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The New York Times to Launch ‘TimesTalks on Demand' in Cooperation with

Monday, November 21, 2011

The New York Times to Launch ‘TimesTalks on Demand' in Cooperation with FORA.tv09:00 EST Monday, November 21, 2011 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- The New York Times announced today the launch of TimesTalks On Demand, an on-demand video presentation of many of its TimesTalks interviews. Twenty TimesTalks will be made available as part of the first phase of a collaboration between The New York Times and TimesTalks brings members of The Times's prize-winning editing, reporting and writing staff together with today's most celebrated talents and thinkers in thought-provoking and entertaining discussions. TimesTalks On Demand launches today with a series of conversations with celebrated chefs that will be followed, beginning November 28, by a series of conversations with the stars of the comedy world. A slate of conversations with acclaimed actors will begin on December 5. TimesTalks will add more conversations across a wide range of topics to the offering in the future. Yasmin Namini, senior vice president, marketing and circulation, and general manager, reader applications, The New York Times Media Group, said, “We are delighted to be working with to bring our acclaimed TimesTalks conversations to audiences around the country and across the globe who can't always make it in-person to our live events. I believe that our discerning and educated audience will find our rich lineup of powerful interviews to be a great complement to The Times experience in other forms.” Blaise Zerega, president and CEO of, added, “A collaboration between one of the world's most important news organizations, The New York Times, and, the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events, makes perfect sense. We look forward to working with The Times to help extend the reach of its already incredibly powerful brand.” Tickets for on-demand viewing of individual conversations, as well as All Access TimesTalks ON DEMAND passes for specific topic areas, can be purchased at Individual segments will be priced at $4.95, with the All Access passes for Food and Film topics priced at $29.95 each, and Comedy All Access priced at $19.95. Luminaries from the worlds of food and cooking, comedy and film featured in the initial launch events include: CELEBRATED CHEFS: Daniel Boulud, Jean-Georges Vongerichten & Michael White; Alton Brown; Paula Deen; Bobby Flay, Jose Garces & Masaharu Morimoto; Ina Garten; Jacques Pépin; and Eric Ripert & Jennifer Carroll. COMEDY STARS: Lewis Black; Russell Brand; Jimmy Fallon; Tracy Morgan; and Ben Stiller. ACCLAIMED ACTORS: Jeff Bridges; Bradley Cooper; Julianne Moore; Natalie Portman; Mark Ruffalo; Kevin Spacey; Quentin Tarantino; and Denzel Washington & Viola Davis. About The New York Times The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers and more than 50 Web sites, including,, and The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. About is the leading online destination for video programs from the world's best conferences and events. With more than 10,000 free and fee-based videos, has the web's largest collection of programs that feature the people, issues, and ideas changing the world. helps hundreds of organizations including the Aspen Institute, the Economist, the New York Public Library, and Wired expand the audience for their events. has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. For more information, visit This press release can be downloaded from For The New York Times:Danielle Rhoades Ha, 212-556-8719danielle.rhoades-ha@nytimes.comorStephanie Yera, 212-556-1957stephanie.yera@nytimes.comorFor Flynn,