Cottage Life’s first-ever online virtual reality videos from the Brojects
New highly anticipated season of Hope For Wildlife to premiere on Cottage Life
Toronto, ON (June 21, 2016) – Cottage Life, a Blue Ant Media multi-platform brand that celebrates weekend living, is heading into summer with a lineup of new series that showcase fascinating animal stories and breathtaking retreats, as well as exclusive new online videos and its first-ever virtual reality shorts, featuring the Brojects.
Beginning Monday, July 4, the channel will premiere What on Earth? that gives viewers unique viewpoints of the natural world. Wednesday, July 6 will see the debut of the highly anticipated Season 7 of Hope For Wildlife, which follows the day-to-day operations of a non-profit wildlife refuge in Nova Scotia. Continuing the wildlife theme on Wednesdays, the series will be followed by Vet on the Hill and David Attenborough’s Natural Curiousities. Rounding out the schedule, viewers will get their weekend fix of stunning vacation homes beginning July 9, with new instalments of series starring fan-favourite hosts like Charlie Luxton and George Clarke, as well as a new real estate series, Home of the Year. Additionally, audiences will be able to watch full episodes and webisodes of fan-favourite Cottage Life series, including Cabin Pressure and Brojects: In The House on CottageLife.com.
“From beautiful waterfront properties and fascinating animal stories to a ground-breaking new VR initiative, our summer schedule is packed with programming that celebrates the arrival of summer and gives viewers a chance to escape and kick back,” said Jamie Schouela, EVP, Canadian Networks, Blue Ant Media.
What on Earth? (New Season, Canadian Premiere), launching Monday, July 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT delves into the bizarre and breath-taking mysteries of our world from the images that satellites can capture from space. Some defy explanation: a fleet of ships stranded in the desert; a blood-red lake in war-torn Baghdad; a whirlpool in the ocean that is the size of a Great Lake. Such photos force the question, what on Earth is that? Using state-of-the-art technology, satellites can also find structures that were lost for thousands of years such as a vital clue to the location of the Garden of Eden or the Amanzonian golden city of El Dorado. What on Earth goes in search of answers and tries to unravel these mysteries captured from space.
Hope For Wildlife (New Season, Canadian Premiere) begins its highly anticipated Season 7 on Wednesday, July 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In this new season, the harshest Atlantic winter in a century challenges the staff at the Hope for Wildlife rehabilitation centre as they’ve never been tested. Construction on an expanded care facility for the centres resumes, but the melting snow reveals more orphaned and injured animals than the staff has ever encountered. Watch as Hope Swinimer, maintaining her signature optimism, inspires her crew to care for more than 3,000 animals — including more white-tailed deer than the sanctuary can hold — in a truly remarkable year of contrast and change.
Vet on the Hill (New Series, Canadian Premiere) introduces Cottage Life viewers to the another animal advocate with a heart of gold on Wednesday, July 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The series follows Dr. Scott Miller, a veterinarian with a small-town practice. Dr. Miller is 100% committed to his patients—from a fox that’s been injured to a dog who needs hip surgery. In one episode, a young family fears for their much-loved Labradoodle and in another a tiny Chihuahua faces the biggest battle of her life. Dr. Scott welcomes friendly regulars, makes house visits that are full of surprises and shows how much a big heart can help along the way.
David Attenborough’s Natural Curiousities (New Series, Canadian Premiere) treats viewers to breathtaking wildlife programming beginning Wednesday, July 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Having spent a lifetime documenting the natural world, David Attenborough has met a great number of nature’s most extraordinary creatures. However, there are certain stories of bewildering animals that continue to intrigue him – from the peculiar patterns of a zebra’s stripes to the evolutionary quirk of the egg-laying platypus. Each episode explores the stories behind two natural curiosities, linked together by a common theme.
Ugly House to Lovely House with George Clarke (New Series, Canadian Premiere), which premieres on Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, gives help and inspiration to homeowners who are living in homes that no longer reflect their taste. Popular host George Clarke steps in and introduces homeowners to top architects, showing them how a fresh eye and creative design can transform their space into a thing of beauty.
Charlie Luxton’s Homes by the Med (New Series, Canadian Premiere) premieres on Sunday, July 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Following his popular series, Homes By the Sea, architectural designer Charlie Luxton sets off on another wonderful journey in search of the finest, the quirkiest, the most spectacular and the most unusual homes around the Mediterranean’s amazing coast. See what it’s like to live along the aqua-blue waters that stretch 28,000 miles and attract 30% of the world’s international tourists.
Home of the Year (New Series, Canadian Premiere) gives viewers even more beautiful estates and homes to admire, beginning Sunday, July 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. From huge farmhouses to town apartments and centuries-old villas to cutting-edge modern architectural masterpieces, many countries are full of beautiful, surprising and absolutely unique homes. But do they have what it takes to be home of the year? Three judges, all experts on a different aspect of architecture and design, scour the country, region by region, looking for the one home that along with its signature style represents something about its district and the nation as a whole. In each region, one home is chosen to represent it in the final round. Judges choose three finalists, then it’s up to the viewers to vote on which home owners will win the cash prize.
New Online Videos
CottageLife.com is debuting its first-ever virtual reality videos, in which Brojects fans will be treated to new videos with 360-degree footage that complement the exclusive Brojects: In The House mini-build webisodes. Each video features a one- to three-minute scene related to key moments in the zany webisodes that gives viewers a 360-degree vantage point. The 360 videos can be found at CottageLife.com/video and can be viewed on desktop or smartphone. For a truly immersive virtual reality experience that puts viewers in the house with the brojects themselves, fans can visit brojects.tv for information on downloading the Brojects VR app and obtaining a Brojects Google cardboard viewer.
Over the summer, Cottagelife.com will also roll out five new short videos a week as part of its popular original web series that feature helpful bite-size tips, essential how-to tutorials, useful advice from Cottage Life Editor, Michelle Kelly and beautiful lakeside moments. Some of the videos set to debut this summer will include the basics for cooking a great steak, a DIY ice cream treat to impress guests and a look at unique locations in Canada. The site will also allow audiences to catch up on full episodes of new series such as Hope For Wildlife, which will join full episodes of fan favourites including Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressure and Brojects: In The House. Audiences will find Cottage Life’s complete library of new and pre-existing online videos and webisodes at cottagelife.com/video.
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