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Insight TV to “Follow the Great Wall” with Ash Dykes for new factual adventure series

UHD channel provider Insight TV has signed on to co-produce a new factual adventure series, Follow the Great Wall with Ash Dykes, for broadcast on its channel INUltra as well ...
April 11, 2022

UHD channel provider Insight TV has signed on to co-produce a new factual adventure series, Follow the Great Wall with Ash Dykes, for broadcast on its channel INUltra as well as China’s CICC.

Developed by Bomanbridge Media and Zig Zag Productions, the 6 x 60-minute series accompanies Welsh adventurer Ash Dykes — whose record-breaking walk along the 4,000 miles of China’s Yangtze River was chronicled in the 2020 series Walking the Yangtze with Ash Dykes (pictured), also distributed by Bomanbridge — as he follows the path of the Great Wall of China through thousands of miles of challenging terrain.

In between exploits like parasailing from extreme heights and scuba diving in the waters that flank the Wall, Dykes will explore the history of the UNESCO World Heritage site’s construction and its rich cultural heritage. The series will enjoy unique access to the world-famous monument, whose full length extends over 13,000 miles from Heibei province in eastern China to its terminus in the western province of Gansu.

“We’ve worked with Ash Dykes previously on his record-breaking accomplishment on the Yangtze River, and as part of Bomanbridge’s continued commitment to new IP we are very pleased to be part of this next adventure,” Bomanbridge CEO Sonia Fleck said in a news release. “Insight TV’s branding to capture a generation of change makers is perfect for our show, and CICC, as always, is such an innovative leader and dependable partner for top factual content in the premium China market.”

Rian Bester, CEO of Insight TV, added: “Our millennial and Gen-Z audiences are eager for stories of adventure, inspiration and curiosity, and Ash’s journey across the Great Wall of China will give our viewers rare access to some of China’s most historical and influential landscapes.”

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