Move over, Dr. Oz! The new health and wellness cable channel Veria Living (veria.com) is kicking off 2014 with a daily, interactive series VLC (Veria Living Companion) that showcases the most recent developments in medicine, fitness, nutrition and beauty and lets the audience get involved in the broadest way possible.
"VLC is a high-energy experience that emphasizes interaction and will capitalize on being live," says Veria CEO Eric Sherman. "Our viewers will be able to ask questions and get answers via phone, email, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. There's nothing like it."
The series starts Monday, Jan. 6 — just in time to help you keep those New Year's resolutions — and airs four times daily in 15-minute pops (11am/10c, 11:45am/10:45c, 3/2c, 3:45/2:45c). Rotating hosts include championship runner Alyson Charles, foodie Robyn Youkilis, dance and fitness coach Jaycee Gossett, anti-aging whiz Sonia Baghdady, Dr. Robin Berzin, an expert in East-West medicine, and — for a some male perspective — journalist Matt McClure.
"If something just hit the news or YouTube or is trending around the world, our hosts and experts will bring it to you," says VLC exec producer George Davilas. "No one is lecturing at you. No one comes off as the voice of God. We're all in this together."