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KAYAK BASS FISHING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP ONE-HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERES ON SPORTSMAN CHANNEL SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd AT 9PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Kayak Bassin’ and Knot Right Kayak Fishing with Chad Hoover, proudly announce the premiere of the Kayak Bass Fishing National Championships one-hour special on Sportsman Channel on Saturday, June 23rd at 9pm EST.

Co-hosted by TV and YouTube personalities Chad Hoover and Gene “Flukemaster” Jensen, the TV Special follows 750 of the nation’s top anglers over a 2-day competition on the legendary Kentucky Lake.  One of these lucky anglers will walk away with the 2018 Kayak Bass Fishing National Championship Title, and a record smashing $100,000 first-place prize.

Powered by Torqeedo motors and presented by Wilderness Systems kayaks, the KBF Championship is an annual event that features the nation’s top kayak anglers, and the up-and-coming talent. The tournament is accompanied by an expo, that is open to the public, where the latest and greatest kayak fishing gear is showcased.

“The KBF Championship is where talent, preparation, and determination pays off,” says Chad Hoover, “Kayak bass fishing breaks down conventional barriers to competition like age and wealth. The key to winning is what’s in each person’s head and heart, every one of this year’s 750 KBF members—from 14 to 74 years old—arrived in Paris, Tennessee determined and capable of winning, regardless of what they were paddling or the gear that they carried.”

The KBF Championship involves two, nine-hour days of competition, and uses the evolutionary 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—ten in all—determines the final standings. Learn more about the event by visiting https://www.kayakbassfishing.com/2019-kbfnc/

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About Kayak Bass Fishing:  Kayak Bass Fishing is the nation’s earliest and leading promotor of kayak bass fishing through social engagement, entertainment, information, and competition. Families and individuals of all ages discover enjoyment and challenge in being part of sport fishing’s fastest-growing segment. Some in the KBF community become KBF Members to take full advantage of member benefits and to be eligible for all levels of competition. For more information, see https://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, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven 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 235,000 YouTube subscribers and 58 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

 

EPIC TRAILS NOW ON FOX SPORTS NETWORKS


Heliconia is proud to announce their new series Epic Trails, will be airing this summer on FOX Sports regional networks, reaching an estimated 31 million additional TV households in the U.S.

Epic Trails is a TV series that follows Eric Hanson as he explores the world’s top trail destinations and tells the stories of the people, places and adventures that he discovers. The first season takes Eric down ancient trade routes in Jordan and Peru’s Sacred Valley, and deep into the backcountry of Fiji, Banff National Park, Australia’s Northern Territory, and New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park.

“The idea behind Epic Trails was to capture and share the magic of the world’s top hiking destinations,” says Heliconia President and Epic Trails Producer, Ken Whiting. “After watching the show, I think most people will agree that as the host of the series, Eric has one of the best jobs in the world.”

The show is currently seeking hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2019. If you are interested in hosting the Epic Trails crew for an episode, please contact Brendan Mark at 613.582.7154 or 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 https://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, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven 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 230,000 YouTube subscribers and 57 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

SEAGUAR’S EXTREME KAYAK FISHING CHALLENGE SEASON 7 PREMIERE AIRS ON SPORTSMAN CHANNEL FRIDAY, MAY 18th AT 11:30AM EST!

Heliconia, producers of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge, proudly announces the launch of Season 7 on Sportsman Channel on Friday, May 18th at 11:30am EST* and again on Saturday, May 19th at 1:00pm EST*.

Season 7 of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge kicks off as Jim Sammons hooks up with Garzilla Guide Service in Texas to catch monster alligator gar from his kayak. Fans of the show can look forward to weekly airings of the series May and June on Sportsman Channel.

This season, Jim puts his Seaguar line and leader to the ultimate test as he hooks up on yellowfin tuna in Louisiana, monster alligator gar in Texas, and Chinook salmon in British Columbia.

Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Jim Sammons by tuning into Jackson Kayak’s the Kayak Fishing Show on World Fishing Network (http://www.worldfishingnetwork.com/shows/the-kayak-fishing-show) or online on the Kayak Fishing Tales YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/kayakfishingtales).

*Visit http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/schedule/ for the list of Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge airings in all time zones.

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About Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge: Now entering its 8th season of filming, Seaguar’s Extreme Kayak Fishing Challenge is an exciting and inspiring series airing on Sportsman Channel. 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. Learn more about the series at https://www.kayakfishingshow.com.

About Heliconia Productions: 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, 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, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 230,000 YouTube subscribers and 57 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

EPIC TRAILS SEASON PREMIERE TO AIR ON OUTSIDE TV WEDNESDAY, MAY 9TH AT 10PM ET

Heliconia is proud to announce the premiere showing of their Epic Trails series on Outside TV, Wednesday, May 9th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. The half-hour premiere episode, Exploring Canada’s First National Park, follows host Eric Hanson on his adventures heli-hiking, caving and backpacking through the backcountry around Banff and Lake Louise.

