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Heliconia Halts Video Production in Response to COVID-19: Company focuses on fueling wanderlust in temporarily grounded adventurers

Heliconia, video production and marketing company behind the adventure travel series Epic Trails and Facing Waves, has suspended film shoots in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With a halt on new video production, the company has shifted their focus to fueling wanderlust and inspiring adventurers who have been forced to put their travels on hold for the time being.

“We are intimately aware of the global effects COVID-19 is having on the tourism industry,” shares Heliconia President, Ken Whiting“It’s forced us all to stop in our tracks, slow down, re-evaluate marketing campaigns, and for us—postpone any new films shoots and video production projects. Our team, now working remotely, recognizes that while we aren’t able to film new adventure travel content at the moment, we can help inspire and entertain people during these difficult times with the photographs and video assets we have on hand.”

The video production company is keeping a close eye on COVID-19 developments and has postponed film shoots for the time being.  “We know this will eventually come to an end,” Whiting explains. “We are continuing to plan with our partners and will be ready to pick-up where we left off and dive right back into video production once it is safe to do so.”

In the meantime, the Heliconia team will be continuing to share inspiring photographs, VLOGs and tip videos on the Epic Trails and Facing Waves social accounts, as well as making previous seasons available for consumption via their vast distribution network. Heliconia’s series air on such television networks as OutsideTV, 27 US Regional Sports Networks, Sportsman Channel, and the World Fishing Network. The shows are also available on select streaming platforms, including Amazon Prime, Roku, AppleTV and more. Heliconia’s online messaging will be that of encouraging people to enjoy these adventures from the comfort, and safety of their homes, while hoping to inspire them to plan their own trips for when things get back to normal.

According to technology market research provider Omdia, digital media consumption is likely to increase by 50% and the online streaming industry grow by 12% as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of such an overwhelming situation. We’re grateful to be able to provide some escapism and, through our adventure travel series, help fuel wanderlust until it’s safe to travel once again,” reflects Whiting.

ABOUT HELICONIA:

Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces six unique television series, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain Biking, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Peak Experiences, Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons and Chad Hoover Outdoors. Heliconia has a proven formula that marries inspiring video production with guaranteed television and digital distribution, ensuring that your message is heard by the adventure travel community in a unique and impactful way. For more information, visit www.helipress.com

We’re Hiring: Sales & Sponsorship Representative

Interested in joining a cutting edge production company that produces adventure travel television shows around the world? Heliconia is currently looking for a:

Sales &

Sponsorship 

Representative

 

Full-Time,  Salary TBD based on experience

Location: Beachburg, ON (in-house position)

Start date: March, 2020

 


Heliconia is looking for a full-time Sales Representative to sell advertising and sponsorship packages for its TV, Digital Video and Social Media projects. The Sales Representative would be responsible for managing relationships with current Heliconia advertisers and for finding new advertising partners. The position also involves key sales tasks such as the creation of proposals, the negotiating of contracts, the updating of Heliconia’s CRM system, travel to events, and ongoing communications with project partners.

The successful candidate must be personable, self-guided, very motivated, well organized, have a strong sales background and able to work out of the Beachburg office. The Sales Representative will work under the direction of the executive team and will be an integral part of all Heliconia projects.  Research to find new sales leads and opportunities for the sales team.

Sales Representative Job Duties:
  • Sell advertising/sponsorship packages by establishing contact and developing relationships with prospects
  • Build and maintain strong, long-lasting client relationships
  • Develop new business with existing clients
  • Prospect for new business and build new client relationships
  • Proactively take on the development of presentations, proposals, and follow-ups
  • Negotiate contracts and close agreements
  • Clearly communicate with project stakeholders by providing support, keeping all parties informed, and recommending new opportunities
  • Serve as the lead point of contact for all client matters
  • Collaborate with Heliconia team to identify and execute plans for new opportunities
  • Maintain an accurate and up-to-date CRM system
  • Travel to key trade shows in Canada, USA, and Internationally
  • Work out of the Beachburg office full time
  • All other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications: 
  • 3-5 years of sales experience (minimum) with proven results (mandatory)
  • Strong prospecting, presentation, negotiation, and closing skills
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of outdoor industry and trends considered an asset
  • Familiarity with advertising media and sponsorship considered an asset

