Ongoing production of the YouTube channel “Deer Meat for Dinner” in the Marianas has garnered nearly 7 million views.
The series, hosted by Robert Arrington, features hunting, fishing, diving, and cooking of wild game. The show first visited the Marianas in 2018 and has returned to film episodes in most of the 14 islands in the Marianas archipelago. Fifteen episodes filmed in the remote and sparsely populated Northern Islands have garnered over 6.7 million views and 18,000 comments since they were posted over the last month.
“We are rewarded by the strong interest ‘Deer Meat for Dinner’ is generating with its latest episodes highlighting the remote and pristine Northern Islands,” said MVA managing director Priscilla M. Iakopo. “Not only are viewers able to see the unique wild game and rich fishing in the Northern Islands, but they are also being given a chance to see the Marianas way of life, our rich history, and stunning natural scenery.”
Images and video footages are being shared online, offline, and via other social media channels including Facebook, Instagram, and Naverblog.
“I didn’t know Saipan existed,” commented one viewer.
Recent uploads include a tour of Pagan and its World War II structures. The battle in the Marianas was a strategic victory for American forces advancing across the Pacific toward Japan.
“I know that our servicemen from World War II are moving on in life at a very quick rate right now. Very few of them are left,” said Arrington. “But man, just standing here amongst this makes me so proud to be an American. We won this battle. …It wasn’t easy, it was deadly, and it was hard, but it was worth it.”
“Thank you for sharing the Island of Saipan,” commented another viewer. “My Dad was stationed there during WWII and told me lots of stories about it. I wish he was still here to watch this series with me.”
The first nine episodes on the Marianas filmed on Rota and Saipan two years ago have also garnered over 13 million views to date. In addition to the “Deer Meat for Dinner” episodes, raw footage from the production will be provided to the MVA for its additional marketing and promotions usage.
The “Deer Meat for Dinner” program can be viewed at YouTube.com/c/deermeatfordinner, or type “Deer Meat for Dinner” in the YouTube search bar. (PR)