LOS ANGELES, September 8, 2020 / PRNewswire / – The Allen Media Group division Entertainment Studios Television, one of the largest independent film and television producers and distributors with 67 on-air shows and owner of 16 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX affiliate television stations and eight 24-hour HD television networks serving nearly 180 million subscribers – including The weather channel TV network and its free AVOD streaming apps Local now and The Grio– proudly announces the launch of three new original series of The weather channel for the 2021 season of the broadcast syndication: HIGHWAY THRU HELL, SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE and TOP 10. HIGHWAY THRU HELL is a series of one hour strips (MF), while SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE and TOP 10 are both weekly for one hour. series.
HIGHWAY THRU HELL is the highest rated series on the award-winning Emmy® show television network, The weather channel. An hour-long (MF) strip series, HIGHWAY THRU HELL keeps viewers on the edge of their seats as they traverse steep mountain passes and winding switchbacks on some of the most dangerous highways on the map. Have you ever wondered how huge semi-trucks are saved once they leave the sidewalk? HIGHWAY THRU HELL offers the public a close and personal point of view. These roads are gauntlets of brutal weather and bare handed driving and many fail. Viewers meet Jamie davis, a heavy rescuer who has the heavy task of cleaning up these major wrecks to keep the highway open. These roads are important commercial arteries and closure is not an option. For Jamie and his colorful crew, these highways are an endless onslaught of tangled tractor-trailers, scorching weather and stressful conditions that would push any crew to breaking point. HIGHWAY THRU HELL is a fascinating hour of non-stop action and awe-inspiring rescues in real-life situations.
SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE profiles those “lost, trapped and / or missing”. Can they overcome the elements of nature, wild animals, infections? What is the most important thing to remember that could be the difference between life and death? A weekly, hour-long reality-based adventure that shows viewers how to avoid mistakes that lead to life-threatening situations SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE also gives viewers first-hand knowledge of how to stay alive if faced with to intense bodily threats in nature. Survival expert Creek Stewart and his team show viewers unique locations and take them into dangerous situations. Survivors relive their stories and teach the skills everyone needs to know to survive.
TOP 10 is a show about heroes, records, extreme adventures and the world’s wildest weather. TOP 10 lists these categories and many more – with incredible images – in each weekly hour-long episode. As many people compete and hope to get on the list, the TOP 10 can also be very dangerous. TOP 10 brings viewers face to face with some of the most impressive and breathtaking content ever captured on camera. TOP 10 is a gold mine of counter-programming that introduces viewers to world-class athletes, altruistic first responders, and of course, some of the survivors who all foiled and made the TOP 10 list.
“In this current environment, it is more important than ever that we remain focused on delivering extraordinary content solutions for television stations and the advertising community,” said Byron Allen, Founder / Chairman / CEO of Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group. “I am very confident that these three exceptional programs will continue to be extremely well received by viewers.”
HIGHWAY THRU HELL, SOS: HOW TO SURVIVE and TOP 10 are produced by the Emmy Award-winning production teams of America’s Most Trusted Television News Network, The weather channel, and are distributed exclusively by Entertainment Studios Television – both held by Allen Media Group, a Byron Allen business.
About Entertainment Studios / Allen Media Group
President and CEO Byron Allen based Entertainment studios in 1993. Based in Los Angeles, she has offices in new York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Raleigh. Entertainment studios owns 16 ABC-NBC-CBS-FOX affiliated TV channels and eight HD TV networks / streaming services serving nearly 180 million subscribers: THE WEATHER CHANNEL, ANIMALS.TV, COMEDIE.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. Entertainment Studios will add its ninth network, THE WEATHER CHANNEL IN SPANISH in 2021. Entertainment Studios also owns the LOCAL NOW streaming service, powered by THE WEATHER CHANNEL and content partners, who provide real-time, hyper-local information on weather, traffic, sports and lifestyle. Entertainment studios also produces, distributes and sells advertising for 67 television shows, making it one of the largest independent producers / distributors of first-run syndicated television shows for television stations. International entertainment studios Television continues to expand the brand image and content of the ES company around the world. He currently has active license agreements and programming in South Africa, The United Arab Emirates, Australia, The Bahamas, Canada and New Zealand. With a library of over 5,000 hours of content across multiple genres, Entertainment studios delivers video content to television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to deliver great programming to our viewers, online users and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
Entertainment Studios Movies is a full-service motion picture distribution company specializing in mass market commercial content. ESMP released the highest-grossing independent film of 2017, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which brought in more than $ 44.3 million. In 2018, ESMP also released the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Western. HOSTILES, the historical mystery thriller CHAPPAQUIDDICK and the rest of 47 METERS DOWN, 47 METERS DOWN: NO CAGE. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Movies, Freestyle digital media, is a leading multiplatform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, a proven track record and a seasoned sales team, Freestyle digital media is a real hotbed for independent films.
In 2016, Entertainment Studios purchased The Grio, a video-centric digital news community platform dedicated to providing African Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently under-represented in existing national media. The Grio offers aggregated and original video packages, news articles and opinion pieces on topics such as breaking news, politics, health, business and entertainment. Originally launched in 2009, the platform was later purchased by NBC News in 2010. The digital platform remains focused on curating exciting digital content and currently has over 20 million annual visitors.
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SOURCE Entertainment Studios, Inc.