OVATION SECURES DISTRIBUTION FOR ITS JOURNY AVOD SERVICE ON APPLE TV AND FIRE TV
November 19, 2018
Digital Travel/Lifestyle Channel Now Available on Fire TV, Apple TV, Android, iPhone and iPad Devices
Los Angeles, CA: Continuing the rollout of its digital travel entertainment channel, Ovation is announcing the launch of JOURNY on Fire TV and Apple TV, following last month’s launch on Android and iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro and iPad Mini. Now owners of Fire TV, Apple TV, Android and iOS mobile devices can access the livestream and video-on-demand service focused on cultural tourism, which includes select Ovation travel-related original series and specials. The announcement was made today by Will Marks, SVP of Business Development and Digital, Ovation.
“We launched JOURNY last year to celebrate cultural travel – the connections, people, joys, adventures, heartbreaks, and the truly amazing array of our world’s diverse faces and places,” said Marks. “Now JOURNY is available on everyone’s favorite travel companions: their smartphone and tablet. Our new apps literally bring JOURNY to you – wherever in the world you may be!”
“Our priority is to distinguish JOURNY from traditional travel fare,” commented Elba Flamenco, Senior Director of Content Partnerships. “We cater to the modern traveler who wants to indulge their passions and celebrate the intersection of travel, art, and culture.”
Some of the latest titles featured on JOURNY include:
Chasing the Sun – This series follows adventure-seeker, former Pro surfer and International model Stephen Jake Friedman – the host and creator of successful TV travel show The Blueprint, (Fox Networks), as he sets out on a new adventure. Chasing the Sun is not your typical travel show as it is set in a way that tells a story thorough the People of the country Stephen meets along the way. As the Locals tell their story Stephen uses each experience to rediscover who he is. This series is full of color and beauty which paints the world we live in. We have set this show to stand out from the rest and set a bench mark of why we are all born to explore.
Resilient Cities – This Emmy-nominated series uncovers the underground arts scene in chaotic cities recovering from major traumas: long-term war, political unrest, natural disasters or economic meltdown. Each episode profiles three or four young determined local artists that are using art to impact their city: this is art as a form of protest, as an agent of change and as a display of courage.
Chicks on Boards – This cinematic series journeys into the universe and culture of female rebels on surfboards. Surfing is an expression of freedom. But the seemingly endless freedom between the skies and the waves has clear borders on land. Many of them surf secretly- risking a lot for their passion. The film features six courageous female surfers claiming freedom against all social odds. Through their shared passion, the camera captures unique insight into the surfing girls’ lives among adventure, freedom and borders.
Nintendo Quest: The Most Unofficial and Unauthorized Nintendo Documentary Ever! – In this all-encompassing docuseries on Nintendo, gaming enthusiast Jay Bartlett hits the open road with best friend Rob McCallum in hopes of buying the 678 official retail-licensed Nintendo games for the Nintendo Entertainment System (1985) in 30 days with no online purchases. Along the way Jay and Rob will discuss Nintendo history, landmark games, box art, music, graphics, game play and more.
JOURNY also features several arts and travel-themed original series from Ovation, including upcoming episodes of Travel Man, The Pacific: In the Wake of Captain Cook With Sam Neill, Illusions of Grandeur, and Flintoff’s Great British Road Trip.
JOURNY is available on all supported Fire TV devices and on Apple TV devices running tvOS 12.0 or higher.
The app is also available on the following iOS enabled mobile devices:
JOURNY is the only travel-entertainment app at the intersection of travel, art, and culture! Watch award-winning television series and popular shorts 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 Fire TV, Apple TV and iOS devices, Android, Roku, XUMO, Vewd, and Plex.