HGTV is bringing its furniture design competition series, Ellen’s Design Challenge, to KSA and wider MENA audiences this November when it launches on beIN.
Hosted by US TV star Ellen DeGeneres, the design series will put six furniture designers to the test to compete in various challenges designing and building amazing furniture in just 24 hours.
With a workshop, a lead carpenter, and all the tools they'll need, audiences will watch as contestants are challenged to sketch, design and build extraordinary furniture in each episode.
Ellen, who also executive produces the series, will be joined each week by a panel of expert judges to eliminate the contestants one by one until one designer is left standing to win the coveted title and cash prize.
Speaking when the show went into production Ellen said: “I realized when I had my name on the show that I could change the rules, plus, I love furniture and I love television, so to put furniture on television is a win-win.
“I'm so excited about this show because I love finding really special pieces of furniture. I’m most excited about seeing the furniture and then stealing it for my home.”
HGTV, which will be aired exclusively on beIN, is ranked amongst the top seven cable networks in the U.S. and has been the top network for upscale women for ten years running.
The home and lifestyle channel will show the latest in design trends, and share expert home improvement advice to inspire viewers to undertake their own stunning transformations.
Phillip Luff, Managing Director, UK & EMEA Scripps Networks Interactive said: “Working with beIN, we noticed there was a demand for quality content that’s not just aspirational, but more importantly inspirational, relatable and fun.
“Ellen’s Design Challenge is just one of the many programs that reflects what HGTV is all about – great ideas that can be brought to life in your own home.
“We hope that we can not only inspire people with the creative and versatile designs shown in the series, with a bit of laughter along the way thanks to Ellen, but also continue to bring hit shows and a strong line-up to audiences in MENA.”
Ellen’s Design Challenge S1 will premiere in region on Saturday, November 5 at 8:45 PM KSA Time.
HGTV will be available from 1 November, launching on beIN channel 118 through the Top Entertainment, Complete, Elite and Elite DUO packages. To subscribe to beIN please visit any of leading shopping malls in UAE or www.beIN.net/subscribe.