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SEASON 8 PREMIERE OF THE KAYAK FISHING SHOW PRESENTED BY JACKSON KAYAK AIRS ON WORLD FISHING NETWORK THURSDAY, MARCH 30th AT 6PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show, is proud to announce the launch of Season 8 on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Thursday March 30th at 6 p.m. EST*.

Season 8 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show kicks off as Jim Sammons travels to New Zealand on the hunt for big kingfish in sharky waters – the same waters that saw Jim almost lose his hand to a hungry shark six years ago. Watch the video here https://youtu.be/EpbNMk7Y3ic?t=12s

Now entering it’s 9th season of filming, The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak with Jim Sammons is a fresh style of fishing show featuring jaw-dropping action in stunning locations. Every episode follows host Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. This season, Jim explores New Zealand, Puerto Rico, British Columbia, Canada’s Ottawa Valley, Georgia, Virginia, the Florida Keys, and his home waters of San Diego, California.

Learn more about the series at www.kayakfishingshow.com.

*Visit www.worldfishingnetwork.com/schedule for the list of airings in all time zones.

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About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces five unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside Television, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 180,000 YouTube subscribers and 47 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

HELICONIA LAUNCHES ‘ORION CHRONICLES’ – A TV AND WEBTV SERIES PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ORION COOLERS

Orion Chronicles with Damon Bungard premieres on Sportsman Channel on Saturday, April 1st at 7 p.m. EST*.

Tune in April 1st, at 7 p.m. EST on Sportsman Channel for the primetime premiere of Orion Chronicles with Damon Bungard. In this one-hour special, Damon Bungard heads out on a true backcountry hunting and camping adventure in the rugged mountains of Tennessee. With a loaded backpack and muzzleloader in hand, Damon hikes deep into public land with two buck tags to his name. There’s no way he could know that he was about to experience the hunt of a lifetime…

Growing up as a military dependent, travel and exploration is in his DNA. Damon has traveled from Chile to the ends of North America in search of the next animal to hunt, fish to catch, rapid to run, and memory to make. As Brand Manager at Orion Coolers and Product Manager at Jackson Kayak, Damon channels his outdoor expertise to develop, market and sell specialty outdoor products.

In combination with the television premiere on Sportsman Channel, Heliconia is also excited to announce the launch of the Orion Chronicles YouTube channel. Featuring weekly hunting and fishing tips, tactics, and gear reviews, the Orion Chronicles YouTube channel will be an invaluable resource for anyone who loves the outdoors.

Watch the show trailer or learn more about the series www.orionchroniclestv.com.

*Visit http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/ for the list of airings in all time zones.

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About Orion Chronicles: Orion Chronicles with Damon Bungard is a high production quality show that follows outdoorsman, Damon Bungard, on his epic hunting and fishing adventures. Whether it’s paddling Class V whitewater to fly fish untouched river sections, tracking whitetail through the snow and cold of Northern Canada, pursuing hog and alligator in the southern swamps, or hunting bear along Alaska’s remote coast, Orion Chronicles is designed to inspire and educate viewers, while discovering new and incredible ways of enjoying the outdoors.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years, Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate marketing messages in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, Outside Television, FOX Sports Networks, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 180,000 YouTube subscribers and 47 million views. See Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

About Orion Coolers:

Based in Sparta, TN, Orion Coolers produces premium rugged coolers with enhanced features and durable performance. The Orion Cooler team of designers, molding experts, hunters, anglers and kayakers is committed to developing products that will perform in the harshest environments. All products are field tested in extreme conditions by a team of dedicated outdoor enthusiasts before new designs are approved and released to the public. Orion Coolers are produced alongside Jackson Kayak known for exceptional whitewater kayaks, fishing kayaks, recreational kayaks and stand up paddleboards. Orion Coolers. Never Lose Your Cool. Learn more at OrionCoolers.com.

 

KNOT RIGHT KAYAK FISHING SEASON 6 PREMIERE AIRS ON SPORTSMAN CHANNEL WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29th AT 10:30am EST

Heliconia, producers of Knot Right Kayak Fishing, proudly announces the launch of Season 6 on Sportsman Channel on Wednesday, March 29th at 10:30am EST*.

