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Must-See New Show 'Backyard Ballistics' Coming to Outdoor Channel This Summer

The new 10-part original series on Insight TV and Outdoor Channel will feature fan challenges for host and madcap inventor Jöerg Sprave and co-host Cheyenne Ruether.

Must-See New Show 'Backyard Ballistics' Coming to Outdoor Channel This Summer

"Backyard Ballistics" host Jöerg Sprave (left) and co-host Cheyenne Ruether (right).

Zig Zag Productions, one of the UK’s foremost independent production companies, is producing Backyard Ballistics for Insight TV and Outdoor Channel. The new series is being shot in 4K UHD and currently filming in Germany and Denver, CO.

In each episode of Backyard Ballistics, hosts Jöerg Sprave and Cheyenne Ruether take on a challenge and make some truly mind-bending launchers in the name of fun, science, and ultimately, to make a special fan’s day. Taking on challenges posed to him by his social media followers around the world, Jöerg digs through his cupboard of launcher designs to build such wonders as an epic stone skipping sling. From getting the brief and producing prototypes, to putting the final build through its paces in a nail-biting test, viewers will be given incredible insight into a range of crafts and processes.

Backyard Ballistics is a unique program that we hope our Outdoor Channel viewers will find interesting and exciting,” Outdoor Sportsman Group VP of Program and Planning Scheduling Katie Gladstone said. “Jöerg’s personality and creativity is truly infectious and makes for great television programming.”

Backyard Ballistics is our first co-production with Outdoor Channel and we’re excited to marry their U.S. viewer base of outdoor lifestyle enthusiasts with Insight TV’s global audience of highly engaged and curious millennials,” notes Arun Maljaars, VP Content and Channels. “We hope this will be one of many U.S. co-productions for 2021.”


“It’s a pleasure to bring together these great partners - Insight TV and Outdoor Channel - to make this unique and fun show to light up the world at this time of darkness with global phenomenon Jöerg Sprave with his sense of mischief and engineering mastery.


This is going to be one amazing show to make,” said Danny Fenton, CEO, Zig Zag Productions.

Slated for summer 2021 release, Outdoor Channel will broadcast Backyard Ballistics in North America and Insight TV will broadcast the series to the rest of the world. Insight TV will include the series on its channels in the US and Canada six months after Outdoor Channel has broadcast the series.

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