LOS ANGELES, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- AIM Tell-A-Vision® Group (AIM TV) announced today that their latest production "Raw Travel®" is a "firm go" to debut in syndication via broadcast stations nationwide in early October 2013 and has secured distribution agreements in 40 top markets representing over 50% of U.S. TV Homes.
Leading the way are the Fox owned stations in New York with WNYW (Fox) / WWOR (MNTV) & Chicago with WFLD (Fox) / WPWR (MNTV). Additional top markets include the Cox owned station KTVU (Fox) in San Francisco, Hearst station WCVB (ABC) in Boston and NBC-Universals' KXAS (NBC) in Dallas. Other key affiliate groups include Sinclair, Raycom, Lin Broadcasting, Local TV, Nexstar, CBS, Belo, Journal and more. The show is projected to be in 50+ markets representing over 60% of U.S. TV Households by launch.
Raw Travel is a first for broadcast syndication, an adventure travel & lifestyle series showcasing the rapidly growing wave of socially and environmentally aware, independent travel. The series weaves together themes of eco-tourism, volun-tourism (giving back) with underground music and authentic culture in a way unique to television. The inspiration for the series occurred when AIM TV Founder Robert G. Rose traveled abroad and discovered a growing number of socially conscious travelers who were striving for more authentic and rewarding experiences.
The ½ hour weekly series is Executive Produced and hosted by Rose, an experienced Executive Producer who has overseen over 300 episodes of 1st run programming and traveled to 30+ countries. For Raw Travel's initial 9 episodes Rose collaborated with key production members from his previous creations under the "American Latino Syndication" banner which he sold to Los Angeles based LATV in 2008.
Rose & crew traveled to destinations which offered unique opportunities for authentic cultural, environmentally sustainable, socially aware and life changing experiences. True to the title, the program illustrates the raw and, sometimes unglamorous reality of independent travel simultaneously showcasing how this type of travel is not only more affordable, but can spur personal growth and fulfillment.
"Raw Travel offers broadcasters an opportunity to counterprogram the glut of derivative "reality" programming plaguing cable and ignoring authentic travel, which is extremely popular internationally. With U.S. passport possession and travel/tourism spending at all-time highs, local stations realize the time is now for this genre in the U.S. and broadcast TV offers the biggest potential audience for us to tell our story," Rose says. "Raw Travel aspires to combine the poetic with the practical, not only inspiring people to travel but giving them the tools to do so and enhance their own lives. We'll also help stations tap into a double digit growth, travel/tourism advertising category that is largely passing them by," Rose continues.
AIM TV is producing 22 episodes for Season 1, including key Latin American & North American destinations. The site www.RawTravelDistribution.com features information for stations including show trailer, episode summaries, etc. while www.RawTravel.tv will undergo a facelift that, by launch, will allow fans to interact with producers, view bonus clips, get travel tips and help shape the direction for future episodes.
ABOUT AIM TELL-A-VISION GROUP
AIM TV is an independent content production and distribution company founded by media executive and entrepreneur Robert G. Rose. AIM TV aspires to produce and distribute positive, compelling content that reflects their mission of presenting Media That Matters. Visit www.AIMTVGroup.com and www.RawTravel.tv for more information.
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