or


[05/29/12 - 12:52 PM]
Discovery Channel Resurrects the World's Oldest Submerged City
"City Beneath the Waves: Pavlopetri," a one-hour special, premieres Saturday, June 2 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL RESURRECTS THE WORLD'S OLDEST SUBMERGED CITY

CITY BENEATH THE WAVES: PAVLOPETRI Airs on June 2nd at 8 PM ET/PT

Just off the coast of southern Greece, Pavlopetri, the oldest submerged city in the world, is about to break its silence. The first-ever excavation and virtual, digital and computer generated imagery (CGI) reconstruction of this ancient, sunken city in great detail is the subject of CITY BENEATH THE WAVES: PAVLOPETRI, a one-hour special that airs on Discovery Channel June 2 at 8PM ET/PT.

Pavlopetri thrived from approximately 2,800 - 1,000 BC at a time that saw the birth of western civilization during the Bronze Age and into the Mycenaean Age, the period that formed the backdrop for subsequent myths of heroes. A complete city, including streets, buildings, courtyards, and tombs, it has been submerged below the ocean's surface for more than 3,000 years. Pavlopetri has never reemerged; it was neither built-over nor disrupted by agriculture, and the town layout is exactly as it was thousands of years ago. What happened? Who was living here? What did they do? Why did they leave? Why is it now submerged? Answers to these questions, and more, will be revealed.

For the very first time, an international team uncovers Pavlopetri's secrets. Through the use of cutting-edge technologies, they map the ancient city using computer generated imagery (CGI), they dramatically raise it from the sea floor to show how Pavlopetri would have appeared at its height, as a thriving and relevant port city. Acoustic and digital maritime survey techniques are used on the site, as is a stereo-photogrammetry robot which recorded the entire city, stone by stone, in photo-realistic 3D.

Underwater archaeologist Dr. Jon Henderson leads the project in collaboration with Dr. Nicholas Flemming, the man who discovered Pavlopetri in 1967, and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Working alongside the archaeologists is a team from Sydney University that includes American Matthew Johnson-Roberson, and movie visual effects expert Simon Clarke. They digitally recreate Pavlopetri using the brand new archeological data. The team painstakingly searches the ocean floor for thousands of fragments from buildings, trade goods, and everyday tableware to provide valuable clues and a window into the forgotten world and daily lives of those who once called Pavlopetri home.

CITY BENEATH THE WAVES: PALVOPETRI is produced for Discovery Channel by BBC and Gary Hunter is Executive Producer. Susan Winslow serves as Executive Producer for Discovery Channel.





  [may 2012]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[05/22/15 - 01:09 PM]
First Look Images: FX's "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
Get your first look at Sarah Paulson, Billy Magnussen, John Travolta, David Schwimmer, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Courtney Vance in the limited series, due in early 2016.

[05/22/15 - 11:02 AM]
"The Bastard Executioner" Swings Into Action This Fall on FX
Kurt Sutter's new series is billed as "a gripping and brutal journey through the Late Middle Ages."

[05/22/15 - 10:54 AM]
First Look Image: Danny Trejo as "The Regulator" on El Rey Network/Miramax's 'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series"
Currently in production on its sophomore season, "From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series" is slated to return late Summer 2015.

[05/22/15 - 10:32 AM]
NBC's Star-Studded Inaugural Charity Event "Red Nose Day" Raises Over $21 Million to Help Lift Children and Young People Out of Poverty
Julia Roberts, Jimmy Fallon, Blake Shelton, Neill Patrick Harris, Richard Gere, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Pharell, Coldplay, One Direction and Zac Efron were just a few of the many celebrities appearing in the three-hour entertainment event.

[05/22/15 - 10:25 AM]
E! Delivers Ratings Highs Led by "Keeping Up with the Kardashians: About Bruce" Special and Season Finale of "The Royals"
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:32 AM]
"500 Questions" Earns ABC's Best Summer Rating in its Slot Since August 2013
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Mad Men" Finale Is Series' Highest-Rated Episode Ever Among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
AMC further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 17.

[05/22/15 - 08:21 AM]
NBC's "Red Nose Day" Was No. 1 Among the Big 4 Networks in the 10 p.m. Hour
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 07:01 AM]
NBA Western Conference Finals Game 2 Delivers 47 Percent Ratings Increase from Last Time on ESPN
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, May 21.

[05/22/15 - 06:42 AM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Six New Series
After delivering 11 consecutive months of ratings growth, top 10 cable network HGTV, along with its sister network, DIY Network, have confirmed production orders for six new series.

[05/22/15 - 06:02 AM]
Netflix Announces "A Very Murray Christmas"
Written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Sofia Coppola, the special is an homage to the classic variety show featuring Bill Murray playing himself, as he worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snow storm in New York City.

[05/22/15 - 06:01 AM]
CMT to Kickoff "Friday Night Lights" Memorial Day Event with the Network Premiere of the Film, And a Marathon of the Series Hosted by Jessie James Decker Featuring Fan-Voted Poll Results of Favorite Series Characters
Fans can head over to CMT's Facebook page to vote for their favorite "Friday Night Lights" characters from season one.

[05/22/15 - 05:31 AM]
Joel McHale Set to Host "The 2015 ESPYS" on ABC July 15
"The ESPYS" will be broadcast live on ABC Wednesday, July 15, at 8 p.m. ET from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

[05/21/15 - 03:43 PM]
Updated: ABC's 2014-15 Primetime Ratings
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/21/15 - 03:27 PM]
Kickstarter Sensation "Kung Fury" Delivers Bad to the Bone 80's Action, Artistry and Hilarity... and El Rey Is the Only Place on Your TV Badass Enough to Show It
An official selection of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the visually spectacular 30-minute action comedy was created by Swedish filmmaker David Sandberg and backed by the Kickstarter community.