via press release:
BON JOVI'S "ARMY OF ONE" CONFIRMED AS THEME SONG FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL SERIES "NORTH AMERICA"
-Seven-part, epic natural history series kicks off May 19 at 9PM ET/PT-
(New York) -- Discovery announced today that Bon Jovi, recently #1 on the Billboard 200 chart debut for the album What About Now, will provide their new song 'Army of One' as the theme song for the series NORTH AMERICA. "Bon Jovi's 'Army of One' captures the daring, wild spirit of Discovery's upcoming landmark television event that presents our homeland as an extreme world all within one continent," said Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery Channel and TLC. The network behind the groundbreaking television events PLANET EARTH, LIFE, FROZEN PLANET and AFRICA will present their seven-part series NORTH AMERICA beginning on Sunday, May 19th at 9PM ET/PT.
In this unforgettable television event, Discovery Channel turns the lens toward its homeland and captures a land where life collides with hostile, untamed wilderness in the most diverse, deadly environment on Earth. Traveling the continent for more than three years from the sub-zero Canadian tundra to the tropical rainforests of Panama, Discovery's first, independently-produced natural history landmark series, NORTH AMERICA, reveals that "survival of the fittest" is truly the law here amid threatening terrain and ferocious weather. Discovery's determined production crew journeyed the span of North America including the frigid Yukon Territory, the lush forests of Belize, the snow-capped Rocky Mountains, the barren deserts of the American Southwest and more.
Get ready to experience an entire world in one continent. The seven-part series NORTH AMERICA begins its journey Sunday, May 19 at 9PM ET/PT and runs through Sunday, June 16.
NORTH AMERICA is produced for Discovery Channel by Silverback Films with Keith Scholey serving as executive producer and Huw Cordey serving as series producer. For Discovery Channel, Christine Weber and Iain Riddick serve as executive producers with Kristin Wilcox as associate producer.
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 #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.7 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 147 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as US 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.
About Bon Jovi
Over an illustrious career spanning three decades, BON JOVI has earned their place among global rock royalty. With more than 130 million albums sold worldwide to date, an extensive catalog of hit songs, and more than 2,700 concerts performed in 50 countries for more than 35 million fans, BON JOVI are the consummate rock 'n' roll band. WHAT ABOUT NOW, their latest (and 12th) album is out now and includes the hit single "Because We Can." The "BON JOVI Because We Can - The Tour" (featuring state-of-the-art production and lighting elements) kicked off in the U.S. in early February with concerts slated in arenas and stadiums worldwide through the end of 2013. With a focus towards the future, BON JOVI is offering fans an unprecedented interactive experience via the free BON JOVI APP at the heart of the WHAT ABOUT NOW album and tour. The mobile application ties together the newest Bon Jovi content and Augmented Reality technology to bring the Bon Jovi experience to life through fans' mobile devices. From the band being painted into the album cover artwork by internationally acclaimed Chinese fine artist Liu Bolin and then "stepping out" from that mural, to alternate versions of videos, and exclusive content launched off the pages of the tour program, BON JOVI is merging music, art, and technology through this groundbreaking endeavor.