence de contaminants tels que le plomb, le mercure et le chlore, ainsi que d’autres polluants, pesticides et sporocystes microbiens dans l’eau potable2,3,4.

Kevin Wong, directeur général de l’Association canadienne pour la qualité de l’eau, confirme que des traces de ces contaminants ont été décelées dans l’eau potable ordinaire provenant des usines municipales. « Depuis de nombreuses années, l’ACQE s’emploie à effectuer des tests et milite auprès de tous les niveaux de gouvernement pour faire adopter des lignes directrices sur la salubrité de l’eau », indique M. Wong.

La technologie de filtration MAXIONMD offre une solution abordable (pichets et dispositifs sur robinet) qui permet au consommateur d’améliorer la qualité de son eau et assure sa tranquillité d’esprit en lui procurant une eau plus saine et au bon goût. Le système de filtration sur robinet Advanced de PUR fait appel à la technologie MineralClearMD qui filtre l’eau à travers des minéraux naturels afin d’offrir une saveur vive et rafraîchissante tout en éliminant 10 fois plus de contaminants que le pichet de la marque la plus populaire5.

M. Mitchell conclut : « La technologie de pointe du système de filtration MAXION réduit les contaminants qui pourraient se trouver dans l’eau potable. Ainsi, les pichets PUR agissent sur plus de 14 contaminants, et le système de filtration sur robinet, sur plus de 70. Les deux systèmes sont certifiés comme éliminant 99 % du plomb, en plus d’enlever le goût et l’odeur du chlore. »

Selon David Suzuki, chaque individu a la responsabilité non seulement de se préoccuper de l’environnement, mais également de prendre des mesures concrètes pour le protéger. Les plus récents travaux et études de M. Suzuki qui portent sur le défi du 21e siècle et l’importance de tirer des leçons en cette ère de l’anthropocène, révèlent que les humains sont dépendants de l’air et de l’eau et que tous les éléments participant à la vie sur terre ont un rôle à jouer dans la purification, le renouvellement et la création de ces ressources essentielles. D’autres faits saillants de l’allocution prononcée par M. Suzuki lors de l’événement sont présentés dans la vidéo (rouleau B) jointe au présent communiqué.

PUR prend la gérance environnementale très au sérieux. En plus de créer des systèmes de filtration de très haute qualité, l’entreprise s’est associée avec TerraCycle, dans le cadre d’un programme de recyclage national visant à aider les citoyens à réduire l’impact des systèmes de filtration et du matériel d’emballage sur l’environnement. Le programme de recyclage de PUR est offert à toute personne, école, entreprise ou organisation communautaire intéressée. Il suffit de s’inscrire sur le site Web de TerraCycle (www.terracycle.ca). L’utilisateur final reçoit des étiquettes d’expédition prépayées pour le retour des déchets qui seront recyclés ou transcyclés et pourraient même servir à la création d’œuvres d’art!

Les pichets Ultimate et le système de filtration sur robinet Advanced de PUR sont offerts chez Home Hardware, London Drugs et Linen Chest, au prix de détail suggéré de 29,99 $ (pichet de 7 tasses), 39,99 $ (pichet de 11 tasses), 49,99 $ (dispositif sur robinet) et 16,99 $ (filtres de rechange).

Pour obtenir plus d’information sur les systèmes de filtration d’eau ou la technologie MAXIONMD de PUR, visitez le site PURwater.ca.

  1. Information valide en date du 14 mars 2017, d’après une comparaison de certification de la WQA visant les systèmes de filtration sur robinet et les filtres pour pichets au Canada.
  2. Parlons d’eau : Comment réduire votre exposition au plomb dans l’eau potable. Extrait tiré de : http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/ewh-semt/pubs/water-eau/lead-plomb-fra.php
  3. Réseau canadien de l’eau. Extrait tiré de : http://www.cwn-rce.ca/reports/
  4. Confirmation de l’ACQE (Association canadienne pour la qualité de l’eau).
  5. Information valide en date du 14 mars 2017, d’après une comparaison du système de filtration sur robinet PUR (modèle PFF991C) et du filtre pour pichet Brita (modèle OB03) offert au Canada.

À propos de PUR

Commercialisée par la division Health and Home de Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ NM: HELE), PURMD est une marque novatrice dans le secteur de la filtration d’eau à domicile en ce qui concerne les filtres sur robinet, les pichets et les filtres de rechange. Alliant performance et innovation, la technologie de filtration MAXIONMD de PUR utilise le charbon actif et l’échange d’ions pour offrir une filtration supérieure et éliminer davantage de contaminants que toute autre marque. Les systèmes de filtration sur robinet PUR sont certifiés par NSF International et la Water Quality Association (WQA) comme réduisant les niveaux de plus de 70 contaminants, soit 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains pesticides. Les filtres pour pichets sont certifiés par la WQA comme éliminant 99 % du plomb, 96 % du mercure et 92 % de certains polluants industriels. Pour en savoir plus sur PUR, consultez le site www.PURwater.ca.

À propos de Helen of Troy Limited

Société mondiale de premier plan spécialisée dans les produits de consommation, Helen of Troy Limited offre à ses clients des solutions créatives par l’entremise d’un large éventail de marques de confiance reconnues, dont OXOMD, OXO TotMD, Hydro FlaskMD, VicksMD, BraunMD, FebreezeMD; RevlonMD, Pro Beauty ToolsMD, SureMD, PertMD, Infusium23MD, BrutMD, AmmensMD, Hot ToolsMD, Bed HeadMD, Dr. SinatraMD, Dr. David Williams et Dr. WhitakerMD. Toutes les marques mentionnées appartiennent à Helen of Troy Limited (ou à ses sociétés affiliées) et/ou sont utilisées sous licence avec la permission des concédants respectifs. Pour en savoir plus sur Helen of Troy, consultez le site www.hotus.com.

À propos de TerraCycle

Partenaire aux idées progressistes en matière de traitement des déchets, TerraCycle transforme des produits généralement considérés comme non recyclables en nouveaux produits abordables et novateurs. L’entreprise fondée en 2001 est considérée comme le chef de file mondial dans la collecte et la réutilisation des produits non recyclables et des déchets de consommation. Elle donne une nouvelle vie aux déchets en créant des matériaux et des produits de consommation durables et peu coûteux. TerraCycle recueille et transforme des déchets dans 21 pays dans le cadre de programmes qui soutiennent des écoles et des organismes caritatifs. Pour en savoir plus sur TerraCycle, consultez le site www.terracycle.ca.

