Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Release Material

Premieres every Wednesday at 10:00 p.m., starting September 24. Encores every Thursday at 3:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 p.m.


Narrated by Golden Globe-nominated actor Rob Lowe, AGAINST THE ODDS introduces real-life bands of brothers who have exhibited unparalleled bravery and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Reliving battles from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell. The series features archival war footage and first-hand interviews to recreate pivotal moments played out from the under-the-helmet perspective of those battling on the frontlines. Hear directly from the men who stared death in the face and with the cards stacked against them, miraculously turned the tables on their enemy.

Battles profiled in the six-part series include the Battle of Hue City as well as WWII's battles of Okinawa, the Bulge, and Tarawa, the Battle of Chosin Reservoir from the Korean War and the Battle of Ramadi from the Iraq War, amongst others.

Two-hour special premiering Sunday, September 28 at 10:00 p.m.


On 2nd February 1959, nine college students hiked up the icy slopes of the Ural Mountains in the heart of Russia but never made it out alive. Investigators have never been able to give a definitive answer behind who – or what – caused the bizarre crime scene. 55 years on, American explorer Mike Libecki reinvestigates the mystery – known as The Dyatlov Pass incident – but what he uncovers is truly horrifying.

RUSSIAN YETI: THE KILLER LIVES, a two-hour special, follows Mike as he traces the clues and gathers compelling evidence that suggests the students' deaths could be the work of a creature thought only to exist in folklore. Based on diary accounts, forensic evidence and files that have just recently been released, Mike pieces together the graphic stories in search of what really happened that evening.


Premieres every Monday at 8:00 p.m., beginning September 1. Encores every Thursday at 11:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 p.m.


Would you play a game where you are captured, blindfolded and dumped at an unknown, remote, location somewhere in the world…filled with unforeseen danger? You have 100 hours to find civilisation or you lose and forever endure the humiliation. The ultimate survival game, SURVIVE THAT! features five friends – who happen to be a handful of the most elite survivalists in the world – who put their skills to the test in the harshest, most extreme environments. Each week, one guy is ambushed by the other four as they monitor his every move in the wild: will it be the Green Beret, former Navy SEAL, the expert Survival Instructors or the Primitive Skills Expert?

Premieres every Monday at 9:00 p.m., starting September 1.


SILVER RUSH, a new three-part series narrated by Mike Rowe, tells the story of one of the greatest deep-sea treasure quests of all time. The world's best-known deep-sea recovery team, Odyssey Marine Exploration (OME), successfully recovered approximately 48 tonnes of silver bullion from the SS Gairsoppa – a British cargo ship which sank in 1941 after being torpedoed by a German U-boat – making it the deepest and heaviest cargo recovery in history. Get on board the OME as it launches its most audacious operation ever – locate and excavate three shipwrecks worth as much as a billion US dollars in just 90 days before punishing storms roll in.

Premieres every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., beginning September 10. Encores every Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel’s brand new, original series, THE MIND CONTROL FREAKS features four new mind experts whose mission is to uncover the inner workings of the human mind. A man forgets his fiancĂ©e; strangers give away their car keys; a 230-pound boxer becomes unable to crush a polystyrene cup; THE MIND CONTROL FREAKS demonstrates how vulnerable we can all be to those who know how to manipulate us, no matter how strong-minded we believe we are. Most of us are susceptible to some form of mind control and trickery and all of us have the power to learn how to influence others – and even become control freaks ourselves.

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