Season 6 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing kicks off as Chad Hoover travels to Tennessee for an epic day of fishing and demonstrates how to catch big bass during the spawn. New to the Sportsman Channel, fans of the show can look forward to weekly airings during April and May.

Now entering its 7th season of filming, Knot Right Kayak Fishing stars obsessed kayak angler and funny man, Chad ‘Knot Right’ Hoover, in a comical and informative show that takes viewers bass fishing throughout the southeast. Learn more about the series at http://www.kayakbassinshow.com . Check out the full premiere schedule at https://goo.gl/wg2ocM.

Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Chad Hoover by tuning into Kayak Bassin’ on World Fishing Network (http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/shows/kayak-bassin-tv) or online on the Kayak Bassin’ WebTV YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/KayakBassinTV).

*Visit http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/schedule/ for the list of airings in all time zones.

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About Kayak Bassin’: A fresh new style of fishing show, packed with exciting bass action and valuable bass fishing tips, Kayak Bassin’ is a TV series designed to excite and educate viewers whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Kayak Bassin’ follows Chad on his entertaining backwoods adventures, while offering anglers valuable fishing tips and tricks. Kayak Bassin’ will begin airing on World Fishing Network during the third quarter of 2016.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years, Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate marketing messages in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, Outside Television, FOX Sports Networks, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 180,000 YouTube subscribers and 47 million views. See Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Facing Waves Season 5 Premiere Airs on FOX SPORTS SUN Friday, March 31st at 3 P.M. EST

Heliconia, producers of Facing Waves, is proud to announce the launch of Season 5 on FOX Sports Sun on Friday, March 31st at 3 p.m. EST.

Facing Waves is an exciting and inspiring TV series that follows top paddlers as they explore the people, places, and adventures of the world’s top paddling destinations.

In Season 5, Facing Waves explores the Galapagos Islands, Taiwan, Alaska, British Columbia, the Swedish-Norwegian Borderlands, Saskatchewan, Maine, and California by kayak and stand up paddleboard.

The first episode of the season, Paddling BC’s Sunshine Coast, follows husband and wife duo Luke Hopkins and Anne Pagano as they explore the region by sea kayak, and then put their stand up paddling skills to the ultimate test surfing the world renowned Skookumchuk tidal rapids. The episode will premiere on FOX Sports Sun on Friday, March 31st at 3 p.m. EST.

Now in its 6th season of filming, Facing Waves is an adventure travel TV series that tells the story of the people, places and adventures of a destination through a paddlesports journey. The series is currently broadcast on FOX Sports Networks, Outside Television and Nautical Channel reaching ninety million households, in three languages and forty countries.

Learn more about the series at www.facingwaves.com. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand, contact Stefanie at 613.582.7154 or stefanie@helipress.com.
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About Heliconia Productions:
Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years, Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing messages. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series. Heliconia is also a leader in online video, with over 180,000 YouTube subscribers and 47 million views. See Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Facing Waves: Paddling Barbados named best stand up paddling film at the 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival

SUP Film WinnerHeliconia is pleased to announce that a full episode from their Facing Waves Television series has won top honors at the 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival.

Now in its 6th season, Facing Waves is an adventure travel TV series that tells the story of the people, places and adventures of a destination through a paddlesports journey. Paddling Barbados follows the BIC SUP team as they explore the beautiful island of Barbados in search of the perfect wave. The paddlers travel across the island, taking part in a local SUP race, a traditional fish fry at the legendary Oistin’s and to surf one of Kelly Slater’s favorite waves – The Soup Bowl.

As the winner of the SUP category in the 2017 Reel Paddling Film Festival, the episode will be going on a World Tour to more than 120 cities. The episode is also currently airing on FOX Sports Networks, Outside Television and Nautical Channel – reaching ninety million households, in three languages and forty countries.

