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Richmond producer launches B.C. travel show in China

Danny Sayson’s ‘West Coast Adventures’ now being broadcast by Hong Kong network  -
Danny Sayson’s ‘West Coast Adventures’ now being broadcast by Hong Kong network
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Richmond producer Danny Sayson has landed a deal to air his B.C. travel TV series in China.

West Coast Adventures began appearing on a Hong Kong network Friday. The weekly show is being broadcast during prime time, reaching viewers in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, and even parts of Australia and New Zealand.

“I believe that we are the very first travel series that is entirely about British Columbia to be airing in China,” said Sayson, whose company is Sayson Productions Ltd.

The 1988 Richmond High grad’s show is about travel and adventure in the B.C. outdoors. Highlights include playing with dolphins at Vancouver Aquarium, mountain climbing in Whistler, watching for grizzlies in Bella Coola and fishing for sturgeon in Fraser Canyon.

The series first aired in North America on PBS and Shaw from 2009 to 2011. Sayson said when the show ended its run here, he saw potential in Asia.

“When China granted Canada Approved Destination Status in 2010, thus allowing Chinese citizens to travel to Canada in organized tour groups, I knew that there would be interest in our show.”

More information about the show can be found at westcoastadventurestv.com.

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