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 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.

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