Featuring Ben Fogle, Gordon Ramsay, Henry Golding, Philippe Cousteau, and Bear Grylls
Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, is pleased to announce the June 2023 stunt and curated programming for its award-winning travel-entertainment digital channel, JOURNY. JOURNY celebrates Father’s Day all month long with a strong line-up of dad-hosted programming, including Ben Fogle (Starting Up, Starting Over), the British host, adventurer, and writer who can TRULY do it all. But above all, he’s a dad. This June, he is joined by other JOURNY paternal figures Henry Golding (Welcome to the Railworld Japan), Gordon Ramsay (Great Escape), Bear Grylls (Bear’s Wild Adventure), and Philippe Cousteau (Xploration Awesome Planet). The Dad Adventures stunt celebrating dads and Father’s Day begins streaming Thursday, June 1st on JOURNY.
Ben Fogle’s Starting Up, Starting Over follows the brave people who dare to quit their 9 to 5 working routine and pursue their dream of a better life, in a better place, doing something they love. Each episode follows a different person or family who’ve had enough of the rat race. Ben Fogle immerses himself in their new lives and discovers how the reality of being their own boss measures up to the dream. These brave souls sell up, relocate, and put everything they have into creating their dream life – as restaurant owners, beer makers, hoteliers, or farmers. They are prepared to put everything on the line and take an exciting leap into the unknown, so they can take control of their lives and follow their dreams.
Viewers will also enjoy the specially curated lineup of the following titles:
– Bear’s Wild Adventure: In this two-part series hosted by Bear Grylls, former rugby union player Jonny Wilkinson and former boxer Nicola Adams face the grueling and harsh terrain of Dartmoor National Park in the UK, as they test their survival instincts in a once in a lifetime experience.
– Gordon Ramsay’s Great Escape: Your favorite hot headed chef Gordon Ramsay is on his way to India! He may love curry but knows little about true Indian cuisine, so he sets off to India for the first time to discover a whole new culinary world. He embarks on an amazing gastronomic quest and experiences the diversity of India’s culinary traditions, submerging himself in all aspects of the culture, no matter how challenging, unfamiliar or extreme.
– Welcome to the Railworld Japan: Grab a ticket on this breathtaking train ride across a gorgeous and historic land. Host Henry Golding (Crazy Rich Asians) discovers the essence of Japan by taking a unique and fulfilling journey through the country’s most prominent mode of transport: the railway system. Embark on a comprehensive and fun tour around the land of the rising sun with destinations ranging from Tokyo, Hokkaido, Okinawa, Kyushu, and more.
– Xploration Awesome Planet: Philippe Cousteau, Jr. is no stranger to exploration. Grandson of legendary underwater explorer Jacques Cousteau, Philippe examines the planet in this series. Among many adventures, Philippe travels to diamond and gold mines to see how gems and metals are formed, faces active volcanoes to observe what happens inside Earth’s burning core, visits a condor rehabilitation area, and checks out weather stations in mountainous areas to get an idea of how weather phenomena form in the atmosphere.
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.
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, Frankie Drake Mysteries, Arts Engines, 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, Charter/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.