UPtv TO DEBUT FAN-FAVORITE SERIES HEARTLAND SEASON 14 ON JULY 8
THE NETWORK IS THE EXCLUSIVE HOME TO WATCH THE NEWEST SEASON ON AIR IN THE UNITED STATES
UP FAITH & FAMILY IS THE ONLY U.S. STREAMING SERVICE TO VIEW ALL SEASONS OF HEARTLAND
UPtv WILL ALSO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE HEARTLAND BONUS CONTENT
ATLANTA (June 30, 2021) – UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, announced today that the network has the exclusive U.S. linear rights to season 14 of the hit family series Heartland. The new season premieres Thursday, July 8 at 8 p.m. ET. Following each new episode of Heartland, UPtv will air bonus content including inside the episode recaps. Fans can binge all prior seasons on UP Faith & Family now.
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. Season 14 of Heartland finds horses healing Amy (Amber Marshall) as much as Amy heals horses. While Amy struggles with a life-changing challenge, the entire town of Hudson will have to deal with an unexpected disaster that threatens to derail Lou’s (Michelle Morgan) first term as mayor. Will the family pull through together and be stronger as a result?
“The fandom around Heartland is truly incredible,” said Hector Campos, vp of content strategy, programming, and acquisitions at UPtv. “We are thrilled to be the linear television home where Heartlanders can see the newest seasons here first. The new episodes also feature bonus content exclusive to UP. We invite fans of the series to spend Thursday nights with us and be part of the social conversation (#Heartland) with fellow Heartland enthusiasts. Fans won’t want to miss the first two minutes of the season premiere.”
Heartland is based on the bestselling series of books by Lauren Brooke. The executive producers are Michael Weinberg, Tom Cox, Jordy Randall, and Heather Conkie who also serves as the showrunner. The series is produced by Dean Bennett. The series writers are Heather Conkie, Mark Haroun, Ken Craw, and Alexandra Clarke. The season’s directors are Ken Filewych, Pierre Tremblay, Megan Follows, Eleanore Lindo, Chris Potter, Kristin Lehman and Dean Bennett. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Trish Williams is Executive Director, Scripted Content; Helen Asimakis is Senior Director, Scripted Content; and Melanie Hadley is Executive in Charge of Production.
UPtv, the television home for uplifting entertainment, is one of the premier brands from UP Entertainment, LLC. UPtv is the trusted destination for adults seeking positive programming with relatable stories of love, laughter and relationships, through exclusive premiere movies, box-office hit films and beloved series. UPtv’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. Additionally, UP Entertainment is home to the subscription streaming service, UP Faith & Family, featuring the best in faith affirming and family-friendly entertainment anytime, anywhere, as well as AspireTV, the leading network for Black and urban lifestyle programming. UP Entertainment in partnership with PixL Dos, also manages and distributes Cine Romántico, a free ad-supported television (FAST) channel featuring the best of Hollywood TV romance movies in Spanish.
Kristina Stafford Kelly