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Gaiam to Release Samantha Brown's Passport to Great Weekends Collection 2, Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Collection 4/Part 1, and Man V. Food Season 2 on DVD this October

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Channel ( is the place for consumers to satisfy their urge to go, see and do. Through the engaging storytelling and unique perspectives of its on-air personalities, Travel Channel creates travel content that inspires, entertains and taps into the human desire to experience new things, explore new places and engage with interesting people and cultures. Today, Gaiam, Inc., a leading producer of lifestyle media, announced the release of three of Travel Channel's popular titles, Samantha Brown's Passport to Great Weekends Collection 2, Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Collection 4/Part 1, and Man V. Food Season 2 on DVD, under its exclusive home video license agreement with Travel Channel.

In Samantha Brown's Passport to Great Weekends Collection 2, Brown is back with her definitive guide to the very best in weekend getaways! From Charleston to Chicago and Hawaii to Montreal — this collection of Samantha Brown's Great Weekends will have Sam traveling to destinations all across North America. Let Samantha take you to all of her go-to hotels, restaurants and activities in each city, and tag along for some personal off-the-beaten-path discoveries that she doesn't normally share! This disc set includes 18 episodes and carries an SRP of $19.98, with a total runtime of 396 minutes. Street date: October 5, 2010.

Andrew Zimmern, the energetic foodie, infiltrates markets, restaurants and indigenous cultures, taking viewers behind the scenes to savor the local cuisine -- even if it means chewing on freshly caught tree rat, gulping down a handful of live flying ants, or polishing off some goat lung soup in Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern Collection 4/Part 1. Andrew is game for anything and knows the most interesting food is found closest to the source. So whether he's chasing African porcupine in the Kalahari, tracking down boa constrictors in Nicaragua, or hunting for possum and raccoon meat in Appalachia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable. This DVD set includes 11 episodes and carries an SRP of $24.98, with a total runtime of 478 minutes. Street date: October 19, 2010.

Food fanatic Adam Richman has held nearly every job in the restaurant biz, and now he's on a journey to explore the biggest and best eats this nation has to offer, including some of the craziest eating challenges around. In Man V. Food Season 2, Adam is off on another chowdown tour, going coast-to-coast from San Antonio, Texas to Anchorage, Alaska  and everywhere in between in twenty half-hour episodes. To be immortalized forever, Adam will attempt to conquer a five-pound cheese steak in Philadelphia, take on a behemoth six-pound milkshake in Washington, DC, and try to avenge his defeat at the hands of the suicide six-wing challenge in his hometown of Brooklyn, New York. Whether it's a gigantic omelet packed with fresh toppings, diabolical hot wings, or a monstrous mountain of nachos, Adam will square off against the best of the best, and also visit the local eateries and landmarks that make each city great. This disc set includes 20 episodes, including bonus features and carries an SRP of $19.98, with a total runtime of 452 minutes. Street date: October 26, 2010.

These new releases will be available wherever DVDs are sold, including online at  


Gaiam, Inc. (Nasdaq: GAIA) is a leading producer and marketer of lifestyle media and fitness accessories, with a 70,000 door retail distribution network, over 11,000 store within stores, a digital distribution platform and more than 8 million direct customers. With dominant share of the fitness and wellness market, Gaiam is dedicated to providing solutions for the many facets of healthy, eco-conscious living. The company's commitment to quality, coupled with a forward-thinking approach to merchandising and distribution, has allowed it to dominate the health and wellness category with celebrity talent Marisa Tomei, Valerie Bertinelli and Trudie Styler and fitness sensations Bob Greene, Rodney Yee, Mari Winsor and The Firm.  In addition, the company releases non-theatrical programming focused on family entertainment under its exclusive licensing agreement with Discovery Communications and other licensing partners.  For more information about Gaiam, please visit or call 1.800.869.3603.  

About Travel Channel

TRAVEL CHANNEL ( is a network and website that captures the power of travel to inspire and entertain, and satisfies the viewer's urge to experience the world. Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and the network is available in more than 95 million U.S. cable homes, and its Travel Channel HD™ simulcast is distributed to more than 17 million. The website averages more than 2 million unique users monthly, and its mobile content platform, Travel Channel GO™, is a leading provider of quality mobile travel video and on-the-go information.  Travel Channel is headquartered in Chevy Chase, MD.  Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates HGTV (, DIY Network (, Food Network (, Cooking Channel ( and Great American Country (, is the manager and general partner.

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