First Emmy® Nomination for a TV Show Produced by a Digital Company Everyday Health TV Series Succeeds at Making Health Entertaining
NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyday Health, Inc., a leading digital health company, is pleased to announce that its syndicated television series, Everyday Health, received a daytime Emmy® nomination, as announced Wednesday by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS.) This marks the first time a TV series inspired and produced by a digital company has earned this prestigious honor. The weekly program is produced in partnership with Litton Entertainment, a preeminent independent television distributor, and Trium, a global independent multi-platform production company. Everyday Health airs on ABC affiliates in 95% of the country on Saturday mornings.
Show co-hosts Laila Ali, Jenna Morasca and Ethan Zohn bring audiences an inspiring story of people who have been affected by a health crisis and are now delivering a message of hope and healing to others. Whether it's surprising a cheerleading squad for children with disabilities with an appearance from one of their celebrity idols, or coordinating a Flash Mob to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis, the Everyday Health team is there to make these dreams come true.
"We are thrilled to receive industry recognition that our health content makes an impact on multiple platforms including television," explained Mike Keriakos, Executive Producer and Co-Founder/President, Everyday Health. Everyday Health began as a digital company and this program is the company's first foray into television.
"It's a thrill to be nominated and a testament to the incredible every day Americans we had a chance to celebrate in the show who are working tirelessly to improve the lives of those in need across America," said Executive Producer Mark Koops. "The hosts Laila, Ethan and Jenna and our partner Everyday Health are the embodiment of this spirit and we hope the show encourages everyone that they too can make a real difference in their communities."
"The show embodies the strength of the human spirit and demonstrates how one person can make a world of difference," explained Ethan Zohn. Jenna Morasca continued, "It has been rewarding and truly uplifting to hear from all the Everyday Health fans. To me, they are so much more than fans of our now Emmy-nominated show; they are change makers in their own ways! They have been inspired by our show to pay it forward and many have launched local chapters in their own communities to continue to make change. Hosting this show has been rewarding for me and Ethan on numerous levels, and I cannot wait to see the incredible ripple effect."
The show is based on the mission of the popular website of the same name. EverydayHealth.com/TV provides additional health resources, inspiration and information to supplement each program and help people choose well, every day.
About Everyday Health, Inc.
Everyday Health is the leading digital health company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, Everyday Health inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. Everyday Health reaches an additional one million viewers per episode through its weekly TV series on ABC stations. The Company's broad portfolio of products spans the health spectrum, from in-depth medical content for condition prevention and management to healthy lifestyle offerings. Everyday Health was founded in 2002 by CEO, Ben Wolin, and President, Mike Keriakos.
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About Litton Entertainment
Litton Entertainment, the preeminent independent distributor in the television industry, has been creating and distributing quality programming for over twenty years. Programs include Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna's Into the Wild, Storm Stories, and Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller. Litton also operates Litton NewsSource which distributes news programming including Consumer Reports Television. For more information, visit www.litton.tv.
Trium is a global independent, multiplatform production company founded by a trio of successful media executives, Mark Koops, Jared Tobman, and Eric Day. Together, they have created and produced over 1000 hours of television, including blockbusters The Biggest Loser, Masterchef, American Gladiators and Shear Genius; and more than 30 original digital series for MSN and Yahoo!, such as recently-launched Remake America, the 100-million-stream hit Who Knew? and series featuring Cat Cora, Bob Harper, Jack Welch, Carson Daly, and Andrew Zimmern. Trium is focused on partnering with leading networks and brands to create entertainment properties that provide a launching pad for ancillary and global licensing businesses.
SOURCE Everyday Health, Inc.