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.

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 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.

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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