On-demand sports and fitness coaching network launches Facing Waves video series in September

Annapolis, Md. — Sportskool, an on-demand sports and fitness network dedicated to providing comprehensive coaching and athletic training for all skill levels, today announced a new partnership with Heliconia, an award-winning video production company specializing in outdoor video production. 

Starting in September 2017, Sportskool and Heliconia will debut a new video series as part of the adventure travel TV show Facing Waves. Now in its sixth season of filming, Facing Waves tells the story of the people, places and adventures of various destinations on a paddle sports journey. The series launches on September 18th, 2017 and will be hosted on Sportskool’s cable video-on-demand platforms, including Verizon and Comcast.

“We are thrilled to provide this amazing new content to our viewers,” said Dave Willox, president of Sportskool. “Paddling is an area Sportskool is just starting to delve into, and to begin with stunning video footage following expert paddlers as they explore the globe is incredibly exciting. Our viewers are going to love it, especially since the Sports and Fitness Industry Association reports that paddle sports are growing at a rapid pace.”

Sportskool currently provides content for more than 40 sports and fitness categories, with over 400 instructional videos featuring world-class training and advice from professional coaches and athletes.

“We’re eager to introduce the Facing Waves series in partnership with Sportskool,” said Executive Producer Brendan Mark. “Heliconia is committed to producing high-quality outdoor content, and we’re sure Sportskool’s audience is the right fit for the show.”

About Sportskool
Sportskool is the largest on-demand sports training content distribution network in the world, reaching nearly 50 million cable TV households through Comcast, Verizon FiOS, Cablevision, Spectrum, and streamed via Roku, YouTube and Amazon to a global audience. Sportskool is dedicated to sports and fitness programming for today’s active youth and families and provides 24/7 access to tips, insights, and one-on-one instruction from the biggest names in sports. For more information, visit

About Heliconia Productions
Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 20 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands, and some of the world’s top tourism authorities, communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces seven unique television series that air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside Television, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 50 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at