[09/06/12 - 10:43 AM]
Discovery Channel Takes Viewers on a Soaring Flight Like No Other in "Winged Planet," Premiering Saturday, October 6 at 8PM
This two-hour special event comes from award winning filmmaker John Downer.

[via press release from Discovery]


(Los Angeles, CA) - In the US premiere of the Discovery Channel/BBC co-production WINGED PLANET, airing Saturday, October 6th at 8PM ET/PT, experience the astonishing physical wonders of our world from a bird's eye view. This two-hour special event comes from award winning filmmaker John Downer (ELEPHANTS: SPY IN THE HERD, TIGER: SPY IN THE JUNGLE, POLAR BEARS: SPY ON THE ICE), who transformed wildlife filmmaking by pioneering the use of spy cameras to capture nature's most intimate moments. In his latest project, Downer developed a new team of Spycams to offer viewers a jaw-dropping view of the world from an entirely different perspective. As these remarkable birds fly, they use the landscapes below them to navigate, search for food, roost and migrate. Spycams allow viewers a moving three-dimensional view as they ride on the backs of spectacular eagles, cranes, pelicans, snow geese and countless other birds while they soar above some of the most awe-inspiring parts of America, Africa and Europe. Prepare for the flight of a lifetime and see the world like never before in Discovery Channel's WINGED PLANET on Saturday, October 6th at 8PM ET/PT.

"Discovery Channel has captivated audiences everywhere with our natural history programs such as PLANET EARTH, LIFE and most recently FROZEN PLANET," said Eileen O'Neill, president of Discovery Channel and TLC Networks. "We are once again thrilled to invite the world to join us in witnessing some of wildlife's greatest spectacles, only this time from the wings of our feathered friends. In WINGED PLANET our viewers will get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures thanks to cutting edge technology and sophisticated filming techniques. If you think you know birds, think again."

WINGED PLANET is a Discovery Channel/BBC co-production. For BBC, Cassian Harrison is executive producer; Rob Pilley is producer; John Downer is the director and series producer. For Discovery Channel, Robert Zakin is executive producer; Christine Weber is vice president of production.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 100.8 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 210 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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