Nationwide Free Previews of Investigation Discovery and Discovery Science Begin September 22 – October 19
— September 8, 2016
– New Investigation Discovery programs LAS VEGAS LAW, VANISHING WOMEN, and ADNAN SYED: INNOCENT OR GUILTY? and new Discovery Science series HOW TO BUILD…EVERYTHING premiere during four-week Free Preview –
– Hit series THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN returns to Discovery Science –
TORONTO (September 8, 2016) – Just in time for a fresh crop of new fall programming, Investigation Discovery (ID) and Discovery Science announced today that both channels will be available for Free Previews from Thursday, Sept. 22 to Wednesday, Oct. 19.
The Free Previews provide an exciting glimpse at two of Canada’s most successful digital channels and their robust programming lineups. Final data released for the 2015/16 broadcast year confirms that ID remains Discovery’s most-watched digital network across the key adult demos, while Discovery Science has had double-digit growth for the full broadcast day among adult viewers in the key Adult A25-54 (+26%) and A18-49 (+20%) demos, making it the channel’s most-watched broadcast year.
Featuring compelling new series and original episodes of returning favourites, the four-week preview is available through television service providers across Canada including: Bell, Bell Aliant, Cogeco, Eastlink, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Shaw, Shaw Direct, Telus, Videotron, and several CCSA partners including AEBC Internet Group, Coop de Câblodistribution Saint-Leon, DERYtelecom, Hay Communications, HuronTel, Mitchell Seaforth, Northwestel, Novus, Sogetel, Tbaytel, WTC Communications, and YourLink.
Highlights from ID’s fall schedule include (in chronological order): LAS VEGAS LAW – New SeriesAiring Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 20 on ID
It has become cliché that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but for the Clark County District Attorney’s office, there’s nothing commonplace about the crimes that affect their city. With more than 60,000 cases a year, including high-profile homicides, robberies, gang-related crimes, and assaults on the Vegas Strip, these aren’t stories pulled from a Hollywood script – they happen to real people, many of whom are merely looking for a good time under the big lights of Sin City.
VANISHING WOMEN – New Series Airing Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 25 on ID
On the surface, Chillicothe, Ohio is the epitome of quintessential Middle America. But this home in the heartland was catapulted into the national spotlight recently for a much darker claim to fame – a string of six young women have gone missing or been found dead within the last two years. The women, all in their 20s and 30s, are believed to have known each other and all have ties to the dark footing of this small town, leading the local community to fear a serial killer may be on the loose.
ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN – New Season Airing Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 25 on ID
ID's signature newsmagazine program, hosted by Emmy® Award-winning journalist Paula Zahn, profiles fascinating and true investigations that weave together the emotional twists and turns of stories of perseverance, courage, and justice. Zahn's journalistic expertise and articulate passion for the truth resonate in each episode, with in-depth interviews and reporting that goes beyond the headlines in her resolute search to resolve mysteries from within the U.S. justice system.
ADNAN SYED: INNOCENT OR GUILTY? – New SpecialAiring Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on ID
It seemed like a done deal when 17-year-old Adnan Syed was convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee in 1999 and sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. Maintaining his innocence during his sentence, Syed languished in prison for 15 years, until journalist Sarah Koenig raised questions that brought his case back to life. Serial, Koenig’s podcast, which saw international acclaim and more than 130 million downloads, inspired a national obsession with Syed's case. Thousands of listeners took Koenig's investigation to the next level, uncovering new evidence that might set him free. Through never-before-seen interviews with the experts and key players involved in the case, the riveting special examines the fascinating new information that could either set Syed free or keep him behind bars for good.
DEADLINE CRIME WITH TAMRON HALL – New SeasonAiring Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 3 on ID
MSNBC Host and NBC News Correspondent/Anchor Tamron Hall has a tragic understanding of the effects of violent crime, as the case of her older sister’s murder remains officially unsolved. In each one-hour episode, Hall is joined by a core team of correspondents with extensive knowledge of law enforcement to take cases beyond the headlines and explore not only what happened, but why.Highlights from the Discovery Science fall schedule (in chronological order): HOW TO BUILD…EVERYTHING – New SeriesAiring Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 5 on Discovery ScienceHOW TO BUILD…EVERYTHINGfeatures a cast of whip smart and hilarious personalities, including comedian and former airplane mechanic Alonzo Bodden, science communicator and bug expert Alie Ward, real-life doctor and JANE THE VIRGIN’sKeller Wortham, Nerdist science editor Kyle Hill, tech expert and futurist Veronica Belmont, mad inventor Eric Gradman, astronaut Leland Melvin, actress Alison Haislip, racecar driver Jessi Combs, and many more. Augmented with CGI, the ragtag cast of commentators break down the assembly of the most complicated tech and machines into a few simple steps, providing a do-it-yourself instruction manual for humanity’s greatest modern-day inventions.
HOW DO THEY DO IT? – New SeasonAiring Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 5 on Discovery Science
The many objects that make up modern world cruise liners, fire extinguishers, monuments, all types of food, and more are often overlooked. Discovery Science goes behind the scenes to discover how to make the things that make life better and easier.
ALASKA MEGA MACHINES – New SeriesAiring Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 10 on Discovery ScienceALASKA MEGA MACHINES explores some of the biggest machines on Earth in the large and picturesque state of Alaska. Each episode explores how the machines are engineered, what features they have to withstand the harsh Alaskan weather and terrain, and why they’re essential to modern life in the “Last Frontier”.
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGAN FREEMAN – New SeasonAiring Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 11 on Discovery ScienceTHROUGH THE WORMHOLE WITH MORGANFREEMAN returns for its seventh and most provocative season. The series’ iconic host, Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman, takes viewers on a fascinating voyage through the mysteries of the mind and into the revelations of the universe.
OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE – New SeasonAiring Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Oct. 12 on Discovery ScienceOUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE heads back to the lab in its fourth season, featuring clips from the internet that showcase human ingenuity and amazing feats. From office pranks to lifesaving drones, and even the craziest critters and weirdest natural events, OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE takes the videos people watch every day and explores the science that makes them exciting, entertaining, relevant, and real.
*Source: Numeris 9/1/2014 to 8/23/2015, 8/31/2015 to 8/21/2016
About Investigation Discovery (ID):
Investigation Discovery (ID) brings justice to television with a deeper look into the world of crime, forensics, paranormal investigation, and modern mysteries. ID offers arresting entertainment that delivers remarkable insight into the thrilling twists and turns of real-life investigation and the most intriguing puzzles of human nature. Launched in Canada in 2010, ID reveals the fascinating human potential for good and evil. Investigation Discovery is a division of Bell Media, which is a part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. Visit investigationdiscovery.ca for more information. About Discovery Science:
If it’s a groundbreaking idea, it’s on Discovery Science! Amazing viewers with cool innovations, ingenious ideas and the latest consumer gadgets, Discovery Science takes science out of the lab and classroom, revealing its fun and relevant applications in everyday life. Taking things apart, peering inside and putting things together in new and unexpected ways – Discovery Science celebrates today’s trials, errors and breakthroughs that change the world. From the science of survival in extreme environments and inventions that make our urban habitat more livable, to the building blocks of life itself, Discovery Science explores the quirky side of technology, human progress, scientific discoveries and the people behind them. Launched in Canada in 2010, Discovery Science is where cool and curiosity meet. Discovery Science is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more information about Discovery Science, visit ScienceChannel.ca.