À propos de David Suzuki

Environnementaliste de renommée internationale, David Suzuki a consacré sa longue et brillante carrière à sensibiliser le public aux questions environnementales et à mobiliser d’intenses efforts en vue de préserver et de protéger notre milieu naturel. Scientifique, diffuseur, auteur et cofondateur de la Fondation David Suzuki, M. Suzuki est Compagnon de l’Ordre du Canada et récipiendaire du prix Kalinga pour la science de l’UNESCO, de la médaille du Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement, du prix Inamori d’éthique 2012, du Right Livelihood Award 2009 et du prix pour l’environnement Global 500 du PNUE, en plus de faire partie du palmarès des grands explorateurs du Canada de Canadian Geographic. Professeur émérite à l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique à Vancouver, il a reçu 28 doctorats honorifiques d’universités du monde entier. Les téléspectateurs le connaissent comme l’hôte de la série télévisée traitant de science et d’histoire naturelle The Nature of Things, présentée par la CBC. Il a également créé la série Quirks and Quarks diffusée à la radio anglaise de Radio-Canada, ainsi que les séries documentaires remarquées It’s a Matter of Survival et From Naked Ape to Superspecies. Sa biographie détaillée se trouve dans le dossier de presse.

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HGTV Programming Pipeline Primed And Ready For More Ratings Success In 2017

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup with an impressive 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

On the digital side, HGTV.com, as part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, continues to expand its home and do-it-yourself digital content offerings in 2017. With more than 123 million monthly video views, HGTV.com is the go-to resource for home and design inspiration—reaching new audiences across digital, social and OTT platforms.

„For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top 10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement,” said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. „The reason we’ve seen consistent success is because we have the ability to create on-air and online content that surpasses expectations for audience delivery in an ever-changing environment.”

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper has already attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna’s process to create the breathtaking designs showcased in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

On tap for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City’s most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt) follows Ken and Anita Corsini as they run a family business to update old Southern houses into modern homes that retain their original charm. Flip or Flip Fort Worth (wt) stars flippers Andy and Ashley Williams, military veterans turned real estate investors, who buy, rehab and sell run-down houses all over the Lone Star state. Flip or Flop Nashville (wt) features real estate expert Page Turner and former NFL player and builder DeRon Jenkins—exes who still love working together to transform outdated properties into beautiful family homes. Flip or Flop Chicago (wt) showcases Mark and Liz Perez, who are inspired to improve older Windy City neighborhoods, one house at a time.

„The tremendous, consistent ratings success of the original Flip or Flop with Tarek and Christina El Moussa inspired us to take a new look at house flipping programming,” said Page. „We saw an opportunity to highlight what works in other regions by featuring successful couples that had mastered the art of flipping in their town.”

Premiering last night, Home Town, starring Mississippi-based home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, is the first highly anticipated new series to hit the network’s schedule in 2017. Erin, an artist-turned-designer, and Ben, a woodworker and craftsman, deliver custom renovations, featuring eclectic yet traditional designs, for families in their small town.

Upcoming and returning series on HGTV continue to showcase immensely popular home and lifestyle themes, such as families who renovate and flip properties to improve neighborhoods and rebuild communities; fantasy destination programming that features gorgeous locales around the world; and renovation/design competitions that amp up the fun of home improvement. A new season of the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother stars the sizzling Scott brothers as they battle in a new round of their home renovation rivalry in the fun beach community of Galveston, Texas. And, after another successful season of Property Brothers at Home, the network has triggered a new installment of that series for a year-end premiere. Also hitting the air are new seasons of top performers: Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines); Property Brothers; Love It or List It (Hilary Farr and David Visentin); Listed Sisters (Lex and Alana LeBlanc); and Good Bones (Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak).

HGTV also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. Each episode features parents and their kids as they house hunt together to select which place suits them best. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

HGTV’s highly successful fantasy destination programming gets three new entries, including Tiny Paradise, which features tiny tricked-out homes as they are built in enviable locales like Maui, Hawaii; Tulum, Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation highlights families who search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper, and Mountain Life follows couples house hunting for their dream mountaintop retreat. Other series in this genre also will get new seasons, including: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Island Hunters, Mountain Life, We Bought the Farm, Island Life and Hawaii Life.

„Established stars and proven hits help shape our programming strategies, but we also take the time to identify compelling expert talent who will resonate with our audiences,” added Page.

HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

Home Town
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin’s imaginative hand sketches and Ben’s custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 

Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City’s most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

Mountain Life
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast’s Blue Ridge to Hawaii’s tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they’re willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

House Hunters: Outside the Box
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

Beach Hunters
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

Tiny Paradise
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

House Hunters Family
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there’s space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

Fixer Upper Behind the Design
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

#HGTVHappy
At HGTV.com/happy, users can take a break to view smile-worthy one-minute videos that feature a variety of DIY topics, from fun family art activities, beautiful craft projects, recipes and more.

How to House (wt)
This lighthearted informational social media series showcases everything a new homeowner needs to know from A to Z.  

Way to Grow
Garden Club offers insightful year-round gardening tips and fun how-to projects, including container gardens; edible gardens; tree and shrub maintenance; and techniques to preserve a harvest.

Easy Does It
This returning favorite features clever DIY projects, expert tips, cleaning hacks and entertaining ideas that help make life pretty and easy. Check out The Right Way to Store Your Veggies (59 million Facebook views) and How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan (28 million Facebook views).

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

HGTV Spring House 2017
The HGTV.com design team gives a home a much-needed spring makeover, indoors and out.  From party-perfect decks and patios to fresh design ideas and pretty color palettes, the springtime redo includes hundreds of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, recipes and more.

Outside, In Reach (wt)
HGTV.com features beautiful outdoor makeovers that create the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. The series showcases special decorating ideas, gardening tips and DIY projects that can turn lackluster backyards into spectacular outdoor rooms.

Modern Family Design Lab
Modern Family Design Lab helps millennial parents and families stay healthy, organized and on schedule. The popular package offers ideas for quick and delicious weekday meals; cleaning and storage shortcuts; and kid-friendly projects.

