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Unscripted 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 unscripted programming stands tall.

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Highway Thru Hell

This Great Pacific Media documentary TV series launched in 2012. With several top-rated seasons and more than 120 episodes, it follows heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company Jamie David Towing as the crew works hard 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.

Successful spinoffs
owned by GPM
ownership of equipment & facilities
Developed by:
Great Pacific Television
Discovery Channel Canada
Recent Awards
2022 Leo Award - Best Direction in a Information, Lifestyle or Reality Program or Series
2022 SOCAN Award - Domestic Television Music Award - Non-Fiction Programming
Nominee: 2022 Canadian Screen Award - Best Factual Series
Nominee: 2022 Canadian Screen Music Award - Best Original Score for a Non-Fiction Series or Limited 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.

million viewers
Top 5
Discovery’s most-watched shows year-over-year
Seasons and counting
Developed by:
Great Pacific Media
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.

Seasons containing 56 episodes
Home renovations
Webisodes and other digital content
Countries available in
HGTV Canada’s original series
Created by
Great Pacific Media
Developed by
Great Pacific Media
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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

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