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

JULY 2020 CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS

ARTISAN REBOOT
Premieres 14 July 2020
Every Tuesday | 9:00pm (PH)
8 x 30′

 

Changing times and mass production have driven artisans to the edge of extinction. Artisans Reboot is a series that challenges a new generation to learn from the older craftsmen and save them from extinction. Each episode features a novice taking on an artisanal trade. At the end of the apprenticeship and with only weeks of training, they must give their newly learned work a new lease of life. With crafts ranging from ink stick making to drum tuning, these novices are in on one of the greatest challenges of their lives.

WILD TOKYO
Premieres 23 July 2020
Every Thursday | 9pm (SEA) 
1 x 60′

 

Exploring this unseen side of Tokyo, we find everything from hunting goshhwaks and thieving monkeys, to tiny spiders and giant, twenty-five-foot whale sharks.

ORIGINS : PHILIPPINES
Premieres 30 July 2020
Every Thursday | 9pm (PH)
3 x 60′

 

The foods we eat hold truths about who we are and where we come from. French-Filipino chef Erwan Heussaff travels to the remote islands of the Philippines to discover the people, places and ingredients that define his home country.

AUGUST 2020 CHANNEL HIGHLIGHTS

RAFFLES : REMAKING AN ICON
Premieres 09 August 2020
Every Sunday | 9pm (PH)
2 x 60′

 

In the heart of one of the world’s most modern cities stands an iconic structure synonymous with refinement, elegance and service – unchanged for over a century. Raffles: Remaking an Icon is an exclusive invitation to go behind-the-scenes of Singapore’s grand hotel as it undergoes the most extensive restoration and renovation in its 130 year history. From front-of- house managers to butlers, executive chefs to housekeepers, this 2-part series explores the everyday drama of running a five star hotel. Watch the inside story of this transformation as Singapore’s treasured monument is turned from a 19 century masterpiece into a 21st century wonder.


THE INDIAN DREAM HOTEL 4
Premieres 24 August 2020
Every Monday | 9pm (PH)
4 x 60′

 

The Indian Dream Hotel follows former movie star and bond girl Britt Ekland; Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne; Fashion Designer Dame Zandra Rhodes; Chuckle Brother Paul Elliott; Cricket commentator Henry Blofeld; Eastenders actor John Altman; actress Susie Blake; and singer Barbara Dixon, as they road test retirement in India. Six thousand miles from home, the group spend a month in the coastal city of Puducherry and in Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas to find out if they could spend their golden years here. They’ll take over a traditional Indian homestay by the Ocean and once they’ve settled in, will immerse themselves in local life as well as explore further afield; from learning to navigate the bustling markets to mastering the unique flavours of Tamil cuisine; braving overnight trains and even learning to drive on the chaotic roads. Adjusting to the environment, the food, the customs and the climate will be a culture shock for our cast, as they leave routines and loved ones behind in the UK and adapt to living together. Will the challenges prove a step too far or will they fall in love with India and its abundance of charm, stunning scenery and welcoming people?


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