The Weather Channel Heats Up the Summer with Return of Hit Series





The Weather Channel Heats Up the Summer with Return of Hit Series “Deep Water Salvage” & Two Brand New Original Series Premiering on June 5th
Hit docuseries “Deep Water Salvage” returns for season 2 and two new weekly series, “The Earth Unlocked” and “Lords of the Ocean” anchor the lineup.
[via press release from The Weather Channel]
THE WEATHER CHANNEL HEATS UP THE SUMMER WITH RETURN OF HIT SERIES “DEEP WATER SALVAGE” & TWO BRAND NEW ORIGINAL SERIES PREMIERING ON JUNE 5TH

Episodes of DEEP WATER SALVAGE, THE EARTH UNLOCKED and LORDS OF THE OCEAN will also be available on-demand via The Weather Channel CTV/OTT app

ATLANTA, June 2, 2022 — Today, The Weather Channel television network announced its summer primetime lineup, featuring three series that explore the marvels and mysteries of mother nature. Hit docuseries DEEP WATER SALVAGE returns for season 2 and two new weekly series, THE EARTH UNLOCKED and LORDS OF THE OCEAN anchor the lineup. All three shows make their broadcast premiere on Sunday, June 5.

With two docuseries in the primetime lineup dedicated to maritime adventure, DEEP WATER SALVAGE and LORDS OF THE OCEAN, viewers can expect high seas and action-packed drama. While THE EARTH UNLOCKED explores Earth’s mysteries and offers viewers a glimpse into the planet’s most fascinating phenomena.

THE EARTH UNLOCKED satisfies viewers’ appetite for curiosity with answers to the most puzzling questions about our planet. Inquisitive viewers will appreciate that THE EARTH UNLOCKED offers a more scientific approach to connecting with Earth’s wonders. This 8-week journey is sure to intrigue even the most analytical minds.

DEEP WATER SALVAGE returns with a bang for Season 2, and will have viewers on the edge of their seat every week. The ever-present antagonist of severe weather will leave viewers with intense anticipation as they watch to see how each incredible salvage plays out. The daily risks of these dirty jobs will naturally have viewers rooting for their favorite salvage crews. This season is showcasing tougher recoveries, in harsher conditions, with higher stakes.

The deep-sea exploration continues with the premiere of LORDS OF THE OCEAN. This thrilling new series gives viewers a front row seat to the exciting world of professional diving. It’s a deep sea submersion into the challenges of the most unusual jobs below sea level. Viewers will get a weekly dose of a day in the life of diving crews battling wicked weather, tight deadlines and technical difficulties to earn big bucks. LORDS OF THE OCEAN will have viewers both holding their breath and gasping for air.

“These summer premieres are special because they are full of action and exploration and are a perfect fit for The Weather Channel’s amazing audience of weather and adventure enthusiasts,” said Nora Zimmett, President of News and Original Series for Weather Group. “With our newly upgraded streaming app, we are expanding access to the network and now viewers can watch our thrilling primetime lineup live or on-demand.”

Existing cable customers and subscribers of The Weather Channel’s connected TV (CTV) app are in for a treat with on-demand access to each episode of each series after its airing on broadcast. The Weather Channel CTV app is available on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV and will be coming soon to Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Vizio, and Xfinity Flex. Viewers can also stream The Weather Channel on YouTube TV.

More on the June Broadcast Premieres:

THE EARTH UNLOCKED – New series premieres Sunday, June 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

DESCRIPTION: THE EARTH UNLOCKED explores the mystifying planet Earth whose remarkable natural wonders are forged by extreme weather, constant geologic change, and biological evolution. Each episode delves deep into the complex past and present of Earth’s natural wonders, revealing secrets, truths and treasures hidden within for billions of years. The series unveils the science behind the mysteries of Mother Nature.

DEEP WATER SALVAGE – Season 2 premieres Sunday, June 5 at 9 p.m. ET.

DESCRIPTION: DEEP WATER SALVAGE, Season 2 takes a closer look at the havoc wreaked by the increase in deadly weather events like hurricanes and tidal waves. It’s action-packed from hauling and recovering massive vessels such as yachts, aircrafts and even homes, to repairing submerged structures. It’s an immersive, revealing and exciting adventure that takes viewers into the unknown world of marine salvage and highlights how these brave salvage crews regularly save the day.

