JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER Tuesday’s Most-Watched Entertainment Specialty Program; Draws 406,000 Viewers
— July 6, 2016
– JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER becomes most-watched original EPI-produced special ever –
– Encore presentations air this Sunday (July 10) at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Discovery, and 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Discovery Science –
TORONTO (July 6, 2016) – After a five-year journey, NASA’s Juno Spacecraft created history late on July 4 when it successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit. Bringing NASA’s groundbreaking milestone to the masses, Discovery attracted 406,000 viewers last night with its original Canadian production JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER to become the day’s most-watched entertainment specialty broadcast.
Anchored by DAILY PLANET’s Dr. Dan Riskin from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory inPasadena, California,JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER becomes the most-watched special ever produced by Discovery’s Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), joining a library of successful Canadian productions including 2015’s PLUTO: FIRST ENCOUNTER. The gripping one-hour special was also the #1 entertainment specialty program of the day among key adult viewer demos: A25-54 (168,000) and A18-49 (134,000). In all, 858,000 Canadians watched some part or all of JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER.
Special encore presentations of JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER air this Sunday (July 10) at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on Discovery and 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Discovery Science.
**Media Note** Photography for JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER available online at BellMediaPR.
JUPITER: CLOSE ENCOUNTER will air around the world on Discovery International networks, including Eastern, Central, and Western Europe, the U.K., Scandinavia, the Middle-East and Africa, China, India, South and Central Asia, Australia, South America, and the U.S.
About EPI: Discovery Canada’s in-house production company, Exploration Production Inc. (EPI), is a multi-award-winning producer of ambitious, original, entertaining factual documentaries and series, for both Discovery and other international broadcasters. By the end of 2016, EPI will have delivered more than 3000 hours of television programming in the form of a daily science magazine show, series, and specials. EPI programming has been broadcast in more than 150 countries, in two-dozen languages, to potential viewing audiences of more than 600 million conventional, cable and satellite subscribers. EPI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Canada, a joint-venture between Bell Media (Canada) and Discovery Communications Inc. Kelly McKeown is Director of Production, EPI/Executive Producer DAILY PLANET. Nanci MacLean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting. Visit Exploration.ca for more information.
About Discovery: With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery ranks as the #1 Canadian entertainment specialty network in primetime among total viewers and all the adult demos. 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 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.