Color vs. Color
Visitors to Color vs. Color can find dozens of curated photo galleries filled with room designs that highlight on-trend color palettes. Users see how to incorporate the latest hues, from serene to sizzling, into their homes and then vote on their favorites.

One Thing Three Ways
The design pros at HGTV.com share mix-and-match ideas to boost the style of any space. Visitors can find step-by-step guidelines to accessorize, style and add color to their home in three different ways.

Bros or Pros
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Tailgating
HGTV.com shows users how to tailgate like a champ with DIY ideas for the perfect party on-the-go. The special package features games, crowd-pleasing recipes, game-day decorations and hacks to make the pre-game, pre-concert or pre-show festivities fun and easy.

Room Lab (wt)
Room Lab is a new package showing millennial women how to rethink the underused spaces in their homes and become master „room hackers.” Room-flipping makeovers, DIY projects and curated decor ideas elevate the look, feel and functionality of any space. And, they can be done in a single weekend.

Halloween
HGTV.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids’ costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

HGTV Holiday House 2017
The design team at HGTV.com transforms a home into a decked-out holiday house. The package offers stress-free ideas for indoor and outdoor decorating and festive party-planning tips.

Holiday Countdown (wt)
From Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day, visitors can easily enjoy the season with daily updates from the Holiday Countdown.  The package features a mix of videos, tips, lists, recipes and other festive ways to celebrate, decorate, shop and cook.

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America’s favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

SOURCE HGTV

Dynamic Renovations Of Vintage Properties, Beachfront Homes, Backyard Buildings And Swimming Pools Enhance DIY Network Programming Roster In 2017

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Home improvement powerhouse DIY Network, which delivered its highest-rated and most-watched year ever among primetime viewers A25-54 and W25-54 in 2016, is loading in 301 hours of new original programming in 2017, including 12 new series, 27 returning favorites and 22 one-hour specials.

As part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, DIYNetwork.com offers entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions for users. With more than five million video views per month across digital, social and OTT platforms, DIYNetwork.com is a valuable resource for those with an active interest in home renovation.

„DIY Network’s impressive seven percent year-over-year ratings gain and the 54 percent year-over-year increase in its digital, social and OTT platform video views confirm the popularity of the gritty, but fun process of home renovation,” said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. „On-air and online, we’re highlighting the innovative ideas that experts and novices are doing in home renovation.”

This year, DIY Network offers new celebrity home renovation adventures like Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger. The series follows ABC-TV News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, the popular weather anchor for Good Morning America, and her husband, NBC-TV and Extra reporter Ben Aaron, as they buy a fixer upper outside New York City and renovate their way to their dream home. Ginger brings her home repair know-how to the project, guiding novice Ben as they navigate the challenging and often hilarious realities of a renovation.  Pop icon Vanilla Ice returns in a new season of The Vanilla Ice Project this July.  New episodes feature Vanilla Ice as he tackles his biggest and most expensive renovation yet—the transformation of a dilapidated 7,000-square -foot home into a contemporary oceanfront estate, featuring a rocket ship play space, an indoor hibachi grill room and a custom pool. 

DIY Network also takes some of its most popular home renovation themes to the outdoors in 2017. In the new series Big Beach Builds, contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates dated beach homes in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Delaware, and transforms them into dream retreats. Backyard Goldmine stars former Cooking Channel host Ben Sargent as he converts dilapidated barns and old outbuildings into rental wonders that become an invaluable source of second income. Each episode of Pool Kings showcases the creation of dramatic dream pools with over-the-top features such as cascading 15-foot waterfalls, luxurious grottos and backyard water parks. Docked Out features marine contractor Jason Varney and his team as they create spectacular custom deck spaces for clients who love lakeside living.

A host of new series that put a new lens on unused spaces and on older homes also fills the DIY Network pipeline. Amazing Space features „found-space specialist” Eric Griffin as he finds untapped areas in clients’ homes, including attics, storage areas and staircases, and converts the unused square footage into functional new spaces. Brothers Chase and Brock Jurgensen star in Rustic Renovation, tackling the renovation and restoration of old cabins in the woods of Prior Lake, Minnesota. Vintage Rehab features Pittsburgh native Ally Mahon as she revives charming, but neglected, old homes.  

Many popular DIY Network experts return for new seasons in 2017: Builder Jeff Devlin, star of Stone House Revival, is back to restore centuries-old homes in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, while Nashville Flipped star Troy Dean Shafer returns to renovate and flip rundown homes in Music City. Other popular returning series include Texas Flip N Move; First Time Flippers; Barnwood Builders (Mark Bowe); Salvage Dawgs; Treehouse Guys; Building Alaska; Tiny House, Big Living; Mega Decks; and Yard Crashers starring backyard expert Matt Blashaw.

„DIY Network continues to build on the home renovation themes that strike a chord with viewers,” said Page. „It’s our job to showcase the process of home improvement and the experts who are passionate about it.”

DIY Network spring/summer 2017 programming highlights:

Big Beach Builds
Airs Mondays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Dated beach homes transform into dream retreats when contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates properties in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Delaware, in DIY Network’s Big Beach Builds. The series follows Marnie as she builds on her family’s construction heritage to restore beach houses into beautifully charming homes that can withstand hot summers, high tides and hurricane seasons for years to come.

Backyard Goldmine
Premieres Thursday, April 20, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
In Backyard Goldmine, host Ben Sargent is on a mission in Vermont to convert homeowners’ unused backyard buildings into remarkable rental properties. Each episode features Ben as he cleverly transforms these uninhabitable spaces into fabulous and functional sources for added income. The series also showcases how the renovated space can be used when it’s not rented— the added finished space becomes a fun family retreat area to use as an art studio, home office or a kids’ playroom.

Docked Out
Premieres Monday, May 1, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Marine contractor Jason Varney amps up lakeside living in Docked Out. Set in Knoxville, Tennessee, this series follows Jason and his team as they create gorgeous custom deck spaces for clients, including over-the-top boathouses and tricked-out sundecks.

