ABOUT DISCOVERY ASIA CHANNEL


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

DISCOVERY ASIA DECEMBER 2020 CHANNEL SCHEDULE

THE MARK OF THE EMPIRE

⏰  Premieres 01 Dec 2020
Every Tuesdays 9:00pm (PH)
 

Singaporean curator and scholar Peter Lee explore the history of four Southeast Asian empires that made their mark on the world. Travelling from Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia to Indonesia, Peter explores ancient ruins, epic legends and vibrant traditions to chart the rise and fall of four distinct empires, and how their legacy still shapes cultures and identities in the region today.

SECRET CHINA S2

⏰  Premieres 12 Dec 2020
Every Saturday at 9:00pm (PH)

China. The world’s fastest-growing economy – and land of the megacity. But beyond the familiar images of skyscrapers and bustling crowds Is a different China.

This is a land of extremes and of great natural beauty, where ancient traditions and beliefs still survive.

We join a village of rice farmers as they prepare to take on their rivals in the valley’s annual dragon boat race. We travel over the snowy mountains on the border with Russia as a herding family move their sheep down from the high pastures for the winter, and Kazakhs train hunting eagles. We discover how, in the villages of central China, traditions stretching back at least 1500 years still survive to the delight of everyone – heart–stopping acrobatics and charming shadow puppetry…

With unique access, this series tells the 12 stories of families who live in this remote, and SECRET CHINA.

LANDS OF THE EARTH 

⏰  Premieres 29 Dec 2020
Every Tuesday at 9:00pm (PH
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Episode Burma – Pagodas and Mysteries
This film travels across the country, from the 2,000 temples in the Bagan Valley rising out of the mist, to the fishermen of Inle Lake and through the lagoons of the Myeik Archipelago. 

Episode China – The Mermaids of the YangTze River
The famous Yangtze is the longest river in China, we follow its course to explore contemporary China, from ultra-modern cities to ghost towns.

Episode China – Marvelous Sichuan
Sacred mountains. Turquoise rivers. Ultra-modern cities. Traditional villages. Pandas. Wildebeests. This film helps us discover one of China’s most wonderful provinces.

Episode Malaysia – A Patchwork Country
This film offers an immersion between wilderness and civilization, the encounter of a mosaic ethnicities and shows the astonishing organization of weddings and christenings in remote towns and the countryside.

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