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Travel Channel UK orders “Ale Trails,” “Take Me Home”

Scripps Networks Interactive has lined up two original series commissions – Olly Smith: Ale Trails and Take Me Home – for its Travel Channel UK in association with Brand USA. Produced by ...
October 18, 2016

Scripps Networks Interactive has lined up two original series commissions – Olly Smith: Ale Trails and Take Me Home – for its Travel Channel UK in association with Brand USA.

Produced by Athena Films and hosted by television personality Olly Smith (pictured right), Olly Smith: Ale Trails will document the beer expert’s travels across the U.S. in search of a variety of craft beers and foods to accompany them.

The 5 x 30-minute series will follow Smith to such destinations as: Oregon, where the craft beer industry was put on the map; Nevada, where he learns how 115 saloons kept the mining town going in the 1800′s; Illinois, to visit Chicago’s German quarters; South Carolina, to visit various beer festivals; and Georgia, to meet locals involved in craft ales.

Meanwhile, Greenberg Productions-made Take Me Home (5 x 30-minutes) follows CBS correspondent Peter Greenberg (pictured right) as he interviews leading American talent from the film, television and music industries about the places they call home.

The series will see Greenberg visiting the memorable locations that launched the careers of Danny DeVito, Dolly Parton, Ted Danson (pictured left), Harry Connick Jr. and Jeff Daniels in an attempt to uncover candidly told, hidden stories of each celebrity.

Olly Smith: Ale Trails is slated to air on Travel Channel on Dec. 15 across EMEA and Dec. 17 in the UK, while Take Me Home will premiere Dec. 1 across EMEA and on Dec. 3 in the UK.

Both programs were commissioned by Kevin Dickie, SVP of channels for UK and EMEA at SNI, and Gareth Williams, VP of commissioning for UK and EMEA at SNI.

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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