Pool Kings
Premieres Monday, May 29, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Pool Kings showcases how regular backyards can be upgraded with high-end pools and spas fit for resort living. Each episode follows a team of pool craftsmen as they create amazing pools and decks tailored to their clients’ wildest imaginations. The series showcases the spectacular and unique features of these one-of-a-kind pools, including miniature sandy beaches with real palm trees, huge infinity-edged hot tubs, gorgeous fountains, fire pits and fabulous entertaining areas.

Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger
Premieres Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, best known as the weather anchor for Good Morning America, and her husband, NBC and Extra reporter Ben Aaron, take on different TV roles next summer as they buy and revamp their first home in DIY Network’s new series Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger. The series follows the couple as they purchase and renovate a fixer upper outside New York City. Ginger brings her home repair know-how to guide novice Ben as they navigate the challenging and often hilarious realities of a renovation.

Amazing Space
Premieres on Wednesday, July 12, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Amazing Space stars Eric Griffin as he finds the surprising extra square footage in homes where the owners didn’t know it existed. Each episode features Eric as he pinpoints quirky little spaces under the stairs for storage or maximizes the odd layouts in attics and basements. In the end, he gives homeowners beautiful and functional new areas for home offices and bonus rooms.

Rustic Renovation
Premieres on Wednesday, August 2, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Brothers Chase and Brock Jurgensen star in Rustic Renovation, a series where they renovate family cabins in their northern Minnesota hometown and turn them into stylish living spaces full of rustic charm. As they modernize these old homes, the brothers also find ways to creatively incorporate a few original elements, such as reclaimed wood, into the design to the delight of their clients.

Vintage Rehab
Premieres on Wednesday, September 6, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Watch Ally Mahon, licensed real estate agent and expert house flipper, as she revives historic Pittsburgh homes in the new series Vintage Rehab. Ally, along with her husband, Buddy, modernize these fixer uppers in ways that maximize each family’s home renovation budget. From new kitchens to master baths and updated floorplans, each vintage house becomes a beautiful new family home that also adds value to the neighborhood.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

Bros or Pros 
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Halloween
DIYNetwork.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids’ costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

ABOUT DIY NETWORK
Currently in more than 58 million U.S. households, DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series. The network’s award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America’s top home and garden destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions. Fans can interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, DIY Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

 

SOURCE DIY Network

Dynamic Renovations Of Vintage Properties, Beachfront Homes, Backyard Buildings And Swimming Pools Enhance DIY Network Programming Roster In 2017

Celebs, Experts and Novices Boldly Take On DIY Projects for Fun and Family

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Home improvement powerhouse DIY Network, which delivered its highest-rated and most-watched year ever among primetime viewers A25-54 and W25-54 in 2016, is loading in 301 hours of new original programming in 2017, including 12 new series, 27 returning favorites and 22 one-hour specials.

As part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, DIYNetwork.com offers entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions for users. With more than five million video views per month across digital, social and OTT platforms, DIYNetwork.com is a valuable resource for those with an active interest in home renovation.

"DIY Network's impressive seven percent year-over-year ratings gain and the 54 percent year-over-year increase in its digital, social and OTT platform video views confirm the popularity of the gritty, but fun process of home renovation," said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "On-air and online, we're highlighting the innovative ideas that experts and novices are doing in home renovation."

This year, DIY Network offers new celebrity home renovation adventures like Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger. The series follows ABC-TV News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, the popular weather anchor for Good Morning America, and her husband, NBC-TV and Extra reporter Ben Aaron, as they buy a fixer upper outside New York City and renovate their way to their dream home. Ginger brings her home repair know-how to the project, guiding novice Ben as they navigate the challenging and often hilarious realities of a renovation.  Pop icon Vanilla Ice returns in a new season of The Vanilla Ice Project this July.  New episodes feature Vanilla Ice as he tackles his biggest and most expensive renovation yet—the transformation of a dilapidated 7,000-square -foot home into a contemporary oceanfront estate, featuring a rocket ship play space, an indoor hibachi grill room and a custom pool. 

DIY Network also takes some of its most popular home renovation themes to the outdoors in 2017. In the new series Big Beach Builds, contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates dated beach homes in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Delaware, and transforms them into dream retreats. Backyard Goldmine stars former Cooking Channel host Ben Sargent as he converts dilapidated barns and old outbuildings into rental wonders that become an invaluable source of second income. Each episode of Pool Kings showcases the creation of dramatic dream pools with over-the-top features such as cascading 15-foot waterfalls, luxurious grottos and backyard water parks. Docked Out features marine contractor Jason Varney and his team as they create spectacular custom deck spaces for clients who love lakeside living.

A host of new series that put a new lens on unused spaces and on older homes also fills the DIY Network pipeline. Amazing Space features "found-space specialist" Eric Griffin as he finds untapped areas in clients' homes, including attics, storage areas and staircases, and converts the unused square footage into functional new spaces. Brothers Chase and Brock Jurgensen star in Rustic Renovation, tackling the renovation and restoration of old cabins in the woods of Prior Lake, Minnesota. Vintage Rehab features Pittsburgh native Ally Mahon as she revives charming, but neglected, old homes.  

Many popular DIY Network experts return for new seasons in 2017: Builder Jeff Devlin, star of Stone House Revival, is back to restore centuries-old homes in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, while Nashville Flipped star Troy Dean Shafer returns to renovate and flip rundown homes in Music City. Other popular returning series include Texas Flip N Move; First Time Flippers; Barnwood Builders (Mark Bowe); Salvage Dawgs; Treehouse Guys; Building Alaska; Tiny House, Big Living; Mega Decks; and Yard Crashers starring backyard expert Matt Blashaw.

"DIY Network continues to build on the home renovation themes that strike a chord with viewers," said Page. "It's our job to showcase the process of home improvement and the experts who are passionate about it."

DIY Network spring/summer 2017 programming highlights:

Big Beach Builds
Airs Mondays at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Dated beach homes transform into dream retreats when contractor and fifth-generation builder Marnie Oursler renovates properties in the coastal communities near Bethany Beach, Delaware, in DIY Network's Big Beach Builds. The series follows Marnie as she builds on her family's construction heritage to restore beach houses into beautifully charming homes that can withstand hot summers, high tides and hurricane seasons for years to come.

