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Art, Science, and a Little Night Magic. PYROS Returns to Discovery for a Stunning Second Season, Beginning May 26

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TORONTO (April 30, 2013) – When fireworks light up the night sky, it’s the perfect alchemy of art and science. Back for an explosive second season, PYROS follows the fast-firing world of an elite and fearless team of pyrotechnicians as they travel the globe detonating dangerous and spectacular fireworks shows all with one goal — to become the best pyros in the world. Discovery presents the Season 2 premiere of PYROS with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, May 26 at 8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT; the series moves to its regular slot with episode three on Thursday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Get to know the pyros! Viewers can visit Discovery.ca for exclusive videos, fireworks facts and figures, series information, bios, photo galleries and more! 

 

Lighting up the night, PYROS returns to Discovery May 26

Produced by Vancouver-based Omnifilm Entertainment, PYROS follows world-renowned Montreal-based pyrotechnic company Groupe Fiatlux-Ampleman (GFA), a squad of globe-trotting, thrill-seeking artists and technicians. In the second season, GFA is catapulted onto the international scene, firing off more than 30 shows in only seven months. Partnering with seasoned pyro masters from around the world, the GFA team quickly learns that when they’re not firing shows on Canadian home turf, anything goes. Whether they’re holding the loudest and most dangerous fireworks in their bare hands, standing in a room full of gunpowder that could explode at any moment, or desperately trying to put out a bush fire ignited by their own pyro, GFA team members are pushed to the limit. With no rules, extreme risks, horrendous travel schedules, demanding bosses, and dangerous locations, the pressure builds until one GFA member is ready to call it quits.

Yet for the elite pyrotechnic crew, blowing things up is simply an everyday part of life. The team includes adrenaline junkie techs Philippe Girard and Sebastien Roy, renegade designers Eric Cardinal and Benoit Berthelet, and a troop of ragtag rookies all wrangled by their boss, the beautiful but tough Maude Furtado. 

With tens of thousands of dollars on the line, and hundreds of thousands of people watching, the team has no room for error. Mistakes can be more than costly – they can be downright deadly. PYROS takes viewers behind the scenes to the launch pads, where fierce rivalries and amazing technology fuel every show.

Highlights from the first episodes of PYROS, Season 2, include:

PYROS: “The Big Show”

Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

GFA mount their biggest Canada Day show ever in front of tens of thousands on Parliament Hill, but a rookie mistake puts the show and the renowned pyro company’s  reputation in jeopardy.  Later, the team helps launch giant, home-made fireworks in a field at the prestigious San Trifone festival in Bari, Italy, where rival families fire the biggest, loudest — and most dangerous – homemade shells GFA has ever handled.

 

PYROS: “Congo”

Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Pyro techs Philippe Girard and his brother Mathieu fly to the Congo to mount the biggest Independence Day fireworks show the country has ever seen. Yet the client – anxious to impress Congo’s president – keeps increasing the size of the show to near-unmanagable proportions. Surrounded by armed militia and pushed to their limit, the Girard brothers struggle with an inexperienced crew and brush fires as they race against time to meet almost-impossible expectations. 

About Discovery:

The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want an even bigger and bolder experience. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.

 

About Omnifilm Entertainment:

Omnifilm Entertainment (formerly Omni Film Productions) is one of Canada’s most respected independent television producers, with hundreds of hours of award-winning programming including scripted, factual and lifestyle series, documentaries, and children’s drama produced since 1979. Omnifilm is currently producing season five of the hit one hour factual series ICE PILOTS NWT for History, and the third season of the hit drama ARCTIC AIR. The company recently produced the second season of PYROS, a one hour unscripted series for Discovery Channel, and the drama series PRIMEVAL NEW WORLD for Space. 

