Corday Productions, Inc., in association with Farish Media, presents the Pacific Blue Marlin: Tag and Release Tournament (T.A.R.T.), a one hour television special to be broadcast on more than 200 stations across the U.S. during July and August, 2014.
In its 23rd year of friendly competition, T.A.R.T. has been a passion project of the competition’s founder, EMMY Award winning Days of our Lives Executive Producer Ken Corday. The tournament promotes conservation of the marlin species through the tag and release format while educating viewers about marlin biology, science, and habits. The syndicated television special is being distributed by Telco Productions, Inc. in more than 200 markets, including WCBS New York, KDOC in Los Angeles, WBBM Chicago, WACP Philadelphia and KTVU San Francisco. Award-winning journalist, Alex Paen, creator of numerous current syndicated series such as “ANIMAL RESCUE” and “MISSING,” is the president of Telco Productions, Inc.
T.A.R.T. is a fishing fantasy that takes viewers on a week long voyage down the breathtaking coastline of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Ken Corday joins four long-time buddies on a family friendly adventure in the Hawaiian waters of the Pacific Ocean. The show is hosted and narrated by Rick Fitts and stars competing anglers Donald Brandt – “Sid Ficious,” Dan Doherr – “King Cobra,” Brent Nelson – “Lucky Seaman” Rick Fitts and Corday – “K.C. Longnose.”
The tournament format features five boats, five captains and five anglers competing over a five day span—boat to boat, captain versus captain and angler versus angler. Contestants earn points from catching, tagging and releasing the majestic, beautiful, elusive and powerful Blue Marlin. The objective is to earn the most points calculated by tagging and releasing the great fish without doing any harm.
The special highlights captivating HD footage of the Hawaiian Islands, the competition and of course the banter on the boats between the sometimes over-tired and cranky boat captains. All in good fun, while viewers ride along from green island cliffs to pure blue shorelines and clear, deepwater Pacific fishing action.
The announcement of the T.A.R.T. special follows news that Corday Productions, producers of the iconic NBC soap opera Days of our Lives, is set to launch Net Soaps/Net Novelas LLC, an interactive, multi-lingual, on-line digital destination for acquired, established and new, original entertainment content. This new “network site” is for global distribution, with an emphasis on the U.S., Latin America and Brazil markets in 2015.
The announcement was made at the 2014 NAB Show, and featured in Variety magazine. Net Soaps/Net Novelas is designed to connect advertisers with increasingly tech-savvy consumers by integrating brands directly into content, especially over the fast-growing mobile platform. It combines interactive competitions, original and licensed programing and focuses on the viewer aged 18-55.
Corday Productions is best known for Days of our Lives, which premiered in 1965, and has been a daytime TV powerhouse with more than 12,000 episodes produced and currently distributed around the world. In June 2013 the show won the coveted Daytime Emmy Award for best drama and in January 2014 NBC announced the renewal of this signature series through September 2016.
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