CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION TO LAUNCH ‘DABL -- A NEW LIFESTYLE NETWORK’ ON SEPTEMBER 9
CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION TO LAUNCH
‘DABL -- A NEW LIFESTYLE NETWORK’
ON SEPTEMBER 9
Distribution of the New Digital Network Will Be Anchored
by the CBS Television Stations Group
DABL Will Feature Programs From the Libraries of Iconic Personalities Such as
Martha Stewart and Emeril
SANTA MONICA, Calif. – June 17, 2019 – CBS Television Distribution is launching DABL – a new multiplatform, advertiser-supported lifestyle network, on September 9, it was announced today by Steve LoCascio, Chief Operating and Financial Officer of CBS Global Distribution Group.
Anchored by the CBS Television Stations group, DABL (dab·ble) will launch on the digital spectrum of television stations nationwide. The network is cleared in over 70% of the country, including all of the top 10 markets and 23 of the top 25 markets.
“The strength of our distribution and ad sales teams, combined with our O&O station group and the depth of our library, provides us with a lot of opportunities to mine in the digital landscape,” LoCascio said. “We chose DABL as our first foray into the space because we see a huge upside in the marketplace for lifestyle programming. We are excited to partner with our CBS stations group to bring this advertiser-friendly network with some of the most beloved personalities in the genre to life.”
“We are excited to support our colleagues at CBS Television Distribution with the launch of DABL on our stations,” said Peter Dunn, President, CBS Television Stations. “We share our partners’ great enthusiasm for this new digital network, the superstar lineup of content providers and the anticipated strong appeal to our viewers and advertisers. We truly believe this is a recipe for success!”
DABL will feature informative, project-based, feel-good content for viewers to indulge their passions for cooking, home renovation, design, DIY, pets and travel. The initial lineup will showcase programming from the libraries of popular, world-renowned lifestyle experts including Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse, among others.
Martha Stewart is an Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, bestselling author and America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. Martha founded her namesake lifestyle empire Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which includes numerous television shows such as syndicated shows “Martha Stewart Living” and “The Martha Stewart Show,” 94 books, her popular magazine Martha Stewart Living, and a robust assortment of retail, wholesale and direct-to-consumer products.
“When CBS approached Martha Stewart TV to provide shows for their new lifestyle network, we were happy to have a fresh TV platform on which to share our extensive library,” Stewart said. “We think everyone will benefit and learn from these beautiful shows. It’s a good thing.”
Emeril Lagasse is a world-renowned chef, restauranteur and television personality. Lagasse is chef-proprietor of 12 restaurants including his first, the famous Emeril’s Restaurant in New Orleans; the best-selling author of 19 cookbooks; and has hosted more than 2,000 episodes of shows on the Food Network, including “Emeril Live” and “Essence of Emeril.”
“I’m excited to be a part of CBS’s new lifestyle network DABL,” Lagasse said. “Folks are always asking for where they can watch my shows... now there is a place... DABL! See you in the Fall.”
About CBS Television Distribution
CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 11 first-run series, including the long-running, critically acclaimed hits JUDGE JUDY, DR. PHIL, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, WHEEL OF FORTUNE, JEOPARDY!, INSIDE EDITION and RACHAEL RAY, and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. CTD’s popular off-network products include the “CSI,” NCIS and “Star Trek” franchises, as well as classic series such as “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Frasier.” In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS Television Studios, CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of the CBS Corporation. For more information, go to www.cbstvd.com.
About Martha Stewart:
Martha Stewart is an entrepreneur, bestselling author of 94 lifestyle books, Emmy Award-winning television show host, and founder of the first multi-channel lifestyle company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Reaching more than 100 million devoted fans on a monthly basis through her magazines, television shows, books, digital platforms, and products for the home, Martha is America’s most trusted lifestyle expert and teacher. The Martha Stewart brand provides trusted, reliable, and useful information on all aspects of everyday living - cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, healthy living, holidays, weddings and pet care. Her branded products can be found in tens of millions of homes and in thousands of retail locations and online outlets. Visit www.marthastewart.com.
About Emeril Lagasse
Emeril Lagasse is the chef/proprietor of 11 restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Bethlehem, PA, and Miramar Beach, FL. His 12th restaurant, and his first restaurant at sea, Emeril’s Bistro 1396 will open on Carnival Cruise Line’s Mardi Gras ship set to sail in 2020. As a national TV personality, he has hosted more than 2,000 shows on the Food Network, and is the food correspondent for ABC's "Good Morning America." Most recently, Amazon launched an original series featuring Lagasse called Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse. The series received five daytime Emmy nominations and won Outstanding Culinary Program. The series was also a James Beard semifinalist in the category Outstanding Personality of Host. Lagasse has appeared as a guest judge on Bravo’s hit food series, “Top Chef,” was named a co-host of the “Rachael Ray Show,” and has appeared on the Cooking Channel with five seasons of “Emeril’s Florida.” He is the bestselling author of 19 cookbooks, the latest titled Essential Emeril: Favorite Recipes and Hard-Won Wisdom from My Life in the Kitchen. In 2002, Emeril and his wife Alden established the Emeril Lagasse Foundation to support children's educational programs that inspire and mentor young people through the culinary arts, nutrition, healthy eating, and important life skills. To date, the Foundation has donated more than $10 million to community organizations in New Orleans, Las Vegas and on the Gulf Coast. Visit www.emerils.com.
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