DISCOVERY NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL RECOMISSIONS A SECOND SEASON OF INNOVATION AND ILLUSION WITH THE RETURN OF "BREAKING MAGIC"
(Silver Spring, MD)-Discovery Networks International (DNI) today announced the return of original series BREAKING MAGIC. Behind every trick is science, and this 14x30 series from Objective Productions brings back its international cast of magicians, Ben Hanlin, Billy Kidd, Wayne Houchin, along with newcomer, Nate Staniforth, for even more mesmerizing stunts and street magic. BREAKING MAGIC will premiere on Discovery Channel in 224 countries across Europe, Middle-East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America beginning February 2014.
On the heels of a successful first season airing in over 200 countries and viewed by more than 100 million people around the world, BREAKING MAGIC is back and far from your typical rabbit hat trick. Featuring jaw-dropping spectacles by some of the industry's freshest international talent, the "illusions" are real, and the series will prove it. Each week, our stellar cast performs a range of jaw dropping street magic, across London, New York and Warsaw, that will leave the general public genuinely baffled! With their usual showmanship and flair our cast of magical maestro's will entertain, inform and keep us wanting more as they set out to shock and inspire. And this time we will be weaving in a few moments of pure magic, where we just leave the audience in awe and wondering how they did it!
"BREAKING MAGIC is that rare intersection where fact meets fantasy, and is one of the most successful shows for DNI to date," said Sarah Davies, Vice President of Production & Development for Factual programming for DNI. "The series showcases both the art of entertaining visuals and practical theory through impromptu performances filmed internationally, and audiences are captivated by the explosive thrills and science behind the spells. The pure reactions of the audiences speak for themselves."
"We're delighted to be making more BREAKING MAGIC for Discovery as it combines three of the company's core strengths: magic, science, and breaking things," said Paul Gilheany, executive producer for Objective Productions.
BREAKING MAGIC is produced for Discovery Networks International by Objective Productions. For Discovery Networks International, Sarah Davies is commissioner and Liz Brach executive producer. For Objective Productions, Paul Gilheany is executive producer.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 195 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. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of 20 television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. 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. Discovery Networks International distributes 42 international brands, reaching 1.6 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.