 


 

Please send resume and cover letter to online application portal: https://helipress.betterteam.com/sales-and-sponsorship-representative  by February 20th, 2020.  Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

**CLOSED**We’re Hiring: Part Time Sales Assistant

***POSTING CLOSED AS OF DECEMBER 13th, 2019***

Interested in joining a cutting edge production company that produces adventure travel television shows around the world?  Heliconia is currently looking for:  


Sales Assistant

Part-time (20 hours per week) with potential to full-time, starting at $16/hr

Location: Beachburg, ON (in house position)

Start date: January 2020


Job Purpose:  Acting in a supporting role to the Partnership Manager, the Sales Assistant will be tasked with searching and locating pertinent information to help progress the sales and sponsorships of various Heliconia projects. In particular, the Sales Assistant will do research, using various sources (mostly online) to locate new sales leads and opportunities, and to obtain the appropriate contact information for the sales department.


Sales Assistant Job Duties:

  • Research to find new sales leads and opportunities for the sales team
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date database
  • Work collaboratively with sales & marketing staff
  • Report directly to Partnership Manager
  • All other duties as assigned

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Motivated by finding vital information. Must have a “hunter” mentality
  • Excellent ability and use of the internet
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong organization (task/time management, prioritization, ability to quickly locate information as requested)
  • Knowledge of global geography
  • Knowledge and interest in outdoor activities a bonus
  • Sales experience an asset

Please send resume with cover letter to Stefanie Manton-Ward, stefanie@helipress.com by December 13th.  Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

The 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship One-Hour Special Premieres on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, July 13th at 7PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks and Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA, proudly announce the airing of the 2019 Kayak Bass Fishing (KBF) National Championships – a one-hour special premiering on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, July 13th at 7pm EST.

The YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqueedo is an annual event that features the nation’s top kayak anglers and the sport’s up-and-coming talent. This year’s competition saw nearly 500 of the best kayak anglers from across the US and Canada descend upon Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana to compete for over $200,000 in prize money. Co-hosted by television star, YouTube personality and KBF president Chad Hoover, YouTube stars Scott Beutjer and Gene “the Flukemaster” Jensen, as well as KBF Creative Director Joe Haubenreich, the tournament was fast paced and competitive as over seven thousand fish were caught during the three-day competition.

“Competition amongst anglers, against the elements, the fish and themselves is fundamental to fishing. All of that was on display this spring at the YakAttack KBF National Championship presented by Torqeedo, the biggest event in the world of kayak fishing,” said KBF President Chad Hoover. “The three-day tournament was held on the Red River and the five lakes surrounding Shreveport-Bossier City, Louisiana. Over 460 kayak anglers came to explore Louisiana’s bayous, lakes and backwaters. Anglers had to find their best 15 bass to earn the title of KBF National Champion and take home a check for $50,000 and their share of over $46,000 in KBF BONUS BUCKS.”

The KBF National Championship uses the revolutionary Catch, Photo, Release (CPR) online scoring format, whereby anglers photograph their bass on standardized measuring boards as they’re caught, and then upload the images to the event website. This not only allows fish to be released where they’re caught, but it provides spectators and competitors with a live leaderboard, from start to finish. The combined scores of up to five bass each day—15 in all—determines the final standings.

For a sneak peak of all the 2019 KBF National Championship action, check out the episode teaser at bit.ly/2019KBFNC. For more information on the KBF National Championship, visit www.kayakbassfishing.com/2019-kbfnc/.

About Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover: Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don’t. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. Chad is the host Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks which airs on WFN, the host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA which airs on Sportsman Channel, and is the charismatic online personality behind the Chad Hoover YouTube Channel, the Kayak Bass Fishing Facebook Page and the Kayak Bass Fishing Instagram account. Chad is also the founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing – the nation’s foremost organization that engages, supports and informs kayak bass anglers. For more information, visit www.kayakbassinshow.com and www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 282,000 YouTube subscribers and 68 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Season 8 of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks set to premiere July 1st on World Fishing Network

Heliconia, the video production company behind the hit television series Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks, is excited to announce that the 8th season of the entertaining kayak fishing show will premiere on World Fishing Network (WFN), Monday, July 1st at 6:30 pm est.

