NBC AND LITTON ENTERTAINMENT DEBUT EARTH ODYSSEY WITH DYLAN DREYER AS PART OF AWARD-WINNING THE MORE YOU KNOW FAMILY PROGRAMMING BLOCK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orlando, FL (January 7, 2019) Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer – hosted by the NBC News meteorologist and Today contributor has premiered on NBC’s successful The More You Know block of popular Saturday morning programming.
Originated each week from the home bases of Ripley’s Aquariums’ three locations in Gatlinburg, TN, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Toronto, Canada, the show will bring audiences face-to-face with fascinating native animals (some cute and some dangerous!), while educating teen viewers and their families with amazing facts about nature and wildlife.
Ripley’s Aquariums will be prominently featured in each episode, as both a home base for Dylan Dreyer as well as a showcase for the Aquariums’ amazing exhibits such as: • Planet Jellies – One of the largest jellyfish exhibits of its kind in the world; • Underwater Dangerous Lagoon – Travel on a moving glide path as it winds through an underwater acrylic tunnel and come face-to-face with a wide array of sharks, green sea turtles, green sawfish and other species of fish; • Behind-the-Scenes – Tour the life support systems that maintain the thousands of marine animals housed in the aquarium; • Plus, many more!
“We are beyond excited to be working with Litton Entertainment to bring the beautiful world of Ripley’s Aquariums to NBC with the all-new show, Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer,” says Amanda Joiner, Vice President of Licensing and Publishing for Ripley Entertainment. “Fun, educational experiences that the whole family enjoys are at the heart of what we do, and Earth Odyssey brings that same passion for family-friendly entertainment to this remarkable new television show.”
Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer will take viewers on an incredible journey to the wildest points on the globe, uncovering the connection between the environment, wildlife and humans. A new destination will be revealed each week, ranging from Africa, Indochina and the Middle East to the many islands around the world. Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer gives audiences a captivating look at the symbiosis between all living things in the most larger-than-life places on Earth.
MEDIA CONTACTS Suzanne Smagala-Potts Public Relations Manager Ripley Entertainment firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 407-345-8010 Cell: 727-439-0136 Sara Krajewski Litton Entertainment email@example.com 843-883-5060
ABOUT RIPLEY’S AQUARIUMS Ripley’s Aquariums are part of the Ripley Entertainment Inc. (www.ripleys.com) family of worldwide attractions, the global leader in location-based entertainment. More than 14 million people visit its 100-plus attractions in 11 countries each year. In addition to its three aquariums and 30 Believe It or Not! Odditoriums, the Orlando, Florida-based company has publishing, licensing and broadcast divisions that oversee projects including the syndicated Believe It or Not! television show, best-selling books and the popular syndicated cartoon strip, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, that still runs daily in countries around the world. Ripley Entertainment is a Jim Pattison Company, the second-largest privately held company in Canada.
ABOUT LITTON ENTERTAINMENT Litton Entertainment, a division of Hearst Television, is the preeminent independent producer and distributor in the U.S. television industry, creating and distributing quality programming for over 20 years with a specialty in educational and informational (“E/I”) programming. Litton talent and crews can often be found traveling the globe producing Emmy winning, content distributed worldwide. Litton's Weekend Adventure, produced by Litton Studios, was the first program block of its kind and airs Saturdays on ABC stations nationwide. Litton Entertainment provides CBS Network with six original programs for Saturday mornings called CBS Dream Team: It's Epic!; The CW Network with One Magnificent Morning, a three-hour destination featuring E/I programming; NBC stations with six original E/I series under the iconic brand The More You Know; and Telemundo with the three-hour Mi Telemundo block of programming. Litton's syndication and news division distributes a diverse slate of programs including the E/I block Go Time! and Consumer Reports TV. For more information, visit http://www.litton.tv. Litton is majority-owned by Hearst: http://www.hearst.com.