LORDS OF THE OCEAN – New series premieres Sunday, June 5 at 10 p.m. ET.

DESCRIPTION: LORDS OF THE OCEAN follows Lohnes’ family business, Dominion Diving, where nobody else dares: recovering, repairing and resurrecting anything in the world’s most dangerous waters. What sets this new series apart from other marine-salvage shows is the unique point of view of professional divers. In addition to marine recovery, viewers get to see the crews of LORDS OF THE OCEAN do exciting diving missions including rebuilding a reef on the ocean floor and a top-secret job for the Canadian Navy.

About The Weather Channel

Since its launch 40 years ago, The Weather Channel television network has become the top-rated and most widely distributed weather network in America. The Weather Channel has been voted the most trusted news brand in America for 11 consecutive years, and the fifth most-trusted brand overall. The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled. In 2021 and 2019, The Weather Channel won Emmy Awards for its innovative Immersive Mixed Reality technology which is changing the standard in weather presentation. The Weather Channel CTV app is available on Amazon Fire TV and Android TV and will be coming soon to Roku, Samsung Smart TV, Vizio, and Xfinity Flex. For more information visit: www.weathergroup.com.



The Weather Channel Greenlights Second Season of Hit Original Series “Deep Water Salvage”





The Weather Channel Greenlights Second Season of Hit Original Series “Deep Water Salvage”
The new episodes will also take a closer look at the havoc wreaked by the increase in deadly weather events like hurricanes, floods and tidal waves and the dire need for salvage crews to save the day.
[via press release from The Weather Channel]
The Weather Channel Greenlights Second Season Of Hit Original Series Deep Water Salvage

Season 2 delves further into the impact of climate change on salvage operations and the courageous people risking their lives on harrowing missions

ATLANTA, Oct. 4, 2021 — Harris Poll’s “TV News Brand of the Year,” The Weather Channel proudly announces the second season of Deep Water Salvage. The series has been a hit with viewers in the network’s winning slate of original programming and the second installment of this action-packed docuseries will go even further behind the scenes with professional salvage teams who brave rough seas around the world to save ships wrecked by fierce storms. The new episodes will also take a closer look at the havoc wreaked by the increase in deadly weather events like hurricanes, floods and tidal waves and the dire need for salvage crews to save the day. Deep Water Salvage Season 2 will premiere on The Weather Channel in Spring 2022.

“Deep Water Salvage takes our viewers to the depths of the sea for exhilarating adventures and in Season 2 we have even more inside access to the salvage missions, intensifying the thrilling ocean rescue stories,” said Howard Sappington, Vice President of Original Programming at The Weather Channel. “The Weather Channel’s commitment to sharing impactful stories about weather and our changing climate that are science-based, educational and entertaining fits perfectly as our next season of Deep Water Salvage is set to deliver the kind of exciting original programming that our viewers love.”

“Audiences around the world will be drawn in by this universal drama of the high seas and the perseverance of the crews, which is available for international licensing outside of the U.S. via Blue Ant International,” says Julie Chang, EVP, International Co-Productions.

Deep Water Salvage offers a rare and in-depth look at the demanding world of marine construction firms around the globe on missions to salvage ships in peril from extreme ocean weather. Each episode is an immersive, revealing and exciting adventure in which viewers get access to the closed and sometimes secretive world of marine salvage. Through exclusive admission to salvage companies operating in regions including the USA, Central America and the UK, the docuseries offers a look into the tough and unrelenting world of the salvage crews. Body cams and diving helmets equipped with HD cameras, combined with footage captured by production crews embedded in the action, allow audiences to go along on these high pressure missions.

Deep Water Salvage Season 2 is an original commission for The Weather Channel and is co-produced by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company and LA and UK-based Renowned Films. Deep Water Salvage is executive produced by Max Welch, Duane Jones and Kate Maddigan at Renowned Films. Michael Kot, Betty Orr and Julie Chang are Executive Producers at Saloon Media. Howard Sappington, Vice President of Original Programming oversees the series for The Weather Channel. Blue Ant International oversees all international licensing for Season 1 and Season 2 the series outside of the U.S.

About The Weather Channel

Since its launch over 39 years ago, The Weather Channel television network has become the top-rated and most widely distributed weather network in America. The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled. In 2018, the Ipsos poll ranked The Weather Channel as the most trusted name in news media and in 2019, The Weather Channel won an Emmy for its coverage of its new Immersive Mixed Reality technology. For 11 years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.”



The Weather Channel Welcomes New Series “Deep Water Salvage” to Original Programming Line Up





The Weather Channel Welcomes New Series “Deep Water Salvage” to Original Programming Line Up
This new action-packed series follows some of the world’s best marine construction firms as they battle against the elements and the clock to salvage valuable property and fortunes of others from the effects of extreme weather.
[via press release from The Weather Channel]
The Weather Channel Welcomes New Series Deep Water Salvage to Original Programming Line Up

This action-packed, eight-part docu series dives into The Weather Channel’s schedule Sunday, May 2 at 10/9c

Deep Water Salvage is co-produced for The Weather Channel by Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, with UK-based Renowned Films

ATLANTA (April 5, 2021) — The Weather Channel today announced DEEP WATER SALVAGE – premiering Sunday, May 2nd on The Weather Channel television network. This new action-packed series follows some of the world’s best marine construction firms as they battle against the elements and the clock to salvage valuable property and fortunes of others from the effects of extreme weather. These crews will risk almost anything to recover priceless artifacts and service abandoned ships, but they never truly know what to expect when they come face-to-face with Mother Nature out on the open waters.

“Deep Water Salvage will give our viewers a unique opportunity to unmask the power and mystery of Mother Nature as they watch some of the world’s most treacherous underwater salvage missions from the comfort of their own home,” said Howard Sappington, Vice President of Original Programming. “We’re so excited to add this series to our growing lineup of original programming as we work toward our vision of creating exciting and immersive experiences that you can’t access anywhere else.”

Deep Water Salvage is executive produced by Max Welch, Duane Jones and Kate Maddigan at Renowned Films. Michael Kot, Betty Orr and Julie Chang are Executive Producers at Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company. Overseeing the series for The Weather Channel are Howard Sappington and Tim Cowlbeck.

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Since its launch over 38 years ago, The Weather Channel television network has become the top-rated and most widely distributed weather network in America. The Weather Channel television network has been the leader in severe weather coverage, providing the most comprehensive analysis of any media outlet and serving as the nation’s only 24-hour source of national storm coverage. With trusted meteorologists who analyze, forecast and report the weather, its expertise is unrivaled. In 2018, the Ipsos poll ranked The Weather Channel as the most trusted name in news media and in 2019, The Weather Channel won an Emmy for its coverage of its new Immersive Mixed Reality technology. For ten years in a row, Harris Poll has ranked The Weather Channel as the “TV News Brand of the Year.”

Saloon Media, a Blue Ant Studios company, is a creative hub for compelling new television and digital productions. The founding partners have a wealth of experience in broadcasting and factual production, and a track record for delivering successful and award-winning programs to international clients. Saloon’s productions have broadcast on History, National Geographic, Smithsonian, Investigation Discovery, CMT, SBS, ZDF, Yesterday, Four, More4, and Netflix. Saloon is a specialist in international co-production, working with like-minded production partners around the world to produce top quality returning series and high-impact specials. Saloon Media is based in Toronto.

Renowned Films, founded in 2013 by Duane Jones, Max Welch and Tim Withers, is a London and LA based production company backed by leading US independent studio Critical Content. It is officially one of the fastest growing independent producers globally, recently voted Edinburgh TV Festival ‘Indie of the Year’ and recently climbing a further 50 places in the Broadcast indie 100 survey for 2019. Renowned currently has series in production for YouTube, DAZN, BET, Bravo, Discovery and BBC.

In 2015, Channel 4 took an equity stake in the company as part of its £20 million Growth Fund. In 2017 Critical Content acquired an undisclosed stake in Renowned with Channel 4 exiting the business. The transaction signaled the formation of a strategic partnership between Critical Content and Renowned to augment Critical Content’s international expansion and foothold in the UK market, alongside boosting Renowned’s UK growth and allowing the business to capitalise on its rapid US success. The partnership saw CEO of Critical Content Tom Forman and EVP / CFO Christoph Pachler joining the board. Over the first 6 years of the business, Renowned has fast established itself as a leader in high end factual and factual entertainment programming.