Discovery Channels Gain Exclusive Access For Documentary On The Rescue Of The Chilean Miners

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October 14th, 2010

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DISCOVERY CHANNELS GAIN EXCLUSIVE ACCESS FOR DOCUMENTARY ON THE RESCUE OF THE CHILEAN MINERS

-  Produced by Discovery Channel Latin America for air on Discovery Channels around the World -

(Silver Spring, MD) Discovery Channel has gained exclusive access to the harrowing 70-day Chilean miners disaster and heart-wrenching rescue mission for a world premiere special,RESCUED: THE CHILEAN MINE STORY (WT).  Produced by Discovery Channel Latin America, the one-hour special will simulcast on October 28 on Discovery Channel and on Discovery en Español in the US and on Discovery Channel across Latin America the same day, and Europe, Middle East and Africa in November.  The program focuses on the triumph of engineering and human spirit and the extraordinary scientific and technological innovations that have been brought together to complete this miracle rescue from deep underground.

As only Discovery Channel can do, the network, which reaches nearly 400 million households around the globe, has shot exclusive footage of:

-- interviews with miners and their families during family reunions;
-- interview with Andre Sougarett, head of the rescue operation;
-- the activity of the three drilling machines that were used for the rescue operations;
--  the Engineers and technicians in charge of each of the plan ( Plan A, B and C)/each drilling machine;
-- the “control room” of the operation where daily meetings took;

The program will feature interviews with Chilean President Piñera, the mining minister Laurence Golborne, Dr Michael Duncan from NASA (an advisor to the Medical Team in charge of the miners when they were trapped), several of the engineers and drillers on-site, interviews with family members and some miners.

RESCUED: THE CHILEAN MINE STORY (WT) is executive produced for Discovery Channel Latin America by Michela Giorelli. Brooke Runnette is executive producer for Discovery Channel US.

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 100.1 million U.S. homes, can be seen in over 180 countries, 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 number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries.  Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com.  For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

 
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