SOURCE: Bennett Media Group

January 24, 2008 21:04 ET

Bennett Media Worldwide Is on a Roll as It Heads Into NATPE

International TV Sales Are Booming for Its New HD Series -- "The MEN7 Show"

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 24, 2008) - As it heads to NATPE in Las Vegas next week, Bennett Media Worldwide (BMW) announced today that it has cleared five countries for its exciting new men's lifestyle television series "The MEN7 Show." Targeting affluent men 25-54, the engaging weekly series covers seven lifestyles for living the good life: Entertainment, Discover, Tech, Action, Living, Self and Women. International sales for "The MEN7 Show" include 7TV Channel (Russia), IOL Broadband (India), Latvian Television Network (Latvia), and Kabel Plus (Czech Republic/Slovakia).

With the continued worldwide demand for High-Definition television programming, the magazine-formatted series is being shot entirely in HD and offered in both 52 by 30 minutes and 26 by 60 minutes packages. Additionally, to give the dynamic series a more domestic feel, foreign network buyers will be able to enhance the show for their audiences by using their own hosts.

"We are excited to bring this new entry to Las Vegas, which in itself is a perfect fit for the MEN7 demographic," said Paul Rich, Bennett Media's CEO. "This is the biggest series we've ever brought to NATPE."

Other pre-NATPE deals for BMW include ABS/CBN (Philippines) - "Bikini Destinations," "The Wild Side," "Flow," "Destination X," "Stag"; Triada Communications (Bulgaria) - "The Billionaires Car Club"; VTR Banda Ancha (Chile) - "Bikini Destinations," "The Wild Side," "The Extremists," "Destination X."

About Bennett Media Worldwide

Distributing to over 140 territories and exhibiting at events including NATPE, MIPTV, MIPCOM, and SPORTEL, Bennett Media Worldwide reaches over 5,000 international acquisition executives. With expertise in multi-platform distribution, BMW's global reach includes: Joost (US, Internet), Sky Italia (Italy, Broadcast TV), Shin Broadband (Thailand, VOD), IOL Broadband (India, IPTV), AXN (Asia, Satellite), Google (US, Internet), Verizon (U.S., Mobile) and Playboy/Claxson Lifestyle (Latin America, satellite TV).

Bennett Media Worldwide is the distribution arm of the Bennett Group, a fully integrated entertainment studio. Headed by president and CEO Casey Bennett, the company also includes Bennett Productions, the content development and production division with state-of-the-art soundstages; Bennett Music, offering stereo and full digital 5.1 surround sound music and audio production studios; and Bennett HD/LA, one of the few fully HD capable post-production facilities in Los Angeles.

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