Epic Trails

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.  


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.   

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.