American Forces Network to Broadcast CBS Saturday Morning Line-Up
CBS Entertainment and Litton Entertainment today announced the Network's new Saturday morning lineup, THE CBS DREAM TEAM, IT'S EPIC!, will be available to nearly one million United States service members and their families overseas via American Forces Network, as well as audiences with special needs. The three-hour FCC educational/informational compliant programming block, premiering Saturday, Sept. 28 (check local listings), is comprised of six new shows: "Lucky Dog," "Dr. Chris Pet Vet," "Recipe Rehab," "Jamie Oliver's 15 Minute Meals," "All In with Laila Ali" and "Game Changers with Kevin Frazier."
Expanding its reach worldwide, THE CBS DREAM TEAM will be available on American bases in more than 175 countries on the American Forces Network. AFN is a worldwide radio and television broadcast network that airs programming to service members and their families at American bases as well as those serving on 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea.
In addition, all six programs will incorporate an enhanced audio description of the scenes in all episodes. The audio description provides enhanced detail of a program's visual content and is inserted during existing pauses in the show's audio track. This enhancement makes television programming more accessible to a wide range of viewers, including those with learning disabilities, autism, viewers who are visually impaired or English language learners.
"It was important to CBS and Litton to make these new programs accessible to viewers with special needs and members of the military serving our country abroad," said Angelica McDaniel, Senior Vice-President, Daytime, CBS Entertainment. "We have the greatest respect for the servicemen and women all over the world and we hope they enjoy these uplifting and inspirational programs with their families."
"Bringing THE CBS DREAM TEAM to all viewers through video description, and to our military families overseas is an important part of our mission to make these high quality programs available to all audiences," said Dave Morgan, President and CEO of Litton Entertainment. "We are excited that our military families deployed all over the world will be able to enjoy these shows. It's our way of saying thank you to those who give so much to us."
About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.
About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment has been the preeminent independent distributor in the U.S. television industry creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, is the first of its kind airing Saturdays on ABC stations coast to coast. Litton's Weekend Adventure features all original high-definition E/I series including Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown, Emmy nominated Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Emmy winning Born to Explore with Richard Wiese, Sea Rescue, hosted by Sam Champion, Emmy nominated Recipe Rehab, and Food for Thought with Claire Thomas. Additional programs provided by Litton include Emmy winning Jack Hanna's Into the Wild, Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures, Storm Stories, and Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. Litton's news division, Litton News Source, distributes Consumer Reports TV and The Consumer Alert News Service. For more information about Litton Entertainment, visit www.litton.tv.
About American Forces Network
The Department of Defense operates AFN American Forces Network. AFN, a worldwide radio and television broadcast network, serves nearly one million American service men and women, Department of Defense civilians and their families overseas, stationed at bases in 175 countries, as well as 140 U.S. Navy ships at sea. AFN broadcasts the most popular American radio and television programs from all the major networks. AFN is a service of the American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS), a directorate of the Defense Media Activity (DMA). For more information about AFN's programming, please visit www.myafn.net.