DIY Network’s 2014 Blog Cabin Open to Viewers for Online Voting

  DIY Network’s 2014 Blog Cabin Open to Viewers for Online Voting

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 7, 2014

Fans who dream of renovating and redesigning a home inside and out can do so
for DIY Network’s popular interactive sweepstakes and series, Blog Cabin.
Beginning today at 9 a.m. ET, visitors to DIYNetwork.com/BlogCabinVote can
vote on all key design and construction elements of the 2014 Blog Cabin, a
historic 1920s Craftsman-style bungalow located minutes from Orlando in Winter
Haven, Fla. Voters can choose the home’s exterior color and siding, as well as
the interior design features, including the kitchen, master suite, family room
and outdoor living area. New this year, voters also can share their favorite
selections on Pinterest. On Monday, July 28, online visitors can enter the
sweepstakes for a chance to win the fully renovated and furnished home, as
well tune in to the season eight premiere of Blog Cabin at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“Viewers love Blog Cabin  because of the truly collaborative and interactive
nature of the show,” said Steven Lerner, senior vice president, programming
and development, HGTV and DIY Network. “Fans get to see their design dreams
come to life as their favorite DIY Network experts transform the original home
into a one-of-a-kind customized getaway that one viewer will win.”

Last year, more than 14 million votes were cast during the voting period that
determined the construction and design elements of the Blog Cabin. This year’s
online voting periods are as follows:

  *Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Monday, Jan. 20: Inside and Out Features (color
    palettes, siding and flooring)
  *Tuesday, Jan. 21 – Monday, Feb. 3: Master Suite Features
  *Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Monday, Feb. 17: Kitchen Features
  *Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Monday, March 3: Living Area
  *Tuesday, March 4 – Monday, March 17: Media Room
  *Tuesday, March 18 – Monday, March 31: Outdoors
  *Tuesday, April 1 – Monday, May 12: “Cabin Comforts”

Hosted by Chris Grundy, the 2014 Blog Cabin series also will feature the
talents of DIY Network stars including Matt Muenster (Bath Crashers); Alison
Victoria (Kitchen Crashers); Matt Blashaw (Yard Crashers);  Anitra Mecadon
(Mega Dens); Jake and Joel Moss (Yard Core); and Jason Cameron (Sledge
Hammer), as they implement the designs chosen by voters. Once complete, the
newly remodeled home will be featured in a one-hour special airing Monday,
Sept. 8, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

DIY Network’s 2014 Blog Cabin is being builtin cooperation with DISH, Lumber
Liquidators, Inc., Quicken Loans Inc., Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating,
Cabinets To Go, James Hardie Building Products, Window World^®, EasyClosets,
Kohler Co., Kohler Generators, National Gypsum, PetSafe^®.

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. Currently in
more than 58 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, consistently ranks among America's top
home and garden Internet destinations for entertaining videos, home
improvement advice, step-by-step instructions, message boards, blogs, an
interactive program guide and more. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn., DIY
Network is wholly owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (SNI).

Contact:

DIY Network:
Rachael Jones, 865-560-3860
rjones@scrippsnetworks.com
or
Rogers & Cowan:
Sheila Munguia, 212-878-5029
smunguia@rogersandcowan.com
 
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