Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cottage Life specialty channel to launch
September 4

The Cottage Life specialty channel is launching on Wednesday, September 4. Owner Blue Ant Media is rebranding its channel bold to be called Cottage Life, keying off the well-known magazine brand, and it will be available as a national preview to 9.2 million potential homes. They can then subscribe by contacting their cable provider. 
“We’re thrilled to be taking this historic brand to the next level. TV audiences will love the blend of lifestyle content that truly embraces our tagline – where every day is the weekend’ said Vanessa Case, EVP of Programming, Blue Ant Media [in a release]. “The programming for this channel has proven appeal and is a perfect addition to Blue Ant’s quickly growing roster of targeted media properties.”
Among the offerings:
  • My Retreat premieres Thursday, September 5 at 9:30pm ET/PT travelling coast to coast to reveal iconic, quirky, and ultimate dream escapes, from cozy cottages and chalets, to charming cabins and farmhouses.
  • The Fabulous Beekman Boys premieres Tuesday, September 10 at 10PM ET/PTand follows former Amazing Race competitors Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge as they leave New York City, learn how to become farmers and launch their lifestyle brand, Beekman 1802.
  • Compete To Eat premieres Thursday, September 5 at 10pm ET/PT Chefs Aldo Lazillotta and Joanne Lusted square off with teams of Cottagers who have one hour to prepare a three-course cottage feast using whatever ingredients they can find in their pantries. 
Blue Ant Media owns specialty channels Bold, Travel+Escape, Bite TV, and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqHD, radX and their companion websites. Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites, AUX Magazine, a monthly music tablet magazine and recently launched Travel+Escape Magazine, a monthly travel tablet magazine. Producing over 400 hours of original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in house programming and co-productions with international partners. It recently acquired Cottage Life Media publishers of the eponoymous magazine and associated websites. Blue Ant Media was named Marketing Magazine’s 2012 Media Player of the Year.

Here's a promotional video that was produced last year:

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