Discovery Asia (formerly as Discovery HD World) is a cable TV channel that features Asian related documentaries and asia-original programming.



Orangutan Jungle School S2
Premieres 27 January 2020
Mondays, 9:00 PM (SEA) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

A docu-soap following the hilarious antics, triumphs and tragedies of a gang of orphan orangutans as they progress through a unique forest school system. They don’t know it yet, but these curious youngsters are destined for great things if they graduate from this school with a difference… the chance to live free in the wild. Along the way they endure all the embarrassments, tears, tantrums and teenage crushes that come with growing up orangutan. The stakes are high. The education is wild!

Happy Virtual Chinese New Year
Premieres 25 January 2020
Saturday, 9:00 PM (SEA) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

Behind the scenes as Lunar New Year approaches, 6~8 storylines from 4 cities converge as we showcase efforts of passionate Chinese designers, techies, entrepreneurs, artists, craftspeople and even consumers who come together to recreate this timeless experience for a new digital generation.


The Mosque Next Door
Premieres 9 December 2019
Mondays 9:00 PM (SEA) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

This groundbreaking series tackles the myths, misconceptions and anxieties head on. With exclusive, unprecedented 24/7 access, we go inside one of the oldest mosques in Australia to join its community from the inside.

Road Less Traveled: Asia
Premieres 22 December 2019
Sundays 9:00 PM (SEA) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

Road less Traveled is the unscripted travel series that chronicles Jonathan Legg’s uncharted adventures from all over the world. Road less Traveled continues in Asia!

Sisters For Sales
Premieres 18 December 2019
Wednesdays 9:00 PM (SEA) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

Returning to the mountains of northern Vietnam to investigate the mysterious abduction of his teenaged friends, an Australian filmmaker uncovers a local human trafficking crisis, and sparks an incredible series of events.

November 2019

Monty Don’s Gardens
Premieres 5 November 2019
Tuesday at 9:00 pm (SEA) / 8:00 pm (JKT/BKK)

Monty Don travels the Islamic world and beyond, from Morocco to India and Iran, in search of paradise gardens, and uncovers the influence they have had back home.

Duster Adventures
Premieres 10 November 2019
Sunday at 9:00 pm (SEA) / 8:00 pm (JKT/BKK)

The series features Shibani Dandekar on an exploration of Uttarakhand through its mountains, rivers and plains with adventure and excitement at every step of the way. One of India’s youngest states, Uttarakhand lies in the lap of nature with beautiful mountains, vistas and a diversity of flora and fauna. Cruising around in a Renault Duster, Dandekar will cover the terrain of Uttarakhand and indulge in adventure sports like paragliding, off-roading and cliff-jumping amongst many more. The 5-part series will also introduce viewers to Uttarakhand’s amazing landscape, culture, people and their heart-warming stories as the host takes you on the journey of a lifetime.


The Very Edge of China
Premieres 5 October 2019
Saturday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

In this Discovery Channel special US Geologist, Dr. Brittany Brand pairs up with one of China’s top Naturalist on an adventure like no other. The pair are on a mission to reveal how China’s unique natural frontiers were forged from the belly of the planet.

Asia in The Great War
Premieres 7 October 2019
Monday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

In 2018, as the world commemorates the centenary of the end of WWI, this series will examine Asia’s contribution to the war and how the war changed Asia forever.

Get Real S17
Premieres 9 October 2019
Wednesday, 9PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKT/BKK)

Bold and in-depth, Get Real travels across Asia taking a fresh look at old issues, highlighting trends and triggering debate.

China: Time of Xi
Premieres 11 October 2019
Wednesday, 9PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKT/BKK)

In October 2017, the eyes of the world turn to Beijing as the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party gather to elect President Xi Jinping for a second term.


The Malaysian Snake Guardian
Premieres 31 August 2019
Wednesday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

Through Othman’s unique experience, World Champion in Snake Handling, we travel bewildered into the heart of rainforest in Malaysia, Langkawi, where ,not only snakes, but the utmost wild creatures and exuberant jungle, share life and planet earth not always in harmony with the human being.

