Televised Media Coverage

Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin – ABC
February 2014
The Islands of Tahiti were featured this past February in three, one-hour long episodes of “Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin,” which airs on ABC-TV affiliates across the U.S. on Saturday mornings.

The first episode, which aired on February 1, featured Jeff Corwin as he traveled to the Islands of Tahiti and worked with rescuers to save Tahiti’s sea turtles, explored coral reefs and swam with stingrays and sharks.

The second episode that aired February 8 featured the atoll of Rangiroa as Jeff searched for the elusive Lionfish.

The third Tahiti episode aired on February 22, 2014, Jeff explored one of the largest ocean sanctuaries on earth and came face-to-face with a family of humpback whales between the islands of Tahiti and Moorea.

Click here to watch the Tahiti episodes on “Ocean Mysteries.”

Network: ABC
Viewership: 1.6 million per episode

Giuliana & Bill – E!
May 2014

On May 27, 2014, the Islands of Tahiti and Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa were featured on the hit show “Giuliana & Bill” on the E! Network.

Giuliana and Bill surprised a few of their friends with a trip to the Islands of Tahiti and some “couples’ counseling” in addition to relaxation and exploration of paradise. A very big mauruuru roa to Air Tahiti Nui, Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa and Tahiti Tourisme that worked together to make this project happen.

Click here to watch the episode.

Network: E!
Viewership: 2.5 million

Extreme Weight Loss –
June 2014

Two episodes of ABC’s hit show Extreme Weight Loss were shot on the island of Moorea at the Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort. The first episode, which ran on June 3, followed the amazing journey and weight loss transformations of mother and son, Kathie and Josh. The episode covered their six-month weight loss check in and their experiences in the Islands of Tahiti.

The second episode, which aired on June 17, 2014, featured Jayce from Nashville and Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte.  Lochte helped Jayce overcome his fear of swimming in open water in the beautiful lagoon of Moorea.

Each two-hour episode documents the journey of transformation of an individual through significant weight loss over the course of one year with the goal of losing up to half their body weight. Host, Chris Powell and his wife Heidi push and inspire each participant to reach their goal weight.

A very big mauruuru roa to Air Tahiti Nui and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort that worked very closely with the Tahiti Tourisme to make this project happen.

Network: ABC
Episode one: 3.7 million
Episode two: 3.3 million

Click on the following link to see highlights from episode one or episode two.

Rhythm Abroad – PBS
June 2014

From the producers of PBS’ Emmy-winning TravelScope, Rhythm Abroad brings dance, culture and music of the Islands of Tahiti into the homes of viewers. Host Brittany Pierce gets an inside view into typical Tahitian life as she moves her hips with the locals at a community fundraiser. Away from the drums, Brittany cools off as she takes to the crystal blue waters for an exciting day of swimming with stingrays and sharks.

Click here to watch the episode.

Click here to view photos from the shoot and the show.

Network: PBS

Globe Trekker – PBS
June 2014

Hosts Ian Wright, Justine Shapiro and Megan McCormick dust off their boots and hit the trail once more in Globe Trekker Around The World featured on PBS this past June.

Zay Harding goes on an epic adventure across the South Pacific islands in pursuit of the remaining vestiges of Polynesian culture. Along the way he tells the incredible story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, beguiles us with tales of Captain Cook and experiences the simple joys of tropical island life. Zay then sets forth to French Polynesia and its ‘Garden of Eden,’ Tahiti, where Otea dancing girls catch his eye and Matavai Bay sends him back in time to the late eighteenth century when Captain Cook was charting the transit of Venus and a seafaring crew collected breadfruit and Polynesian wives for their impending mutiny.

Zay volunteers himself for the Heiva Va’a canoe race, dines in a truck-filled car park called a roulotte and ferries himself to the island of Moorea for some snorkeling and a taste of the best vanilla in the world.

Click here to watch a preview of the show.

Network: PBS

Facing Waves/SUP – Universal Sport and Outside TV
July 2014

The islands of Tahiti and Moorea were recently featured in two episodes of Facing Waves. Facing Waves is an adventure travel TV series that showcases top paddling athletes and destinations from around the world. Each episode takes viewers on paddling adventures that are breathtaking and inspiring.

The show is broadcast through NBC’s Universal Sports, Outside Television, and syndicated internationally. The show is also translated into Spanish and broadcast in all Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

Click here to view the Opening Segment teaser

Moorea – mini segment on Paddle TV, click here to view.

Network: Outside TV and Universal Sports

Universal Sports is broadcast into 58 million TV households
Outside Television is broadcast to 8 million TV Households across the US

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