Discovery Channel

Discovery explores Internet subscription service

Man Vs Wild star Bear Grylls. Photo: SCMP

Discovery Communications is at work on an Internet streaming service that could charge cable subscribers a small fee to gain access to hours of documentaries and reality shows, executive chairman and founder John Hendricks said.

Wednesday, 26 June, 2013, 10:37am

Briefs, February 12, 2013

Denny Dolan in hospital after having his finger reattached.

A new virus from the same family as Sars that sparked a global alert last September has been found in another patient in Britain.

12 Feb 2013 - 7:37am

Old-school Chinese popcorn machine baffles MythBusters but leaves netizens amused

A street vendor swivels a traditional Chinese kernel popper on a Shanghai street. Photo: AFP

Presenters of the Discovery Channel’s popular science-entertainment television show MythBusters have unexpectedly found themselves at the butt of jokes on Chinese social media.

23 Jan 2013 - 2:47pm

Essential quake viewing

Two hour-long programmes recounting the triple disaster that rocked Japan will air back-to-back this Sunday on Discovery Channel.

Megaquake: Hour That Shook Japan outlines the events surrounding the 9.0 magnitude quake, the biggest to strike Japan in 140 years, and the deadly aftermath that crippled the nation.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

Up close and personal

It was only a matter of time before the harrowing ordeal of the 33 miners trapped for 69 days in a Chilean mine was made into a film. But nobody anticipated it would be this fast. Just 46 days from the time the final miner, Luis Urzua, was lifted to safety comes the premiere of Discovery Channel's one-hour documentary, Rescued: The Chilean Mine Story.

28 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

Cake-meisters onto a sweet thing

The greatest cake artists from across the globe will battle it out for cake supremacy every Wednesday night on Discovery Channel & Living. Each week, three teams will compete for HK$78,000 and a chance to have their creations featured in a marquee event.

2 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Reader's Digest Asia discovers a whole new world

Reader's Digest Asia's Rosemarie Wallace must have felt like Gulliver in the land of Brobdingnag, standing on a very large chair at the Lumiere Restaurant on Tuesday.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

His and her Discovery channels

If you have trouble keeping track of the different Discovery channels, you probably got a bit more confused this weekend. That's because they've rebranded two of the lifestyle stations. Specifically, they've tailored two stations along gender lines. Discovery Health is now Discovery Home & Health, while Discovery H&L is now Discovery Real Time (as in what to do in your 'real time').

3 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Documentary contest

Dreaming of becoming a film-maker but not interested in fictional stories? Why not send your ideas to the Discovery Channel documentary experts to test out your potential?

Discovery Channel Networks Asia are holding their second First Time Film-Makers competition in China.

23 May 2004 - 12:00am

Pointless fuzzy bits

Please enlighten me Hong Kong censors, as to why you do not consider your citizens mature enough to view the uncensored version of The Human Body on Discovery Channel at 10pm every Wednesday.

This documentary is of an undisputed, world-class standard, with superb filming of the developing foetus marred only by our censors placing fuzzy bits over the pregnant woman's body.

4 May 2001 - 12:00am

History outruns a flagging BBC

Technology is a wonderful thing in the media business. Press a few buttons and so many tedious tasks are taken care of by a silicon chip.

Unfortunately, technology is only as advanced as the human beings who operate it, as Sound Bites was able to prove while watching the BBC World TV channel last week.

1 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Discovery Channel growing

Discovery Channel Asia reports its subscriptions in the region will pass the 20 million mark next month, more than double last year's base. The Singapore-based broadcaster said its growth was fuelled by the recent launch of Discovery Japan and strong growth in markets in China, India and Australia.

17 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Ho's new job

MGM Gold Networks has named former Discovery Channel marketing and communications director Susan Ho as vice-president of advertising sales.

26 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Discovery appoints English

THE Discovery Channel has named former National Geographic senior vice-president Michela English as president of Discovery Enterprises Worldwide.

The new company will be responsible for creating and expanding businesses related to the Discovery Channel and Learning Channel.

28 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

TV praised

THE documentary programmer, The Discovery Channel, has begun filming the Asian portion of its Global Image Campaign to celebrate the channel's 10th anniversary in June.

19 Apr 1995 - 12:00am