Link TV Kicks Off New Programming Slate for 2014 Groundbreaking New Series and Documentaries Take Viewers on a Global Exploration of News and Culture | KCET
Link TV Kicks Off New Programming Slate for 2014 Groundbreaking New Series and Documentaries Take Viewers on a Global Exploration of News and Culture
Groundbreaking New Series and Documentaries Take Viewers
on a Global Exploration of News and Culture
San Francisco, Calif. - Jan. 14, 2014 - Link
TV, the nationally syndicated satellite television network and global content
provider, announced a slate of new programs for the New Year, providing viewers
with an impressive global lineup of informative series and documentaries. In
addition, DOC-DEBUT, a dynamic series that offers American audiences bold perspectives on world events and
culture, as seen through the eyes of individuals across the globe, returns to Link TV each Saturday night, beginning Jan. 25 at 8
Link TV is available via satellite on DIRECTV
375 and DISH Network channel 9410. For more information, visit linktv.org.
e2 - Jan. 23,
2014 at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT
Narrated by Brad Pitt, e2 is a dynamic
18-episode critically acclaimed series about the pioneers and innovators in the
field of sustainable architecture, and how their work is producing solutions to
pressing environmental and social challenges. The series features compelling
stories from around the globe, including Beijing, Nova Scotia, Ladakh and New
*Highest Pass - Jan. 25, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
A modern Indian yogi and guru conduct a voyage with seven
riders from the jungles of Rishikesh, the birthplace of yoga, into the
snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas. With a broad range of skills and
personalities, the team navigates the difficult terrain, pursuing the highest
passes of India and those within themselves.
Chinese Restaurants - Jan. 31, 2014 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Launching on Chinese New Year, this series tells the story of the Chinese
Diaspora through its most recognizable and enduring icon - the family-run
Chinese restaurant. In this 13-part series, Canadian filmmaker Cheuk Kwan
takes us on a tour of restaurants around the world, bringing us into the lives
of extraordinary families as they share moving stories of struggle, courage, displacement
and belonging, and what it means to be "Chinese" today.
*North of the Sun - Feb. 1, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
This award-winning documentary follows Inge Wegge and Jørn Ranum for nine
months in the cold Norwegian winter in an isolated and uninhabited bay of a
remote, arctic island by the coast of northern Norway. Facing nothing but the
vast Atlantic Ocean, they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off
materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food the stores would
otherwise have thrown away. The men also brought an unlikely cold-weather
accessory - their surfboards. Perhaps the biggest motivation for the arctic
adventure, the remote bay holds a well-kept secret: some of the world's finest
surfing waves. English subtitles.
*Punk Syndrome - Feb. 8, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
This film follows a Finnish punk rock band
whose members all are learning disabled and shows the band members using
punk music as an outlet to their frustration with everyday things. Last year,
the film won the Audience Award in the SXGlobal category at the SXSW Festival
in Austin. English subtitles.
Can Eating Insects Save the World? - Feb. 9, 2014 at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m.
This BBC documentary follows food writer Stefan Gates, as he immerses
himself in the extraordinary world of hardcore insect eating in a bid to
conquer his lingering revulsion of bugs and discover if they really could save
With 80,000 lbs. of insects to every human, perhaps insects could offer a
real solution to the global food crisis - where billions go hungry every day
whilst the meat consumption of the rich draws vast amounts of grain out of the
global food chain.
*Ballroom Dancer - Feb. 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Through a unique access to a
legendary dancer, Slavik Kryklyvyy, this film takes you deep inside a world at
a very personal level. The former world champion is making his comeback with
his younger partner and girlfriend Anna Melnikova - a comeback that turns out
to be much more painful than he expected. The real competitive world of
ballroom dancing, however, is as cruel as it is beautiful. English subtitles.
*Downeast - Feb. 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT
Set during an era of U.S. post-industrialization in which
numerous factories have been exported, Downeast focuses on a
Boston businessman's plan to reopen a local plant in rural Maine as a
lobster-packing facility, and rescue the community from the unemployment line.
Link TV's DOC-DEBUT is made possible with a grant
from the Millicent and Eugene Bell Foundation.
About Link TV
Link TV is a viewer-supported 501(c)(3)
organization, distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV channel 375 and
DISH Network channel 9410 - reaching more than 33 million US households. Link
TV is a service of KCETLink, the national independent public transmedia
organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. Select Link
TV programming also airs on 220 cable outlets, including in New York, Los
Angeles and San Francisco, reaching an additional 22 million
homes. Link also streams much of its content online at LinkTV.org.
For complete background information, program schedule and Internet streaming,
go to LinkTV.org. Follow on Twitter @linktv , and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/linktv. Link TV is a service of KCETLink.