NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ben Silverman's multimedia studio Electus and Citysearch, both operating businesses of IAC (Nasdaq: IACI), today announced a joint partnership between HUNGRY, Electus' food-centric YouTube™ channel, and leading online local guide Citysearch, to launch a new original web series based on Citysearch's popular expert scout recommendations. The new series, Hungry In…, will premiere Friday, September 21st on the HUNGRY Channel.
Throughout the series, Hungry In…viewers get an insider look at some of America's most delectable and scrumptious eateries. From New York's Hamburger Alley to San Francisco's Mission, and from Echo Park in Los Angeles to Hyde Park in Austin, Texas, our Citysearch expert scouts will take you on a guided tour of the coolest and most interesting neighborhoods, discovering our hippest cities and cultures through the lens of the best restaurants. Hungry In…premieres a new episode on HUNGRY every Friday beginning September 21st.
Hungry In…. will feature Citysearch's all-star scouts lineup including:
- New York – Josh Ozersky (Ozersky.TV)
- Los Angeles –Adriana Adarme (A Cozy Kitchen)
- San Francisco – Marcia Gagliardi (Tablehopper)
- Austin – Tolly Moseley (Austin Eavesdropper)
"For over 16 years, Citysearch has provided their users with the most trusted information on how and where to experience the best of everything in their city from food to fashion and fun," said Bruce Seidel, CEO of HUNGRY. "HUNGRY is proud to partner with Citysearch and tap into their incredible local resources to create Hungry In… allowing YouTube audiences to discover mouthwatering places they never knew existed in their own backyards."
"We recruited the best and most connected tastemakers from across America to become our Citysearch expert scouts. Our scouts have been eating their way through their cities for years and know their neighborhoods like nobody else in town. Hungry In… is a great vehicle to highlight their go-to local restaurant recommendations," said David Israel, Director of Content and Community, Citysearch. "Working with Electus has given us a great platform to bring our invaluable local insight to life and give our loyal audience a chance to meet our fabulous new team."
To view the sizzle reel of Hungry In...., please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc6NIMLYmag or visit Citysearch (www.citysearch.com/hungryin) to watch the show and read additional content on the restaurants and scouts featured in each episode.
Hungry In… joins additional HUNGRY series' starring celebrity Chef Duff Goldman, Chris Cosentino, Alex Thomopoulos, Casserole Queens, Greenfield Brothers, Fung Brothers, Laura Vitale, The Beer Chicks, Chef Nathan Lippy, and renowned mixologists Steve Livigni and Daniel K. Nelson.
Viewers can subscribe to The HUNGRY Channel for trailers and show updates at: www.youtube.com/hungry.
For additional information or to connect with Hungry's social media platforms, please visit: Twitter: https://twitter.com/HungryYouTube; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HungryYouTube; Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/100071664812864525751/posts
About Electus Electus is the first integrated multimedia entertainment studio to unite producers, creators, advertisers and distributors under one roof and produce all forms of content for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world. Headed by Ben Silverman in partnership with IAC [NASDAQ: IACI], the company connects advertisers, distributors and content creators early on in the development process, enabling marketers and advertisers to be a true partner in campaigns and content creation. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is responsible for all international sales and distribution for Electus' programming and its studio partners as well as programs and formats from other well-known 3rd party providers. For more information on Electus, visit www.electus.com.
About Citysearch Citysearch is the leading online local guide that enables consumers to stay connected with access to neighborhood restaurants, bars, shopping, beauty and professional services across every zipcode in the US. When you are on the road, Citysearch offers mobile applications for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Palm. Citysearch is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). For more information, visit www.citysearch.com
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Hungry/Little Green Pickle Carrie Welch 917.846.3599 email@example.com
Citysearch Brandi Willard 310.360.4602 firstname.lastname@example.org