DTOUR™ Launches Fall 2013
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TORONTO, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - From the broadcaster behind some of the
most-watched specialty channels in Canada* comes an eye-opening new
lifestyle channel - DTOUR™. Shaw Media is expanding its roster of thriving lifestyle services on August 26, 2013 to include DTOUR™, a brand new channel that will bring those with a
lifelong passion for new experiences a fresh perspective on the world
they think they know.
"Shaw Media is a long-standing leader in specialty television and home
to the most sought-after lifestyle brands," said Barb Williams, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. "Our steadfast commitment to bringing Canadians the best in
entertainment is the motivation behind DTOUR™. It is a significant
addition to our robust portfolio of channels, taking Canadians behind
the scenes and beyond the everyday with a diverse lineup of exclusive
Shaw Media boasts four of the top 10 specialty channels for A25-54, and five of the top 10 for W25-54*, the strongest presence in the top 10 against all
competitors in the industry. DTOUR™ joins the company's successful
lineup of lifestyle services including HGTV, Food Network, SliceTM and DIY Network.
There's a time in everyone's life when they're ready to take a DTOUR™.
This new channel will lead viewers off the beaten path with exciting,
eye-opening programming that reveals the drama, entertainment and ideas
behind the everyday and the extraordinary. Led by the most engaging
personalities, the channel's exclusive content will broaden horizons
and fulfill ongoing curiosity.
This fall DTOUR™ introduces the young at heart to big personalities and
powerful experiences as classic rock legend Bret Michaels creates
miraculous mobile mansions in Rock My RV with Bret Michaels, a retired combat veteran and his wife test their relationship and
survival skills in Get Lost (WT) and Anthony Melchiorri whips hotels back into shape in Hotel Impossible.
Highlights from DTOUR™'s upcoming roster of exclusive programming
Rock My RV with Bret Michaels
Follow classic rock legend Bret Michaels as he transforms ordinary
recreational vehicles into the most miraculous mobile mansions on the
road. RV owners are dreaming up their ideal vacations, but they often
find their "home on wheels" isn't capable of making their dream trips
come true. That's where Bret and his design team come in - from
transforming a tired 1973 Winnebago family heirloom into a
state-of-the-art road warrior, to retrofitting a brand new RV to a
tailgating behemoth that blows every other vehicle off the road.
Competition is fierce in the hotel business. Online sites like Trip
Advisor can kill a business' reputation with one bad review. Staff are
untrained, surly or apathetic in a profession that lives or dies on
service. So what's a struggling hotel operator to do? Hire Anthony
Melchiorri, one of the most sought after hotel "fixers". His
no-nonsense approach can turn any establishment around in weeks, from
updating the décor to managing the debt - and he plans to do just that.
Get Lost (WT)
A Special Forces retired combat veteran and journalist husband and wife
duo are dropped somewhere unknown, in the middle of nowhere, and must
do whatever it takes to survive in the wild until they find their way
back to civilization.
Mysteries at the Museum
Host Don Wildman scours local archives, storefront collections and the
hallowed halls of stately institutions to find extraordinary relics at
the heart of tales that shock and amaze. These objects and artifacts
reveal hidden secrets and celebrate the past.
In this docu-style series, host George Motz meets America's best
hamburger creators, tours their establishments and finds out what goes
into making their burger one of the best in the land. In each episode,
three of these burger classics George has encountered before, but the
fourth hamburger is a new burger experience for George - a burger he's
never tried before but that comes highly recommended by one of George's
local burger experts.
Airport 24/7: Miami
This is an all-access pass to the intense and dramatic world of Miami
International Airport, as told through larger-than-life characters
whose jobs it is to keep one of America's largest airports running
around the clock. MIA is considered a Category X airport, a prime
target for terrorist threats. With 38 million passengers a year it's an
airport the size of a small city, and something is always bound to
happen. Fuel fire, smuggling rings, medical emergencies, sting
operations, aircraft malfunctions and more - if you think you know life
in an airport, you haven't seen anything yet.
Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern
Chef, writer and culinary explorer Andrew Zimmern gives us a taste of
the world's different cultures by serving up what the locals eat.
Andrew goes deeper into experiencing the unusual food practices that
even he never knew existed. He gets involved sourcing and preparing his
food while encountering extreme climates, rough terrain and off the
beaten path locations. Andrew takes on personal journeys to find
meaningful connections to people and their cuisine, from the most
remote corners of the earth to locations right in his own backyard.
*BBM Canada PPM Data, Dec 31/12 - May 5/13 (A25-54, W25-54)
DTOUR™ is a Shaw Media Network.
About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a diversified communications and media company, providing
consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home
Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite
direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming
content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers,
through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one
of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global
Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food
Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto
and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index
(Symbol: TSX - SJR.B, NYSE - SJR). For more information about Shaw,
please visit www.shaw.ca.
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