or


[10/27/11 - 06:07 AM]
Discovery Networks International Commissions Nutopia to Produce Groundbreaking Factual Series, "How We Invented the World" for Discovery Channel Worldwide
The project "will be filmed around the planet and using a new global creative model, and will be adapted and customized for each of Discovery's key territories."

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY NETWORKS INTERNATIONAL COMMISSIONS NUTOPIA TO PRODUCE GROUNDBREAKING FACTUAL SERIES, "HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD" FOR DISCOVERY CHANNEL WORLDWIDE

--Landmark Series to Premiere on Flagship Beginning in 2012, Reaching 400 Million Households Around the World--

Discovery Networks International (DNI) today announced that it has commissioned Emmy(C) Award-winning Nutopia to produce a new landmark documentary series HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD. The announcement was made today by Luis Silberwasser, Chief Content Officer, Discovery Networks International, and Eileen O'Neill, Group President, Discovery and TLC Networks.

Commissioned under the leadership of Julian Bellamy, Creative Director and Head of Production and Development for DNI, the five-hour series uses state-of-the-art filming techniques, cinematic CGI and dramatization to reveal the most iconic inventions and breakthroughs of the modern age - from the black box inside every plane to the cellphone inside every pocket. Introducing the people who shaped each innovation in ways they could never have imagined, the series reveals the extraordinary leaps of imagination, risks taken, fortunes made and lost that lie behind the things that define our world now - and will do so for future generations. This series explores the secrets of what is to come - from guns that check your DNA fingerprint before they can fire, to transparent planes that save fuel and allow passengers astonishing views of the world.

HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD will be filmed around the planet and using a new global creative model, and will be adapted and customized for each of Discovery's key territories. Audiences from London to Warsaw, from New York to Sydney, will watch customized versions with their own stories and local high profile experts. The series is set to premiere on Discovery Channel worldwide, in 210 countries and reaching 400 million households, in 2012.

"Discovery Channel's HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD is DNI's biggest and most ambitious commission to date, and we're delighted to be working with Nutopia on this exciting genre-busting project," said Bellamy. "As the prototype for globalized TV in the future, this series is epic in scale, idea and budget, while simultaneously retaining local flavour. It's a fantastic way to kick-start our drive into more original productions that are international ideas that feed Discovery Channel's global footprint."

"Discovery is the world's #1 non-fiction media company and we are uniquely positioned to tackle this project on such a global scale," said O'Neill. "It is fitting to kick off this new model about a topic where people think big and push boundaries, because that is exactly what we are doing."

Jane Root, CEO of Nutopia commented, "It is really exciting to be part of a new model for making impactful global television. We're really looking forward to partnering with the DNI team to bring Julian's vision to viewers across the world."

HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD is executive produced by Sarah Davies for Discovery Networks International and Christine Weber for Discovery Channel US.

About Nutopia

HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD is produced by Nutopia, the company created by CEO Jane Root, managing director Laura Franses and board members Michael Jackson and Peter Bazalgette. Nutopia is the producer of History's Emmy(R)-Award winning AMERICA THE STORY OF US.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in 210 countries and territories. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 130-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, 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 24 international brands, reaching over one billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 44 languages.

For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com





  [october 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD (DISCOVERY)





[11/20/17 - 01:30 PM]
"The Bachelor: Countdown to Arie" Previews the Iconic Series' 22nd Season on Monday, December 11, on ABC
For the first time ever, Bachelor Nation will get an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at Arie Luyendyk Jr.'s life, his family and his love of racing.

[11/20/17 - 12:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Reveals the Monster Behind the Disappearance of Laci Peterson in "Scott Peterson: An American Murder Mystery"
The two-hour special premieres Wednesday, November 29 at 9:00/8:00c, exclusively on ID.

[11/20/17 - 12:33 PM]
Sports Illustrated and Time Inc. Productions Produce First National Telecast of SI's Sportsperson of the Year Awards; Event to Air on NBCSN
The awards show, which was previously only available for viewing online, will air as a one-hour special Friday, December 8 at 8:00/7:00c on NBCSN.

[11/20/17 - 12:07 PM]
Video: The Wait Is Finally Over - Here's the Official Trailer for Season 3 of "The Magicians"
Look for the new season to roll out Wednesday, January 10 on Syfy.

[11/20/17 - 10:59 AM]
Wedding Bells Ring in Boston for New Season of "Married at First Sight," Premiering January 2
In season six, Boston area singles yearning for a life-long partnership agree to a provocative proposal: getting legally married to a stranger the moment they first meet.

[11/20/17 - 10:21 AM]
"CMT Crossroads" Unites Critically-Acclaimed Pop Superstar Kesha with Grammy Award-Winning Group Old Crow Medicine Show for an All-New Episode Premiering Wednesday, December 6 at 10 PM ET/PT
The episode will tape in Nashville, home to both artists, and feature performances of each other's biggest songs including hits from Kesha's latest No. 1 album Rainbow and Old Crow Medicine Show fan-favorite "Wagon Wheel."

[11/20/17 - 10:10 AM]
Showtime(R) Names Marja-Lewis Ryan Showrunner and Executive Producer of "The L Word" Sequel
Series creator Ilene Chaiken will serve as executive producer, along with Jennifer Beals, Katherine Moennig and Leisha Hailey, who all starred in the original series.

[11/20/17 - 10:00 AM]
NBC, Hollywood Foreign Press Association and dick clark productions to Air "Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special" on Wednesday, Dec. 13
The two-hour special will be hosted by Eric McCormack and Debra Messing, who have a combined 13 Golden Globe nominations between them.

[11/20/17 - 09:01 AM]
"Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution," Following One Man's Journey to Discover the Leading Edge of Energy Solutions, Debuts Dec. 11 on HBO
The film reveals pioneering renewable-energy solutions that are making the potential future brighter than ever before, while underscoring notions of human resilience and social justice.

[11/20/17 - 08:35 AM]
PBS Announces New Series "We'll Meet Again" - Executive Produced and Reported by Ann Curry - Will Premiere on January 23
Exploring some of history's most dramatic events through the personal stories of those who experienced them, the series brings together people whose lives intersected at pivotal moments.

[11/20/17 - 08:31 AM]
A&E Sets December 11 for the Television Premiere of A&E IndieFilms Documentary Feature "A Gray State"
Set in a dystopian near-future where civil liberties are trampled by an unrestrained federal government, the film's crowd funded trailer was enthusiastically received by the burgeoning online community of libertarians, Tea Party activists as well as members of the nascent alt-right.

[11/20/17 - 08:12 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Cowboys-Eagles Showdown Puts NBC on Top
The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" franchise easily tops the night in all categories.

[11/20/17 - 07:45 AM]
Food Network to Go Live with Multi-Platform Cookie Party
This cookie extravaganza invites fans to join the celebration, bring along any questions they may have and will showcase Food Network's expertise across all things cookie and holiday alike.

[11/20/17 - 07:12 AM]
Adventure and Merriment Are on Tap When Travel Channel's "Booze Traveler" with Jack Maxwell Returns Monday, December 18 at 11 p.m. ET/PT
Throughout the 16-episode season, Jack Maxwell will visit Arizona, the Caribbean, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Michigan, Taiwan, New England, New Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, the Rocky Mountains and more.

[11/20/17 - 06:05 AM]
Amazon Prime Original Anthology Series "Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams" Debuts on January 12
Based on various writings from author Philip K. Dick, each of the ten standalone episodes are set in a different and unique world - some which lay in the far reaches of the universe, and others which are much closer to home.