Backyard Goldmine
Premieres Thursday, April 20, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
In Backyard Goldmine, host Ben Sargent is on a mission in Vermont to convert homeowners' unused backyard buildings into remarkable rental properties. Each episode features Ben as he cleverly transforms these uninhabitable spaces into fabulous and functional sources for added income. The series also showcases how the renovated space can be used when it's not rented— the added finished space becomes a fun family retreat area to use as an art studio, home office or a kids' playroom.

Docked Out
Premieres Monday, May 1, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Marine contractor Jason Varney amps up lakeside living in Docked Out. Set in Knoxville, Tennessee, this series follows Jason and his team as they create gorgeous custom deck spaces for clients, including over-the-top boathouses and tricked-out sundecks.

Pool Kings
Premieres Monday, May 29, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Pool Kings showcases how regular backyards can be upgraded with high-end pools and spas fit for resort living. Each episode follows a team of pool craftsmen as they create amazing pools and decks tailored to their clients' wildest imaginations. The series showcases the spectacular and unique features of these one-of-a-kind pools, including miniature sandy beaches with real palm trees, huge infinity-edged hot tubs, gorgeous fountains, fire pits and fabulous entertaining areas.

Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger
Premieres Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m. ET/PT
ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee, best known as the weather anchor for Good Morning America, and her husband, NBC and Extra reporter Ben Aaron, take on different TV roles next summer as they buy and revamp their first home in DIY Network's new series Renovation Realities: Ben & Ginger. The series follows the couple as they purchase and renovate a fixer upper outside New York City. Ginger brings her home repair know-how to guide novice Ben as they navigate the challenging and often hilarious realities of a renovation.

Amazing Space
Premieres on Wednesday, July 12, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Amazing Space stars Eric Griffin as he finds the surprising extra square footage in homes where the owners didn't know it existed. Each episode features Eric as he pinpoints quirky little spaces under the stairs for storage or maximizes the odd layouts in attics and basements. In the end, he gives homeowners beautiful and functional new areas for home offices and bonus rooms.

Rustic Renovation
Premieres on Wednesday, August 2, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Brothers Chase and Brock Jurgensen star in Rustic Renovation, a series where they renovate family cabins in their northern Minnesota hometown and turn them into stylish living spaces full of rustic charm. As they modernize these old homes, the brothers also find ways to creatively incorporate a few original elements, such as reclaimed wood, into the design to the delight of their clients.

Vintage Rehab
Premieres on Wednesday, September 6, at 9 and 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Watch Ally Mahon, licensed real estate agent and expert house flipper, as she revives historic Pittsburgh homes in the new series Vintage Rehab. Ally, along with her husband, Buddy, modernize these fixer uppers in ways that maximize each family's home renovation budget. From new kitchens to master baths and updated floorplans, each vintage house becomes a beautiful new family home that also adds value to the neighborhood.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

Bros or Pros 
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Halloween
DIYNetwork.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids' costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

 


DIY Network

Performance Highlights


Ratings up seven percent over year-ago levels


February 2017 was the highest-rated and most-watched February
in the net's history among P25-54 and W25-54


More than 12 million viewers on average every month


301 hours of original programming


12 new series, 27 returning favorites

 

ABOUT DIY NETWORK
Currently in more than 58 million U.S. households, DIY Network is the go-to destination for wall-breaking, roof-ripping, house-hauling, yard-crashing series. The network's award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, consistently ranks among America's top home and garden destinations for entertaining videos, home improvement advice and step-by-step instructions. Fans can interact with other home improvement enthusiasts and do-it-yourselfers through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, DIY Network is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

 

SOURCE DIY Network

HGTV Programming Pipeline Primed And Ready For More Ratings Success In 2017

'Fixer Upper' Gets a 'Behind the Design' Spin-off and 'Flip or Flop' Gets Franchised

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup with an impressive 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

On the digital side, HGTV.com, as part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, continues to expand its home and do-it-yourself digital content offerings in 2017. With more than 123 million monthly video views, HGTV.com is the go-to resource for home and design inspiration—reaching new audiences across digital, social and OTT platforms.

"For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top 10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement," said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "The reason we've seen consistent success is because we have the ability to create on-air and online content that surpasses expectations for audience delivery in an ever-changing environment."

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper has already attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna's process to create the breathtaking designs showcased in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

On tap for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt) follows Ken and Anita Corsini as they run a family business to update old Southern houses into modern homes that retain their original charm. Flip or Flip Fort Worth (wt) stars flippers Andy and Ashley Williams, military veterans turned real estate investors, who buy, rehab and sell run-down houses all over the Lone Star state. Flip or Flop Nashville (wt) features real estate expert Page Turner and former NFL player and builder DeRon Jenkins—exes who still love working together to transform outdated properties into beautiful family homes. Flip or Flop Chicago (wt) showcases Mark and Liz Perez, who are inspired to improve older Windy City neighborhoods, one house at a time.

"The tremendous, consistent ratings success of the original Flip or Flop with Tarek and Christina El Moussa inspired us to take a new look at house flipping programming," said Page. "We saw an opportunity to highlight what works in other regions by featuring successful couples that had mastered the art of flipping in their town."

Premiering last night, Home Town, starring Mississippi-based home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, is the first highly anticipated new series to hit the network's schedule in 2017. Erin, an artist-turned-designer, and Ben, a woodworker and craftsman, deliver custom renovations, featuring eclectic yet traditional designs, for families in their small town.

Upcoming and returning series on HGTV continue to showcase immensely popular home and lifestyle themes, such as families who renovate and flip properties to improve neighborhoods and rebuild communities; fantasy destination programming that features gorgeous locales around the world; and renovation/design competitions that amp up the fun of home improvement. A new season of the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother stars the sizzling Scott brothers as they battle in a new round of their home renovation rivalry in the fun beach community of Galveston, Texas. And, after another successful season of Property Brothers at Home, the network has triggered a new installment of that series for a year-end premiere. Also hitting the air are new seasons of top performers: Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines); Property Brothers; Love It or List It (Hilary Farr and David Visentin); Listed Sisters (Lex and Alana LeBlanc); and Good Bones (Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak).

HGTV also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. Each episode features parents and their kids as they house hunt together to select which place suits them best. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

HGTV's highly successful fantasy destination programming gets three new entries, including Tiny Paradise, which features tiny tricked-out homes as they are built in enviable locales like Maui, Hawaii; Tulum, Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation highlights families who search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper, and Mountain Life follows couples house hunting for their dream mountaintop retreat. Other series in this genre also will get new seasons, including: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Island Hunters, Mountain Life, We Bought the Farm, Island Life and Hawaii Life.

