A&E Ready for Some Country Living


A&E Network will air the building of Country Living’s “2006 House of the Year” in January as part of a partnership announced Wednesday between the cable network and the magazine.

The one-hour special “will take viewers from the concept, planning and development stages to the actual building of the house, interior design and the final room-by-room walk-through,” the network said in a prepared statement.

Country Living’s House of the Year project began in 1981.

“Building a home from the ground up can seem like a harrowing task,” Country Living editor in chief Nancy Soriano said in a prepared statement. “We’re thrilled to partner with A&E on this project so that we can take our readers behind the scenes to show them both the good and challenging experiences involved in the development, as well as to offer them valuable insight and ideas for their own future building and renovation projects.”

A&E senior vice president of integrated sales and marketing Melinda McLaughlin added, “Our partnership with Country Living enables us to bring the pages of the magazine to life on TV for the first time and deepen the experience both for readers of the magazine and A&E viewers.”