The 2016/2017 Mountain Top Ski & Snowboard Series
- Airing window: September 10, 2016 – May 1, 2017
- All titles are 30:00 in length
- Offered on a strictly barter basis with 3:00 for Local and 3:00 for National
- All titles adhere to FCC compliance for Closed Captioning as well as Calm Act
- Adventures in the White Room:
Come along as the crew from Freeride Media hits British Columbia’s infamous Powder Highway in search of the legendary Cold Smoke. Viewers will also meet up and with Professional Big Mountain Skier/Big Wave surfer Chuck Patterson as he charges through the bottomless powder as well as takes on Hawaii’s legendary Jaws on a pair of snow skis through the Belly of the Beast.
- Almost Ablaze:
A global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive snow riding on the planet. Experience a new level of sensory overload as each athlete is wired for sound, immersing the audience completely in the moment. Experience a rarely seen state of being and level of excitement where one missed step will result in total chaos.
- Ascent to Powder:
Epic snow. Big lines. Vast mountains. A historic town complete with stories & legends. Interesting characters. Passionate people. This is Fernie. Where legendary skiing fuses with real stories from locals, pioneers, freeskiers and riders in one of the most classic rocky mountain ski towns in North America.
- Paradise Waits:
From the award-winning filmmaking crew Teton Gravity Research (TGR) comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrated it. For those who anticipate winter’s arrival with frothing mouths and the dreams of what may come, the winter season for snow riding film makers unfamiliar struggles as these perfect moments became more and more elusive. But for the TGR team, this only hardened their pursuit of winter’s rewards. Through the highs and lows of a curious season, they come to find that the moments found on the other side of adversity are the greatest moments of all.
- Riding Powdaho:
Viewers will take a virtual trip to McCall, Idaho…an unknown area that’s gaining huge attention by snow riders from around the globe. They’ll also glimpse into the lives of some young snow riders known as the Idahomies as they travel by snowmobile to ski our the Ghost Town Burgdorf Hot Springs. The special also features Brundage Mountain Cat Skiing not to mention experience the famous McCall Winter Carnival where ice sculpting is out-of-this-world.
- The Winter of Content:
Using dramatic backdrops of the Canadian Rockies & leading edge cinematography, viewers will experience the "sensation of power" and be inspired to push their own limits through the narrative of Powder Therapy. Big lines, spring jumps & new school tricks are just a few of the highlights in store for this awe-inspiring adventure.
How the World Advances…
- Airing Window: January 2, 2016 – September 30, 2016
- Program Length: 4 x ½ hour episodes (unlimited runs)
- Barter Syndicated: 3:00 Local / 3:00 National
- All programming meets FCC requirements for closed-captioning
Filmed in 13 countries and on 5 continents, this 4-part made-for-TV mini-series allows audiences to explore the power of new ideas being tested across the globe.
From a North Korean refugee turned venture capitalist to a Chilean beekeeper fighting the world bee crisis to the largest solar facility in Morocco, viewers will have the opportunity to meet extraordinary people and witness unexpected & remarkable places throughout the world.
- …Through Energy Around the World:
From a solar facility in Morocco to wind farms in Denmark, from a hydraulic fracturing site in Pennsylvania to a trucking company in Florida that is converting its fleet to natural gas, viewers will explore how innovators from around the world are finding new, creative & cost-effective solutions to our planet’s growing energy needs.
- …Through Unleashing Human Potential:
A revealing look at the enormous power that is generated when human potential & ambition are nurtured. In less than 25 years, over a quarter billion people have been lifted out of poverty in India. See some of their remarkable stories.
- …Through Business and Entrepreneurs:
It’s a journey around the globe to discover the unique power of entrepreneurship. From Zambia to South Korea and from Slovakia to Chile, these inspiring stories capture the essence of how small business can truly create large global changes.
- …Through Individual Choice:
In 1980, economist and Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman inspired market reform in the West with his TV series Free To Choose. Join Johan Norberg as he travels in Friedman’s footsteps to places Friedman’s ideas helped to transform. In the process, viewers will examine questions concerning power & prosperity, and the trade-offs between individual liberty & income equality.
ABOUT THE HOST
Johan Norberg is an author, commentator and international speaker who unearths stories of human triumph around the world.
Particularly celebrated for his ability to make complex ideas easily understandable for broad audiences, Mr. Norberg appeals to average citizens as much as academia.
Mr. Norberg’s 15 publications have been translated into 25 languages. For this series, he shares unique stories of people and events, many of which have never been seen before on television.
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