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Heliconia TV Series Set to Air in 100+ Million Homes and over 90 countries: Video Production Company Expands Distribution with FOX Sports and the National Geographic Channel-ASIA

Heliconia, the Telly Award winning video production and marketing company, is pleased to announce a major expansion of their already-impressive broadcast distribution footprint. Heliconia’s shows will now be available in over 80 million US households through the FOX Sports Network, and available in 90 countries through National Geographic Channel-Asia, including China, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

Viewers will be able to watch new episodes of Epic Trails, Facing Waves, Chad Hoover Fishing, and The Kayak Fishing Show with Jim Sammons on all 27 regional networks making up FOX Sports Network beginning in June 2020. Seasons 1 and 2 of Epic Trails, recently dubbed as one of the top adventure-travel shows to watch in 2020 by The Washington Post, will begin airing on the prestigious National Geographic Channel-Asia in the fall, 2020.  Heliconia TV series are already available in the US on OutsideTV, Sportsman Channel and World Fishing Network.

“Heliconia is thrilled to be able to provide our content to these distribution partners, and to share our shows with more viewers around the world” explains Heliconia Vice-President, Brendan Mark. The additional distribution provided by our partnerships with FOX Sports Network and the National Geographic Channel-ASIA is a huge milestone for our company, as well as a big win for our project partners.”

Heliconia’s new distribution partnerships come at a time when television viewership is at an all time high. According to data from Comcast, the average household is watching an additional 8 hours of TV more per week. In early March 2020, the average household watched 57 hours of content per week – that number is now up to 66 hours per week.  

ABOUT HELICONIA:

Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces seven unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain Biking, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Peak Experience, Chad Hoover Fishing and the Kayak Fishing Show. 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.heliconia.ca.   

Heliconia Announces Peak Experience: A New Adventure Travel Series Leading the Way in Sustainable and Transformational Travel

Heliconia, video production and marketing company behind the adventure travel series Epic Trails and Facing Waves, is pleased to announce Peak Experience—a brand new kind of adventure travel show leading the way in sustainable and transformational travel. Created in partnership with Adventure Junky, a leader in the sustainable tourism movement, Peak Experience will premiere on Outside TV in the summer of 2021.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.