LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accomplished media entrepreneurs John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard announced today they've signed 130 stations to officially launch "Intelligence for Your Life" TV on September 15, 2014. The syndicated, daily program hosted by Tesh, Sellecca and millennial expert Gerard will provide "shareable intel that can improve every part of your life."
The new broadcast venture will serve as the televised extension of Tesh's "Intelligence for Your Life" and Sellecca's "Intelligence for Your Health," the highly popular nationally-syndicated radio programs, which are on 33 hours per week and have reached 8.2 million listeners each week for the past 12 years. Find out more at: Intelligenceforyourlife.com and Intelligenceforyourhealth.com.
The television program is produced by Sellecca, Tesh and Gerard and self-syndicated under the direction of former Paramount Television executive Mark Dvornik. The daily strip will launch with 83% of the U.S. and in Canada into nearly 100 million homes, airing Monday-Saturday and will be cross-promoted with the daily radio show.
"Our nearly 300 radio stations have helped us build a strong lifestyle brand over the last 12 years and the addition of broadcast and online video is a natural progression," says Tesh. "I spent 25 years in the local news world and then another 10 in television syndication with Entertainment Tonight and I'm excited to partner with our strong launch group of affiliates."
Says Sellecca, "Creating and co-hosting this show with my husband and son is a blast! The discussion segment of the program at the 'family table' lets the audience in on some of our 23 years of family dynamics."
The new ground-breaking half hour television program (aired in most markets as 2 half hours) will be available in 7 of the Top 10 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas and Boston. The show will connect viewers to experts in various fields and feature short, shareable segments from the most popular radio show categories. Advice and living insight from some of the world's most respected health/medical, finance, relationships & dating, career, travel and beauty experts are shared in creative, motion graphic broadcast segments.
The "Intelligence for Your Life" production team utilizes a fully integrated content strategy and unique production model to build on current relationships with advertisers. The strategic media team will create a personalized program in each individual market to not only produce useful 'life coaching' pieces for the viewer, but to also create unique, branded-content pieces in which advertisers can reside. Says Gerard, "This is a show that protects our local and national advertisers from the 'DVR dilemma.'"
The "Intelligence for Your Life" brand has numerous Fortune 500 clients, including General Motors, Home Depot, Macy's, Kohl's, Geico Insurance and PetSmart.
Tesh's career has spanned 42 years and includes six Emmy's and an AP award for investigative journalism. He has sold over seven million albums and 1.2 million DVDs, has had a string of number one radio hits, earned two Grammy nominations, produced seven hit PBS music specials and performs for over 200,000 fans each year while touring. Tesh's book, Intelligence for Your Life: Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth, made the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com best-seller lists.
Connie Sellecca, a Golden Globe nominated actress, currently hosts the nationally syndicated "Intelligence for Your Health" radio show, the first brand extension from "IFYL." Sellecca has starred in dozens of major network television movies and series, including Hotel, Greatest American Hero, P.S. I Luv U, and Second Chances and has produced television programs including the made for TV movie A House of Secrets and Lies (in which she also starred). Over her career Sellecca has represented major brands including Pantene, Clairol, Avon and Revlon and has been featured on numerous magazine covers.
As a respected businesswoman and entrepreneur, Connie developed her own clothing line and skin care line (Sellecca Solution). Sellecca says she brings both her professional experience and life-experience as a wife, mother of two and grandmother of two to the new syndicated TV series.
Gib Gerard is a television and film actor, producer and host who has starred in such movies as God's Country, The Wild Stallion and All About Christmas Eve. As the millennial expert on the "Intelligence For Your Life" TV show, Gib shares the more quirky, trendy segments of the show with a comedic flare from his training in The Groundlings and live stage experience. Gerard also appears on the various "Intelligence for Your Life" radio programs each day.
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