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What’s coming to BizTV in 2014

New Programming Coming to BizTV!

Starting in September, new programming is coming to BizTV!

Real Life 101

Real Life 101

Have you ever wondered what you might want to do for the rest of your life?  Have you thought about your “dream job?” Do you have any idea what it takes to get there? Are you headed in the right direction?

Real Life 101 introduces you to real people doing real jobs.  From doctors, lawyers and veterinarians to career counselors, drug counselors, Lipizzaner stallion trainers and special effects wizards, Real Life 101 takes you “on the job” so you can see for yourself why these professionals love what they do. Learn about jobs you might not know even existed!

Join hosts Jillian, Shawn and Gracey every week as they explore new professions in the exciting world of work. It’s a half-hour of thought-provoking, eye-opening fun and entertainment!

Beer Geeks

Ed Bremer – Ed is a business guru and Beer Geek rolled into one.  He has translated his business and finance degree intBeer Geekso several successful businesses, finally landing in the beer and liquor industry in 2006.  Ed reinvented his liquor store business by building the one of the largest selections of craft and import brews in Minnesota with over 1,000 selections.

Matt Sandell – Matt was selling beer in 2006, when he met the then new owner of Heritage Liquors, Ed Bremer, and became fast friends over their shared passion for craft beer. Before long they realized that folks who enjoyed craft beer wanted more — they wanted to see behind the scenes, learn how each specialty beer was made to better enjoy what was quickly becoming an American passion.

So in 2011 Matt and Ed, the original Beer Geeks, teamed up to create a television show about craft beer, broadcast on  a local Minneapolis station, Channel 45.  After almost 6 episodes, they approached David Page of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives fame and who was located in Minneapolis at the time, to ask if Page could take the show to the next level.

And the rest, as they say, is history.  Page reinvented the show and upped the production value and retained a national syndicator to take the show out to a national audience.  In September 2013, the country will be treated to the first nationally syndicated television series about all things Craft Beer, which is sure to be as huge a hit as DDD.


The Baldwin/McCullough Show

The combined talents of Hollywood Icon and star of Celebrity reality television Stephen Baldwin and news, editorial, public policy, current events guru Kevin McCullough explode each Saturday night on the Baldwin McCullough Show.

Founded in July of 2008, Baldwin and McCullough, desired to pour into the world content that would change the life of people that they came into contact with. One significant step in doing so was the launching of the “Baldwin McCullough Radio” show. Launching on four stations its first week, and hoping to be on fifty in roughly eighteen months, they were ecstatic to see their weekly broadcast cleared on more than 100 stations in only seven months. By the time they had been on the air a full 12 months they were closing in on 200. To date they are being carried by 213 affiliates across North America, reaching roughly 2.5 million weekly listeners.

The Dani Johnson Show

The Dani Johnson ShowDani Johnson has instructed hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world on how to make millions of dollars. The mountain of continuous testimonies from clients that pour in on her website, Facebook page, and through the mail, speak for themselves: her simple and practical methods work.

Dani travels around the world every month to deliver her “First Steps To Success” and “Creating A Dynasty” seminars to thousands of people, all wanting to learn how Dani Johnson went from being homeless to having millions of dollars. Typical tours include multiple 10-day tours in London for audiences of more than 10,000, and journeys Australia, Belize and India speaking to more than 30,000 people. Dani’s seminars are always completely sold out! Most compelling is how this happens; it is all due to word of mouth. Dani’s loyal clients blog about their extraordinary results from her seminars, reach out in social media daily, and talk and share in public forums so extensively that a standing-room-only crowd is the standard.

Everyone has a unique life story to share – but initially, Dani Johnson’s looked to be made up of hardships and challenge. Dani grew up on welfare in a violently abusive and drug-infested home. She was emotionally, physically, verbally and sexually abused on a regular basis. The personal trauma and violent conditions that Dani identified as home were all she knew. Consequently, she was pregnant at 17 and homeless at 21. Instead of accepting what life had so far scripted for her, Dani rewrote her own playbook, chapter by chapter – and by 23 she was a millionaire. In the years since, Dani Johnson has become a multi-millionaire many times over, owns five companies with her business partner and husband Hans, is a best-selling author, internationally sought-after speaker and radio show host.

EU approves Comcast/Universal purchase

It looks like 30 Rock is going to have to find some new jokes that aren’t about light bulbs and microwave ovens.

Comcast has won EU regulatory committee approval to purchase a controlling stake in General Electric’s NBC Universal.

The deal would create a media superpower with control of how television shows and movies are made and how they are delivered to homes. Under the agreement, Comcast will provide $6.5 billion in cash, its own cable TV networks and other assets in return for a 51 percent stake in NBC Universal. GE will keep the remaining 49 percent.

Comcast, the top U.S. cable operator, said in December it had reached a deal with GE to create a joint venture between its cable networks unit and NBC Universal, which owns cable networks USA, MSNBC and CNBC as well as the NBC broadcast network.

US regulators are still looking at the deal. Interest groups think this will mean higher prices for consumers.

New book from MomsTown

Heather Reider and Mary Goulet have a new book available.

