|Canadian Catalogue - Travel|
CONFUCIUS WAS A FOODIE (19 x 60’ HD / 4K – NEW Season 3)
Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing explores with the knowledge of a chef and the curiosity of a Westerner. Christine’s decision to embark on this journey is motivated by her discovery that 2,500-year-old Chinese philosopher Confucius was actually—a foodie. From exploring Chinese cuisines in North America to the culinary politics of Taiwan, the tasty richness of Hong Kong, and the blended flavors of South East Asia, Christine finds surprising connections to the foodie precepts of the great Chinese philosopher. Fresh, fun and action-packed, each episode sees Christine as a culinary adventurer, fearlessly leading viewers to a deeper appreciation of our world through a foodie filter. Every colorful and tasty escapade will surprise, no matter what culinary heritage you have. Christine travels to Italy, questioning the origins of pizza, in Greece she is figuring out the beginnings of baklava, and in Paris she discovers that crepes have Chinese roots. Learning about culture through food has never been more enjoyable with Chef Cushing as the host. Shaking up foodie myths will have viewers calling for take-out before the end of every mouthwatering episode. Celebrity guests include Anna Olson, Chef Wan, Ming Tsai, Alvin Leung, Ili Sulaiman, Janet Hsieh, Massimo Capra, Vanessa Yeung, and Fuchsia Dunlop
LUXURY LIVING ABROAD (13 x 30’ 4K/HD)
Luxury Living Abroad explores the most luxurious experiences all around the world for viewers who enjoy the more exquisite things in life. From floating shops in tropical Thailand to scuba diving off the Great Barrier Reef in Belize, every country has something to offer that’s beyond your wildest dreams. Whether you’re stopping by or there to stay, see the homes and hotels that the rich and famous use to see these exotic spots at their best.
TRAVEL SAFE, NOT SORRY (5 x 60’ HD North American Rights Only)
This exciting, beautiful and above all fun travel series takes you on a journey, from backyard adventures to exotic locations. With the help of experts and enthusiasts you’ll uncover interesting tips on some of the city’s most exciting locations and the key travel hazards to avoid. So how do you complete your bucket list, without kicking the bucket? Host traveler, Tobias Scott takes you on a variety of adventures with the aim to give you the confidence to try things you never thought you could. Whether it’s climbing a 100-foot ice wall, paragliding off a rocky cliff, exploring underwater caves, searching for Mayan ruins in Mexico, or throwing the dice at craps for the first time, Tobias will show you that things you may have always wanted to try aren’t as crazy as they seem!
BEYOND THE BEATEN PATH (13 x 60 HD)
Beyond The Beaten Path follows the three adventurous Eagar brothers as they undertake incredible journeys to odd and exotic destinations around the world. Traveling the “Eagar Way” means traveling rough, traveling beyond the beaten path, and bridging cultural hurdles to live unique experiences that few of us will ever encounter. From walking over the Himalayas to visit the King of the Forbidden Kingdom of Manthang, to teaming reindeer sleighs across the Arctic, to navigating the Nile in Egypt, the brothers will take you on adventures you’ll never forget.
FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD (13x30’ HD / 52 x 5’ HD)
There’s more than one reason to celebrate so let’s go on a journey and experience a different side of international cultures through their festivals. See how the world celebrates the arts, seasons; music, food, anniversaries, fashion or what makes their region unique. Each episode explores 4 international festivals and ends with a segment about etiquette and how to get the best out of any festival.
LONGEVITY ROAD TRIP (5 X 30’ HD)
In Longevity Road Trip, five couples embark on journeys as unique as they are, each one designed to explore and extend the limits of ageing and ultimately, to keep them young. We’ll join them as they reveal the secrets of a mysterious multi-million-dollar research centre in California; navigate the Bermuda Triangle in search of the real, historical Fountain of Youth and divine tantric arts on the beaches of Cap d’Agde in the South of France. They’ll push their bodies to the limits of endurance in the Austrian Alps and surf the wild coast of Peru as they enrich their own lives by changing the lives of others for the better. From highfalutin, to folksy, to just plain flakey, each trip will challenge the voyaging couple to transform themselves and everything we believe we know about ageing.
REEL WEST COAST (10 X 30’ HD)
Hosted by former NHL player Brendan Morrison, "Reel West Coast" is an outdoor travel and fishing show focused on adventure, conservation, culture and the West Coast lifestyle. We highlight fishing lodges, guides, wildlife and local culture. The journey and adventure around fishing is front and center in all our stories and episodes as we travel to some of the most beautiful locations in North America.
NEXT STOP (51 X 30’ HD)
Next Stop is an exciting travel series featuring the people, culture, local music, food, sports and landmarks that make each destination unique. Next Stop not only takes you to fabulous places, but it gives you an insider’s look into each featured location. Whether ice bar hopping during a festival in Japan or swimming with dolphins on the Big Island of Hawaii, host Jon Olson stops at nothing to bring viewers the unique traditions and people he encounters in his travels. Spotlighting unique destinations all around the world, Next Stop enlightens you regarding where to go, what to do and how to do it.
NOMADS (56 X 30’ HD)
Nomads showcases amazing adventure travel exploits, with passionate storytelling and the involvement of some of the world’s greatest extreme sports athletes. Visually stunning sports such as whitewater kayaking, extreme big mountain skiing, windsurfing, kiteboarding, basejumping, extreme snowboarding and big wave surfing push the limits of possibility. Nomads is shot globally on six continents and touches down in exotic locations such as Switzerland, Alaska, Mexico, Argentina, Japan, Tahiti, Africa, Costa Rica, Norway, Hawaii, New Zealand, Canada and the Canary Islands. These timeless adventures are rich in action, adventure, culture and travel with a focus on compelling personalities and storytelling.
TRAVEL TIME WITH LINDA (13 X 30' HD)
TRAVELING WITH EMILY M (13 x 30' HD)
OUTTA TOWN ADVENTURES (13 X 30' HD)
MYSTIC JOURNEY TO INDIA (3 X 60' HD)
UTRAVEL (16 X 30' HD)
CARIBBEAN VIBRATIONS TV (13 X 30' HD)
DIVERS DOWN (45 X 30')
RESTLESS JOSIE (9 X 30' HD)
DISTANT SHORES (104 x 30’ HD (new 2012 season))
A cold winter's approaching, so why not jump in a boat and head somewhere sunnier? Not got a boat? Well Paul and Sheryl Shard have and that's exactly what they did in this brand-new Distant Shores adventure. The Bahamas, Antigua, St. Maarten - just the names conjure up a warm feeling and this is where the Shards chose to spend their winter. While in the Caribbean, they meet with locals such as 'Crocodile James' a naturalist on the remote island of Saba and learn of life on these sea-faring islands. The Shards also get to experience another way of sailing the seas as they swap yarns with the captain of a luxurious cruise ship. So if you are feeling the cold, you know what to do. Either buy a boat or watch the Shards enjoying the Caribbean sunshine.
WEST COAST ADVENTURES (23 X 30’ HD)
AROUND THE WORLD ON HORSEBACK (7 x 30')
Ages ago man and horse began a unique partnership that endures to this day. “Around the World on Horseback” takes the viewer to exotic locations all over the world to discover this mysterious bond and the cultures that created it. Whether it’s braving a sub-zero Atlantic wind while riding over the lava fields of Iceland or mounting the famous white Lippizaner horse at its original, centuries old, breeding farm in Slovenia, join host James Hillman as he travels the world, explores the cities and roams the countryside - meeting the locals and riding their horses.
4REAL TV (Social 8 x 30 HD)
4REAL takes celebrity guests on amazing adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are effecting positive change in their communities and beyond. From Rios City of God to the heart of the Amazon, from the peaks of the Peruvian Andes to Vancouvers Downtown Eastside, we embark on the journey of a lifetime: one that will allow them to see both the strength of the human spirit and the challenges humanity faces in our ever-changing world. Celebrities include; Cameron Diaz, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Flea(Red Hot Chili Peppers) and more.
Along for the Ride (Social 39 x 30' HD)
Along for the Ride follows expert show-jumpers across Canada as they battle to win the prestigious Kubota Cup. Each exciting episode profiles 3 riders, giving an inside view on their horses and keys on the obstacles of self, sport and venue.
ANGRY PLANET (39 x 30' in HD)
Adventure / Science Series
Over the last ten years, the world’s weather has gotten more and more violent, and many have witnessed dozens of hurricanes, tornados and volcanic firestorms. “Angry Planet” will take the audience on an extraordinary tour of the world’s most extreme natural phenomena as we film a collection of unique and hair-raising situations involving tornados, hurricanes, blizzards and anything else Mother Nature could hit us with. The audience will get an E-ticket thrill ride though some of the most extraordinary sights our angry planet can produce, hosted by a intense, personable thrill seeker - George Kourounis - one of the world’s most active and venturesome storm chasers. The show will be a behind-the-scenes docu-soap chronicling the adventures and misadventures as George and his associates explore the world’s wildest weather and hairiest natural sights. The first 13 episode season of “Angry Planet” will follow George as he witnesses wild phenomena on the furious earth: Hurricanes, Tornados, Volcanoes, “Weather Bomb” Winter Storms, Water Spouts, Lightening and Forest Fires. We will “push the envelope” with the filming of each of these – adding elements to the filmmaking and storytelling that will make this a truly unique and exciting series.
DON’T FORGET YOUR PASSPORT (52 x 60’ and 13 x 60'HD)
Travel / Adventure in HD
The fifth cycle of this highly rated series continues, but this time in High Definition. The Passport team keeps on treckin’ with their unquenchable thirst for new people and places. This new series, hosted by veteran Canadian journalist Gord Sivell, takes us to never before seen areas of Laos, Thailand, on safari in Botswana, and to Namibia, Vietnam and Australia amongst other exotic locations.
EARTH TREK (13x 30')
Travel / Adventure
Visit the globe’s most magical places in search of adventure, cultural enlightenment and ecological treasures. Join hosts Joni Ravenna and John Stevens as they cross the world’s highest canopy bridge in Malaysia, soar over the Grand Canyon, explore the Himalayas, dig for dinosaurs in the American West and visit sacred sites in Turkey, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Other episodes feature a safe haven for orangutans in Borneo, an elephant trek through a rain forest, a ghost town in Montana and a stunning scuba dive near the island of Phuket.
THE ICE HOTEL (1 x 60’ 3D and 2D)
For as long as he can remember, Jacques Desbois has been passionate about winter. In 2001, he fulfilled one of his dreams and built the first Ice Hotel in North America “Hotel De Glace”. Each year, 150 passionate workers help to create this incredible structure that’s filled with themed ice sculptures representing various cultures and geography. This magnificent Ice Hotel contains 36 guest rooms, a grand hall, a bar for 400 people and even an Ice Chapel that provides for at least 30 weddings per season. In this new documentary, history, architecture and culture are highlighted, along with breathtaking cinematography.
KEY WEST TIME (13x 30' HD)
Travel / Lifestyle
Showcasing the Island lifestyle of the “American Caribbean” the mission of KEY WEST TIME is to entertain and introduce the Florida Keys to viewers. This new series is fast paced and intertwined with food, facts and fun things to do and see in the Keys including annual events plus “What’s on the Grill”, “Howie’s Happy Hour” and “Tropical Tips” segments. Howard Livingston and his Mile Marker 24 band music provide a soundtrack to a unique lifestyle throughout the series while featuring fishing, diving, boating, treasure hunting, and much more.
QUEBEC WINTER CARNIVAL (1 x 60’ HD)
This 3D documentary special takes us to one of the most colourful and elaborate celebrations on earth where both human creativity and glorious cultures come together. The Quebec Winter Carnival is the world’s largest winter Carnival. It celebrates everything about winter with all sorts of unique competitions and celebrations - from Canoe races across the St. Lawrence River to horse racing with sleds, dog-sledding, skating, ice sculptures, food, music and fun.
SKIER’S WORLD (188 x 30’ ongoing)
Sport / Travel
One of North America’s most enduring series, shot around the world, this series reveals the most unique, fun and exciting skier’s destinations worldwide. Each episode focuses on one specific site and for those who don’t know where to book their next ski trip it’s a great way to decide, as the resorts are explored from top to bottom.
developed by RB Productions