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Oxygen to Offer Video Podcasts of Campus Ladies and Snapped on the Itunes Music Store

[via press release from Oxygen]



Oxygen, the Network Targeted to Younger Women, Will Offer Podcasts of Original Series, Campus Ladies and Snapped


NEW YORK, February, 1, 2006 � Oxygen�s original series� Campus Ladies and Snapped are now available for download on Apple�s iTunes, it was announced today. Beginning February 1st, users will able to access Campus Ladies, available in 10 featurettes that are 10 minutes in length, and Snapped, available in three featurettes that are eight minutes in length in the Podcast section of iTunes. The shows will be free of charge to iTunes users.

Campus Ladies is a new improvisational comedy about two middle-aged housewives who trade in suburban sprawl for dorm life when they enroll in the local university. The show�s writers and stars are Carrie Aizley and Christen Sussin, who created the concept on stage through their work with The Groundlings, as Joan and Barri, middle-aged best friends in search of the �wild years� they never had. Curb Your Enthusiasm star Cheryl Hines executive produces with her husband Paul Young of Principato-Young. Peter Principato and E. Brian Dobbins also produce. Series guest stars include Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee's Playhouse), Will Forte (Saturday Night Live), Anthony Anderson (Barbershop), Justin Long (Dodgeball), and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live).

Snapped, is a true crime series that profiles the fascinating cases of women accused of murder, from the creators of City Confidential, Jupiter Entertainment. The show chronicles the lives of female criminals and attempts to find out what made them �snap.� Now in its third season, Snapped explores the shocking-but-true stories by examining a diverse array of motives including women who strike back in self defense to protect their children and themselves. By returning to the scene of the crime Snapped tells these women's stories by interviewing law enforcement individuals, family members and sometimes even the accused murderers themselves. Snapped, headed into its fourth season, is Oxygen�s highest rated original reality series in primetime.

�Snapped and Campus Ladies are two very compelling series that are perfectly formulated for this kind of medium. We think they will be a big hit with the iTunes audience,� said Geoffrey Darby, President of Production, Oxygen Media. �Oxygen has always been on the forefront of new technology, and iTunes is an ideal vehicle to super serve our young audience of women and reach potential new viewers at the same time.�

About Oxygen Media

Oxygen, the only cable network owned and operated by women, is currently available in 66 million homes. The network was launched in 2000 to fill a void in the television landscape -- creating a network targeted to younger women. Oxygen is rewriting the rulebook for women's television, with the most original programming of all the women's networks including Campus Ladies, Mo�Nique�s Fat Chance and Talk Sex with Sue Johanson. Geraldine Laybourne, the network's founder, Chairman and CEO, has led the company to be a strong advocate for women. Through programs like The Mentor's Walk, Oxygen's national program for bringing along the next generation, and "Who Cares About Girls," Oxygen's new documentary series -- Oxygen is creating The New Girls Network.

  [february 2006]  


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