Season 8 of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks kicks off with host, Chad Hoover, going on a hilarious, bass-filled fishing trip with his family at Long Branch Lakes in Tennessee. Chad shares the joys, and frustrations, of fishing with kids as the Hoover clan spends some quality time together on the water.

Regulars of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks love Chad’s down-to-earth, honest and informative take on kayak fishing. While always the funny-man, Chad provides easy to understand tips and tricks to help anglers of all experience levels up-their game and land their personal best. Chad’s love for the sport is contagious and provides plenty of motivation for viewers at home to get out fishing themselves.

“For this season, we focused on making informational content that was also entertaining and inspiring and we are proud of how it turned out,” reflects host Chad Hoover. “I’m excited to share my kayak fishing adventures with everyone.”

13 episodes of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks will air this season on WFN. The show is currently in its 9th filming season. Brands interested in partnering with Chad are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

About Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover: Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don’t. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. Chad is the host Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks which airs on WFN, the host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA which airs on Sportsman Channel, and is the charismatic online personality behind the Chad Hoover YouTube Channel, the Kayak Bass Fishing Facebook Page and the Kayak Bass Fishing Instagram account.  Chad is also the founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing – the nation’s foremost organization that engages, supports and informs kayak bass anglers. For more information, visit www.kayakbassinshow.com and www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 276,000 YouTube subscribers and 67 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Another Epic Season of Epic Trails Set to Hit US Airwaves, June 4th

Heliconia, the video production company behind the hit television show Epic Trails, is excited to announce that Season 2 of the highly anticipated series is set to premiere on FOX Sports Network on Tuesday, June 4th at 5:30pm. Following close behind the launch on FOX Sports Network, Season 2 of Epic Trails will begin airing on Outside TV.

The season kicks off with host, Eric Hanson, putting his physical and mental strength to the test on what is humbly known as one of the most challenging hikes in the world – Papua New Guinea’s Kokoda Track. As Eric puts it, “The Kokoda Track is known as one of the world’s most difficult trails. It’s steep. It’s hot. It’s muddy. And it’s bloody amazing.” Between hikes, Eric experiences first-hand the diverse cultures of the region’s indigenous people and is moved by their customs and the incredible hospitality they show towards him.

Beginning with Papua New Guinea, Season 2 of Epic Trails will feature one awe-inspiring destination after another, including: Canada’s Sunshine Coast, British Columbia; England’s Peak District & Derbyshire; Juneau, Alaska; Jämtland, Sweden; Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada; Wales; New South Wales, Australia; California; and Poland. There will plenty of opportunity to catch the show this season as the premiere episode alone is scheduled to air 26 times in the month of June. Those curious to see what all the buzz is about can check out the Season 2 teaser here: bit.ly/EpicTrailsTeaser_S2.

Between airings, Epic Trails fans can access inspiring content on the Epic Trail’s Facebook page, Instagram account and blog. Subscribers to the show’s YouTube Channel, BackpackingTV, will enjoy a steady release of new content including behind-the-scene VLOGS from Epic Trails film shoots, backpacking tips, answers to subscriber questions, and episodes of Trackin’ Dirt an exciting new digital series being released in conjunction with Epic Trails.

With 10 incredible destinations showcased in this season, and adventures ranging from mountain biking through the Rockies to coasteering in Wales; exploring Alaska’s ice caves to rock climbing the iconic El Capitan; reindeer herding with the Sámi people in northern Sweden to scallop diving in the Atlantic Ocean; and spending the night in majestic medieval castles to camping under awe-inspiring Northern Lights, this season of Epic Trails promises to be just that – epic.

About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trails. Each 30-minute episode airs on Outside TV and the FOX Sports regional networks. Season 1 episodes have aired over 680 times since the series debut in 2018. Learn more about the series at www.epictrailstv.com. Networks interested in carrying Epic Trails are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President,  Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 272,000 YouTube subscribers and 66 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Season 8 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA set to premiere May 23rd on Sportsman Channel

Heliconia, the video production company behind the hit television series Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA, is excited to announce that the 8th season of the entertaining kayak fishing show will premiere on Sportsman Channel, Thursday, May 23rd at 10:00 am est. The episode will re-air on Sunday, May 26th at 2:30 pm est.  