"Established stars and proven hits help shape our programming strategies, but we also take the time to identify compelling expert talent who will resonate with our audiences," added Page.

HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

Home Town
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin's imaginative hand sketches and Ben's custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 

Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

Mountain Life
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast's Blue Ridge to Hawaii's tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they're willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

House Hunters: Outside the Box
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

Beach Hunters
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

Tiny Paradise
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

House Hunters Family
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there's space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

Fixer Upper Behind the Design
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

#HGTVHappy
At HGTV.com/happy, users can take a break to view smile-worthy one-minute videos that feature a variety of DIY topics, from fun family art activities, beautiful craft projects, recipes and more.

How to House (wt)
This lighthearted informational social media series showcases everything a new homeowner needs to know from A to Z.  

Way to Grow
Garden Club offers insightful year-round gardening tips and fun how-to projects, including container gardens; edible gardens; tree and shrub maintenance; and techniques to preserve a harvest.

Easy Does It
This returning favorite features clever DIY projects, expert tips, cleaning hacks and entertaining ideas that help make life pretty and easy. Check out The Right Way to Store Your Veggies (59 million Facebook views) and How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan (28 million Facebook views).

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

HGTV Spring House 2017
The HGTV.com design team gives a home a much-needed spring makeover, indoors and out.  From party-perfect decks and patios to fresh design ideas and pretty color palettes, the springtime redo includes hundreds of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, recipes and more.

Outside, In Reach (wt)
HGTV.com features beautiful outdoor makeovers that create the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. The series showcases special decorating ideas, gardening tips and DIY projects that can turn lackluster backyards into spectacular outdoor rooms.

Modern Family Design Lab
Modern Family Design Lab helps millennial parents and families stay healthy, organized and on schedule. The popular package offers ideas for quick and delicious weekday meals; cleaning and storage shortcuts; and kid-friendly projects.

Color vs. Color
Visitors to Color vs. Color can find dozens of curated photo galleries filled with room designs that highlight on-trend color palettes. Users see how to incorporate the latest hues, from serene to sizzling, into their homes and then vote on their favorites.

One Thing Three Ways
The design pros at HGTV.com share mix-and-match ideas to boost the style of any space. Visitors can find step-by-step guidelines to accessorize, style and add color to their home in three different ways.

Bros or Pros
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Tailgating
HGTV.com shows users how to tailgate like a champ with DIY ideas for the perfect party on-the-go. The special package features games, crowd-pleasing recipes, game-day decorations and hacks to make the pre-game, pre-concert or pre-show festivities fun and easy.

Room Lab (wt)
Room Lab is a new package showing millennial women how to rethink the underused spaces in their homes and become master "room hackers." Room-flipping makeovers, DIY projects and curated decor ideas elevate the look, feel and functionality of any space. And, they can be done in a single weekend.

Halloween
HGTV.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids' costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

HGTV Holiday House 2017
The design team at HGTV.com transforms a home into a decked-out holiday house. The package offers stress-free ideas for indoor and outdoor decorating and festive party-planning tips.

Holiday Countdown (wt)
From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, visitors can easily enjoy the season with daily updates from the Holiday Countdown.  The package features a mix of videos, tips, lists, recipes and other festive ways to celebrate, decorate, shop and cook.

 

HGTV Performance Highlights:

 

Highest-rated year ever in 2016, six percent YOY among P25-54 prime ratings growth

 

Currently the #6 ranked network among P25-54

 

#1 upscale network for 10 years in a row among W25-54 prime ratings

 

#1 network on weekends among P25-54 and W25-54 ratings in February

 

45 million viewers every month

 

567 hours of original programming

 

9 new series; 28 returning favorites

 

 

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America's favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

SOURCE HGTV

HGTV Programming Pipeline Primed And Ready For More Ratings Success In 2017

'Fixer Upper' Gets a 'Behind the Design' Spin-off and 'Flip or Flop' Gets Franchised

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive year as the #1 cable net among upscale women—is amplifying its 2017 programming lineup with an impressive 567 hours of original programming, including nine new series and fresh episodes of 28 popular titles.

On the digital side, HGTV.com, as part of the Scripps Lifestyle Studios, continues to expand its home and do-it-yourself digital content offerings in 2017. With more than 123 million monthly video views, HGTV.com is the go-to resource for home and design inspiration—reaching new audiences across digital, social and OTT platforms.

"For the first time ever, HGTV finished the year as a top 10 network in primetime among broadcast and cable networks, which is a powerful achievement," said Allison Page, general manager, U.S. programming and development for HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country. "The reason we've seen consistent success is because we have the ability to create on-air and online content that surpasses expectations for audience delivery in an ever-changing environment."

Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose ratings juggernaut Fixer Upper has already attracted more than 20 million viewers in its fourth season, has sparked a new spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The half-hour, behind-the-scenes companion will focus on Joanna's process to create the breathtaking designs showcased in each Fixer Upper episode.

HGTV also will franchise one of its most popular series, Flip or Flop, with five new duos and titles set in cities across the United States.

On tap for April, Flip or Flop Vegas stars MMA fighter Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, as they scoop up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into sparkling showstoppers. Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt) follows Ken and Anita Corsini as they run a family business to update old Southern houses into modern homes that retain their original charm. Flip or Flip Fort Worth (wt) stars flippers Andy and Ashley Williams, military veterans turned real estate investors, who buy, rehab and sell run-down houses all over the Lone Star state. Flip or Flop Nashville (wt) features real estate expert Page Turner and former NFL player and builder DeRon Jenkins—exes who still love working together to transform outdated properties into beautiful family homes. Flip or Flop Chicago (wt) showcases Mark and Liz Perez, who are inspired to improve older Windy City neighborhoods, one house at a time.

"The tremendous, consistent ratings success of the original Flip or Flop with Tarek and Christina El Moussa inspired us to take a new look at house flipping programming," said Page. "We saw an opportunity to highlight what works in other regions by featuring successful couples that had mastered the art of flipping in their town."

