Travel Channel to Debut "Big Crazy Family Adventure" Series on Demand and Online Sunday, June 14, One Week Before Network Launch
First Scripps Networks Interactive brand to make a full series available for viewing prior to on-air premiere
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. [For immediate release] June 8, 2015 - Travel Channel's new original series "Big Crazy Family Adventure" will be available across multiple platforms beginning Sunday, June 14, one week before the series makes its network premiere on June 21. This marks the first time a Scripps Networks Interactive brand will debut a full season of a series prior to the on-air launch.
The first half of the two-hour season premiere is currently available for free on TravelChannel.com, TV Everywhere, and select digital-download and video-on-demand platforms.
"Big Crazy Family Adventure" follows the Kirkby family throughout an epic 96-day trip: a 13,000-mile adventure and NO airplanes. Each episode travels alongside the family as they experience four Wonders of the World and make their way through expansive landscapes, challenging climates and unique communities in some of the most remote areas of the northern hemisphere.
"By working with our trusted distribution partners, we're able to treat our viewers to this entire series at once while building excitement for the travelogue and our playful Travel Channel brand," said Henry Ahn, executive vice president of content distribution and marketing for Scripps Networks Interactive. "Given our viewers' insatiable appetite for quality programming and great storytelling, this is a fun and exciting first foray for us."
All nine hour-long episodes of the series will be available through the Watch Travel Channel app and VOD platforms including Comcast's Xfinity On Demand, Charter, Cox, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS, among others. The series will also be available for download on platforms including but not limited to iTunes, Google Play, VUDU and Microsoft's Xbox Video.
"Travel Channel recognized that with 'Big Crazy Family Adventure' we had a compelling and beautiful series, with a continuous story arc that makes perfect sense for this type of promotion," said Shannon O'Neill, president of Travel Channel. "This travel series is packed with adventure and exotic locales that our viewers love. We believe that once they meet the Kirkby family and embark on their 13,000-mile journey, they won't want to stop watching. And they won't have to!"
About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio comprises popular television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country, which collectively reach more than 190 million consumers each month. Companion websites complement on-air programming with video and social media that inform and inspire. The company's global networks reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.
About Travel Channel
Travel Channel is a multiplatform travel lifestyle brand with the core mission to provide inspiring, compelling programming that takes viewers beyond their everyday destinations, making the unfamiliar familiar, whether it's around the world or around the block. A dual feed network that is also available in HD, Travel Channel is the world's leading travel media brand, and is available in over 94 million U.S. cable homes. Owned and operated by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), Travel Channel has offices in Chevy Chase, Md., and New York. Scripps Networks Interactive also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.