AmericanLife Launches New VOD Offering


Washington – AmericanLife TV Network is joining the video-on-demand party, offering up 20 hours of programming per month to any of TVN Entertainment’s more than 100 cable affiliates free of charge.

The service launches Labor Day (Sept. 3).

Programs on the nostalgia-centric digital network’s new VOD service fall into four categories:

Classic TV will feature such shows as Combat!, The Color Honeymooners and Mission Impossible (in January).

Caring and Sharing TV features American Family, The Dr. Bob Show and specials such as A Journey to Darfur with George Clooney.

Cooking and Living TV features programming including This Food, That Wine, Embassy Chefs and Fixing Dinner.

And Lifestyle TV features Alive and Well, Flea Market Mania and Save Our House, Save Our Family.

A quarter of the programming will be refreshed each week.

“This exciting initiative with TVN will allow our viewers to watch the best TV shows Baby Boomers grew up loving at a time that is most convenient to them and at no additional cost,” network president Lawrence Meli said in a statement.

“We’re pleased with the response from our program distribution partners in allowing us to make these programs available, many for the first time, on America’s emerging VOD platform,” Meli said.

AmericanLife (whose previous names included Nostalgia Television and GoodLife TV Network) is available in about 10.5 million U.S. TV homes, and counts Time Warner Cable as its biggest affiliate.