Exclusive Series to Premiere in December; Traditional Version With Expansive Slate of Holiday Songs Coming in November
New York, NY – October 3, 2007 – LIFESKOOL, Rainbow Media's free On Demand television network providing exclusive content that inspires and informs, announced today that it will expand its music category with a new and innovative Karaoke series, Forgot the Lyrics?, scheduled to debut in December 2007. Unique from standard Karaoke series, Forgot the Lyrics? will give viewers an opportunity to not only belt out their favorite tunes, but also test their knowledge of the lyrics to the most popular Karaoke songs from a variety of genres, providing an interactive and one-of-a-kind Karaoke experience. In addition, LIFESKOOL will launch a traditional version of Karaoke in November that will feature a variety of holiday hits.
"LIFESKOOL has a proven track record of success with its music programming, and we are thrilled to bring the Karaoke phenomenon to our audience in an original and interactive format," said Daniel Ronayne, General Manager of LIFESKOOL. "This innovative version of Karaoke will provide longtime fans as well as beginners with an entirely new and hugely fun Karaoke experience, sure to entertain and engage family and friends right in their own living rooms."
Forgot the Lyrics? will debut in December with song favorites from the pop, classic rock, country, and disco categories, among others. The interactive series will offer viewers two versions of each song – a traditional version with complete on-screen lyrics, and a second version that removes lyrics for a portion of the song to test how well viewers know the words on their own. The series will feature an introduction that will provide special instruction on how to play, and will also encourage viewers to assess how well they did by watching the traditional full-lyric version. LIFESKOOL will continue to refresh its Forgot the Lyrics? selections adding a new group of music offerings to the Karaoke slate in January. In addition, a traditional Karaoke series with a special holiday selection of 16 classic Christmas songs, including favorites such as Auld Lang Syne, Joy to the World and Silent Night, will kick off in November.
Appealing to a broad audience of music fans, Forgot the Lyrics? will feature a collection of songs, including classics from artists such as Patsy Cline and The Temptations, as well as some of today's most popular Top 40 hits from bands such as N'Sync and Hoobastank. Among many others, Forgot the Lyrics? hits include:
- Achy Breaky Heart, Billy Ray Cyrus
- Baby One More Time, Britney Spears
- Billie Jean, Michael Jackson
- Breathe, Faith Hill
- Bye, Bye, Bye, N'Sync
- Celebration, Kool & The Gang
- Heaven, Los Lonely Boys
- How You Remind Me, Nickelback
- I Will Survive, Gloria Gaynor
- Mandy, Barry Manilow
- New York, New York, Frank Sinatra
- Sweet Home Alabama, Lynyrd Skynyrd
- Wind Beneath My Wings, Bette Midler
- You Are So Beautiful, Billy Preston
To learn more about LIFESKOOL please visit www.LIFESKOOLtv.com.
LIFESKOOL is the only FREE On Demand television network dedicated to helping viewers jumpstart their lives with exclusive content that inspires and informs. With new shows to choose from each week featuring a broad array of expert on-air personalities and hosts, LIFESKOOL offers something for everyone with shows such as Gamer Dojo, Guitar Xpress, The Cars You Want with Ezra Dyer, John Lithgow's Paloozaville and many more. LIFESKOOL, formerly known as Mag Rack, launched in 2001 as the first television network to produce original entertainment created exclusively for On Demand. LIFESKOOL is owned by Rainbow Media Holdings LLC and distributed via cable operators to more than 11 million homes nationwide. For more information, visit www.lifeskooltv.com.
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, WE tv, LIFESKOOL, SPORTSKOOL, and VOOM HD Networks. Through its IFC Entertainment division, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a theatrical feature film distribution company; IFC First Take/IFC in Theaters, a day and date theatrical feature film/VOD initiative; the IFC Center in New York City; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and IFC Entertainment, which owns and operates a film library. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales company, and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.