Explore the Art, Cuisine, History, and Luxury Lodges of Africa
Ovation TV, America’s premier arts network, is pleased to announce the July 2023 stunt and curated programming for its award-winning travel-entertainment digital channel, JOURNY. Never been on a safari? Never experienced Kenyan cuisine? How about a JOURNY to the second largest continent in the world, with a special selection of our top shows taking place all around Africa? This July, we’re premiering Journeys in Africa and rediscovering other JOURNY favorites like On Safari, David Rocco’s Dolce Africa, and Lost Kingdoms of Africa. The month-long “African Adventures” stunt begins streaming Saturday, July 1st.
Journeys in Africa is an awe-inspiring nature travel series that will help unlock the mystery surrounding this amazing continent. This series showcases the culture, art, architecture, and wildlife of this exotic land. Each episode highlights another city, region, or national park and features incredible wild life sequences coupled with inspirational human interest stories.
Viewers will also enjoy the specially curated lineup of the following titles:
– On Safari: Take a tour of Africa’s most spectacular safari lodges in this beautifully shot 4K travel series. From sunrise wildlife encounters at the watering hole to sunset cocktails by the pool, get a taste of luxury living at these extraordinary retreats. Combining comfort with adventure, our Ghanaian-born host Sika Osei takes us into the heart of the African wild while indulging in the comfort and hospitality of the most incredible and luxurious Big 5 safari lodges on the continent. Meet the architects, chefs, and park rangers, and get up close with the wildlife itself, to discover what makes these travel destinations truly world famous.
– Lost Kingdoms of Africa: We know less about Africa’s past than any other continent’s on Earth. British art historian and expert Dr. Gus Casely-Hayford explores the rich and vibrant histories of the African continent. He tells fascinating stories of their complex and sophisticated kingdoms: Asante, Zulu, Berber of Morocco, Bunyoro, and Buganda. Despite the lack of written records, the histories of these kingdoms emerge from artifacts and oral traditions of the people. Join Dr. Gus as he explores the pre-colonial history of some of Africa’s most important kingdoms.
– David Rocco’s Dolce Africa: David Rocco is on the road again! This time he tells the lesser-known stories of the world’s oldest continent: Africa. From ancient tribal villages and rural working farms to breathtaking natural parks and big bustling cities, David explores the rich and diverse cultures and culinary worlds of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and South Africa with curiosity, an open heart, and an open mind. By fully immersing himself and the viewer in sights, sounds, and tastes, David shatters our preconceived notions of a continent that’s struggling to survive and instead paints a picture of an Africa that is strong, proud, and beautiful – the Africa of the future.
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.