“Kicking off the first season of Epic Trails in Banff National Park was an easy choice to make,” explains Hanson. “Banff isn’t just Canada’s first National Park, it’s Canada’s most popular National Park, and for good reason. The landscape is absolutely stunning, and there are endless opportunities to get into the backcountry and explore.”

“The idea behind Epic Trails was to capture and share the magic of the world’s top hiking destinations,” says Heliconia President and Epic Trails Producer, Ken Whiting. “After watching the show, I think most people will agree that as the host of the series, Eric has one of the best jobs in the world.”

Epic Trails airs on Outside TV and follows Eric Hanson on his adventure travels, as he discovers the world’s top hiking and backpacking destinations. The first season of the show takes Eric deep into the backcountry of Banff National Park, Australia’s Northern Territory, New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park, Peru’s Sacred Valley, and Fiji’s mountainous interior.

The show is currently seeking hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2019. If you are interested in hosting the Epic Trails crew for an episode, please contact Brendan Mark at 613.582.7154 or brendan@helipress.com.

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About Epic Trails: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel TV series that airs on Outside TV and follows host, Eric Hanson, as he explores the people, places, and adventures surrounding the world’s top trail destinations. Learn more about the series at https://www.epictrailstv.com/.


About Heliconia Productions:
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, 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, FOX Sports, Outside Television, Nautical Channel and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 225,000 YouTube subscribers and 56 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

SEASON 7 PREMIERE OF KNOT RIGHT KAYAK FISHING PREMIERES ON FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 11:30AM EST ON SPORTSMAN CHANNEL

Heliconia, producers of Knot Right Kayak Fishing, proudly announces the launch of Season 7 on Sportsman Channel on Friday, April 6th at 11:30 am EST* and again on Saturday, April 7th at 1:00 pm EST*.

Season 7 of Knot Right Kayak Fishing kicks off on as Chad Hoover takes his hunt for huge bass to the lakes of Northwest Arkansas. Now in its second year of airing on Sportsman Channel, fans of the show can look forward to weekly airings during April and May.

Now entering its 8th 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 www.kayakbassinshow.com. Check out the full premiere schedule here: https://bit.ly/2DZlYuX.

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 Chad Hoover 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: 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, 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 TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 225,000 YouTube subscribers and over 56 million views. See more of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

 

SEASON 9 PREMIERE OF JACKSON KAYAK’S KAYAK FISHING SHOW PREMIERES ON WORLD FISHING NETWORK THURSDAY, APRIL 5TH AT 8:30PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show, proudly announces the launch of Season 9 on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Thursday, April 5th at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Season 9 of Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show kicks off as Jim Sammons hooks up with Garzilla Guide Service in Texas to catch monster alligator gar from his kayak. Fans of the show can look forward to the show airing weekly on WFN year-round.

Now entering its 10th season of filming, Jackson Kayak’s Kayak Fishing Show 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 targets huge gamefish from the seat of his kayak in Louisiana, Texas, British Columbia, Belize, and as far away as the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.

Learn more about the series at www.kayakfishingshow.com. Fans can also catch more kayak angling entertainment with Jim Sammons by tuning in online on the Kayak Fishing Tales WebTV YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/KayakFishingTales). New episodes of the show will air every Thursday at 8:30 p.m. EST on WFN—check your local listings for further airings.

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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, 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 TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 225,000 YouTube subscribers and over 56 million views. See more of Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

HELICONIA’S JORDAN TRAIL FILM SELECTED AS A TOP 3 FINALIST AT THE 2017 ADVENTURE TRAVEL WORLD SUMMIT

Heliconia is proud to announce recently earning a top position in an international film competition. While filming an episode of their adventure travel series, Epic Trails, the production team also produced a short film for entry in the 2017 Adventure in Motion Film Competition put on by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA). With the help of local guides and the welcoming nature of Jordan’s Bedouin community, the film explores the newly developed Jordan Trail—a 450-mile hiking trail traversing the length of the country through some of the world’s most inspiring landscapes and historical sites, including the ancient city of Petra.

“We traveled Jordan from North to South along the incredible Jordan Trail; affording us what can only be considered a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the rich diversity and beauty of this country,” explains Epic Trails host, Eric Hanson. “Exploring the many regions touched by the Jordan Trail more than exceeded my expectations and it was truly special for all of us on so many levels.”

Selected from over 140 submissions, the film was featured as one of the top three finalists at the 2017 Adventure Travel World Summit in Salta, Argentina and shown to over 700 industry delegates from 54 countries.

Deputy Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, North America, Janine Jervis, applauds the opportunity to have Jordan featured in such a film and hopes it “will entice travelers to come and capture the generosity of the Jordanian people and their eagerness to make all visitors feel welcome.”

Watch The Jordan Trail short film online here, or the full 22-minute TV episode of Epic Trails: The Jordan Trail—now free online—on Heliconia’s BackpackingTV YouTube Channel.

