The Design Network Lands Channel on Time Warner Cable

JAMESTOWN, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The

Design Network, a broadband television network created by Furnitureland

South executives Jason and Jeff Harris, has garnered more than a

million page views and approximately 10,000 subscribers since its launch

in April wood maps of the great lakes 2013. Due to this success, it is now making its debut on its

own channel on Time

Warner Cable, channel 69 wall laser cut maps in the Piedmont starting today.

“The Design Network was created for everyone who shares a passion for

the home. What I’m seeing on television has no correlation to the

amazing home décor industry that I’ve grown up in and have been exposed

to all my life,” said Jason Harris, founder of The Design Network and

executive vice president of Furnitureland South. “For the past year, we

have connected with the great brands, authentic design experts and

creative filmmakers to produce a new brand of interactive video

entertainment in the home décor genre.”

The Design Network was created to help people become more inspired and

knowledgeable about designing, decorating and living in their homes. “We

are uniquely qualified to create a network featuring entertainment,

inspiration and instruction for the home,” Harris nautical wood maps commented. “With our

retail business, Furnitureland South, being located in the epicenter of

the home furnishings industry, we furnish more than 25,000 homes a year

with clients from all over the world and work closely with the finest

furniture brands and design influencers.”

“We always look for opportunities to work with networks to enhance our

diverse channel lineup,” said Mike Smith, area vice president of

operations, Time Warner Cable. “The Design Network created a television

network to engage laser cut wood maps consumers in décor and the world of interior design –

we are excited to provide our customers with access to this unique

source of programming.”

The Design Network was created for the future of television, which

Harris believes to be app-based, personalized and interactive. “We

weren’t thinking we’d have a cable network when we started, but we are

excited to partner with today’s most relevant TV platform to engage

viewers with our content in a traditional way, while educating them and

directing them to the interactive broadband experience where they can

comment, rate and share as well as see the products being used. And

eventually, they will even be able to purchase those products.”

Shows that have made The Design Network wildly popular, such as The

Design Tourist with Karen LeBlanc, The

Lettered Cottage with Layla Palmer, Gracious

Living with Anne-Marie Barton and Dramatic

Designs with Kimberlin Brown, are amongst those slated to be

featured on Time Warner Cable’s channel 69. Also today, The Design

Network debuts a new show called Space Off, featuring Furnitureland

South design teams competing against each other with an empty space and

a unique design challenge, with guest judge appearances by some of the

biggest names in the design world.

In addition to The Design Network’s new television channel, the online

version expands to further engage interior design professionals and home

enthusiasts everywhere by allowing them to create their own channels,

similar to YouTube. Here they can leverage The Design Network to upload

and annotate their own videos and photos and grow their own audience.

Through these channels, designers and home enthusiasts may earn

commissioned, promoted series on TDN TV.

“The common thread between our new channel on Time Warner Cable, the

introduction of Space Off and our added online functionality that allows

for the creation of personal channels is that video is the most powerful

way to connect, and we are doing it in ways that are entertaining and

educational,” Harris said. “It is all about storytelling that invites

the viewers in and empowers them to make home decorating decisions.”

Launched in April 2013 by home furnishings industry veterans Jason and

Jeff Harris, The Design Network is a broadband, all-screens network that

aligns the best designers, architects, furniture purveyors, video

producers and home enthusiasts to offer inspirational, instructional and

entertaining videos about home design and fashion. By serving on-demand

content in a new, relevant and fresh way, and reaching home enthusiasts

through a multitude of screens, anywhere at any time, the Design Network

is an entertaining resource for design inspiration, expert advice and

product information, as well as a growing, vibrant community built on a

shared passion for all things “home.” http://www.TheDesignNetwork.com

With more than 1 million square feet of home furnishings and

accessories, Furnitureland South provides acres of exquisitely designed

vignettes, expert designers and a white-glove national delivery service.

The store is a multi-day destination for discerning consumers from every

state and many foreign countries. http://www.furniturelandsouth.com.

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of

video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States,

connecting 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each

other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice

services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to

wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed

applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm

of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies

innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of

Time Warner Cable is available at http://www.twc.com,

http://www.twcbc.com

and http://www.twcmedia.com.

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