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(Toronto, ON) December 18, 2013 – Cottage Life announces the addition of four brand new, shows to premiere on the channel in the New Year. Building on favourite viewer themes related to outdoor living and real estate, Cottage Life introduces: Cottage Cheese, Weekend Reno, George Clark’s Amazing Spaces and Buying the Bayou. In addition to these programs, Cottage Life will air the second season of popular programs The Fabulous Beekman Boys and Farm Kings.

“We have been overwhelmed with the positive viewer response to Cottage Life the channel and its programming,“ said Vanessa Case EVP of Programming and Production, Blue Ant Media. “The New Year is a great opportunity to add to our existing exclusive lineup, broaden our offering and give our fans more of what they have come to love.”

New Programs Include:

Cottage Cheese – Exclusive Original Series Premiere
Thursday, January 2nd at 10PM ET/PT
Meet the passionate collectors and the treasures they proudly display at their cottages. Each episode focuses on the stories of cottagers who go that extra mile to have fun in their downtime. Some stories are about kitschy collectibles while others shine a light on eyebrow-raising pastimes. Exclusive clips from Cottage Cheese will also be featured on

Weekend Reno – Exclusive Original Series Premiere
Thursday, January 2nd at 10:30PM ET/PT
In each episode Designer Michelle Mawby has one weekend to turn a tired cottage space into a refreshed haven. Owners are sent packing while Michelle and her team pull out all the stops to overhaul the space. At the end of the weekend the transformation is revealed – a space the owners can truly enjoy during their cottage stays. Host Michelle Mawby will also be creating exclusive digital shorts to accompany the series giving viewers crucial tips on how to create their own oasis.

George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces – Exclusive Premiere
Sunday, January 5th at 10PM ET/8PM PT
George delves into the extraordinary world of small builds to meet the highly creative people who are taking tiny, unpromising spaces and creating the most incredible places to live and work and play.

Buying The BayouExclusive Premiere
Friday, February 3rd at 10PM ET/PT
Viewers are transported deep into the swamps, marshes, and waterways of America’s Gulf Coast to see houses that can’t be found anywhere else; proving that the real estate market in the south is bursting with properties as extraordinary as its people and culture.

The Fabulous Beekman Boys – Season 2 Exclusive Premiere
Tuesday, January 14th at 10PM ET/PT
Head back to Sharon Springs for more fabulous and entertaining adventures of former Amazing Race competitors Josh Kilmer-Purcell and his partner Brent Ridge. Having found their footing in life after New York City, tune in to see how they cope with becoming farmers and launching their lifestyle brand, Beekman 1802.

Farm Kings – Season 2 Exclusive Premiere
Tuesday, January 7th at 9PM ET/PT
The King Family of Freedom Farms are back for season 2. Join them as they continue to battle the elements and each other to provide the Pittsburg region with the freshest produce available.

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Cottage Life is a Blue Ant Media Channel

Cottage Life is an HD television channel celebrating the people, places and activities closest to the heart of Canada with new, exclusive programs. Entertaining, informative shows on favourite themes like DIY, food, makeovers and the outdoors will bring the lifestyle home. Call it a cottage, a cabin, a lodge, a camp or even your own back yard. It’s all here at Cottage Life, where every day is the weekend.

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Blue Ant Media is a privately held Canadian media company that creates and distributes engaging content in categories that span lifestyle, travel, music and entertainment. The company owns specialty channels Cottage Life, Travel+Escape, Bite TV, and AUX TV along with four premium, commercial-free channels Smithsonian Channel, Oasis HD, HIFI, radX and their companion websites. Its digital publishing division produces content for web, mobile and monthly tablet magazines for AUX and Travel+Escape. Cottage Life Media is a division of Blue Ant Media, publishers of Cottage Life and Cottage Life West and producer of various consumer shows. Blue Ant Media was named Marketing Magazine’s 2012 Media Player of the Year.

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Rakhee Sapra                                             
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