Fun Roads, a television programming channel dedicated to RVing and the open road, will be launching on Xfinity TV this summer.
Led by veteran television industry CEO Ashley Gracile, Fun Roads will air in several markets across Comcast’s Florida region including South Florida, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Southwest Florida and the Panhandle.
“It’s the All-American dream vacation,” Gracile said in a press release. “My childhood memories of family road trips are so unforgettable that I wanted to be sure I had the same connection with my kids. But I couldn’t find any one source that helped me decide where to go and what to do on the way. So, I created Fun Roads to do just that.”
Thomas Zemaitis, vice president for Comcast’s Florida Region, noted, “We know that our Xfinity TV customers love to discover new and entertaining content and we are looking forward to bringing the Fun Roads programming lineup to them. Fun Road’s linear TV channel, mobile application and website will connect travelers with entertainment, information and trip planning services. All Fun Roads programming is family-friendly and includes wholly-owned content, acquired series, original programming, movies and special events.”
Fun Roads’ initial programming lineup will draw from over 1,700 hours of programming featuring a unique range of road-based travel and enthusiast content ranging from RV’ing, trailered boating, adventure motorcycle touring, vacation rentals, birding, shopping and antiquing to culinary travel, cycling, tailgating, snowmobiling, retro travel, skiing, fishing and much more.
Florida stations carrying Fun Roads include: Channel 236 in South Florida (Miami/Ft. Lauderdale), West Palm (West Palm Beach/Fort Pierce) and The Florida Panhandle (Tallahassee/Panama City); Channel 236 or Channel 189 in Southwest Florida (Ft. Myers/Naples/Sarasota) and on Channel 90 in the Jacksonville area.
“In the coming weeks, we’re adding more cable TV coverage in Florida, specifically, in Tampa, St. Petersburg/Clearwater and Orlando,” said Marilyn Berryman, director of affiliate sales at Fun Roads. “Shortly after that we’ll be announcing nationwide satellite and wireless distribution agreements and a groundbreaking international carriage deal.”
For additional information visit www.funroads.tv or call Gracile at 310-867-3730.