Wednesday, September 27, 2006

TasteTV Accepting Online Viewer Nominations for Sexy Chefs Awards

TasteTV Accepting Online Viewer Nominations for Sexy Chefs Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, September 28 - TasteTV, the leading online and video on-demand food, wine and lifestyle television network, announced today that it is accepting viewer nominations for its newest program, SEXY CHEFS. TasteTV can be seen by millions of viewers from its broadband streaming video channel at and on cable Video On Demand.

The SEXY CHEFS program will feature profiles of chefs nominated online by viewers at The chefs can be located in any city, any state, or any country. The Sexy Chef Award will be included as part of the program. Any visitor to the site can nominate chefs, as well as TasteTV's community of Tastemakers, Tastesetters, and Taste Producers.

<>Launched in 2004 as the Indie Food Channel, TasteTV brings to food lovers exciting and delicious cooking shows, top chef recipe demonstrations, chocolate and wine tastings, product & restaurant reviews, and reality series. Several programs are viewer contributed content submitted by talented home chefs, culinary professionals, and independent filmmakers, as well as developed in-house by TasteTV.

TasteTV's Kevin Reed, "TasteTV was launched two years ago based on our CEO's predictions that online and on demand video bandwidth was increasing, that new ways of making video were becoming less costly, and most importantly, that content creation by individuals and independents was the wave of the future. We're very proud of our 100% accuracy rate in forecasting the YouTubes, Google Videos, mySpaces and others leading the way today, and it's also why we've been ready to cook!"

TV's city-based restaurant and food coverage has been expanding nationally from Northern California cities like San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Santa Cruz and San Jose to include Chicago, Las Vegas, Seattle, Miami and Los Angeles. This expansion includes both its Chocolate Television program and the Million Dollar Dinner brand.

TasteTV operates online on the Brightcove internet television platform, and is currently funded by TCB CAFE Publishing & Media. It can also be viewed by millions of households in Northern California on cable, via Video On Demand.

In addition to SEXY CHEFS, the firm is developing new programs from its cookbook/travelguide, "Chocolate French, 2nd Edition," and its business/relationship how-to, "Everything I Know about Dating I Learned in Business School."

TasteTV has added Apple's iTunes as a platform choice for making selected "taste-teaser" clips available as video podcasts

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