Discovery India revamps Turbo with new content and identity

Discovery has transformed Turbo into a Premium English Entertainment Channel for Men, expanding its content offering to reflect the passions, desires & interests of the aspirational male audience

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Nov 28, 2014 8:28 AM Updated: Nov 28, 2014 8:28 AM
Discovery India revamps Turbo with new content and identity

The first of its kind 24-hour multi-genre channel “just for males” will beam into Indian homes from December 1st.  Discovery has transformed its existing channel Discovery Turbo into a Premium English Entertainment Channel for Men expanding its content offering to reflect the new and emerging passions, desires and interests of the aspirational male audience.

Turbo attempts to fill the vacuum in the Indian television space by catering to the growing segment of men seeking to live life to the absolute fullest. The channel aims to give its male audience a life changing inspiration and its content aims to push the boundaries of endurance, imagination and excitement. The refreshed Turbo brand will present content ranging from adventure, combat, DIY, hobbies, lifestyle, reality, trends, challenges, and auto. The channel programmes will be presented by ingenious, daring and eccentric personalities. An action packed channel, the new Turbo wishes to inspire the audience to attempt the impossible yet attainable. 

The brand MAN-tra “Men Like That” will be demonstrated through the channel’s new logo, bold on-air presentation and above all, through its cool programming and bold personalities such as Mike Rowe, Joel Lambert, Les Stroud and Gary Humphrey and Bill Wu.

Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “The refreshed Turbo will match the dynamic expectations of the Indian male audience seeking maximum out of every experience. The only specialised content channel in the English genre, Turbo reflects the promised benefits of digitalization. The Indian television landscape is ever changing and we have stayed ahead of the curve by recognizing the evolving trends and addressing them by creating new television genres and distinct audience segments. With its widened content offering, Turbo will offer an increased value to the affiliates and advertisers.”

Launched in January 2010, Turbo is available across all platforms including DTH platforms like Tata Sky, Dish TV, Airtel Digital, Videocon D2H and Reliance Big TV and Digital Cable such as Siti Cable, Hathway and DEN Networks.


Delving into a world that sparks men’s passions, the channel will bring action to money-making endeavours.  Viewers go inside the boxing world as five trainers work tirelessly to revive boxing in The Fighters. Step into the competitive world of bartering in the Dukes Of Haggle. Follow money-making genius Doug Hopkins to know how the housing auctions work in Property Wars

The great adventure programming will include series like Extreme which gives viewers an access to the most luxurious and opulent stuff from around the world; Top Hooker - a reality fishing competition series that sees contestants battling each other in never-before-seen fishing challenges; Deadliest Catch that takes audience to rough waters to witness one of the world's most deadliest jobs.

Exploring the most difficult and dangerous jobs at military bases across the world, Toughest Military Jobs meets the people with the hard task of defending a nation. Journey the globe to unearth the secrets of how remote indigenous tribes have survived in the wild for thousands of years in Beyond Survival with Les Stroud

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