or


[12/19/12 - 01:06 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Donate $50.000 to Benefit Local Rebuilding Together Affiliates in Central Ohio and Detroit
The challenge paired teams from The Ohio State University and University of Michigan in a friendly competition to see who could raise the most funds.

[via press release from HGTV]

HGTV AND DIY NETWORK DONATE $50,000 TO BENEFIT LOCAL REBUILDING TOGETHER AFFILIATES IN CENTRAL OHIO AND DETROIT

Networks Announce Raise A Roof College Challenge Winning Teams

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Dec. 19, 2012 - As a result of HGTV and DIY Network's Raise A Roof College Challenge, more than $50,000 will be donated to local Rebuilding Together chapters in the towns of Columbus, Ohio and Detroit, Mich. The challenge, which spanned from Sept. 24 to Dec. 7, paired teams from two long-standing rival schools, The Ohio State University and University of Michigan, in a friendly competition with their fellow students to see which team from each college could raise the most funds for their local Rebuilding Together affiliate. After all donations were totaled, Team Diversity and Development from The Ohio State University and Team Shoelace from University of Michigan came out on top, collecting the most donations at their respective schools. Money raised by the teams, combined with HGTV and DIY Network's donation, total nearly $60,000 that will be used to support Rebuilding Together's vision of a safe and healthy home for every person.

The top fundraising teams mentioned above will represent their school in a one-hour HGTV special to compete for the "best makeover" of a Rebuilding Together home in their area. HGTV and DIY Network are also pleased to award each university's highest individual fundraiser a $10,000 scholarship to put towards tuition and/or paying off part of a student loan. At The Ohio State University, the lucky recipient is Eduardo C., a Guaynabo, Puerto Rico native and resident of Columbus, Ohio, and at University of Michigan, the scholarship will go to John K. of Shelby Township, Mich.

"We are immensely proud of all the students who participated in our Raise a Roof College Challenge," said Denise Conroy-Galley, senior vice president, marketing and creative services, HGTV and DIY Network. "Teams from both schools showed tremendous leadership by rallying their fellow students to volunteer or donate money in support of Rebuilding Together and we are excited to see the impact these much-needed funds will have on homes in need of repair in both communities."

Although the challenge has concluded, individuals may still make a donation to HGTV and DIY Network's "Raise A Roof" campaign by visiting HGTV.com/raisearoof. Fans may also interact with HGTV, DIY Network and Rebuilding Together by using the hash tag #raisearoof and the handles @HGTV, @DIYNetwork and @rebldgtogthr.

HGTV and DIY Network are Rebuilding Together's national television partners. Last year, the networks launched the "Raise a Roof" campaign to encourage viewers to Raise their Voices, Raise their Hand and Raise Support by signing up and volunteering in their local communities to support Rebuilding Together's mission of helping low-income homeowners.

About HGTV

America's leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable network that is distributed to more than 98 million U.S. households and the HGTV website, HGTV.com, the nation's leading online home-and-garden destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, lighting, furniture, plants and other home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., HGTV is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. which also operates Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.

About DIY Network

DIY Network, from the makers of HGTV and Food Network, is the go-to destination for rip-up, knock-out home improvement television. One of the fastest growing digital networks and currently in more than 57 million homes, DIY Network's programming covers a broad range of categories, including home improvement and landscaping. The network's award-winning website, DIYNetwork.com, is a leader in the Nielsen Online Home and Garden category and features multiple resources, including thousands of do-it-yourself home improvement projects, expert advice, how-to videos and images, and user-friendly reference guides with step-by-step instructions.

About Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together is a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home. The organization's focus is to provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications, fire prevention and energy efficient upgrades to low-income homes and community centers at no cost to service recipients. Its impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the country. Rebuilding Together's 200 local affiliates complete 10,000 rebuild projects a year thanks to the efforts of nearly 200,000 volunteers from corporate partners, skilled trades professionals and everyday good citizens.

About The Ohio State University

Founded in 1870, The Ohio State University is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 56,000 students enrolled at its Columbus campus, 14 colleges and 175 majors, the university offers its students exceptional breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.

About University of Michigan

The University of Michigan is a public research institution with its main campus located in Ann Arbor, which enrolls about 41,000 students. Research is central to the university's mission and permeates its 19 schools and colleges. Most recently, university research expenditures reached more than $1 billion each year. Arts and culture, global collaborations and technology/innovation are also key initiatives.





  [december 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[07/04/15 - 08:45 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Is the #1 Big 4 Telecast of the Night in Adults 18-49 and 25-54
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 3.

[07/04/15 - 08:37 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown in Repeat Battle
CBS then is the most-watched network last night.

[07/03/15 - 08:54 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Original Showdown with "Big Brother"
The Eye leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[07/03/15 - 08:39 AM]
ABC's "Astronaut Wives Club" Improves Its Hour - "Rookie Blue" Holds 100% of Its Premiere
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 2.

[07/03/15 - 08:30 AM]
"Food Fighters" Ties for #2 in Its Time Period Among the Big 4 Networks in Adults 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, July 2.

[07/02/15 - 03:51 PM]
FOX Bursts Into San Diego Comic-Con with World Premiere Screenings and Panel Debuts of "Scream Queens," "Minority Report" and "Lucifer"
Panels for "Lucifer," "Minority Report" and "Bob's Burgers" will kick things off on Friday, July 10.

[07/02/15 - 01:59 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers All New Digital Content and Social Media Action During "Shark Week 2015"
Sharkopedia - Discovery's ultimate digital guide to all things shark - makes its online debut this year.

[07/02/15 - 11:49 AM]
FOX Sports Expands FIFA Women's World Cup 2015 Coverage with 30 Hours of Added Programming
Said additions include expanded pre- and post-game coverage of the championship match, a pair of marathons showcasing the U.S. Women's National Team's dramatic run to the final and more.

[07/02/15 - 11:06 AM]
The Biting Snark Continues on WE tv - Network's Second Annual "Snark Week" Featuring the Snarkiest Personalities and Shows Returns July 6-10
This year's on-air celebration includes biting one-liners from new episodes of WE tv's original series "Braxton Family Values," "Cutting It: In the ATL" and "Marriage Boot Camp Reality Stars."

[07/02/15 - 10:33 AM]
ABC's "The Chew" to Broadcast from the 20th Annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
The Emmy-winning lifestyle series will tape five shows on October 7-9 to air during the week of October 12-16.

[07/02/15 - 10:18 AM]
Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers Rank #1 for the Late-Night Second Quarter vs. Their ABC-CBS Competition in All Key Measures
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 10:00 AM]
Donald Glover Pilot "Atlanta" Casts Its Leads as Production Gets Underway
Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Lee Stanfield and Zazie Beetz will co-star while Hiro Murai is set to direct.

[07/02/15 - 09:46 AM]
Season Three Premieres of the Hit Dramas "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex" Are Available for Early Sampling
Viewers can sample the TV-14 rated premieres of both episodes for free now on YouTube and SHO.com.

[07/02/15 - 09:12 AM]
"Nightline" Wins 2Q15 in Total Viewers For Second Year in a Row, Leading in Four of the Last Five Quarters
ABC spins the late-night numbers for the second quarter of 2015.

[07/02/15 - 08:52 AM]
A+E Networks(R) Launches Lifetime(R) Movie Club(TM)
The subscription video service comes in time for the 25-year anniversary of Lifetime Movies and is available exclusively on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at launch.