Gaiam inks deal with Travel Channel

NEW YORK A leading distributor of lifestyle media announced Thursday a new exclusive home video license agreement with Travel Channel.

Under the two-year agreement, Gaiam will be the exclusive home video distributor for Travel Channel programming, providing Gaiam the opportunity to manufacture, distribute and sell DVDs via traditional retail, direct and home shopping channels as well as digitally on the Gaiam website.

"We are thrilled to begin working with such an innovative and forward-thinking entertainment group such as Travel Channel," said Gaiam president of entertainment and world wide distribution, William Sondheim.  "We're confident that our expertise and established distribution relationships will continue to grow Travel Channel's well established presence in the home entertainment market."

This September marks the beginning of the partnership with the releases of "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations Collection 5/ Part 1" and "Ghost Adventures Season 2."  Other DVD releases will feature popular programming including "Man v. Food," "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern," and "Samantha Brown's Passport to Great Weekends."

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