MEET THE REAL HEROES OF TELEVISION
Actor Arjun Rampal associates with Discovery Channel
New Delhi, Discovery Channel’s league of incredible men joins to form Discovery Real Heroes, who will push the limits of endurance, survival and adventure. This March, Discovery Real Heroes will take on some of the planet’s most unforgiving terrains to demonstrate, how to survive in some of the harshest conditions.
Leading Bollywood actor Arjun Rampal has associated with Discovery Channel to present these champions’ thrilling adventures on screen.
Beginning March 15, every night at 10 pm, viewers will embark on some of the most challenging expeditions with Discovery Real Heroes. Discovery Channel’s renowned experts-Bear Grylls, Les Stroud, Myke Hawke, Dave Canterbury and Cody Lundin will take viewers to the most inhospitable and treacherous territories to show how to survive the toughest and most forsaken environments. Taking viewers closer to the natural world, wildlife presenters like Nigel Marven and Austin Steven would risk their lives to encounter some of the world’s most interesting and sometimes misunderstood creatures. Be it gravity defying base jumping, incredible ice diving or surviving in the wild; these heroes will have audience asking for more.
Rahul Johri, EVP & GM – South Asia and South East Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Challenging the harsh wilderness in high-octane, action-based and empowering journeys, Discovery Real Heroes are perfect examples of endurance both in reel and real life. 10 PM will be the new hour on television to meet such talented men who will inspire and demonstrate how the right skills and some creative thinking can keep you alive in the remote corners of the world.”
The journey of Discovery Real Heroes will begin on Mondays with MAN VS. WILD. One of the most popular adventurers on Indian television, Bear Grylls will take on some of the harshest terrains of the world. Chasing thunderstorms, escaping fiery volcanoes and scavenging deadly delicacies, he will share some invaluable survival strategies all along the extreme conditions.
Viewers will follow SURVIVORMAN Les Stroud as he travels to tough wilderness settings and survives with little food, no water, no gear, no safety or even a camera crew. Former Special Forces survival expert Myke Hawke and his television presenter wife Ruth, presenters of MAN WOMAN WILD will take on some of the most forbidding and remote locations around the world, and will attempt to stay alive with only one gear – a knife. The week will be packed with more action as Bear Grylls, in his new series RUNNING WILD will take A-list celebrities like Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, Ben Stiller, Tom Arnold, Tamron Hall and Deion Sanders on the adventures of their lives. Promising a battle of survival, military trained Joe Teti and naturalist Cody Lundin will struggle through unforgiving elements of nature in DUAL SURVIVAL.
The weekends will be filled with thrill and intrigue as Nigel Marven will count down the deadliest snakes in different locations around the world in TEN DEADLIEST SNAKES. I SHOULDN’T BE ALIVE will bring real life situations in which people who lived to tell their story of horror, recall their tryst with near death experiences.
Be it gravity defying base jumping, incredible ice diving or surviving in the wild; these heroes will have you asking for more. Join the real action every night at 10 pm with Discovery Real Heroes.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. In Asia Pacific, 15 Discovery brands reach 669 million cumulative subscribers in 38 countries and territories with programming customized in 15 languages and dialects.
About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, is devoted to creating the highest quality pay-TV programming in the world and remains one of the most dynamic networks on television. First launched in 1985, Discovery Channel reaches 206 million subscribers in Asia Pacific. It offers viewers an engaging line-up of high-quality non-fiction entertainment from blue-chip nature, science and technology, ancient and contemporary history, adventure, cultural and topical documentaries.