New Delhi, March 15, 2011 – This March, Discovery HD World, launches a bouquet of new programmes to mesmerize its viewers. Captured in the gold standard of high definition, Discovery HD World’s three new series – TREASURE QUEST, MIXER and GREEN PARADISE – present wide-eyed, jaw-dropping, original programming that immerses viewers in the powerful experience of living every moment. Please refer to the individual programme descriptions for airing details. Commenting on the new programmes, Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager – India, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery HD World showcases dynamic content that maximizes the potential of high-definition technology, resulting in the ultimate viewing experience. In India, Discovery HD World’s high-definition programming is offered in 1080i picture with 5.1 digital surround sound lending itself perfectly to the type of rich, spectacular images and compelling storytelling for which Discovery is renowned.” Discovery HD World’s enthralling library of content offers viewers programmes from different genres, ranging from nature, wildlife, exploration, travel, to world-culture and more. With these high definition programmes, viewers will no longer have to leave their homes to take in the beauty of this breathtaking phenomenon, and can enjoy it from the comfort of their own homes. The new programme lineup includes: TREASURE QUEST Every Thursday at 9 pm, Premiering 10 March TREASURE QUEST joins Odyssey Marine Exploration, a world leader in private deep-water exploration and recovery, on their most ambitious season of ship wreck hunting yet. Their challenge is to penetrate the mysteries of dozens of never-before-seen shipwrecks and bring to light their stories of untold riches, courageous men and women, tragic endings, and remarkable rescues. The series features Odyssey’s dramatic recent discovery of HMS Victory, the direct predecessor to Nelson’s flagship, lost in the English Channel in 1744 taking the 1000 crew on board. Believed to be one of Britain’s greatest historic shipwrecks, what happened to her has been a maritime mystery that has baffled experts for centuries – until now. MIXER every Tuesday at 7 pm, premiering 15 March There is a new creative energy sweeping the gastronomic scene. Designers, architects, photographers and artists in general are working with chefs to create masterpieces to admire, to understand and to savour. MIXER explores and deciphers the trends in culinary art and meets the creative talents in their work place all over the world. GREEN PARADISE every Wednesday at 5 pm, premiering 16 March Many people hear the words “eco-tourism” and cringe at the thought of sleeping in a shanty tree-house in the jungles of Palau or pitching a tent in the Moroccan dessert. However, there is no need to go to the extreme end of the green travel spectrum. You don’t need to sacrifice creature comforts or go off into the great unknown to be a green traveller; all that is required is an effort to preserve and protect the environment of the place you are visiting, which is a lot easier than it sounds. From Indonesia to the Dominican Republic, explore the most beautiful natural paradises in the world, preserved, thanks to the dedication of local populations. GREEN PARADISE tells us the story of devoted inhabitants who manage to benefit from sustainable tourism while conserving their traditional way of life.