TRAVEL+ESCAPE ANNOUNCES NEW ADVENTURE SERIES SURVIVORMAN 10 DAYS WITH LES STROUD

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TRAVEL+ESCAPE ANNOUNCES NEW ADVENTURE SERIES SURVIVORMAN 10 DAYS WITH LES STROUD

Series to Begin Production in May

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(Toronto, ON) April 30, 2013 – Travel+Escape and Les Stroud Productions are thrilled to announce they have partnered on an all-new original adventure series Survivorman 10 Days featuring award-winning filmmaker and accomplished survival expert Les Stroud. The 8-episode series will premiere in the winter of 2014 on Travel+Escape.

Les Stroud’s new series Survivorman 10 Days takes him to the most captivating and harsh locations in the world to survive with little food, no water or gear, and no safety or camera crew. But this time, it’s for ten consecutive days. The series follows Les as he survives in remote locations such as the desolate firelands of Argentina and the dense jungles of Panama.

“We are excited to have Les Stroud join Travel+Escape as we continue the evolution of his hit Survivorman series,” said Marcia Martin SVP, Original Content, Blue Ant Media. “His rugged determination, ability to harness resources and willingness to do anything to survive will fascinate and entertain our Travel+Escape audiences.”

“I have a true passion for travel and a great desire to explore the most isolated locations on the planet,” said Les Stroud. “Survivorman 10 Days pushes me to go further and I can’t wait to take viewers along with me on my journey of discovery.”

Survivorman 10 Days is produced by Les Stroud Productions. The creative team includes Executive Producer Barry Farrell, VP Production Wendy Turner and Executive Producer and Show Creator Les Stroud.

Integration and sponsorship opportunities are available through the Blue Ant Media sales department, for more information contact Anna Carbone, VP of Television Sales at anna.carbone@blueantmedia.ca or by phone at 416-440-7225.

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Les Stroud Productions is helmed by CEO, Founder and Show Creator Les Stroud. In the year 2000, Les took a few small cameras out into the wilderness of Northern Ontario, Canada and spent a week surviving alone without food, water, equipment or camera crew. He has single-handedly written, created, produced, filmed, hosted, edited and wrote the theme music for two original, one-hour pilots that would eventually become the hit series Survivorman. He remains the only producer in the history of television to produce an internationally broadcast series entirely written, videotaped and hosted alone. Survivorman would go on to become the highest rated show in the history of OLN Canada, Science Channel US and Discovery Channel US. As Les’s popularity grew, so too did his production company. In 2007, Survivorman Productions Inc. was listed as one of the ‘Global Top 100′ on the coveted list for Realscreen magazine. Les Stroud Productions has continued to be a leading producer of survival reality content worldwide. Les’s recent credits include Survival Challenge, Survive This!, Les Stroud Beyond Survival and Survivorman 10 Days, as well as hosting countless television specials and numerous talk show appearances.

Blue Ant Media is a privately held integrated Canadian media company that creates and distributes engaging content in lifestyle, travel, documentary, music and entertainment categories. The company owns specialty channels Travel+Escape, Bite TV, AUX TV and Bold along with four premium, commercial-free channels Oasis HD, HIFI, eqHD, radX and their companion websites. Blue Ant Media’s digital publishing division produces daily content for its web and mobile sites and Digital Magazines for AUX and Travel+Escape. Producing over 400 hours of original content, Blue Ant Media develops both in-house programming and co-productions with international partners. Blue Ant recently acquired Cottage Life Media Inc., publishers of Cottage Life, Cottage and Outdoor Canada and producers of the Spring & Fall Cottage Life consumer shows. (BlueAntMedia.ca)

Media contact:

Nikki Lamb Tudico

Communications Manager
Blue Ant Media

416.878.2250
Nikki.lambtudico@blueantmedia.ca