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Factual Portfolio

Our award-winning documentaries explore the harsh, the unsung, and at times, the very binge-worthy. Nothing compares to true tales of real lives lived. We are deeply committed to our work, and all our factual programming stands tall.

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Highway Thru Hell

This Great Pacific Media documentary TV series launched in 2012. With five top-rated seasons and more than 120 episodes, it follows heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue as the crew bust themselves to save lives.

Heavy Rescue is the last line of defense on some of the most treacherous highways in North America, including the dreaded Coquihalla. At any hour, in any conditions, they are ready when police and highway crews call. Highway Thru Hell documents their intense and heroic work.

10
Seasons
2
Successful spinoffs
100%
owned by GPM
100%
ownership of equipment & facilities
Created by:
Mark A. Miller, Kevin Mills, and Neil Thomas
Developed by:
Great Pacific Television
Network
Discovery Channel Canada
Recent Awards
Leo Awards 2015 Best Sound Editing in a Documentary Program or Series

Heavy Rescue: 401

Launched in 2017 on Discovery Canada, Heavy Rescue 401 follows several tow operators, maintenance and rescue crews along North America’s most intense stretch of highway, the 401.

From Greater Toronto through to southern Ontario, these crews fight to keep the country’s most vital trade route to the USA from breaking down through brutal storms, disastrous multi-truck pileups, horrific spills and more. It’s intense, gruelling and gripping to watch. With up 400,000 driving the 401 each day, you never know what might happen.

3.5
million viewers. Record for a Discovery series premiere.
200
Countries/territories seen in
Top 5
Discovery’s most-watched shows year-over-year
5
Seasons and counting
1000+
Recoveries shot over five seasons
100+
Characters featured from all backgrounds
18
Cameras. Most used on a single recovery
800+
Kilometer coverage along Ontario highways
Created by:
Mark Miller
Developed by:
Great Pacific Media
Network
Discovery Channel Canada

Save My Reno

This upbeat Canadian reality show launched in 2014 with a plan to give cash-conscious homeowners a break. Contractor Sebastian Clovis, a former Canadian Football League player, and designer Samantha Pynn, a resourceful DIY designer, help homeowners complete needed renovations on a limited budget.

HGTV Canada’s team focuses on upcycling, using salvaged goods, design hacks and also putting the homeowners to work to make their renovation dreams a reality—one they can afford.

4
Seasons containing 56 episodes
$4.25M
Home renovations
168
Webisodes and other digital content
12+
Countries available in
Top-rated
HGTV Canada’s original series
Created by
Great Pacific Media
Developed by
Great Pacific Media
Network
HGTV
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The Full Inventory

Great Pacific Media has been producing and creating more than 1000 hours of factual content for more than twenty years. Our ever-growing, comprehensive portfolio shares real stories for every appetite.

The Bottom Line

We produce fresh, vibrant and successful programming, and there is much more to come. The Thunderbird Entertainment story is only getting bigger and better. Let’s connect and explore opportunities with you.

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