The show is currently seeking more hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2018. If you are interested in becoming an episode partner and hosting the Epic Trails crew, please contact Stefanie Manton-Ward at 613.582.7154 or Stefanie@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. The Epic Trails series airs Outside TV. Learn more about the series at

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 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 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 213,000 YouTube subscribers and 55 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

Sportskool, an on-demand sports and fitness coaching network launches Facing Waves series on September 18th, 2017 to nearly 50 million TV households

Sportskool, an on-demand sports and fitness network dedicated to providing comprehensive coaching and athletic training for all skill levels, today announced a new partnership with Heliconia, an award-winning video production company specializing in outdoor video production.

Starting in September 2017, Sportskool and Heliconia will debut the adventure travel TV show, Facing Waves. Now in its sixth season of filming, Facing Waves  tells the story of the people, places and adventures of various destinations on a paddle sports journey. The series launches on September 18th, 2017 on Sportskool’s cable video-on-demand platforms, including Verizon and Comcast, reaching nearly 50 million cable TV households in the US.

“We are thrilled to provide this amazing new content to our viewers,” said Dave Willox, president of Sportskool. “Paddling is an area Sportskool is just starting to delve into, and to begin with stunning video footage following expert paddlers as they explore the globe is incredibly exciting. Our viewers are going to love it, especially since the Sports and Fitness Industry Association reports that paddle sports are growing at a rapid pace.”

Sportskool currently provides content for more than 40 sports and fitness categories, with over 400 instructional videos featuring world-class training and advice from professional coaches and athletes.

“We’re eager to introduce the Facing Waves series in partnership with Sportskool,” said Executive Producer Brendan Mark. “Heliconia is committed to producing high-quality outdoor content, and we’re sure Sportskool’s audience is the right fit for the show.”

About Sportskool

Sportskool is the largest on-demand sports training content distribution network in the world, reaching nearly 50 million cable TV households through Comcast, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision, Spectrum, and streamed via Roku, YouTube and Amazon to a global audience. Sportskool is dedicated to sports and fitness programming for today’s active youth and families and provides 24/7 access to tips, insights, and one-on-one instruction from the biggest names in sports. For more information, visit http://www.sportskool.com/.

About Heliconia Productions

Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 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 seven unique television series that 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 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 50 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

EPIC TRAILS PREMIERES ON OUTSIDE TV ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 10:30pm ET

Heliconia is proud to announce that their new series, Epic Trails, will premiere on Outside TV on Thursday, August 3rd at 10:30pm ET/ 7:30pm PT. The half-hour, premiere episode follows show host, Eric Hanson, as he travels along the Jordan Trail by foot—a 400-mile trail offering 40 days of hiking and connecting over 50 villages and towns through the heart of Jordan.

“We traveled Jordan from North to South along the incredible Jordan Trail; affording us what can only be considered a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the rich diversity and beauty of this country,” explains Hanson. “Exploring the many regions touched by the Jordan Trail more than exceeded my expectations and it was truly special for all of us on so many levels.”

“It was an honor to be approached by Heliconia for Jordan to be the host country for the premiere episode of Epic Trails,” says Deputy Director of the Jordan Tourism Board, North America, Janine Jervis. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I hope will entice travelers to come and capture the generosity of the Jordanian people and their eagerness to make all visitors feel welcome.”

Epic Trails will air on Outside TV and will follow Eric Hanson on his adventures around the globe in search of the world’s top trails. Watch the episode teaser here: https://youtu.be/2Gmke-pxi2Q

The show is currently seeking hiking, climbing and mountain biking destinations to film in 2018. If you are interested in becoming an episode partner and hosting the Epic Trails crew, please contact Stefanie Manton-Ward at 613.582.7154 or Stefanie@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. The 30-minute premiere episode begins airing on Outside TV in summer 2017. Learn more about the series at https://www.epictrailstv.com/.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 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 seven 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 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 50 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com/.

SEASON 6 PREMIERE OF KAYAK BASSIN’ WITH CHAD HOOVER AIRS ON WORLD FISHING NETWORK MONDAY, JUNE 26th AT 7PM EST

Heliconia, producers of Kayak Bassin’ with Chad Hoover, proudly announces the launch of Season 6 on World Fishing Network (WFN) on Monday, June 26th at 7p.m. EST*.

Season 6 of Kayak Bassin’ with Chad Hoover kicks off as Chad Hoover takes his hunt for big bass to Toledo Bend in Louisiana. Fans of the show can look forward to the show airing weekly on WFN year-round.

Now entering its 7th season of filming, Kayak Bassin’ 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. This season, Chad travels to Louisiana, Florida, Virginia, and Wisconsin in search of big bass and to catch ‘em where others can’t.

Learn more about the series at http://www.kayakbassinshow.com .

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

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About Kayak Bassin’ with Chad Hoover: 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.

About Heliconia Productions: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 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 seven 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 190,000 YouTube subscribers and 49 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at www.helipress.com.

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