Discovery Networks International (DNI) has announced new and returning programming for 2015 and 2016 across the company’s factual and lifestyle networks in more than 220 countries.
This October will see the broadcast of First Heartbeat, a documentary special following a British couple’s journey to having a successful pregnancy and healthy baby. The hour-long production is made for DNI by October Films.
Due to air in winter 2016 is Free Ride, a tentatively titled adventure series led by survivalist Rob Greenfield, who is traveling across South America with no money. The 6×60-minute show is produced for DNI by Raw TV.
Slated for broadcast in spring 2016 is Driving Wild (working title), which sees former Formula 1 mechanic Marc “Elvis” Priestley immerse himself in extraordinary car cultures across the globe and attempt to complete ingenious vehicle modifications. The 6×1-hour series is made for DNI by Dragonfly. Then there is Question Everything, a tentatively titled pop-science show that looks on as expert physicist Dr. Derek Muller explores questions that most people think cannot be answered. The 6×60-minute production is made for DNI by Essential Media and Entertainment. There is also Extraordinary Pregnancies 2, a returning hit series spotlighting brave mothers-to-be. The 6×60-minute show is produced for DNI by Curve Media.
Scheduled to air in fall 2016 is Sydney Harbour Uncovered (working title), an all-access documentary series that goes behind the scenes of the world’s largest natural harbor. The 6×1-hour program is produced for DNI by WTFN.
“As Discovery International builds a new and dynamic slate, we are crisscrossing the globe for stories and characters that will resonate with our international audiences,” said Phil Craig, DNI’s executive VP and chief creative officer. “Popular science that inspires viewers to ask crazy questions, cash-free open-road adventures, the beauty and energy of Sydney Harbour, the world’s most exciting turbo sub-cultures and the everyday miracle of conception—all of these new shows deliver on Discovery’s core promise to satisfy curiosity about the extraordinary world we live in. These series and specials are fresh, groundbreaking and hugely entertaining.”