Airport: Below Zero, a thrilling new documentary series from Our House Media, in association with Corus Entertainment, reveals the intricate and intense balancing act required to keep operations running smoothly at Edmonton International Airport, Canada’s most northerly major airport. Shot entirely at the ‘Gateway to the North’, this 10 x 60 series follows airport and airline staff as they work 24/7 to ensure a steady and safe stream of take offs and landings, while battling blizzards, medical emergencies, diverted planes, missing passengers, and even a snowy owl. Airport: Below Zero airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning October 5 on HISTORY.
Edmonton International Airport is the fastest growing and most northerly major airport in all of Canada. Each and every day it faces challenges from extreme temperatures to medical emergencies, but one thing is constant – this airport NEVER closes. With total access to the airport and a compelling cast of characters, Airport: Below Zero witnesses Fort McMurray wildfire evacuees, the arrival of heavy metal band Iron Maiden’s jumbo jet, and the snowstorm of the year that would shut down any normal airport. In each episode, firefighters, paramedics, snow removal teams, ticket agents, and cargo handlers perform a complex balancing act where the perils of operating at 53 degrees north latitude constantly threaten to disrupt a never-ending stream of take offs and landings.
“This documentary series allows viewers unprecedented access to the high-stakes, behind-the-scenes world of an international airport,” said Joe Houlihan, President, Our House Media. “We’re thrilled to partner with HISTORY and the Edmonton International Airport to reveal the extreme challenges faced by the dedicated and hardworking staff and what it takes to keep this massive operation running smoothly,” added Houlihan.
“Airport: Below Zero is an insider’s look at the many great people and organizations that work together around the clock at Edmonton International Airport to keep eight million passengers moving safely,” said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. “We’re proud to be one of the partners that keep millions of people and products moving efficiently between Edmonton and the world.”
Airport: Below Zero is produced by Our House Media, in association with Corus Entertainment. Executive Producers are Simon Lloyd and Joe Houlihan; Series Producer is Marshall Jay Kaplan. Jane Lloyd is VP of Production and Samantha De France is VP of Business & Corporate Affairs.
About Our House Media
Our House Media is a North American content creation company with a mission to create entertaining and returnable content with the highest production values for audiences in the US, Canada, and beyond. With decades of experience and an enviable track record of long-running hit shows, co-founders CEO Simon Lloyd and President Joe Houlihan offer a fresh approach to non-fiction content with a focus on great casting and compelling storytelling. Currently, OHM is producing 100+ hours of television and has an additional 10 projects set up at various broadcasters in Canada and the U.S. Its development roster includes 20 titles. OHM opened its doors in Toronto in 2014 and in New York in 2016. Visit www.ourhousemedia.com and follow Our House Media on Twitter @ourhousemedia.
About Edmonton International Airport
Edmonton International Airport (EIA) is a self-funded, not-for-profit corporation with an annual economic impact of over $2.2 billion. EIA is Canada’s fastest-growing major airport over the past 10 years, the fifth-busiest airport by passenger traffic and the largest major Canadian airport by land area. EIA offers non-stop connections to more than 50 destinations across Canada, the US, Mexico, the Caribbean and Europe, as well as transatlantic and transpacific cargo routes. Known as the Gateway to the North, EIA is Canada’s most northerly major airport, and its expertise in winter operations has been recognized with the prestigious international Balchen/Post Award for Excellence in Snow and Ice Control.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 45 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com. HISTORY® is a trademark of the Corus Entertainment Inc. group of companies. All rights reserved.
For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Gabrielle Free at Free Publicity (for Our House Media)
Laura Berkenblit, Corus Entertainment