New Season to Focus on Locations Throughout Asia and to Air on JOURNY and Ovation TV in the US.
NATPE, Miami: JOURNY, the streaming service from Ovation featuring distinctive cultural travel content, is in development on its first original co-production. The AVOD channel is partnering with Save Your Day Films and executive producer Stephen Friedman to produce a second season of the popular series Chasing the Sun. The announcement was made today by Scott Woodward, EVP, Programming and Production, Ovation.
Chasing the Sun follows adventure-seeker, and film maker, Stephen Friedman (host and creator of successful Fox Networks TV travel show The Blueprint) as he captures the story of the places he visits through the people of each destination. As the Locals tell their story, Stephen uses each experience to rediscover why we are all born to explore. In the new season co-produced with JOURNY, Stephen will travel throughout Asia, including stops in Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Sri Lanka.
“It’s been an incredible and humbling experience producing and hosting Chasing the Sun, and JOURNY has been an enthusiastic supporter of the show,” said Stephen Friedman. “We are very excited to have them in our corner for Season Two. Our approach to Chasing The Sun is far more unique than any other production out there in this space. The team at Journy and Ovation saw our vision and were quick to be part of it. We are going back to the roots of storytelling and travel. With the backdrop of Asia as our canvas, we couldn’t ask for a better scenario to push the limits and capture something truly amazing.”
“As JOURNY’s first original series, we are very pleased to be working with Save Your Day Films and Stephen Friedman on Chasing the Sun,” said Scott Woodward. “Stephen’s very unique and fresh approach to the travel genre makes this a standout series and one that we think JOURNY and Ovation viewers will absolutely love.”
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.
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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 pr-gramming centers world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. Utilizing a network of talent-ed 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.
About Save Your Day Films
Save Your Day Films is an award-winning production company headquartered in London. For the past decade, it has worked with international TV networks such as Fox, Nat Geo, Travel Channel, Discovery, NBC, MTV, BBC and Amazon. The company also has strong relationships with industry-leading international distribution companies, such as Electus, Endemol Shine Group, E one Enter-tainment, Sky Vision, and Blue Ant Media. The company has been fortunate to collaborate with a number of award-winning writers and directors, producing many successful documentaries, TV shows and scripted series with over 26 titles under SYDFilms in production over the next several years.