Meredith Video Studios Renews The Better Show For Seventh Season

       Meredith Video Studios Renews The Better Show For Seventh Season

Lifestyle, Info-Talk Show The Better Show Expands With Multiple Groups

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meredith Video Studios (MVS) announced
that it has renewed and expanded its national syndicated show, The Better Show
for a seventh season, beginning September 9, 2013.


Currently airing in more than 160 markets nationwide, The Better Show added an
additional CBS Television Station, WWJ-TV in Detroit, to its current roster of
markets, effective December 31, 2012. The national info- talk show now airs on
six of the CBS Television Stations, including top markets in New York, Los
Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas and Sacramento.

"We have seen strong year-to year audience growth and a tremendous success
rate since the first season of The Better Show," said Kieran Clarke, Executive
Vice President of Meredith Video Studios. "Many shows are not renewed after
the first couple of seasons, which makes our success unique. We have
successfully pioneered an entire new formula for syndicated TV programming."

The following broadcast groups have also committed to airing the show next
year: Meredith, CBS Television Stations, Sinclair, Hearst, Gray Broadcasting,
Northwest Broadcasting, New Age Media, Roberts Broadcasting, CW100 and many

The Better Show aired its 1200^th episode at the end of last year. The show
has seen a steady increase in ratings in all of the markets across the country
and on its website,

Better has partnered with TVSCO (TV Syndication Co) for international
distribution. The Better Show is now available in all international

The Better Show is a contemporary information-talk show leveraging expertise
from Meredith's expansive content portfolio, including Better Homes and
Gardens, Parents, Family Circle, More and Fitness magazines. The show
consistently rates No. 1 in its time-period in numerous markets. The
nationwide show offers a great mix of editorial and branded entertainment
segments, a favorite for food, beauty, fashion, DIY and retail brands.

Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP; is one of the nation's
leading media and marketing companies. Meredith features multiple well-known
national brands – including Better Homes and Gardens, Parents,
and EveryDay with Rachael Ray – and local television brands in fast-growing

Meredith Local Media Group owns or operates 13 television stations that reach
nearly 10 percent of U.S. television households: WGCL-TV (CBS), Atlanta;
WPCH-TV (TBS), Atlanta; KPHO-TV (CBS), Phoenix; KPDX-TV (MYN), Portland, OR;
KPTV (FOX), Portland, OR; WFSB-TV (CBS), Hartford-New Haven, CT; WSMV-TV (NBC)
Nashville, TN; KCTV (CBS), Kansas City, MO; KSMO (MYN), Kansas City, MO;
WHNS-TV (FOX), Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC-Asheville, NC; WNEM-TV
(CBS), Flint-Saginaw, MI; KVVU-TV (FOX), Las Vegas, NV; and WSHM, (CBS),
Springfield, MA.

SOURCE Meredith Corporation

Contact: Lauren Burt, Manager of Corporate Communications, +1-515-284-3125,
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