Former host of “This Old House” debuts “Bob Vila’s Outdoor Workshop” June 20 with a collection of unique products developed from Vila’s decades of experience and designed to conquer customers’ DIY to do lists
MINNEAPOLIS, June 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video commerce company (evine.com), today announced the premiere of “Bob Vila’s Outdoor Workshop,” a collection of home improvement products from DIY expert, author, TV personality and the original host of “This Old House,” Bob Vila. During the debut, Vila will present a variety of unique problem-solving products for inside and outside the home, developed through his decades of experience in the home improvement industry.
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“In the world of DIY, few names carry the same credibility and weight as Bob Vila. For nearly 30 years, Bob has inspired homeowners and do-it-yourselfers and shown them the satisfaction of making an old house new again. I’m excited for him to spark that same inspiration in our customers,” said Bob Rosenblatt, Chief Executive Officer of Evine. “Bringing his combination of knowledge and experience to Evine, Bob has curated a unique assortment of DIY products that go far beyond the basic ‘hammer and screwdriver.’ This collection comes at a perfect time for all those summer home projects.”
“My entire career has been devoted to home improvement, and I’m thrilled to share what I’ve learned with Evine’s viewers,” said Bob Vila. “Every product I’ve created is meant to solve a problem… and these are products you won’t find at your local hardware store. I think everyone from seasoned handymen to weekend DIYers will love what we’ve designed. These are items no household should be without.”
Vila has spent his decades-long career helping people upgrade their homes and improve their lives. Best known as the original host of “This Old House” on PBS for 10 years, Vila went on to host “Bob Vila’s Home Again” for 15 years. After that, he hosted “Bob Vila” and “Restore America with Bob Vila.” In addition, Vila made several cameo appearances as himself on the 90s-hit sitcom “Home Improvement” with Tim Allen. Beyond his television experience, Vila is also the author of 12 books, including “Bob Vila’s Toolbox.”
Bringing this experience to Evine, “Bob Vila’s Outdoor Workshop” will premiere June 20 at 7pm ET and June 21 at 8am and 5pm ET with a variety of innovative DIY products. Offering an exceptional value, each product featured was designed to tackle – and to simplify – the most common indoor and outdoor tasks.
Viewers are invited to watch via cable and satellite, mobile apps and live streaming online at www.evine.com. Evine airs on DIRECTV channels 73 and 316, DISH Network channels 134 and 228, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, select Samsung Smart TVs, YouTube and on the nation’s top cable providers. Find Evine in your area: bit.ly/1CNa450.
Evine Live Inc. (NASDAQ:EVLV) operates Evine, a multiplatform video commerce company that offers a mix of proprietary, exclusive and name brands directly to consumers in an engaging and informative shopping experience via television, online and mobile. Evine reaches more than 87 million cable and satellite television homes with entertaining content in a comprehensive digital shopping experience 24 hours a day.
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About Bob Vila
Bob Vila has spent his career helping people upgrade their homes and improve their lives. He started his career in home improvement as a Peace Core volunteer, building houses and communities in Panama. He then created his own design and remodeling business and was hired as the original host of This Old House on PBS. In hosting Bob Vila’s Home Again, Bob Vila, and Restore America with Bob Vila, Bob taught millions of people how good design, and often sweat equity, play in creating the surroundings you love. Bob also played himself in guest appearances on Tim Allen’s Home Improvement sitcom. In addition to teaching through TV, Bob is the author of 12 books, including Bob Vila’s Toolbox.
Today, Bob is breaking new ground on the Web with a fast-growing website, BobVila.com. The site has Bob’s complete TV library, as well as a rich trove of exclusive original online content. From inspirational galleries, to how-to articles, to suggestions on the products to buy, the site covers the entire home improvement journey. Bob takes his home improvement advice into the social realm, with 1.5 Million+ Twitter followers, Facebook fans, and Pinterest followers. In the last five years, Bob has channeled his passion for renovation into helping with the restoration of Ernest Hemingway’s home and collections at Finca Vigía, near Havana, Cuba.
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