|Do It Yourself --DIY-- Network Launches New Fall Season On-Air and on-line|
KNOXVILLE, Tenn.--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--Sept. 25, 2000-- Do It Yourself (DIY), the on-air and online network for home enthusiasts from the creators of Home & Garden Television, has slated more than 130 hours of new original programming for the 2000 Fall season. Beginning on Monday, October 2, DIY will premiere 6 new series, 5 original "Workshop" mini-series and hundreds of new projects in DIY's popular programming categories -- Gardening and Landscaping, Home Improvement, Decorating and Design, Arts & Crafts, Automotive, Recreation & Hobbies, and Lifestyle & Family. From building your own backyard putting green to tuning up your car, DIY will show you how to do it yourself -- everything including the kitchen sink!
In conjunction with the Fall season premiere week, DIY's companion Web site (www.diynet.com) will be re-launching on October 2 and will feature improved navigation and search capabilities, extended use of digital images and multimedia, and exciting new content from Time-Life books to help the viewer take projects from concept to completion. Working in parallel with the television programming, DIYnet.com supplies additional information, data, illustrations, step-by-step instructions, in-depth demonstrations and tips for the do-it-yourselfer on over 2,000 projects.
New DIY Series include:
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. ET
Ask DIY is an hour-long interactive program that will give viewers the opportunity to have their e-mailed do-it-yourself questions answered on the air by host Chris Wragge and a panel of 15 DIY experts. During the show, viewers can log on to www.diynet.com, which will have live, simultaneous chats hosted by experts discussing the topics being covered on air. Viewers can also e-mail their questions on topics ranging from home repair and gardening to car maintenance and decorating and have them answered on the show.
Car Care & Repair
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
This half-hour series provides practical and easy to understand information on basic car care. From simple maintenance to intermediate-level projects such as replacing parts and repairing an engine, host Trisha Hessinger will provide viewers with the specific how-to information they need to successfully complete car repairs in their own garage.
Mondays & Fridays, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
Home improvement projects leap from the pages of the new Time-Life book The Complete Fix-It (arriving in bookstores in October 2000) to your television in this new series, hosted by DIY's Home Repair and Remodeling expert Brad Staggs. Projects from the book will be brought to life on the air, providing viewers with valuable know-how on a wide variety of home repair projects.
Wednesdays, 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
A guide to sports and recreational activities for the home, DIY's Family Sports will cover topics from installing a basketball hoop to creating your own personal putting green. Belma Johnson hosts this series, which features step-by-step instructions for building and installing equipment as well as rules and guidelines for a variety of games.
In the Workshop
Mondays-Thursdays, 9:30 p.m. ET/PT
Providing great tips and project ideas on everything from building end tables and dollhouses to crafting innovative storage solutions, host John Sillaots of In the Workshop provides a wealth of practical suggestions and detailed demonstrations for the do-it-yourselfer in this half-hour series.
Just Ask Jon Eakes
Mondays-Thursdays, 9:00 p.m. ET/PT
Home repair expert Jon Eakes demonstrates a variety of projects that address common household problems. From simple repairs and upgrades to installing insulation and refinishing furniture, this half-hour series covers a wide range of topics, some of which are generated by viewer calls.
New DIY workshop Mini-Series include:
Build a Boat
Premieres November 6, 2000(a)
This Recreation & Hobbies workshop features five half-hour episodes that provide an in-depth, step-by-step demonstration on building a boat from a kit. A variety of boats can be built from kits, including sailboats and rowboats to canoes and kayaks, and DIY takes viewers step-by-step through the process to make their own craft ship-shape. To illustrate just how rewarding the boat-building experience can be, Build A Boat will also take and exciting look at the Annapolis Boat Show, a competition where contestants build and sail their own boats.
Premieres October 2, 2000(a)
A five-part Lifestyle & Family workshop comprised of half-hour episodes, Family Outdoors will feature detailed instructions and demonstrations relating to a variety of family activities. Shot on location in beautiful, scenic Colorado, Family Outdoors uses DIY's outdoor recreation experts, illustrations and animation to show viewers how easy it can be to do it themselves.
Premieres October 9, 2000(a)
Whether you're telecommuting, starting a home-based business or simply creating an efficient space to pay bills and manage the family finances, DIY's Home Office will show viewers how to comfortably work from home. Each half-hour episode of this five-part workshop shows how to create an environment that makes quick, effective work a reality. From the basic tools needed for an initial set-up to new upgrades for existing home offices, this Lifestyle & Family workshop offers something for everyone.
Premieres November 13, 2000(a)
Networked home computers, "smart homes," DVDs, intercoms -- living in the 21st century clearly means more technology in the home...and it also means many people are confused about high-tech options. This five-part Lifestyle & Family workshop helps viewers cut through the confusion as hosts interact with the various new technologies, showing and telling how the latest "gadgets and gizmos" work.
Premieres November 20, 2000(a)
An up-close look at the immensely popular trend of scrapbooking, this Arts & Crafts workshop features tips and project ideas for grouping and decorating photos and miscellaneous memorabilia in five half-hour episodes.
(a) DIY Workshops air Monday-Friday at 10:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. PT, 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT, 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT, and 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT.
Do It Yourself (DIY), from the architects of Home & Garden Television, is a simultaneous on-air, on-line network that provides immediate access to step-by-step instructions, in-depth demonstrations and tips for the do-it-yourself home enthusiast. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago Atlanta and Detroit, DIY is wholly owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP), which also operates Home & Garden Television (HGTV), the Food Network and Fine Living, a new network to launch in 2001. DIY can be seen on the DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar satellite systems and on select cable systems around the county. For more information, visit www.diynet.com.