JOURNY’s Monthly Lineup “Wonder(ing) Women” Features History and Adventure with Darley Newman as the Series Anchor and Includes Chicks on Boards, Lee Chan’s World Food Tour, and Awesome Adventures
Ovation TV, America’s only arts network, is pleased to announce the latest programming for its award-winning travel-entertainment digital channel, JOURNY. In honor of Women’s History Month, JOURNY’s March programming lineup is themed “Wonder(ing) Women” with the new season of Emmy Award-nominated Travels with Darley as the anchor series. Host Darley Newman takes viewers to meet female changemakers and entrepreneurs along Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail, South Carolina’s Liberty Trail, New York’s Empire State Trail, and in Wisconsin’s Northwoods and Colorado Forests. Episodes are available beginning Tuesday, March 1.
JOURNY premieres a new travel series every month, supported by a curated lineup of diverse programming, talent, and destinations. For Women’s History Month, Travels with Darley’s new season brings diversity to the forefront by featuring social issues and history through an immersive, modern lens. Recognized in Forbes for her “PBS Travel Empire,” Newman has been called a contemporary explorer and has won numerous awards for inspiring women. For over a decade, she has led production teams in over 30 nations and 26 states and has been both behind and in front of the camera as producer, videographer, editor, director, writer, and TV host.
“Since I was a young girl, I’ve been inspired by women explorers of the past. This season I’m honored to bring viewers to meet trailblazing women whose stories highlight Civil Rights accomplishments and significant events in American history, as well as our diverse cultures and communities,” said Newman.
In the Travels with Darley Alabama’s Civil Rights Trail episodes, viewers meet Rosa Parks protégé Doris Crenshaw inside Parks’ former Montgomery apartment; JoAnne Bland shares her struggles as a child activist who participated in the Selma to Montgomery March; and Lula Hatcher, BBQ matriarch, recounts her restaurant brought the community together, as one of the few area establishments that was not segregated in the 1950s and 60s.
Along South Carolina’s new Liberty Trail, Newman follows in the footsteps of iconic historical figures by kayaking and hiking through Revolutionary War sites to make history relevant and exciting for today’s viewer. Along New York’s new 750-mile Empire State Trail, Newman cycles with Allison Joseph and members of Black Girls Do Bike in Albany to learn about the organization’s mission to encourage women, especially women of color, to get involved in cycling. And in Colorado and Wisconsin, Newman explores national forests, sustainable ranches, and small businesses with the help of women entrepreneurs and environmental champions.
Viewers will also enjoy a specially curated lineup of some of JOURNY’s favorite series for the “Wonder(ing) Women” theme. This Women’s History Month, JOURNY is lifting up some amazing female hosts with the following series, including previous episodes of Travels with Darley, as well as:
• Chicks on Boards: female rebels on surfboards claim freedom against all social odds – even if their passion, surfing, is a provocation of their culture. Surfing is an expression of freedom and infinity. But the seemingly endless freedom between the skies and the waves has clear borders on land. Surfing women are considered an insult across many cultures. Many of them surf secretly and risk a lot for their passion. The series features six outstanding and courageous female surfers.
• Lee Chan’s World Food Tour: Combining her passions of food and travel, Lee Chan (“My Kitchen Rules” and “Coxy’s Big Break”) eats her way around the globe. With her taste buds leading the way, Lee travels to every corner of the world cooking up local favorites, modern delicacies, and delicious desserts. From the markets of Asia to the wilds of Africa, Lee’s energetic zest for life will see her feasting on a menu of culture and cuisine. In the series, Lee Chan visits Vietnam, Egypt, France, South Korea, Germany, China, Canada, India, Malaysia, the United States, Australia, Singapore, and Cambodia.
• Awesome Adventures: Teenagers go on incredible journeys around the world in Awesome Adventures. Destinations include Hawaii, New Zealand, and Panama. Host Nicole Dabeau enlists local teens for activities such as climbing, volleyball, elephant trekking, glacier walking, and parasailing.
JOURNY is free to stream and is available on 300MM+ connected TVs via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio WatchFree+, Plex, DistroTV, and Verizon Stream; as well as on millions of iOS and Android mobile devices.
JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art, and culture! Watch award-winning television series focused on immersive experiences and unique storytelling for FREE! Powered by Ovation and designed for the conscientious traveler, our programming centers world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. Utilizing a network of talented and passionate travel filmmakers, producers, and creators, JOURNY brings together the voices and stories that make us connected and human. JOURNY is available on 300MM+ connected TVs via Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, Samsung TV Plus, Vizio WatchFree+, Plex, DistroTV, and Verizon Stream; as well as on millions of iOS and Android mobile devices.
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As an independent television, production, and digital media company, OVATION TV has an unparalleled commitment to the arts, culture, and captivating entertainment. Showcasing a lineup of critically acclaimed premium dramas, specials, documentaries, and iconic films, OVATION TV salutes innovative storytelling with popular programming that includes Inside the Actors Studio, Murdoch Mysteries, Riviera, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Arts Engines, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, The Fall, Midsomer Murders, The Art Of, Celebrity Conversations, and The Sound of New York. Ovation also powers JOURNY, the dedicated streaming service where art, culture, and travel intersect. The company has provided more than $15M in contributions and in-kind support to arts institutions and arts education. Its signature advocacy platform, STAND FOR THE ARTS, includes a coalition of over 130 arts organizations, cultural institutions, and arts leaders throughout the country raising awareness about art’s positive impact, protecting access for everyone, and encouraging action on behalf of the arts. OVATION TV is available on major providers via cable, satellite, and telco systems including Comcast Cable/Xfinity, DIRECTV/AT&T U-verse, SPECTRUM, Verizon FiOS, as well as on-demand. You can follow OVATION TV on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, OvationTV.com, and through our App, OVATION NOW.