Seven Network programmer Jesse Ford says “Travel Oz resonates with viewers, because it captures the true spirit of Australia, showcasing its wonderful characters, events and destinations.”
“This is a programme that has a strong and loyal following” he says.
The Seven Network currently screen Travel Oz in a dedicated 90-minute timeslot every weekend on 7TWO, with repeats on Seven main and 7FLIX.
Travel Oz also screens on airlines around the world through Inflight, Fox Network Europe, People’s Daily Online China, STV UK and Carnival Cruises.
Travel Oz producer/presenter Greg Grainger says he’s thrilled with the on-going commitment by the Seven Network.
“Filming in these restrictive times of Covid has become a real challenge, but as border restrictions are eased we have been producing specials on opening states, such as South Australia and Tasmania.”
Grainger had just finished filming a special around the town of 1770 and the Barrier Reef’s Musgrave Island when Queensland introduced its border closures in late March 2020.
Since then, he’s produced a 5-part aerial series featuring Africa, Iceland, Greenland and the Scandinavian countries, commissioning local drone cameramen to film as Grainger and team were unable to travel. In total, Grainger TV produced 19 programmes in 2020 with a similar amount being planned for 2021.
Right now, the Travel Oz team are set to film another special in Victoria as their borders are re-opened, with shoots planned early February on the Great Ocean Road, Bendigo, Phillip Island, Yarra Ranges and Daylesford Macedon.
That programme is scheduled to air on the first weekend in March 2021.
Travel Oz is a small but prolific production team, comprising of Grainger as producer and presenter, Barry Jacobs on camera, Harley Rossetto and Harrison Stringer editing and Justin McCoy composing original music.
Australian destinations and hotels interested in being featured in any of these series should make contact with the producer Greg Grainger email@example.com