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Heliconia Adds Stand Up Paddling TV Channel to Paddling TV Network

Heliconia, a leader in outdoors TV and WebTV production and distribution, is excited to announce the release of their Stand Up Paddling TV channel. Stand Up Paddling TV is the latest addition to Heliconia’s Paddling TV network, which reached 6 million views in 2011.

Stand Up Paddling TV kicks off with a 20-episode SUP instructional series, hosted by ACA SUP Instructor Trainer, Jimmy Blakeney. Sponsored by BIC Sport – one of the leading manufacturers of stand up paddle boards, paddles and accessories, the professionally produced series covers all the essential strokes and concepts, and offers a full progression, from how to choose the right gear, to surfing techniques.

Paddling TV is an online network that includes dedicated channels for recreational paddling, sea kayaking, canoeing, kayak fishing, whitewater paddling, and stand up paddling. With more than 20,000 YouTube subscribers and almost 20,000 videos views per day, Paddling TV has become the most powerful and effective means of communicating to paddlers around the world.

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For more information about Paddling TV, to learn about the advertising opportunities available, or if you’re interested in developing a WebTV channel for your business, contact Brendan Mark at 613 582 7154 –

About The Heliconia Press: Since World Champion kayaker Ken Whiting founded the company in 1998, The Heliconia Press has been a leader in outdoors media production. For more information about Heliconia’s various TV and WebTV shows, visit .

About Jimmy Blakeney: Jimmy Blakeney has a lifetime of experience as a waterman and educator. He is a US National Champion whitewater paddler, lifelong ocean surfer, ACA SUP Instructor Trainer and has a Master’s Degree in Education. Over the past five years Jimmy has taught thousands of people how to Stand Up Paddle.