Internet Riches for Moms is a 7-week program that guides you through being successful in business.

Heather and Mary believe moms need to discover their passion and turn it into a profit. Buy Internet Riches for Moms directly from the MomsTown website here.

Also available from the MomsTown hosts is It’s All About You on Kindle, nook, or hardcover..

Fox News goes to the Saudis

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal now owns a 7% share of News Corp, the company that owns Fox News, which makes him the largest shareholder outside of Rupert Murdoch’s family. He recently created a content-sharing agreement with Fox News and his media conglomerate, Rotana.

Questions arise about foreign interest and influence on American media. Some say that Fox News broadcasts misinformation about alternative energy in order to help maintain America’s reliance on foreign oil, Saudi Arabia’s main export.

Small changes have been made, at the request of Alwaleed. Riot coverage in Paris was reported as “Muslim riots” until Alwaleed told Fox News to change it to “Civil riots”.

Murdoch is moving the News Corp headquarters to Abu Dhabi. It looks like “fair and balanced” may be in danger. Hopefully, someone will try to fill the void.

The David Magee Show

Biz Television welcomes The David Magee Show. David Magee hosts a syndicated radio show on business and life. Magee is the author of non-fiction books including How Toyota became #1 and Turnaround: How Carlos Ghosn Rescued Nissan. David has contributed to several media outlets including NPR, CNBC, Fox Business, and The Wall Street Journal. He is the founder of Jefferson Press, and co-owner of Rock Point Books.

Check him out at Live. Loud. Clear.

David Magee

Next MomsTown

Heather and Mary talk about the importance and profitability of going green on the next MomsTown. They will feature two business moms who make a difference with the enviornment, and also happen to make a little money on the side. MomsTown will get you started and help you along every step of the way. Tune in to the next MomsTown to go green.


Good morning Biz Blog readers! Don’t miss the premiere of MomsTown on BizTV ! The daily  show for mom entrepreneurs hosted by real Moms Mary Goulet and Heather Reider. The perfect place for Moms to tune in to be inspired to create the life of your dreams. MomsTown is the destination for mom entrepreneurs. Whether you have an idea for a business, working to grow a business, or simply looking for that next great idea, MomsTown is here to help.

For Immediate Release: Deutsche Welle Programming Added to Biz Television

For Details, Contact:
Bob Wheeler
Public Information Officer
Cell:  (830) 822-2326
Office:  (940) 321-4728
February 16, 2010: Biz Television is happy to announce the addition of Deutsche Welle (DW) programming to its lineup of daily business and financial television.  Biz Television will be featuring two DW-TV original programs:  Made in Germany and DW Journal.  DW Journal is a daily live newscast providing a Eurpoean perspective to the global economy and events around the world with the purpose of promoting intercultural dialogue.  Each week Made in Germany promotes understanding of German Business and provides a forum in Europe and around the world to exhivit the investment potential and success of German Firms.
“Biz Television is proud to bring this exciting global news coverage to our viewers,” said Justin Murff, VP of Biz Television.  “We are honored to partner with DW-TV and be given access to this great programming.  Our access to this international perspective is another reason why Biz Television is a premiere choice for bussiness owners, investors and consumers, alike.”
Deutsche Welle is Germany’s leading international broadcaster through online, on-screen and over the air outlets.  DW’s outlets reach an audience of over 90 million worldwide weekly through their wide reaching journalistic potfolio which includes DW-RADIO, the mutlimedia Internet portal DW-WORLD.DE, available in 30 languages, and DW-TV available in German, English, Arabic and Spanish.  The full lineup of DW-TV is available on Dish Network’s German Language Plus Package.
Biz Television is a cable qualifying, FCC compliant multicast channel offering original and unique business programming that reaches viewers at all stages of life.  Biz Television helps viewers learn how to manage their money, so they can enjoy their lives.  For more information about becoming a Biz Television affiliate, contact Carla Cortis, Sr. Vice President of Strategic Distribution at  For more information about the network, email Biz Television at  For more information about purchasing ad space on Biz Television contact Ray Dowdle at

In Case You Missed It: KFLA Becomes Biz Television Affiliate

By Staff

TVNewsCheck, Jan 25 2010, 1:27 PM ET

Biz Television, having debuted its formal national television service launch earlier this month, today announced that independent KFLA-LD Los Angeles will launch the diginet its primary ch. 8.1 on Feb 1.   KFLA’s low-power signal reaches over half a million homes in the Los Angeles metro area.

Programming on Biz Television focuses on “providing in-depth reporting on financial management and reliable and accessible information from leading experts direct to viewers and investors.”

“Biz Television is a truly unique and distinct service unlike anything out there,” said Roy Mayhugh, owner of KFLA.  Local business programming from the Los Angeles area is planned to begin in March.  Biz Television also offers live and original programming during market hours and exclusive global business perspectives with international business programming as well.

“Biz Television is meeting the needs of both affiliates and viewers by providing programming to not only understand theis changing economy and financial market, but also to equip viewers to manage their money so they can make the most of their lives,” said Justin Murff, VP-GM of the network.


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