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Weather Channel picks up Omni Film’s “Ice Pilots”

The docuseries, following a crew of Arctic aviators, premieres on the network in March.
February 3, 2012

The Weather Channel has picked up Vancouver-based Omni Film’s Ice Pilots (known as Ice Pilots NWT in Canada) for a March 5 premiere.

The 6 x 30-minute docuseries follows a crew of Arctic aviators as they pilot aging warplanes to deliver people, fuel and supplies to various outposts in the Canadian north.

Ice Pilots will captivate viewers and give them a rare glimpse into this little-known world where weather plays a huge role,” said Bob Walker, executive vice president and general manager of networks and content, The Weather Channel Companies. “This series introduces engaging characters and stories and allows viewers to experience the extreme work environment that makes these pilots’ lives so unique.”

The Weather Channel has been bolstering its amount of long-form, unscripted content, with other upcoming series including Hurricane Hunters and Lifeguard!

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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