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March 04, 2010 07:45 ET

ShopNBC to Hold Exclusive Worldwide Television Unveiling of 5th Painting in Thomas Kinkade Disney Dreams Collection

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) -  ShopNBC (NASDAQ: VVTV), the premium lifestyle brand in electronic retailing, and Thomas Kinkade, award-winning artist known as the "Painter of Light™," today announced the exclusive worldwide television unveiling of the fifth piece of 12 in his acclaimed "Disney Dreams Collection." The newest Studio Masterwork debuts Thursday, March 4 at 8 pm ET. As part of the network's ShopNBC Anywhere initiative, customers can shop via cable and satellite TV; mobile devices (iPhone and iPod Touch); online at www.ShopNBC.com, streamed live at www.ShopNBC.TV, and social networking sites Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

ShopNBC, an authorized Thomas Kinkade gallery, will showcase the unveiling as well as other works by the artist in the show series, "Thomas Kinkade, Painter of Light™," which features exclusive prints, limited editions, and new format releases. As part of the unveiling, Mr. Kinkade will reveal the theme and present the fifth piece in the series of 12 from the "Disney Dreams Collection." This special event will introduce new items from Thomas Kinkade, including new formats of the first four works in the Disney Dreams Collection: "Snow White Discovers the Cottage," "Pinocchio Wishes Upon a Star," "Tinker Bell and Peter Pan Fly to Neverland," and "Cinderella Wishes Upon a Dream."

"We are delighted to be the venue of choice for Thomas Kinkade's worldwide release of his newest masterpiece in the Disney Dreams Collection," said Kris Kulesza, ShopNBC's SVP of Merchandising. "We are thrilled to offer our customers beautiful artwork as we continue this partnership with one of today's finest artists. This exciting event will provide Disney fans, Thomas Kinkade collectors, and our ShopNBC viewers the opportunity to add a limited edition work of art to their collection."

Upcoming ShopNBC Exclusives from Thomas Kinkade include:

  • "Snow White," "Pinocchio," and "Tinker Bell and Peter Pan" (K25558): Beloved images from the Disney Dreams Collection in gallery wrap canvas format.
  • "Cinderella Wishes Upon a Dream" (K34614): The fourth piece in the Disney Dreams Collection in gallery wrap canvas format.
  • "Cobblestone Bridge," "Cobblestone Brook," and "Cobblestone Lane" (K34670): The old-world romance of cobblestone paths brought to life with Thomas Kinkade's tranquil style.
  • "Bridge of Hope" (K34776): Custom framed and professionally matted print with certificate of authenticity.

Thomas Kinkade, artist and ShopNBC guest expert, said: "I am excited to unveil my newest Disney Dreams Collection image on ShopNBC's progressive distribution channel. Each painting in the series presents not just a scene from a classic Disney feature, but a vision of the entire movie in one image -- what I like to call a narrative panorama. I look forward to bringing the story behind the fifth painting to life on ShopNBC, and seeing the instant reaction from viewers and collectors alike."

The newest Studio Masterwork debuts Thursday, March 4 at 8 pm ET on ShopNBC and at www.ShopNBC.com.

For more details on dates and show times, please visit www.ShopNBC.com keyword "Thomas Kinkade."

About Thomas Kinkade

The Thomas Kinkade Company publishes the work of Thomas Kinkade and distributes his art and related collectibles through independently owned galleries worldwide, an extensive network of branded and licensed dealers, and strategic marketing relationships with more than 70 licensees. The company's primary products are canvas and paper reproductions that feature Mr. Kinkade's artistic unique use of light and his peaceful and inspiring themes. Mr. Kinkade, known as the "Painter of Light™," is the most successful and most collected living artist in U.S. history. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.thomaskinkade.com.

About ShopNBC

ShopNBC is a multi-channel electronic retailer operating with a premium lifestyle brand. The shopping network reaches 75 million homes in the United States via cable and satellite television: DISH Network channels 134 and 228; DIRECTV channel 316. Programming is also streamed live on the web at http://www.ShopNBC.TV. Its companion Internet site, http://www.ShopNBC.com, is recognized as a top e-commerce site with compelling product videos. ShopNBC is owned and operated by ValueVision Media (NASDAQ: VVTV).

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