As you may know, the fourth season of The Saturday Night Winestream ended with the 200th episode of the show, after which there was a 6 week break. Other than a week off for a little rest, I have not been sitting on my laurels, but have been busy developing a new project directly related to the show.
During the last episode of the season, I hinted around at the possibility of such a project, but could not provide any details because it was still only conceptual at the time. Now that it’s about to launch, I can provide more detail along with an official announcement.
On Monday, May 1, 2023, a new streaming network will launch called 100TV. Conceived by founder and author of the “100 Predictions” franchise Ross Brand, 100TV Network is described as “the destination station for the internet’s most original collective of in-demand voices”. The goal of the network is to eventually host 100 original shows from 100 unique creators, for a different kind of streaming experience.
The network will initially stream on YouTube each Monday morning beginning May 1, 2023 at 11 AM EDT with 6 hours of programming. Additional shows are to stream on Tuesdays beginning June 1. Many of these shows are produced by social influencers, motivational speakers, podcasters and other digital media professionals such as Joie Gharrity, Renee Hastings, Nicole Sanchez, Rob Greenlee and Jim Fuhs. All are original shows, streaming exclusively on 100TV.
Where am I going with all this? Well, a couple of weeks before the end of season 4 of the winestream, I was invited by Ross to be part of this group. I accepted the invitation, and spent most of the past five weeks developing a show of my own. The result is a weekly half hour show called Drink With Rick Rewine. The show features highlights of wine reviews and off-topic entertainment from classic episodes of Drink With Rick on The Saturday Night Winestream, prefaced with commentary and notes about each clip from me. The interludes between segments can be described as sort of a cross between those of Svengoolie and How I Met Your Mother.
Drink With Rick Rewine streams at 4:30 PM EDT. I don’t really know where this is going to go, to be honest, or if it goes anywhere at all. This is a real experiment for me, and kind of an expensive one at that, both in time, resources and money. This is the only show out of the weekly network lineup so far that is categorized as entertainment rather than anything related to business, marketing or personal motivation, so how it will be received is anybody’s guess. It will be interesting to watch how it plays out, nonetheless. At least it comes on around Happy Hour, so it’s got that going for it.
Please check out the YouTube premiere of 100TV Network on Monday, May 1, 2023 at 11 AM Eastern. Let me know what you think of the shows and the network in the comments below.