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About Facing Waves

The Facing Waves TV series features stand up paddling, sea kayaking, canoeing, rafting, whitewater kayaking, and surf adventures from around the globe. Each 30-minute TV episode is broadcast in the U.S. through Outside Television and FOX Sports Network, and internationally in 40+ countries on the Nautical Channel. For video and information on past episodes please visit www.facingwaves.com.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces five unique television series which air on such networks as NBC Sports, Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside Television, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 170,000 YouTube subscribers and 45 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

SEASON 5 PREMIERE of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Wilderness Systems Airs on World Fishing Network Sunday, July 10th

Press Release Image - Bassin' S5Heliconia, producers of Wilderness Systems’ Kayak Bassin’ with Chad Hoover, proudly announces the launch of Season 5 on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Sunday, July 10th at 8:30pm EST*.

Season 5 of Wilderness Systems’ Kayak Bassin’ kicks off Sunday July 10th at 8:30pm. EST* on World Fishing Network as Chad Hoover hooks up with UFC star Clay ‘the Carpenter’ Guida for some big bass action in Florida. Fans of the show can look forward to the show airing weekly on WFN year-round.

Now entering it’s 6th season of filming, Wilderness Systems’ Kayak Bassin’ with Chad Hoover is a fresh new style of fishing show, packed with exciting bass action and valuable bass fishing tips. Kayak Bassin’ is a TV series designed to excite and educate viewers whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak.

Learn more about the series at www.kayakbassinshow.com. Check out the full premiere schedule.

*Visit http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/schedule for the list of airings in all time zones.

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About Wilderness Systems’ Kayak Bassin’: Entering its 5th Season on WFN, Kayak Bassin’ stars funny-man Chad Hoover. The show is a fresh new style of fishing show, packed with exciting bass action and valuable bass fishing tips. Kayak Bassin’ is a TV series designed to excite and educate viewers whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate marketing messages in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces five unique television series which air on such networks as NBC Sports, FOX Sports Sun, Outside Television, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 150,000 YouTube subscribers and 41 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

For more information, call Amy Luscombe at 613-582-7154, or e-mail: amy@helipress.com.

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FOX Sports Sun to Air Heliconia’s Facing Waves Television Series

FOX Sports Sun to Air Heliconia's Facing Waves Television SeriesHeliconia, producers of Facing Waves presented by Fitbit—the first and only paddlesports TV series of its kind—is excited to announce a new broadcast agreement with FOX Sports Sun.

Heliconia, a leader in outdoors TV and WebTV production and distribution, is excited to announce that Season 4 of Facing Waves presented by Fitbit will air this summer on FOX Sports Sun.  “Florida is one of the premiere paddlesport states” says President, Ken Whiting, “this is a perfect audience for the Facing Waves series”. The network is available in more than 6.1 million homes in the state Florida, FOX Sports Sun has been a fixture in the homes of sports fans throughout the sunshine state for more than 25 years.

Facing Waves presented by Fitbit is an adventure travel TV series that showcases top paddling destinations around the world; sharing paddling adventures while telling the stories of the people and the places.

Season 4 of Facing Waves follows professional stand up paddler, Nikki Gregg, as she explores Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, the Azores, Jordan, New Caledonia, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Kentucky’s London-Laurel County, Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, Ontario’s Whitewater Region, and Nunavik, Quebec.

Watch the Facing Waves trailer and learn more about the series at: www.facingwaves.com. Read more

SEASON 4 PREMIERE of Facing Waves, presented by Fitbit, airs on Outside Television Friday, May 6th at 9:30pm

Facing Waves Season PremiereHeliconia, producers of Facing Waves presented by Fitbit with Nikki Gregg, is proud to announce the launch of Season 4 on Outside Television, Friday, May 6th at 9:30pm EST*.

This season, show host, fitness expert and professional stand up paddler, Nikki Gregg, explores Papua New Guinea, Tahiti, the Azores, Jordan, New Caledonia, North Carolina’s Crystal Coast, Kentucky’s London Laurel County, Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, and the Ottawa Valley and Nunavik, Quebec in Canada.

In the premiere episode, Nikki heads to Canada’s Ottawa Valley to watch over 200 athletes from around the world compete in the ICF World Freestyle Kayaking Championships, and to put her stand up paddling skills to the ultimate test in the huge rapids of the Ottawa River.

