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 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.

 

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.

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.

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