Discovery Communications India, the country’s leading infotainment network, which is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content is all set to premiere first of its kind adventure series titled ‘Expedition with Steve Backshall’ starting October 7 at 8 PM on Discovery and Discovery HD World.
This 10-part special series will follow three-time BAFTA-winning adventurer and wildlife expert Steve Backshall, as he, his film crew and his team of world-class experts’ venture into unexplored territory in pursuit of new discoveries and world firsts. He will take on extreme physical challenges, encounter extraordinary wildlife and meet remarkable people. From freediving in underground river systems and descending deep into the caves of the Maya underworld to kayaking Himalayan white-water and scaling unclimbed Arctic peaks – the expeditions will push everyone to the limit.
“If you think our planet was explored long ago, think again. There are still dark and forgotten corners of our world with hidden secrets and we plan to reveal them,” said Steve Backshall.
Sai Abishek, Director – Content, Factual & Lifestyle Entertainment – South Asia, Discovery, said, “It is our constant endeavor to offer world class documentaries to discerning Indian fans – world renowned adventurer Steve Backshall takes audiences into completely undiscovered worlds in this truly unique series.”
Steve Backshall on a quest to explore parts of the planet where no humans have been before will take the viewers through 10 undiscovered territories which include- Bhutan- First ascent of a sacred mountain; Suriname- First decent of unexplored mountain valley; Oman- First descent into a new canyon system in search of archeological remains of ancient tribes; First to set foot in the last track of pristine jungle in the world; First white-water descent of high-altitude mountain river in Bhutan; Seram- First exploration of an undiscovered sink hole only recently spotted from a dark shadow on a satellite images; Greenland- First Kayak through the world’s largest fjord in ice break up season. Mexico- First exploration of flooded cave to discover Mayan artefacts new to science. Greenland- First ascent of unclimbed summit in Greenland’s remotest peaks and Mexico- First exploration of a new dry cave to reveal how jaguars inhabit caves of the Yucatan.
Expedition with Steve Backshall is made by True to Nature and commissioned by BBC and UKTV in association with Fremantle.