Sundance Channel Makes Programming from The Green Available On iTunes
NEW YORK - March 26, 2008 - Sundance Channel today announced that programs from THE GREEN, the Tuesday night destination devoted entirely to the environment, are now available for download on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com). Programming from THE GREEN includes the award-winning documentary series "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" and the first episode from season two is available as a free download, beginning March 26 through April 1. Each additional episode will be available for purchase and download from the iTunes Store for $1.99 the day after it airs on Sundance Channel.
Additionally, THE GREEN interstitial series, "EcoBiz™", exploring financial aspects of environmental innovation, and "The Ecoists™," featuring active and recognizable environmental activists sharing ideas and information, will be available for free from iTunes Podcast on the Wednesday following its premiere on Sundance Channel.
THE GREEN, Sundance Channel's programming destination devoted entirely to the environment, offers entertaining sources of information and inspiration about the planet we call home. THE GREEN original programs and interstitial segments provide viewers with ideas and tangible opportunities for all facets of their lives, demonstrating how to work green, play green, eat green, dress green and live green.
"Big Ideas for a Small Planet"
A documentary series presenting the forward-thinking designers, products and processes that are at the forefront of a new green world, with each episode revolving around a different green theme as it spotlights three specific innovators or innovations that have the potential to transform our everyday lives. The first season of "Big Ideas for a Small Planet" received the 2007 Environmental Media Award for Best Documentary.
News segments exploring financial aspects of environmental innovation in business, profiling individuals who are visionary in strategy and have worked to establish more environmentally sustainable policies, innovative eco-friendly business tactics, and the subsequent impact to the bottom line. Companies profiled include: New Leaf Paper, Recyclebank, Living Homes, Green Dimes, Plenty Magazine, Ozo Car, G Diapers and Organic Bouquet. "Eco-Biz" is hosted by Simran Sethi and produced by NBC News.
Some of today's most active and recognizable environmental activists share ideas, information and enthusiasm about their cause of choice. Participants include Sheryl Crow, Kevin Bacon, Laurie David, Sam Waterson, Carole King, Billy Baldwin, Stefanie Powers, James Blunt, Ron Livingston, Erykah Badu and Kerry Washington. "The Ecoists" is produced by Kontent Real.
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, shorts and original programs, all unedited and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, CBS and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel's website address is www.sundancechannel.com.
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