Style Network Will Relaunch This Fall

If you’ve been missing Style Network since it became Esquire in September 2013 never fear, Style will return Fall 2014! Hopefully this means that some of Style Network’s beloved programming like Jerseylicious and Big, Rich Texas will also return.

A release sent out this morning reads:

Style NetworkNew York, NY (May 15, 2014)-Rida Khan, the star CEO of Fashion TV leaves to become the President of Style Network Channel. Khan purchased Style TV for an undisclosed amount and plans to re-launch it in the North American market coming to cable and Dish this October 2014. The result of the programming will be a mix of Style Network programming and Fashion TV programming.

“It will be a mix of high-fashion and life style programming. There will be a lot of reality shows which will focus on the real heroes of the industry like Anna Wintour, Nina Garcia, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld etc. and their day to day lives. Of course the programming will be very celebrity oriented but we will be dealing with the real Fashion Industry!” Khan said proudly. Like Bravo, Style plans on producing their content in-house, including their shows. “I am surprised no network one has made high fashion and beauty the prime focus in America. During my time at Fashion TV the highest viewers were from the North American Market. We do have some networks that touch it but that is about all they do.”

Known as “Acid Khan”, this is a major hallmark move for Khan. It certainly will make her number one and the most influential woman in the fashion and beauty industry. Rida Khan founded her company Zee report in 2008 which aimed to provide Fashion Industry news without any subscription costs. It grew rapidly and now provides news coverage in 15 different languages and 50 different countries and has an annual page view of over 30 million. Later in

2009, Khan launched ZeePortal.com which was not only an industry based networking portal, it also had the capability of uploading look books and portfolios and the ability to place orders online. ZeePortal.com was one of the first of its kind and still remains to be the leader in the fashion digital wholesale platform. “We were the first company that started any concept like a virtual tradeshow with actual transaction capability – everyone else is still trying to master it.” Gleamed Khan.

Style Network“Being a pioneer in the digital media industry since 2008 has given me a great lead in the fashion industry. I have stayed abreast all new innovations and have heavy plans for the digital distribution of the channel. Most people in their 20s do not pay for cable anymore and are reliant upon digital distribution. The digital landscape is changing rapidly and we will be one of the first networks to dive deep into it.” Khan said.

Stay tuned on more updates and programming info.

12 Comments

  1. Can hardly wait for the new style channel. I hope Jerseylicious comes back. I loved that show and watched it every week.

  2. I am ecstatic that the Style Network is finally coming back.I missed all the shows it carried and can’t wait till April 2015…….thank you …thank you so much!!!!!

    • Jennifer,
      I emailed Rida Khan this morning and she said that Style Network’s relaunch has been pushed back to April, 2015. She hinted that she is working on some really cutting edge digital aspects of the network including the ability to directly purchase featured items.

      As soon as we hear anything else about Style Network, we will make sure to get the word out!

      • Thanks for posting this. I almost ran off to search for the Style channel. So glad to hear it is coming back. I so miss watching the style shows and makeovers especially in the winter. And Jerseylicious, I hope it returns. Even my husband watched that “soap” with me lol. Had a lot of over the top people. We loved it.

  3. so HAPPY to see STYLE is coming back. of course Jerseylicious, Big Rich Texas, would really love to see Ruby continued.

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