ADVISORY, Dec. 24, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
What: TLC's hit TV show, Cake Boss, will visit The NASDAQ Stock Market to present their cake creation and help celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the iconic NASDAQ MarketSite in the heart of Times Square. The NASDAQ MarketSite made its debut in Times Square on December 28th, 1999. Buddy Valastro, one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States and master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, will preside over the NASDAQ Closing Bell. NASDAQ OMX will run a commemorative video on December 28th 2009 throughout the day and will hold special events to celebrate the anniversary: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/news.html?d=179564 Where: NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio When: Monday, December 28th, 2009 at 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET Contacts: TLC's Cake Boss: Dustin Smith (310) 975-1640 Dustin_Smith@discovery.com Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop: Adam Bourcier (551) 208-0347 email@example.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Robert Madden (646) 441-5045 Robert.Madden@NASDAQOMX.com
The Closing Bell is available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on AMC-3/C-3 (ul 5985V; dl 3760H). The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.
An audio transmission of the Closing Bell is also available from 3:50 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About TLC's Cake Boss:
Buddy Valastro is one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the United States. Master baker of Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop in Hoboken, New Jersey, Buddy is the cake boss.
He supervises a team that includes his mother, four older sisters and three brothers-in-law. And when you're working with family on a daily basis, there is bound to be a lot of drama. The Valastros know drama but and at the end of the day they also know love.
Cake Boss chronicles Buddy's over-arching desire to achieve his late father's dream of making Carlo's Bake Shop a household name with or without the help of his family.
Cake Boss airs Monday Nights, 9PM on TLC.
About Carlo's Bakery:
Carlo's Bakery is a family owned bakery located in the heart of Hoboken, NJ that produces what many say are the best tasting, highest quality wedding cakes, specialty cakes and baked goods in New Jersey. Originally opened by Carlo Guastaffero in 1910, the bakery was acquired by Bartolo Valastro Sr. in 1964. Since the untimely passing of Bartolo Sr. in 1994, matriarch Mary Valastro, along with her daughters, Grace, Maddalena, Mary, and Lisa, her son, master baker Bartolo Jr. "Buddy" Valastro, and their spouses have maintained the business.
The Valastros and their experienced bakers and staff have expanded Bartolo Sr's. dream and have seen it flourish.
Carlo's has become a landmark establishment providing its customers with elegant wedding cakes, buttery crumb cakes, freshly filled cannolis, flakey lobster tails, and a large variety of cookies and pastries whose taste cannot be surpassed.
About Discovery Communications (DISCA):
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq:DISCA) (Nasdaq:DISCB) (Nasdaq:DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About NASDAQ OMX:
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with approximately 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. *Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).