The FAST Channel Launches on June 1

Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, is pleased to announce the latest off-shoot of its award-winning travel-entertainment digital channel, JOURNY. JOURNY Presents: America the Beautiful is an exclusive catalogue of curated content celebrating our nation’s parks, monuments, and forests. Featuring 24/7 exclusive themed content, the FAST channel will stream award-winning programming and culturally diverse series. The JOURNY Presents: America the Beautiful FAST Channel launches on Wednesday, June 1 and will be available to stream on Plex, DistroTV, and FreebieTV.

“Here at JOURNY, we love nothing more than exploring. America’s National Parks – from coast to mountain; canyons to riverways – are some of the greatest places to get out and explore. We couldn’t be prouder to bring JOURNY Presents: America the Beautiful to all of our viewers – at no charge – on any screen they choose,” said Will Marks, Ovation’s SVP of Business Development & Digital.

Viewers will experience some of our country’s most epic and protected landscapes while visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in Rock the Park, traveling to the Everglades with comedian Richard Ayoade, climbing Devil’s Tower with Jared Leto, and exploring Yellowstone with Philippe Cousteau. JOURNY Presents: America the Beautiful will launch with the following titles:

Rock the Park (52 episodes) – The Emmy Award-winning series taps into America’s love affair with our National Parks. Each episode, the series’ hosts, Jack Steward & Colton Smith, inspire Americans to get on the road and see some of our country’s most coveted nature spots. Discover Joshua Tree, Bryce Canyon, Zion, and Rocky Mountain National Parks.

Great Wide Open (6 episodes) – Directed by Jared Leto, this documentary series celebrates America’s national parks and the adventurers who explore them. Guests include some legendary rock climbers, mountaineers, and free soloists.

Travels with Darley (12 episodes) – Shot in 4K, 6-time Emmy Award-nominated host Darley Newman travels with local people in beautiful and awe-inspiring locations. Darley’s on-camera local counterparts are the true stars of each episode and lead Darley through their history, culture, food, music, art, and adventure.

Xploration Awesome Planet (9 episodes) – Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, examines the planet in this series. During some of his visits where he explains some of nature and wildlife’s most interesting facts and secrets, Philippe also finds himself in some of our nations National Parks. Join him on some of his epic U.S. adventures.

Awesome Adventures (5 episodes) – Local teenagers are invited to go on incredible journeys in their own backyard. These adventures are totally new to them, allowing them to discover a piece of their home they never had a chance to experience before.

American Canvas (1 episode) – Travel across the country with host Dave Holmes as American Canvas seeks out the nation’s hottest art and cultural events.

Travel Man (1 episode) – Having conquered the world of technology in the sitcom IT Crowd, acclaimed director, author, and BAFTA-winning actor Richard Ayoade deserves a break. But there’s a problem: he hates going on vacation. For Richard, travel is boring and stressful and takes far too long. Surely, there must be a way to make it more fun, more efficient, and less tedious?

Plus, bonus short-form content featuring some of the listed series above.

All titles available on the JOURNY Presents: America the Beautiful FAST channel are also available to stream on the JOURNY app, which is free and 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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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.

About OVATION TV America’s Premier Arts Network
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 150 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,, and through our App, OVATION NOW.

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