Premiering last night, Home Town, starring Mississippi-based home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, is the first highly anticipated new series to hit the network's schedule in 2017. Erin, an artist-turned-designer, and Ben, a woodworker and craftsman, deliver custom renovations, featuring eclectic yet traditional designs, for families in their small town.

Upcoming and returning series on HGTV continue to showcase immensely popular home and lifestyle themes, such as families who renovate and flip properties to improve neighborhoods and rebuild communities; fantasy destination programming that features gorgeous locales around the world; and renovation/design competitions that amp up the fun of home improvement. A new season of the hit competition series Brother vs. Brother stars the sizzling Scott brothers as they battle in a new round of their home renovation rivalry in the fun beach community of Galveston, Texas. And, after another successful season of Property Brothers at Home, the network has triggered a new installment of that series for a year-end premiere. Also hitting the air are new seasons of top performers: Fixer Upper (Chip and Joanna Gaines); Property Brothers; Love It or List It (Hilary Farr and David Visentin); Listed Sisters (Lex and Alana LeBlanc); and Good Bones (Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak).

HGTV also added new installments to its House Hunters franchise, including Beach Hunters, which travels to exquisite beach destinations to follow buyers in search of their beachside dream homes and House Hunters Family, where the whole family gets a say in the home buying process. Each episode features parents and their kids as they house hunt together to select which place suits them best. House Hunters: Outside the Box features open-minded buyers who want to make themselves at home in unconventional properties, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills or rundown movie theaters.

HGTV's highly successful fantasy destination programming gets three new entries, including Tiny Paradise, which features tiny tricked-out homes as they are built in enviable locales like Maui, Hawaii; Tulum, Mexico; and Telluride, Colorado. Lakefront Bargain Hunt Renovation highlights families who search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper, and Mountain Life follows couples house hunting for their dream mountaintop retreat. Other series in this genre also will get new seasons, including: Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Lakefront Bargain Hunt, Caribbean Life, Island Hunters, Mountain Life, We Bought the Farm, Island Life and Hawaii Life.

"Established stars and proven hits help shape our programming strategies, but we also take the time to identify compelling expert talent who will resonate with our audiences," added Page.

HGTV spring/summer 2017 on-air programming highlights:

Home Town
Airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT
Home renovation experts, Ben and Erin Napier, combine their love of small town living and revitalizing historic houses in the new HGTV series Home Town. The 10-episode series highlights the couple as they work to deliver eclectic yet traditional designs for families. First-time homebuyers, couples with young children and adults wishing to live closer to grandchildren all benefit from Erin's imaginative hand sketches and Ben's custom handiwork showcasing local reclaimed materials. 

Flip or Flop Vegas
Premieres Thursday, April 6, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
MMA fighter and general contractor Bristol Marunde and his wife, Aubrey, a real estate agent and designer, hit the Las Vegas property jackpot one flip at a time. With his demo strength and her design sense, they snap up some of Sin City's most neglected homes and transform them into stunning showpieces worthy of their high-roller zip code.

Mountain Life
Premieres Saturday, April 8, at 11 and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the wooded peaks of the East Coast's Blue Ridge to Hawaii's tropical Mauna Loa, the mountains are the ultimate retreat for people who want to get away from it all. The gorgeous views and fresh air draw homeowners to these remote locations. In each episode, HGTV follows families as they search for their perfect mountaintop retreat.

Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation
Premieres Saturday, April 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Families search for the perfect lakeside fixer upper in Lakefront Bargain Hunt: Renovation. Each episode features couples as they tour several affordable homes with beautiful views of the water and select which property they're willing to overhaul to create the ideal lakeside abode.

House Hunters: Outside the Box
Premieres in April
House Hunters: Outside the Box showcases open-minded buyers who are making themselves at home in unconventional properties. During the series, creative families prove that a traditional house is not always the ideal home. Inspired home seekers are breaking the mold to buy the most offbeat dwellings imaginable, such as abandoned gas stations, old windmills, rundown movie theaters, churches and even banks.

Beach Hunters
Premieres Sunday, June 4, at 10 and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT
From the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest to the sunny shorelines of the East Coast, Beach Hunters travels to exquisite beach destinations to help home buyers find their dream homes on the sand. The series follows families on their journey as they tour three beachside homes and then select which one will be their new seaside retreat.

Tiny Paradise
Premieres in July
Tiny Paradise showcases the construction of tiny homes built to feature enviable views of gorgeous locales such as Tulum, Mexico; Maui, Hawaii; and Telluride, Colorado. The series follows the construction as these luxurious little homes are tricked-out with observation decks, reflection pools, greenhouses, indoor/outdoor kitchens and lots of multifunctional furniture.

House Hunters Family
Premieres in July
In House Hunters Family, parents and their kids tour three properties and try to agree on the home they all love the best. Sometimes, however, the biggest opinions come from the smallest family members. Questions about who gets their own room or whether there's space for their outdoor trampoline become hot topics. Each episode reveals how meeting the needs of the entire family is no easy task.

Flip or Flop Atlanta (wt)
Premieres in August
Home renovation and real estate duo Ken and Anita Corsini run an Atlanta-based family business where they flip more than 100 houses a year. During the series, this enterprising couple rehabs old Southern houses and turns them into modern homes that retain their original charm.

Fixer Upper Behind the Design
Sneak Peek on Tuesday, March 28, at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Fixer Upper Behind the Design is the perfect series for viewers who want to know how Joanna Gaines creates her signature home designs and how it all comes together so perfectly—shiplap and all—in each inspiring episode of Fixer Upper.

2017 Scripps Lifestyle Studios featured content:

#HGTVHappy
At HGTV.com/happy, users can take a break to view smile-worthy one-minute videos that feature a variety of DIY topics, from fun family art activities, beautiful craft projects, recipes and more.

How to House (wt)
This lighthearted informational social media series showcases everything a new homeowner needs to know from A to Z.  

Way to Grow
Garden Club offers insightful year-round gardening tips and fun how-to projects, including container gardens; edible gardens; tree and shrub maintenance; and techniques to preserve a harvest.

Easy Does It
This returning favorite features clever DIY projects, expert tips, cleaning hacks and entertaining ideas that help make life pretty and easy. Check out The Right Way to Store Your Veggies (59 million Facebook views) and How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan (28 million Facebook views).

House Counselor
To help everyone from millennial renters to first-time homeowners and new parents find their style and get their spaces in shape, designer and home remodeling expert Laurie March tackles renovation questions and challenges.

