I have a couple of ideas for The Travel Channel and decided to send them an email. They won’t accept unsolicited ideas or material and will dismiss or disregard ideas sent to them. Here’s an excerpt from their website, “Travel Channel only accepts proposals from established production companies who have previously discussed their idea with a network development representative and been asked to submit a summary of the idea or who have received an RFP.”
If you want to host a program, align yourself with an established production company. The programs on The Travel Channel are “filmed and submitted by independent production companies and/or agents that are responsible for selecting the participants on our programs.” If you want to be on The Travel Channel, align yourself with a production company or agent and submit your ideas.
Before you pitch your show, you may want to speak with some executives at The Travel Channel and hosts. Interview them to get a feel for what they’re looking for. Speak to hosts to find out what the work schedule is like. It may be too grueling for some people. It’s best to know what you’re getting into before you submit a pitch.
I wouldn’t mind hosting a show on The Travel Channel and have been researching production companies. I need to find a company that is a good fit for me and my shows. The shows that I want to pitch are timely and would grab the audience’s attention. Stay tuned!
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