SCIENCE CHANNEL TO AIR "ROBOT WARS"
ROBOT FIGHTING SERIES PREMIERES AUGUST 8
(New York) - More metal munching madness is headed to Science Channel as the network has picked up rights to air the robot fighting series ROBOT WARS. Filmed in an enormous bulletproof fighting arena that contains dangerous hazards such as fire, spikes, the flipper and the iconic pit, 40 of the top robot combat teams from all over the world compete for Robot Wars supremacy. ROBOT WARS is set for its U.S. premiere on Wednesday, August 8 at 10pm ET/PT.
Not only do the robot teams battle it out against each other, they also must avoid the intimidating House Robots, which are three times heavier than the competition's robots. Aiming to terminate anything that strays into their Corner Patrol Zone - Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt and Dead Metal show no mercy as they menacingly patrol the arena ready to destroy.
"The mind-blowing metallic mayhem of ROBOT WARS stretches the laws of physics and engineering to their limits," said Marc Etkind, General Manager, Science Channel. "This incredibly fun take on robot fighting showcases some of the world's brightest and most innovative bot-builders."
ROBOT WARS aired for nine seasons from 1998-2004 before returning to BBC2 in 2016. It is produced by Mentorn Scotland and SJP Media. Christine Nussbaum serves as producer for Science Channel.
About Science Channel:
Science Channel, a multi-media business unit of Discovery, Inc. is the home of all things science around the clock, including series such as MYTHBUSTERS, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE, WHAT ON EARTH?, HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS, UNEARTHED, and MYSTERIES OF THE ABANDONED. Science Channel's programming also included timely, expert-driven specials covering breaking science news and discoveries. Science Channel is the premiere TV, digital and social community for those with a passion for science, space, technology, archeology, and engineering, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Science Channel assets including: Science Channel television network, available in more than 63 million homes in the U.S; complimentary Video On Demand offering; SCI Go app allowing viewers to catch up on full episodes of their favorite shows anytime; deep video, interactive storytelling and virtual reality at www.sciencechannel.com; and conversations on Science Channel's popular social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat via @ScienceChannel.
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