Chef Exchange
Premieres 7 September 2019
Saturday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

Chef Exchange follows the culinary journey of two renown chefs, Jianmin Qu from China and Jock Zonfrillo from Australia, as they travel to each other’s country to explore the culture and cuisine. Brought together by a shared passion for cooking – these chefs explore each new region and local produce available, learning about the traditional customs and culture of each area and them together in a fusion of Australian and Chinese cuisine.

Flavors Of
Premieres 18 September 2019
Wednesday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8:00 PM (JKT/BKK)

Comprehensive travel specials with stunning cinematography of cities, towns and countryside, narrated with history of famous locations, crafts and people.


No Sleep No FOMO
Premieres 9 August 2019
Friday, 9PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKT/BKK)

No Sleep No FOMO is the travel show for the new generation. Over 60 hours, a host and guest will fly into a new city and attempt to defeat the 60 FOMO lists.

JULY 2019

Way Back Home
Premieres 18th July 2019
Thursday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKY/BKK)

Way Back Home is the first of its kind audio/visual content franchise in India that explores the original narratives of young, authentic, passionate traveler as they embark on a road to self discovery.

Snake Master
Premieres 21st July 2019
Sunday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKY/BKK)

Renowned herpetologist Nirut Chomngan takes viewers on a wild journey across the country in an unforgettable adventure filled with deadly encounters, as he joins conservation teams tasked with protecting these astonishing creatures and their jungle home.

Macau from Above
Premieres 24th July 2019
Wednesday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKY/BKK)

Discover in the most scenic way a unique place in Asia. Macau might be tiny but has an incredibly rich cultural history which stretches from old European colonial heritage to Chinese modernity.

Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan
Premieres 31st July 2019
Wednesday, 9:00 PM (SIN) / 8PM (JKY/BKK)

Red Ape follows a team fighting to save critically endangered orangutans of Borneo, revealing the reasons for their decline and exploring what their future may hold.

JUNE 2019

John Torode’s Middle East
Premieres 13th June 2019
Thursday, 9:00 PM

Chef John Torode goes on an incredible journey to track down the best food in the Middle East- hunting down the most inspiring local cooks and discovering the distinctive flavours of each country’s cuisine.

Hualien Earthquake Decoded
Premieres 6th June 2019
Thursday, 9:00 PM

On Feb. 6th, 2018, Hualien County in Taiwan was hit with a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Although scientific studies still cannot predict precisely when the earthquake will hit; Hualien County Gov. was able to reduce the damage to the most minimal.

Chef Exchange
Premieres 24th June 2019
Mondays, 9:00 PM

Join internationally renowned chefs Jock Zonfrillo and Jianmin Qu on an adventure from Adelaide to Shanghai as they share experiences, local traditions and recipes.

MAY 2019

Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey
Premieres 6th May 2019
Monday, 9:00 PM

Nadiya Hussain was born and raised up in Britain but her family is from Bangladesh. In this series, she makes a surprise discovery about her DNA which sees her travel solo for the first time, exploring the people, places and food of Thailand and Cambodia

Archeologeeks In Bagan
Premieres 7th May 2019
Tuesday, 9:00 PM

A new breed of archeologists is exploring modern techniques for bringing Bagan’s heritage back to life: they are archeologeeks. They make the impossible possible bringing the temples’ legendary hidden treasures back into the light.

MARCH 2019

MH370: Inside the Situation Room
Premieres 8th March 2019
Friday at 9:00 PM

On March 8th 2014 flight MH370 vanished less than an hour after take off. This is the exclusive behind-thescenes documentary on the biggest, most mysterious and political plane crash since the Lockerbie disaster.

Orangutan Jungle School
Premieres 7 March 2019
Thursday, 9:00 PM

A docu-soap following the hilarious antics, triumphs, and tragedies of a gang of orphan orangutans as they progress through a unique forest school system. They don’t know it yet, but these curious youngsters are destined for great things if they graduate from this school with a difference the chance to live free in the wild. Along the way they endure all the embarrassments, tears, tantrums and teenage crushes that come with growing up orangutan.


