America’s Boating Channel™, the U.S. Coast Guard funded boating safety and boater education video service of United States Power Squadrons® (USPS)- America’s Boating Club® (ABC), will publicly debut its new season of twelve videos across its smart TV, online, and mobile distribution platforms starting in June.
In making the announcement, USPS-ABC Chief Commander Craig Fraser remarked, “We’re excited to introduce America’s Boating Channel’s seventh season of original non-duplicated boating safety and boater education videos. This year’s slate of titles reflects a sharpened focus on critical safety considerations, operational guidance, and electronic aids to navigation.”
The first video in the new series, WHY WEARING A LIFE JACKET IS COOL, will premiere on Fire TV, Roku, and YouTube, as well as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social networks at 8 PM EDT on Thursday June 1.
WHY WEARING A LIFE JACKET IS COOL asks a series of “What if…” questions about contemporary life jackets. Viewers will learn the benefits of wearing life jackets while underway on boats. Also featured are tips to consider when buying a new life jacket.
Every ten days throughout the boating season, America’s Boating Channel will launch a new video. Upcoming Season Seven titles include SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALLS; PARTNER IN COMMAND; DISEMBARKING HAZARDS; BOATING WITH SMALL CHILDREN; ENGINE FAILURE CAUSES & CURES; TOWED SPORTS SAFETY; TYING DOCK LINES; INTRODUCING AIS; MARINE RADIO ETIQUETTE; NAVIGATING LOCKS; and BORDER CROSSING.
Smart TV viewers can subscribe to America’s Boating Channel for free on Roku and FireTV. On Roku, viewers can select Store using their Roku remotes, click on Channels, search for Americas Boating Channel, and then add the channel. On FireTV, viewers can go to Apps on their FireTV Main Menu, search for Americas Boating Channel, select Get, and then download the app.