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Discovery Canada on Facebook:                               facebook.com/discoverycanada

Discovery Canada on Twitter:                                    twitter.com/DiscoveryCanada 

 

For more information:                                                                                                                     

Jodi Cook, Discovery, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca

Noah Zatzman, Discovery, 416.384.5903 or noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca

Betsy Cooper, for Omni Film, 778.229.4947 or cooper@b-co.ca

 

 

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Art, Science, and a Little Night Magic. PYROS Returns to Discovery for a Stunning Second Season, Beginning May 26

To tweet this release: bit.ly/YbwXJW

TORONTO (April 30, 2013) – When fireworks light up the night sky, it’s the perfect alchemy of art and science. Back for an explosive second season, PYROS follows the fast-firing world of an elite and fearless team of pyrotechnicians as they travel the globe detonating dangerous and spectacular fireworks shows all with one goal — to become the best pyros in the world. Discovery presents the Season 2 premiere of PYROS with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, May 26 at 8 and 9 p.m. ET/PT; the series moves to its regular slot with episode three on Thursday, May 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.  Get to know the pyros! Viewers can visit Discovery.ca for exclusive videos, fireworks facts and figures, series information, bios, photo galleries and more! 

 

Lighting up the night, PYROS returns to Discovery May 26

Produced by Vancouver-based Omnifilm Entertainment, PYROS follows world-renowned Montreal-based pyrotechnic company Groupe Fiatlux-Ampleman (GFA), a squad of globe-trotting, thrill-seeking artists and technicians. In the second season, GFA is catapulted onto the international scene, firing off more than 30 shows in only seven months. Partnering with seasoned pyro masters from around the world, the GFA team quickly learns that when they’re not firing shows on Canadian home turf, anything goes. Whether they’re holding the loudest and most dangerous fireworks in their bare hands, standing in a room full of gunpowder that could explode at any moment, or desperately trying to put out a bush fire ignited by their own pyro, GFA team members are pushed to the limit. With no rules, extreme risks, horrendous travel schedules, demanding bosses, and dangerous locations, the pressure builds until one GFA member is ready to call it quits.

Yet for the elite pyrotechnic crew, blowing things up is simply an everyday part of life. The team includes adrenaline junkie techs Philippe Girard and Sebastien Roy, renegade designers Eric Cardinal and Benoit Berthelet, and a troop of ragtag rookies all wrangled by their boss, the beautiful but tough Maude Furtado. 

With tens of thousands of dollars on the line, and hundreds of thousands of people watching, the team has no room for error. Mistakes can be more than costly – they can be downright deadly. PYROS takes viewers behind the scenes to the launch pads, where fierce rivalries and amazing technology fuel every show.

Highlights from the first episodes of PYROS, Season 2, include:

PYROS: “The Big Show”

Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

GFA mount their biggest Canada Day show ever in front of tens of thousands on Parliament Hill, but a rookie mistake puts the show and the renowned pyro company’s  reputation in jeopardy.  Later, the team helps launch giant, home-made fireworks in a field at the prestigious San Trifone festival in Bari, Italy, where rival families fire the biggest, loudest — and most dangerous – homemade shells GFA has ever handled.

 

PYROS: “Congo”

Sunday, May 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT

Pyro techs Philippe Girard and his brother Mathieu fly to the Congo to mount the biggest Independence Day fireworks show the country has ever seen. Yet the client – anxious to impress Congo’s president – keeps increasing the size of the show to near-unmanagable proportions. Surrounded by armed militia and pushed to their limit, the Girard brothers struggle with an inexperienced crew and brush fires as they race against time to meet almost-impossible expectations. 

About Discovery:

The world is just awesome! With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery is offered in standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) simulcast – for viewers who want an even bigger and bolder experience. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.

 

About Omnifilm Entertainment:

Omnifilm Entertainment (formerly Omni Film Productions) is one of Canada’s most respected independent television producers, with hundreds of hours of award-winning programming including scripted, factual and lifestyle series, documentaries, and children’s drama produced since 1979. Omnifilm is currently producing season five of the hit one hour factual series ICE PILOTS NWT for History, and the third season of the hit drama ARCTIC AIR. The company recently produced the second season of PYROS, a one hour unscripted series for Discovery Channel, and the drama series PRIMEVAL NEW WORLD for Space. 

-DISCOVERY-

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Discovery Canada on Facebook:                               facebook.com/discoverycanada

Discovery Canada on Twitter:                                    twitter.com/DiscoveryCanada 

 

For more information:                                                                                                                     

Jodi Cook, Discovery, 416.384.4603 or jodi.cook@bellmedia.ca

Noah Zatzman, Discovery, 416.384.5903 or noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca

Betsy Cooper, for Omni Film, 778.229.4947 or cooper@b-co.ca

 

 

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