DISCOVERY SETS OUT TO FIND THE NEXT GREAT BUSH CRAFTER IN ALL-NEW SERIES "BUSH LEAGUE" (W/T)
(LOS ANGELES) - Across the country, the bushcraft movement is growing. It is built on primitive wisdom, ingenuity, hard-won wilderness skills and a desire for self-reliance. But who are the best at their craft? Discovery Channel announced today that it has ordered BUSH LEAGUE (w/t), an all-new competition series where a group of wild artisans will set out to prove who is the ultimate master.
Born out of primitive skills gatherings happening all over the USA, the art of bushcrafting was once handed down from person to person. But today it's on a much larger scale with the power of social media allowing bushcrafters to challenge each other to more and more elaborate builds.
Now legendary Bush Master Matt Graham is leading the charge on a whole new level of competition and hosting an elite series of bushcraft summits deep in the wilds of Matt's home state of Utah. In these summits, two master bushcrafters will compete head to head in a bushcraft build-off themed to a specific environment, topography and primitive living challenge. Over a seven-day build period, the bushcrafters will create eye-popping builds, from tools to weapons to structures to transportation, all using nothing but their hard-won skills, a few simple hand tools and whatever resources nature provides.
Once the dust has settled, Matt will judge the completed works using the four tenets of bushcraft: materials, craftsmanship, function and liveability. At stake for the bushcrafters: bragging rights, reputation and the knowledge that they were able to adapt, overcome and thrive in an unknown environment.
BUSH LEAGUE (w/t) is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions. For Original, Executive Producers are Sarah Whalen, Ernie Avila, Steve Robillard and Matthew Braley and Co-Executive producer Adam Flacks. For Discovery Channel, Joseph Boyle and Dave Freed are Executive Producers. To learn more, go to www.discovery.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/discovery and on Twitter @Discovery.
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 224 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 leader in global entertainment reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery satisfies curiosity, entertains and inspires viewers with high-quality content through global brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination 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. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
About Original Productions:
The Original Productions team, led by Sarah Whalen, EVP Development & Programming and Ernie Avila, COO & EVP Business Affairs, is a world-wide, culture-changing force in unscripted reality television. More than 180 countries world-wide watch Original Productions' shows. Their hard charging series include Deadliest Catch, Deadliest Catch: Dungeon Cove, Bering Sea Gold, Ice Road Truckers, Ax Men, Jay Leno's Garage, Storage Wars and two yet to be released Netflix series, Fire Chasers and The Confession Tapes. Original Productions has been creating culture-changing television for over 17 years. For all things 'original' go to http://www.origprod.com/.