‘PLANET EARTH,’ DISCOVERY CHANNEL’S
TV EVENT, PREMIERES IN MARCH:
11-Part Series Shows the Beauty and Wonder
of God’s Creation as it has Never Been Seen Before
Discovery Channel’s PLANET EARTH series captures never-before-seen animals, animal behavior and wilderness locales around the world. This 11-episode, high-definition series transports viewers to the heights and depths of God’s wonderland and provides a bird’s-eye view (literally, in many cases) to parts of creation that, regardless of one’s money, time and effort, would be next to impossible to visit and experience.
||PLANET EARTH is produced by The Discovery Channel and the BBC
||• Sunday, March 25: 8 p.m. ET / PT (episodes 1 – 3)
• Sunday, April 1: 8 p.m. ET / PT (episodes 4 – 5)
• Sunday, April 8: 8 p.m. ET / PT (episodes 6 – 7)
• Sunday, April 15: 8 p.m. ET / PT (episodes 8 – 9)
• Sunday, April 22: All-Day Marathon (episodes 1– 9)
• Sunday, April 22: 8 p.m. ET / PT (episodes 10– 11)
||The Discovery Channel (check local listings)
Five years in the making, working with the world’s premiere wildlife cameramen, producers traveled the globe, filming in more than 200 locations, some for the first and last time. Some of the “firsts” in this series include:
More than 100 Sailfish hunting together – it is rare to see even one at a time
The world’s deepest cave shaft at 1,300 feet – the Cave of Swallows in Mexico
Under the ice of the world’s largest lake, Siberia’s Lake Baikal, which is frozen for five months of the year
The Gobi Desert in the middle of winter, covered in snow
The never-before-filmed Blue Bird of Paradise performing a mating ritual
This series is a comprehensive and thoughtful look at this beautiful blue marble we call Earth. The beauty of the subject matter and the artistic approach to capturing it all combine to portray nature as truly a gift from God not only for people to appreciate and admire, but also to protect and preserve.
The series includes: POLE TO POLE, MOUNTAINS, DEEP OCEANS, DESERTS, ICE WORLDS, SHALLOW SEAS, GREAT PLAINS, JUNGLES, FRESH WATER, FORESTS, and CAVES.
Discovery Communications, Inc., is the leading global real-world media company. Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in 170 countries and territories with nearly 1.4 billion cumulative subscribers. DCI’s over 100 networks of distinctive programming represent 27 network entertainment brands including TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Military Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Discovery en Español, Discovery Kids en Español, Discovery HD Theater, FitTV, Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir), Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Real Time. DCI’s other properties consist of Discovery Education and Discovery Commerce, which operates more than 100 Discovery Channel Stores in the U.S. DCI also distributes BBC America in the United States. DCI’s ownership consists of four shareholders: Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Cox Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company’s Founder and Chairman.
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