Season 8 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA kicks off with Chad “Knot Right” Hoover chasing big bass around La Crosse, Wisconsin with special guests Eric Siddiqi, Gene “Flukemaster” Jensen and Jeremiah Burish, in a mock tournament episode.

Regulars of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA love Chad’s down-to-earth, honest and informative take on kayak fishing. While always the funny-man, Chad provides easy to understand tips and tricks to help anglers of all experience levels up-their game and land their personal best. Chad’s love for the sport is contagious and provides plenty of motivation for viewers at home to get out fishing themselves.

“Chad is a true kayak fishing pioneer and he always presents an entertaining and informative show, so we’re excited about sharing Knot Right with kayak anglers everywhere! It’s a perfect way for us to let kayak fishermen know how committed we are to offering the industry’s best assortment of kayaks and kayak fishing accessories,” FishUSA President & CEO, Jeff Parnell explained.

Four new episodes of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA will air this season on Sportsman Channel. The show is currently in its 9th filming season. Brands interested in partnering with Chad are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

About Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover: Chad Hoover loves to fish. So much so, he has little tolerance for those who don’t. His passion and talent for bass fishing, along with his dynamic personality and desire to share the sport of kayak fishing, has made Chad a leader of the worldwide kayak fishing movement. Chad is the host of Knot Right Kayak Fishing presented by FishUSA which airs on Sportsman Channel, the host of Kayak Bassin’ presented by Bonafide Kayaks which airs on WFN, and is the charismatic online personality behind the Chad Hoover YouTube Channel, the Kayak Bass Fishing Facebook Page and the Kayak Bass Fishing Instagram account.  Chad is also the founder and president of Kayak Bass Fishing – the nation’s foremost organization that engages, supports and informs kayak bass anglers. For more information, visit www.kayakbassinshow.com and www.kayakbassfishing.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 272,000 YouTube subscribers and 66 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

Season 7 of Facing Waves set to hit US airwaves, May 7th on FOX Sports Network

Heliconia, the video production company behind the paddling television series Facing Waves, is excited to announce the launch of the 7th Season of the award-winning show at on Tuesday, May 7th, on FOX Sports Network. A total of 26 airings are already scheduled for the Season Premiere episode on FOX Sports Sun, FOX Sports Arizona, FOX Sports Southeast, FOX Sports Southwest and FOX SportsTime Ohio. Following closely behind the launch on FOX Sports Network, Season 7 of Facing Waves will also soon be released on Outside TV.

Facing Waves is an exciting and inspiring TV series that follows top paddlers as they discover the cultures, landscapes and adventures of the world’s most amazing adventure travel destinations. In Season 7, the first six episodes of Facing Waves will shine a spotlight on the diverse regions and endless opportunities for adventure that are found in Québec, Canada.

The result of an exciting marketing partnership between Heliconia and the Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec, each of the first six episodes of Facing Waves feature two distinct regions in la belle province. The adventures showcased in these episodes include, but are not limited to, sea kayaking with puffins in the Côte-Nord, whitewater kayaking down the raging waters of the Kipawa Rivers, exploring sea caves in les Iles de la Madeleine, stand up paddle boarding through the huge waves of the St. Lawrence River’s Lachine Rapids, learning about the Cree culture in the James Bay region of Northern Québec, and of course, taste testing all sorts of local delicacies along the way…everything from sticky buns to sea urchins, smoked herring and local craft beer.

In addition to the six Facing Waves episodes, the partnership with the Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec produced a dozen premium YouTube videos which are housed on Heliconia’s PaddleTV YouTube channel. Part of the Paddle Tales YouTube series, each video showcases a different region of Québec, and invites adventure travelers to experience the authentic and friendly hospitality found throughout the province for themselves.

“We truly appreciated working with Heliconia for the series filmed in Québec,” shares Sébastien Viau, Vice-President of Marketing and Commercialization at the Alliance de l’industrie touristique du Québec.  “The production team’s focus and efficiency made it possible for us to produce a high-quality series that allows viewers to discover Québec’s spectacular territories, including its waterways, as well as its creative culture and generous welcome.”

Season 7 of Facing Waves will wrap up with an exciting episode filmed in what is humbly considered one of Europe’s most stunning waterways – the Krutynia River. The spectacular route measures over 62 miles long, passes through 20 lakes, eight rivers, two canals and six nature reserves.