Now entering its fifth season of filming, Facing Waves is the first and only paddlesports TV series of its kind. Each 30-minute episode takes viewers on unique paddling adventures, and explorations of some of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. Learn more about the series at www.facingwaves.com. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand, contact Stefanie at 613.582.7154 or stefanie@helipress.com.

*Visit http://www.outsidetelevision.com/ for airings in all time zones.

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About Facing Waves presented by Fitbit: Facing Waves presented by Fitbit with Nikki Gregg is an adventure travel TV series that showcases top paddling destinations around the world; sharing paddling adventures while telling the story of the region and people of the area. Entering its fifth season of filming, the Facing Waves series features sea kayaking, stand up paddling, canoeing, rafting, and whitewater paddling from around the globe. Each 30-minute episode is broadcast into more than 30 million homes in 44 countries and three languages through Outside Television in the US, and Nautical Channel internationally. To showcase your top paddling destination or brand as a Facing Waves episode sponsor, contact Brendan at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate marketing messages in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as NBC Sports, Universal HD, Outside Television, and the World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 130,000 YouTube subscribers and 36 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

For more information, please call Amy Luscombe at 613 582 7154, or e-mail to: amy@helipress.com.

Seeking Destinations to Film in 2016 – Facing Waves Paddlesport TV Series

_MG_5326Heliconia Productions is seeking top paddling destinations to film in 2016 for Facing Waves—North America’s only paddlesport TV series, which airs on Outside Television and the Nautical Channel.

Facing Waves is an adventure travel TV series that showcases top paddling destinations around the world; sharing paddling adventures while telling the story of the region and people of the area. Entering its fourth season, the  TV series features sea kayaking, stand up paddling, canoeing, rafting, and whitewater paddling from around the globe. Each 30-minute episode is broadcast into more than 30 million homes in 44 countries and three languages through Outside Television in the US, and the Nautical Channel internationally.

Facing Waves is all about sharing the magic that surrounds our oceans, rivers, lakes or ponds, and inspiring travelers to visit these magnificent destinations,” says Heliconia President and Facing Waves guest host, Ken Whiting. “Paddlesports simply provide a unique and spectacular means of exploring and learning about a region.”

Heliconia is searching for new destinations to feature and film in 2016.  If you are interested in becoming an episode sponsor and hosting the Facing Waves crew, please contact Stefanie Manton, at 613.582.7154 or stefanie@helipress.com for details.

SEASON 7 PREMIERE of The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak Airs on World Fishing Network Saturday, April 2nd

Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak WFN Sports Season 7 PremiereHeliconia, producers of The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak with Jim Sammons, proudly announces the launch of Season 7 on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Sunday, April 2nd at 12 p.m. EST*.

Season 7 of The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak kicks off Saturday, April 2nd at 12 p.m. EST* on World Fishing Network as Jim Sammons heads out on a 3-week Baja road trip with his daughter Kirstin, and long-time friend Sean White. Their first stop is Bahia Magdalena, where they hook up with Mag Bay Outfitters. Fans of the show can look forward to the show airing weekly on WFN year-round.

Now entering it’s 8th season of filming, The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak with Jim Sammons is a fresh style of fishing show featuring jaw-dropping action in stunning locations. Every episode follows host Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. This season Jim explores New Zealand, Costa Rica, Curacao, Belize, Bahamas, Baja, California, and Florida.

Learn more about the series at www.kayakfishingshow.com. Check out the full premiere schedule at http://goo.gl/pppfvP.

*Visit http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/schedule for the list of airings in all time zones.

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About The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak: Entering its 7th Season on World Fishing Network, The Kayak Fishing Show presented by Jackson Kayak with Jim Sammons airs year-round and features jaw-dropping action in stunning locations. Every 30-minute episode follows Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 18 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate marketing messages in a unique, inspiring, and cost effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as NBC Sports, Universal HD, Outside Television, and the World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 130,000 YouTube subscribers and 36 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

For more information, call Amy Luscombe at 613-582-7154, or e-mail: amy@helipress.com.

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