New TV series announces U.S. broadcast distribution
June 24. 2009 – A brand new television series targeting the aviation community will get nationwide U.S. satellite distribution to all 320 Public Broadcasting Stations when it premieres in 2010.
June 24, 2009 – A brand new television series targeting the aviation community will get nationwide U.S. satellite distribution to all 320 Public Broadcasting Stations when it premieres in 2010.
"The Aviators is a completely fresh concept and something that the aviation industry really needs right now" said Executive Producer Anthony Nalli. "We wanted to feature a broad spectrum of aviation related stories and have opted for a weekly magazine-style series that would allow for many more stories than a conventional host driven show."
"The series, shot completely in high definition, will feature correspondents from within the aviation community to add credibility to the reporting" Nalli continued. "The Aviators television series in combination with its associated website and related print publication will form a complete multimedia resource profiling the people, the places, and the planes of the North American aviation industry."
The series was created by veteran aviation television producer John Lovelace (creator of "Wings Over Canada" and Global TV's "Driving Television"). Nalli and Lovelace have been developing the project since last year while working on the John Lovelace Cross Country Century Flight, a cross-country journey of 100 aircraft taking place in July 2009.
"There are literally hundreds of stories that have never been told and people just can't get enough of TV featuring airplanes and pilots" said Lovelace, the producer of eight television series' and 400 episodes airing across Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia.
"I just thought if we could overhaul the TV product, put some new faces to it, and develop something that would work internationally it would be a sure fire winner" he added. "When we took the new fast-paced magazine concept to advertisers and broadcasters the response was excellent right out of the gate!"
The Aviators will be distributed to broadcasting stations across the United States by Albuquerque, New Mexico-based KNME Westlink which maintains a long standing relationship with Lovelace. "When we provided our initial treatment for The Aviators to KNME they immediately saw the potential of the high definition aviation series," he explained. "This is an amazing opportunity to get US national exposure for The Aviators."
Pre-production of The Aviators began in Toronto and Vancouver in April and shooting continues throughout the summer of 2009. The show will premiere across North America in 2010.
For more information or to view the show trailer, visit The Aviators' official website at www.TheAviators.TV.
To view the video associated with this release, please visit the following link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypaTe8tcbvI