Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific (DNAP), a division of Discovery Communications, is unveiling the new on-air look of Discovery Channel across 34 countries. The new look premieres in India on October 17, followed by the rest of the region on October 30 at 6.00 am.
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.
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’.
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.