Despot Housewife
Premieres 3rd February 2019
Sunday at 8:00 PM (SIN), 7:00 PM (JKT/BKK)


Aerial Asia 2
Premieres 6 December 2018
Thursday, 9PM

This four-part series shot in stunning 4K captures the history and culture of this extraordinary continent and reveals a spectacular view of Asia that has never been seen before.


Garden In The Sky
Premieres 4 November 2018
Sunday, 9PM

David Attenborough narrate this series as we delve into the work of the ecologists and educators of Hong Kong’s 60year old NGO, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden. They reveal KFBG’s sustainable living, nature conservation and education work in Hong Kong and South China.

Japan From Above
Premieres 6 November 2018
Tuesday, 9PM


China: The Miraculous Transformation
Premieres 7th October 2018
Sunday, 9PM

Meet Deng Xiao Ping, the strategist that used ancient wisdom and 14th century systems to rescue China from the chaotic Cultural Revolution and set China on the road to becoming a global influence.

Battle Ops
Premieres 13th October 2018
Saturday, 9PM

A series on India’s iconic military operations. In a docudrama rendition each operation is deciphered and depicted through recreations, archival pictures, footage, interviews and CGI that decipher the tactics, combat and strategy deployed.


Italiani: Made in India
Premieres 10th September 2018
Monday, 9PM

Following the docu-series Italiani Made in China, A new group of second generation youngsters is set to go to an extraordinary anthropological  experiment. They will travel to India, where they will deal with their story and their identity, torn between two cultures. They will go in search of everything they left in a country to which they belong but that they have forgotten. A 10.000 km journey to rediscover something about themselves.

Indian Dream Hotel 3
Premieres 19th September 2018
Wednesday, 9PM

This series follows actor Miriam Margolyes, dancer Wayne Sleep, actor Sylvester McCoy, and five other well known Brits as they head to India to see if they can set up a better, more rewarding retirement there than in the UK.

Magnificent Megacities
Premieres 23rd September 2018
Sunday, 9PM

Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Dubai: This series features five of the most fascinating megacities in our globalized world, each a symbiosis of old and new, where the tradition of the souq and the mosque converges with the contemporary world of skyscrapers.


Emerald Islands of Malaysia
Premieres 15 August 2018
Sunday, 9PM

The islands of Malaysia are jewels of the natural world, ecological paradises where ancient rainforests cascade down mountains into crystal clear seas.  Each is a haven for wildlife, each boasts its own wildlife story. The episode features several enigmatic species both above and below the water.  Compelling macro photography allows us to explore the fascinating world of insect mimicry.  An intimate and stunning portrait of some of the most beautiful islands on earth.

Better Late Than Never
Premieres 22 August 2018
Wednesday, 9PM

The one-hour series will travel to Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Hong Kong; and Phuket and Chiang Mai, Thailand before heading home. Henry Winkler, William, Terry Bradshaw, George Foreman and Jeff Dye will navigate their way through each city, all the while dealing with the unexpected twists and turns that any trip presents. As they check off items on their own personal “bucket list,” the five will rely on each other for support and encouragement and, in the process, demonstrate that friendship is the ultimate gift.

Asia: Secret Lives, Hidden Places 2
Premieres 28 August 2018
Tuesday, 9PM

In Asia there are enormous areas of wild, breath-taking beauty that entices and lures visitors. The parks covered are in china, Indonesia, India, Malaysia and Vietnam. Each them has its own particular gems, whether above or below the water.

JULY 2018

Breaking Point: Indian Submarines
Premieres 21 July 2018
Saturday, 9PM

In this series, we get an all access pass to the training it takes to become a submariner. We also look at the last 50 years of India’s submarine arsenal – from buyers to builders of indigenous war machines.

Hong Kong Zhuhai Macao Bridge
Premieres 23 July 2018
Monday, 9PM

The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge will be the world’s longest sea crossing and a technical triumph for China. But who are the people spending over a decade engineering this colossal marvel? And how will it re-define what it means to build for 21st century





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