UP FAITH & FAMILY TO PREMIERE HEARTLAND SEASON 16 EXCLUSIVELY IN THE U.S.
THE NEW SEASON DEBUTS JUNE 1
HEARTLAND WAS THE SECOND MOST STREAMED FAMILY DRAMA AND 13TH MOST STREAMED SERIES OVERALL IN 2022*
ATLANTA (April 27, 2023) – The streaming service UP Faith & Family, the leader in uplifting entertainment, will be the first place in the U.S. to premiere Heartland season 16 and the only place fans can stream the 15 new episodes until 2024. Beginning June 1, the service will add new episodes weekly.
“UP Faith & Family continues to be the U.S. home of Heartland and the only place fans can watch the newest supersized season until 2024,” said Hector Campos, senior vice president, content strategy and programming at UP Entertainment. “Heartland has incredibly passionate fans so we lean heavily into the fandom and ask fans ‘why wait?’ to watch the newest season of Heartland until next year when you can watch on UP Faith & Family beginning June 1. We also treat subscribers to special content produced exclusively for our streaming service including never-before-seen bonus videos.”
Heartland, the longest running one-hour drama in Canadian television history, is set in the rolling foothills of the Rockies in the fictional town of Hudson, Alberta. While some journeys end, others are just beginning. The Bartlett-Fleming family has learned a hard lesson: life is short, and you have to live each day to the fullest. Season 16 finds Amy and the rest of the family making bold strides towards their futures. The Bartlett-Fleming family will come together to face their fears and start the next chapter in their lives.
Heartland is based on the bestselling series of books by Lauren Brooke. The executive producers are Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox, Jordy Randall, Heather Conkie and Mark Haroun. The series is produced by Dean Bennett. The series writers are Heather Conkie, Mark Haroun, Ken Craw, Alexandra Clarke, Caitlin D. Fryers and Adam Hussein. Heartland Season 16 Directors include Ken Filewych, Pierre Tremblay, Chris Potter, Kristin Lehman, Gloria Kim, Melanie Scrofano, Michelle Morgan, Madison Thomas, and Dean Bennett.
*Source: Nielsen Streaming Content Ratings (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, Apple TV+, Hulu, HBO Max (beginning 5/30) and Peacock (beginning 9/26/22), Nielsen National TV Panel, Viewing Through Television
About UP Entertainment
UP Entertainment, home to UP Faith & Family, UPtv, AspireTV, AspireTV Life and Cine Romántico, is the destination for uplifting entertainment for passionate and diverse audiences across the leading cable, satellite and streaming platforms. UP Faith & Family is the leading streaming service in uplifting entertainment and includes exclusive access to original productions from the UP Entertainment family of brands. UPtv is the trusted network for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories about relationships, filled with love and laughter, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. AspireTV is the premier network for Black culture and urban lifestyle programming featuring original productions in food, home and fashion. AspireTV Life is the first free ad supported streaming television (FAST) channel dedicated to sharing the experiences of the multicultural audience through cooking, fashion, travel, design and more. Additionally, UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish. UP Entertainment’s award-winning pro-social initiative, “UPlift Someone,” has inspired over 200 million people to uplift others through its social videos and dedicated UPlift Someone Facebook page and website.
About SEVEN24 Films
SEVEN24 Films is an independent film and television production company whose work has spanned over two decades. Executive Producers Tom Cox and Jordy Randall have produced dramatic series, mini-series, television movies and feature films garnering over one hundred industry awards and nominations.
SEVEN24’s current projects include Ride, a new one-hour series for Hallmark and CTV, Family Law, the new legal series for Global and CW, the hit family series Heartland – the longest running one-hour series in Canadian history – now in its seventeenth season for CBC, Netflix and UPtv. Other projects include Wynonna Earp on Syfy and CTV Sci-Fi, and half hour comedy JANN for CTV and Hulu.
SEVEN24’s focus on integration of scripted programming with interactive content and social media has helped make Heartland and Wynonna Earp two of the most dynamic scripted television projects in the digital space.
Previous projects include Damnation with NBC Universal for USA, Fortunate Son, a political thriller for CBC and NBCU International, Dark Cargo, a noir thriller for YouTube Premium, Young Drunk Punk for Rogers and CBC, the Canadian Screen Award winner Borealis, the Gemini Award winning movie Mayerthorpe and Gemini Award winning Mini-Series Burn Up.
Tom Cox and Jordy Randall were also co-producers on numerous high-profile feature films including the Academy Award nominated Brokeback Mountain and are both recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of their contribution to the arts.
SEVEN24 Films was named Playback Magazine’s Production Company of the Year in 2020.
About Dynamo Films
Dynamo Films Inc. is an independent television production company founded in 2004 by Michael Weinberg. Dynamo purchased the television and ancillary rights to all the HEARTLAND books and created the television series of the same name.
In 2006 the English broadcast rights for Canada were sold by Dynamo to CBC and subsequent sales to other markets have reached more than 120 countries.
Beginning with the very first episode, Michael Weinberg has acted as Executive Producer for the HEARTLAND television show which is the longest running one-hour dramatic series in Canadian history and currently has an unprecedented sixteenth season.
Kristina Stafford Kelly