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ABC to Promote Primetime Hit “Desperate Housewives”
and Salma Hayek-Adapted Premiere of “Ugly Betty”
to Transit TV’s Targeted Hispanic Audience


LOS ANGELES — Sept. 5, 2006 — Television networks face an increasingly competitive landscape to attract new viewers, so channels are seeking innovative new ways to promote their primetime series. With the Fall season premieres just around the corner, ABC Entertainment (ABC) is targeting the Hispanic audience, and promoting “Desperate Housewives” and "Ugly Betty" with the help of its U.S. Hispanic agency ARENAS and Transit Television Network (Transit TV) as a key resource to deliver its primetime spots to the Hispanic community.

This Fall, Transit TV will air promotional spots for ABC’s primetime television shows “Desperate Housewives” and “Ugly Betty” on Transit TV’s mobile broadcast network. The commercials will reach a dedicated, targeted audience via Transit TV screens installed on thousands of transit vehicles across select major markets, including Chicago, Los Angeles and Orlando. Both spots will run in Spanish.

This commercial promotion will support the season’s launch of both shows. The award-winning “Desperate Housewives” will premiere its 3rd season on Sunday, September 24 (9/8c), while “Ugly Betty” will have its series premiere on Thursday, September 28th (8/7c). “Ugly Betty” is based on a Colombian telenovela, “Yo Soy Betty La Fea,” and adapted into an American setting by producer Salma Hayek.

“We are extremely pleased that ABC and ARENAS have chosen to deliver their promotional spots for ‘Desperate Housewives’ and ‘Ugly Betty’ to Transit TV’s targeted demographic,” said Gerry Noble, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transit TV. “More and more, major advertisers are looking at new mediums to supplement their traditional media plans, and Transit TV’s captive audience provides an attractive addition.”

About Transit TV
Transit TV generates 11 million weekly impressions through its network of 8,750 television screens on nearly 4,000 transit vehicles across Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Orlando and Milwaukee. Transit TV is the largest broadcast network specifically targeting transit riders across North America. Transit TV enhances riders’ journeys, provides transit agencies with an additional revenue source and enables advertisers to reach a previously untapped, young, vibrant audience.

Transit TV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, Toronto, Canada. Torstar Corporation is a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B).

About ABC
ABC Entertainment offers quality, award-winning programming that includes many of the most widely viewed series, specials and movies. Primetime Entertainment on ABC crosses various programming genres with hit series like "Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” “Boston Legal,” “According to Jim,” “George Lopez,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “Supernanny” and “Wife Swap.” In Late-Night, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” celebrated its third anniversary in January, 2006. ABC Entertainment is part of the ABC Television Network and is managed by Disney-ABC Television Group, a division of The Walt Disney Company.




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