HGTV Spring House 2017
The HGTV.com design team gives a home a much-needed spring makeover, indoors and out.  From party-perfect decks and patios to fresh design ideas and pretty color palettes, the springtime redo includes hundreds of inspiring ideas, DIY projects, recipes and more.

Outside, In Reach (wt)
HGTV.com features beautiful outdoor makeovers that create the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing or spending time with family and friends. The series showcases special decorating ideas, gardening tips and DIY projects that can turn lackluster backyards into spectacular outdoor rooms.

Modern Family Design Lab
Modern Family Design Lab helps millennial parents and families stay healthy, organized and on schedule. The popular package offers ideas for quick and delicious weekday meals; cleaning and storage shortcuts; and kid-friendly projects.

Color vs. Color
Visitors to Color vs. Color can find dozens of curated photo galleries filled with room designs that highlight on-trend color palettes. Users see how to incorporate the latest hues, from serene to sizzling, into their homes and then vote on their favorites.

One Thing Three Ways
The design pros at HGTV.com share mix-and-match ideas to boost the style of any space. Visitors can find step-by-step guidelines to accessorize, style and add color to their home in three different ways.

Bros or Pros
Handyman and designer Dan Faires and his brother share how-to knowledge on home projects that anyone can complete with a friend. The Faires brothers also offer advice on which tasks are best left to the experts.

Tailgating
HGTV.com shows users how to tailgate like a champ with DIY ideas for the perfect party on-the-go. The special package features games, crowd-pleasing recipes, game-day decorations and hacks to make the pre-game, pre-concert or pre-show festivities fun and easy.

Room Lab (wt)
Room Lab is a new package showing millennial women how to rethink the underused spaces in their homes and become master "room hackers." Room-flipping makeovers, DIY projects and curated decor ideas elevate the look, feel and functionality of any space. And, they can be done in a single weekend.

Halloween
HGTV.com scares up some fun with crafty Halloween decorations, DIY kids' costumes, pumpkin-carving templates and crowd-pleasing recipes.

HGTV Holiday House 2017
The design team at HGTV.com transforms a home into a decked-out holiday house. The package offers stress-free ideas for indoor and outdoor decorating and festive party-planning tips.

Holiday Countdown (wt)
From Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, visitors can easily enjoy the season with daily updates from the Holiday Countdown.  The package features a mix of videos, tips, lists, recipes and other festive ways to celebrate, decorate, shop and cook.

 

HGTV Performance Highlights:

 

Highest-rated year ever in 2016, six percent YOY among P25-54 prime ratings growth

 

Currently the #6 ranked network among P25-54

 

#1 upscale network for 10 years in a row among W25-54 prime ratings

 

#1 network on weekends among P25-54 and W25-54 ratings in February

 

45 million viewers every month

 

567 hours of original programming

 

9 new series; 28 returning favorites

 

 

ABOUT HGTV
HGTV delivers the superstar experts, fascinating families, compelling renovations and stunning transformations that make all things home fun. America's favorite way to get entertaining, relatable and inspirational home and lifestyle content, HGTV offers: a top 10 cable network that is distributed to more than 90 million U.S. households; a website, HGTV.com, that attracts an average of nine million people each month; social media platforms that engage nearly nine million users; HGTV Magazine, a monthly publication that reaches more than one million readers and exclusive collections of home-oriented products through the HGTV HOME™ consumer products line.  Viewers can become fans of HGTV and interact with other home improvement enthusiasts through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, HGTV is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.

ABOUT SCRIPPS LIFESTYLE STUDIOS
Launched in December 2015, Scripps Lifestyle Studios is a digital business division of Scripps Networks Interactive, created to drive digital content innovation and advertising solutions. In 2016, Scripps Lifestyle Studios delivered over 5 billion total video views across various digital platforms and has achieved an average of 812 million video views and 356 million visitors across its platforms in the early months of 2017. Combining the digital content operations of HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country, and Food.com, this full service editorial unit spearheads development of compelling lifestyle experiences across social media, apps, websites, third party offerings, and more. Scripps Lifestyle Studios operates physical locations through the Food Network Kitchen in New York and the HGTV Studio in Knoxville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.scrippslifestylestudios.com.

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Morningside Recovery Announces Scholarship Program

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Honoring a commitment to accessible, high-quality mental health and addiction treatment, Morningside Recovery will be accepting applications for a series of 15 all-inclusive, 30-day treatment scholarships to commemorate its 15th anniversary. Through this scholarship, recipients will have the opportunity develop the tools they need to thrive during and after the recovery process.

A family-owned and operated treatment facility in Orange County, CA, Morningside Recovery provides clients with a range of therapeutic services, specializing in the latest in evidence-based therapies. Designed to give recipients the highest level of care, this scholarship program comprises one-on-one sessions with multidisciplinary therapists and psychiatrists, art therapy, yoga and access to Morningside Recovery’s state-of-the-art exercise facility, among other modalities and amenities.

“Morningside Recovery is honoring this 15-year milestone with a gift to those who cannot access the treatment they need for the life they deserve,” said Morningside Recovery Executive Director Joel Edwards. “Being in the community for over a decade, we have seen the epidemic of addiction grow and this scholarship is an opportunity for people across the country to get on the road to recovery. If treatment scholarships like this can save lives and help families, we hope other mental health and addiction recovery centers will follow suit.”

The national-based treatment scholarship is offered on a rolling basis, selecting recipients during a period of six months. Beginning on March 22, 2017, applicants can access the submission form at www.morningsiderecovery.com/scholarship.

To learn more about Morningside Recovery, visit www.morningsiderecovery.com.

ABOUT MORNINGSIDE RECOVERY

Established in 2002, Morningside Recovery is a family-owned and operated addiction treatment center and mental health facility based in Orange County, CA. Morningside Recovery helps clients make better choices, every day, with the highest level of care. Treatment is delivered through a person-centered model that recognizes each client’s unique needs and strengths. At Morningside Recovery, clients can enroll in Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Day Treatment while participating in several impactful modalities, including Dual Diagnosis, Twelve Step, Non-Twelve Step, and Evidence-Based therapies. Clients can also supplement their programs with activities that heal mind, body and spirit, such as yoga and art therapy.