Facing Waves, North America’s first and only paddlesport TV series, is broadcast through Outside TV, FOX Sports, and Nautical Channel to ninety million households across 44 countries. Season 7 will debut on Outside TV on Saturday, May 25th at 7:30 pm. For more information on the series, visit www.facingwaves.com.

Tourism destinations interested in being featured on Facing Waves are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Sales and Partnership Manager, Stefanie Manton-Ward, at stefanie@helipress.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 267,000 YouTube subscribers and 65 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

 

KAYAK ANGLERS’ WILL WANT TO TUNE IN TO WFN AND SPORTSMAN CHANNEL ON SUNDAY, APRIL 7: NEW SEASONS WITH JIM SAMMONS SET TO PREMIERE

Heliconia is proud to announce the upcoming launch of Season 8 of Seaguar’s Extreme Fishing Challenge and Season 10 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show. Both hosted by renown kayak angler Jim Sammons, Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge will premiere on Sportsman Channel, Sunday, April 7th at 2:30 PM EST, while Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show will premiere on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Sunday, April 7th at 6:30 PM EST. Fans of shows can look forward to weekly airings on Sportsman Channel and WFN beginning in April.

The two shows follow host Jim Sammons as he travels the world with his kayak, on the hunt for the biggest and most challenging game fish. A San Diego, California native and certified fish and game licensed guide, Jim is known worldwide as a pioneer of big game kayak fishing. This season, Jim targets huge gamefish in the Bahamas, Louisiana, Canada’s Algonquin Park and the Ottawa Valley, Panama, Sweden, Costa Rica, California, Brazil, and Florida.

“This past year of filming has been super exciting!” explains Jim. “We traveled to some amazing locations, met so many wonderful people and experienced their food and culture. We fought some pretty stubborn fish and had a number of truly memorable moments on the water. I know the viewers at home will get a kick out of each episode.”  

The season premiere episode of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge sees Jim and special guest Esteban Gutierrez fishing incredibly beautiful and remote sections of the Amazon River in Brazil in search for huge peacock bass.

As for Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show, this season kicks off with Jim and special guests from the Jackson Kayak Fishing Team chasing down various species of fish on the fly in the clear blue water of Bahama Island. Without giving too much away, viewers will get to witness the kayak anglers fight with more than eight different species of fish including: tarpon, permit, bonefish, wahoo, ski jacks and barracuda.

Those interested to learn more about the two series can do so at www.kayakfishingshow.com. Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Jim Sammons by checking out The Kayak Fishing Show page on Facebook.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 264,000 YouTube subscribers and 64,900 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

WINTER CAMPING CAN REALLY SUCK – OR IT CAN BE EPIC: HELICONIA RELEASES NEW WINTER TIPS VIDEO SERIES

Heliconia is proud to announce the release of a new series called “Winter Tips”. Hosted by Eric Hanson, expert backpacker and star of the popular Epic Trails TV show, the series provide viewers with best practices on how to successfully, and enjoyably, go winter camping. The videos, eight in total, can be viewed on the Backpacking TV YouTube channel.

The Winter Tips series was officially launched with the release of an inspirational video fittingly called “Winter Camping Can Suck – Or it Can Be Epic.” Filmed over 2 days in -4 Fahrenheit temperatures in the beautiful Ottawa Valley, Canada, this piece combines breathtaking cinematography with easily accessible expert advice. Throughout, Eric explains his desire to inspire others to give winter camping a try.

“Most people don’t want to experience the discomfort [of winter camping],” empathizes host Eric Hanson. “But what they’re doing is ruling out that they’re going to experience the other extreme, which is the joy and the elation and the peace and the beauty that comes with it.”

Viewers keen on learning more about winter camping can subscribe to the Backpacking TV YouTube channel, or visit Eric’s blog.

Brands and tourism destinations interested in partnering with Eric and reaching the wider backpacking community are encouraged to contact Brendan Mark, Heliconia’s Vice-President, at brendan@helipress.com.

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About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trails. Each 30-minute episode airs on Outside TV and the FOX Sports regional networks. Learn more about the series at www.epictrailstv.com.

About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, and inspiring way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 264,000 YouTube subscribers and 64,900 million views. See all of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

 

 

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