Janson Media today announced the release of the public television how-to series Knitting Daily (52 x 30′) to international Television, VOD, New Media, and Non-Theatric markets. Produced by KS, Inc. Productions, Knitting Daily is the half hour magazine format show that brings yarn and fiber center stage.
Knitting Daily offers instruction for a wide variety of yarn crafts—from knitting and crochet to stitching, felting, spinning, and weaving—and guide viewers in learning to make fun yet stylish knitwear garments and accessories. Hosted by the charming and talented Eunny Jang, a knitter since the age 3 and the editor of the internationally-successful Interweave Knits magazine, the show features as frequent guests crochet expert and designer Kristin Omdahl and America’s favorite stitcher Shay Pendray.
Each episode of Knitting Daily also invites industry experts and renowned designers from North America and Europe as guests to offer viewers more in-depth technique tutorials and creative ideas for yarn crafts. With the tag line “Make Time for Yarn Every Day,” the show offers clear and easy how-to instruction for a wide range of skill levels, from beginners to more advanced crafters, and explores all the basic principles of yarn crafts. Each season features more than 30 projects, ranging from accessories like handbags, scarves, hats and mittens to knitwear garments like sweaters, cardigans, and dresses. Directions for the patterns are provided in bite-size tutorials focusing on one or two specific techniques viewers need to know to successfully complete their projects.
The show also regularly invites the knitting and fiber crafts communities to be a part of the program by incorporating segments such as “You Asked It”, where hosts answer viewers’ questions or “You Made It”, featuring their handmade creations. Other seasons have special segments such as “Getting Started”—an introduction to the all the basics of knitting—and “Knit-Along”, a series of technique lessons focusing on one project over several episodes in a single series, bringing a fun twist to the traditional knitting circle and the concept of the television craft-along.
Knitting Daily is a new generation of multimedia programming which unites the television show to an active online community. KnittingDailyTV.com is the online companion to the TV show. The site features free downloadable patterns from the show, video clips, episode recaps, interactive discussion, viewer ratings’ of patterns, and more.
Over the past 16 years, KS, Inc. Productions has produced 11 different series and over 1600 episodes for public television. Working in conjunction with Beachwood Studios and Detroit PTV; KS, Inc. Productions set a standard for high quality, and are at the forefront in developing programming that attracts and inspires the how-to audience.
Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, and emerging new media platforms. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include nearly every major broadcaster or media company, as well as a wide range of DVD labels and distributors. Janson Media is also a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs.