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.
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.