SOURCE: Artfest International, Inc.

January 25, 2008 09:00 ET

Artfest Launches New Television Show to 20 Million Viewers in 218 Independent TV Markets Nationwide

New Partnership Commences With AMGTV

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - January 25, 2008) - Artfest International, Inc. (OTCBB: ARTI) announced the launch of their new television show called "Artfest Presents," premiering Saturday January 26, 2008. The TV show will initially be broadcast to approximately 20 million viewers, within 218 TV markets nationally, including the top 10 major independent TV markets such as Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Washington DC. For a complete listing of TV Markets, visit; www.artfestinternational.com/images/Artfest-tvlisting.pdf.

The 2-hour TV block of exclusive programming introduces the world of Art and the opportunity to be a part-time or full-time art dealer with Artfest. The show presents a montage of footage from the Company's historical files, including member testimonials. In addition, viewers can enjoy series featuring Pat Green, Cory Morrow, Jack Ingram, Reckless Kelly along with interviews with artists such as Aubree Anna, live painting segments and art collections.

Edward Vakser, Artfest CEO and Chairman, stated, "The collaboration with AMGTV provides Artfest with an outlet to communicate its story and direct sales opportunity to art enthusiasts nationally through educational and enriching artist documentaries, interviews, live art showcases and concert series. Our viewers will have the opportunity to become members of Artfest's business opportunity and sell Artfest limited edition signed and numbered products."

Artfest is also pleased to announce this new partnership with broadcast network AMGTV (www.amgtv.tv). Terry Elaqua, CEO of AMGTV, anticipates a huge response from viewers of "Artfest Presents." Ms. Elaqua commented, "I look forward to having the Artfest Network affiliate on board. Their vision fits in with our lifestyle programming but also further diversifies our current offerings. I anticipate that this will be a mutually beneficial relationship for both of our companies."

AMGTV broadcasts family entertainment, movies, series, sports, music and lifestyle programming via satellite and cable, full power and low power distribution to over 40 million viewers. The network provides a 24/7 lineup of entertainment programming dedicated to supplying broadcasters and cable casters well produced, affordable, easy to obtain, variety barter programming. Current AMGTV programs range from "The Coastal Gardener" and "Outdoors with Eddie Brochin" to "Rolling Art" and "Eye for an Eye."

AMGTV specializes in programs relevant to viewers' lives and entertainment needs.

Artfest is also pleased to release its new Corporate Video that can also be viewed on the Company's website at (http://www.artchannel.tv/acg_videos.html).

About Artfest International, Inc.

Artfest International, Inc. is a publicly traded company under the symbol "ARTI." Artfest connects artists, investors, decorators, designers and private collectors and galleries. Artfest (www.artfestinternational.com) and www.MyArtfest.com, is the company's E-Commerce venue. Artfest owns the subsidiaries Art Channel, Inc. (www.artchannel.tv), and Art Channel Galleries, Inc. (www.ArtChannelGalleries.com) offering the most exciting product and rewards program in the history of the direct-sales industry (DSA).

About AMGTV

AMGTV (www.amgtv.tv) provides a 24/7 lineup of useful, informative, entertaining and distinctive family entertainment. Reaching 20 million households, AMGTV is one of the fastest growing broadcast networks in the industry, delivering television to viewers through affiliated broadcast and cable stations.

Safe Harbor Statement -- This release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 27E of the Securities Act of 1934. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, ability to obtain financing and regulatory and shareholder approvals for anticipated actions. Such statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, events and performance to differ materially from those referred to or implied by such statements. In addition, actual or future results may differ materially from those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including continued maintenance of favorable license arrangements, success of market research identifying new product opportunities, successful introduction of new products, continued product innovation, sales and earnings growth, ability to attract and retain key personnel, and general economic conditions affecting consumer spending. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. ARTI does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release to conform these statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law.

Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    Artfest International, Inc.
    Jacob Cohen
    Controller
    15851 Dallas Parkway, Suite 600
    Addison, TX 75001 USA
    Tel: 877.278.6672
    jcohen@artfestinternational.com