Discovery Channel has announced a new series ‘Curiosity’ that seeks to uncover the truths behind life’s most challenging questions - what would it be like if you could live forever? What would happen if aliens attacked? Is there a parallel universe? How will the world end? Why is sex fun?
Gold prices may be sky-rocketing, but that hasn’t stopped TLC from launching a series on jewellery. The new series by the lifestyle channel celebrates the country’s eternal love for jewellery. The India-centric series, ‘Oh My Gold!’ (OMG!), will be hosted by actor and model Lisa Ray. The series will go on air from July 11, 2011.
Today, the international footprint of Discovery is huge. Presence in more than 180 countries, 40 languages and more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers. It makes an interesting story as to how the network still thrives on the same idea that it was launched with, which is to provide new and refreshing content.
What turned the young resistance leader Osama Bin Laden into the world’s most wanted terrorist and how was he influenced by the man who today is his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri? How did these men turn the idea of fighting for freedom into a terrorist war on the West? Discovery Channel will present a comprehensive account of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organisations – Al Qaeda in a special programme Jihad – The Men and Ideas behind Al Qaeda, to air on Tuesday, May 03 at 9 pm. The programme will repeat on Saturday, May 07 at 8 pm.
Every air crash is a catastrophe that leaves behind bereaved families and ruined lives. But each air crash is also a lesson learnt, and because of each disaster we now know how to build safer planes, evacuate passengers more swiftly, and better avoid collisions. Lives have been saved because of what these tragedies have taught us, and yet, despite this progress, more and more disasters still happen. Discovery Channel investigates a selection of aviation disasters to reveal how and why tragedy still happens on new series Air Crash Confidential to premiere every Tuesday at 8 pm.
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP) announced the appointment of Mehuli Shah as Director, Advertising Sales, West. Shah will be responsible for generating advertising revenue along with planning and implementing business development activities in new market segments for all DNAP’s networks in India. Based in Mumbai, she will report to Karamjit Dua, Vice President, Advertising Sales.
Plunge into more extreme adventures with Bear Grylls this February with a new season of Man vs Wild. Discovery Channel announces an action packed marathon of new episodes of its top rated series to air every night at 9 pm, starting February 7th. Each of the new episodes presents Grylls with challenges in the wilderness unlike ever before - from being buried alive in an avalanche to escaping a deserted island on a bamboo windsurfer to scavenging for and eating raw insects and fish.
Discovery Networks has had an eventful 2010 with a series of new shows, new channels, revamping the old ones (TLC) and expanding the reach of Discovery Channel by launching it in Tamil, and then in October this year, in Telugu too. exchange4media catches up with Rahul Johri of Discovery Networks, who was in Bangalore to launch the channel’s new series, called ‘Ecopolis’.
Close on the heels of launching Discovery Science and Discovery Turbo channels in January 2010, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has now expanded its channel bouquet in India to six with the launch of Discovery HD. Discovery HD is available on the Sun Direct platform.
Continuing with its trend to launch on national dates, Discovery Networks added two new channels to the Discovery bouquet on January 26, 2010 -- Discovery Turbo and Discovery Science. With this, the number of channels in the Discovery Network goes up to five. Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager - India, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, spoke to exchange4media on the two channels.