Journy @ Streaming Media West 2019

It’s crazy that just two years ago Journy was nothing more than an idea laid out across a few PowerPoint slides. Now, it’s a multi-platform streaming service filled with award-winning content, emerging talent, and the travel classics. The media landscape is changing all the time, and it’s tough staying alive when you’re a small independent, so I’m glad our team got to talk about how we’ve managed to leverage our small resources into big wins. Below is the video of our Discovery Track presentation on Journy at Streaming Media West 2019:

Ovation, Journy, and “Chasing the Sun”: Leveraging a Linear Cable Network in a FAST (Free Ad-supported Streaming TV) World

Launched in fall 2017, Journy is the leading ad-supported travel-entertainment network at the intersection of travel, art, and culture. Powered by Ovation, America’s only arts network, and designed for the conscientious traveler, Journy’s programming centers world travel, cultural tourism, and global citizenry. The team at Journy presents a case-study on how the niche streaming service has leveraged its distribution, partnerships, and programming to grow their audience. The discussion includes the importance of co-productions, and a close look at their popular series “Chasing the Sun;” they are joined by EP/Creator and Host, Stephen Friedman.


William Marks, SVP of Business Development & Digital, Ovation

Elba Flamenco, Senior Director, Content Partnerships, Digital, Ovation and Journy

Jeff McCrann, Manager, Acquisitions and Development, Ovation

Stephen Friedman, EP, Creator, Founder and Executive Producer, Host of “Chasing the Sun”

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