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[10/04/10 - 02:13 PM]
Discovery Unveils New Factual and Entertainment Program Sales Properties at MIPCOM
Said programs include "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman," "Gorilla School," "Born Schizophrenic" and "My Strange Addiction."

[via press release from Discovery]

Discovery Unveils New Factual and Entertainment Program Sales Properties at MIPCOM

October 4, 2010

(Cannes) Discovery Communications announced today a fresh slate of factual and entertainment program sales content which spans a broad range of non-fiction genres including animals, nature, science, engineering, lifestyle and health. Drawn from Discovery's wide portfolio of networks-including flagship Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Planet Green and Investigation Discovery-this impressive offering of titles is available to third-party broadcasters at MIPCOM 2010.

"Simply put, Discovery produces the best of the best in the factual and entertainment space," said Nicolas Bonard, Senior Vice President, Discovery Enterprises International. "Our vast content library is filled with countless hours of rich and entertaining programs that is-all at once-thought-provoking, entertaining and persuasive, encouraging audiences to get to know the world around them better."

New projects being introduced at MIPCOM for the first time include Science Channel's Into the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Animal Planet's Gorilla School and Discovery Health shock-docs Born Schizophrenic and My Strange Addiction.

Into the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman 8x60; produced by Through the Wormhole Academy Award(R)-winning actor, Hollywood legend, and space enthusiast Morgan Freeman hosts and narrates this exploration of the greatest mysteries of the universe. Together, Morgan and the Science Channel consider new, exciting ideas about mysteries that have puzzled mankind for thousands of years. The series also explores how new branches of science - astrobiology, string theory, quantum mechanics and astrophysics - are pushing the boundaries of how we understand the universe and our place in it.

Gorilla School 13x60; produced by Aqua Vita Films Gorilla School follows the incredible journey of three infant gorillas as they are transported from Howletts Animal Park in Kent, England, to Africa where they must learn the ways of the wild before being reintroduced to a protected forest in Gabon. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, this astonishing series delivers fear and drama, friendship and rivalry, bullying and community, hardship and triumph.

Born Schizophrenic 1 x 60; produced by Homerun Entertainment This hour-long special examines the world of children with schizophrenia through the eyes of the Schofield family, whose 7-year-old daughter January is one of only two children ever to receive this diagnosis. From birth, her proud parents began filming her, not knowing that eventually the footage would capture Jani's bouts with vivid hallucinations, delusions and uncontrollable violent rages. Presenting an in-depth look at the family's daily life as they navigate the process of raising a schizophrenic child, audiences will experience the heartbreak, struggle and determination of two selfless parents who move mountains to raise their daughter as best they can.

My Strange Addiction 1 x 60; produced by 20 West Productions This hour-long special refines the blurry line between normal behavior and compulsions, showcasing four individuals battling obsessive behaviors that are on the verge of taking over their lives. Featuring a look at the mental and psychological aspects of obsession, My Strange Addiction presents the firsthand accounts of the fixations of a woman who eats chalk, a fanatical runner, a compulsive shopper and an excessive tanner.

Discovery Enterprises International

Discovery Enterprises International (DEI) serves as the streamlined access point for all of Discovery Communications' international program and private networks sales, co-financing opportunities, consumer products, licensing, home entertainment and music publishing rights in markets outside the United States. DEI focuses on maximizing sales opportunities for Discovery's worldwide brands and content with international third-party broadcasters and licensees. The Enterprises team partners with local clients through regional offices in London, Miami, Munich, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Sydney and Discovery's global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information, please visit www.discoveryenterprisesinternational.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, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Discovery HD, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Networks International distributes 21 international brands, reaching one billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 40 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





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