Leap From The Earth, Soar Through The Cosmos, And JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE on Discovery Sunday, March 1



    
    - This one-of-a-kind television event creates the first accurate non-stop
    journey from Earth to the edge of the universe -

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    TORONTO, Feb. 4 /CNW/ - In one uncut, single camera shot, experience the
universe like never before! Accelerate up and out of our atmosphere, past the
moon and out of our solar system, to the nearest stars, nebulae, galaxies and
beyond - right to the edge of the universe. On this awe-inspiring and unique
voyage, encounter the most beautiful, powerful and mysterious phenomena in the
cosmos; from pulsars to supermassive black holes, from star nurseries to
quasars. JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE premieres on Discovery Channel as
part of Discovery Presents on Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m. ET/9 p.m. PT.

    High-resolution stills are available at www.ctvmedia.ca/Discovery.

    Based on real images from the world's most advanced telescopes,
spacecraft and rovers, cutting edge visual effects and CGI combine to create
this is the first, accurate non-stop journey from here to infinity. Packed
with wonder, excitement and even moments of terror, this 'cosmic zoom' reveals
fascinating information that will underline our human connection with these
spectacular and far-off phenomena. For instance, the gold in your wedding ring
was forged in deep space billions of years ago in the furious heart of the
supernova we see approaching. Or, when we see interference on a TV set, we're
watching the violence of the Big Bang itself, the radiation of which is found
everywhere. And that most of our bodies are made from the ashes of exploding
giant stars.
    This film explains the fascinating truth of how planets and stars are
born - and encounters a whole host of phenomena, from worlds with unimaginable
storms, to collisions of super-massive scale and speed, to the distorted world
of the black hole.

    JOURNEY TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE was co-produced for Discovery Channel
by Handel Productions of Montreal and Pioneer Productions, UK.

    About Pioneer Productions

    Pioneer Productions is one of the UK's most successful independent
production companies. Founded in 1988, Pioneer has an outstanding reputation
for producing innovative, high quality and popular programs for both the UK
and US markets. Our belief in nurturing talent means the company continues to
attract the leading on and off-screen talent. Pioneer Productions is prolific
across a broad range of program genres including lifestyle, factual
entertainment, history, science and docu-drama. The company has made over 400
hours of programming since its inception and our films have been sold in over
60 countries worldwide. Our critically-acclaimed productions have attracted
both high audience viewing figures as well as many prestigious awards.
Pioneer's clients include Discovery Channel, PBS, National Geographic Channel,
The History Channel, ABC, TLC, Discovery Canada, WGBH, WNET, Discovery Europe,
Travel Channel, HGTV, and in the UK Channel 4, the BBC, ITV and Five. JOURNEY
TO THE EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE was produced and directed by award winning
director Yavar Abbas.

    About Handel Productions

    Handel Productions is one of Canada's leading producers of factual
television programs and is very active in international co-production. Handel
Productions produced the Emmy nominated "How William Shatner Changed The
World", the recently released "Liberty USA" and many other award-winning
programs. Handel Productions has worked with top broadcasters around the
world.

    About Discovery Channel

    Bold and leading edge, while informing and entertaining, Discovery
Channel is Canada's leading source for factual programming, as it puts a new
spin on exploring adventure, science and technology. This award-winning
channel covers the scientific beat, from animals to the animalistic side of
humanity, from the sea to space, and the latest in innovation. TV Trends and
Quality (TVQ) Survey consistently ranks Discovery Channel Canada first among
all English-language Canadian specialty networks for overall quality of
programming. Discovery Channel is one of the first Canadian specialty channels
to offer programs in HDTV and its production house, Exploration Production
Inc. (EPI), continues to be internationally recognized as a producer of
cutting-edge programming with distribution to more than 150 countries. The
channel's website may be found at DiscoveryChannel.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Carolyn Fell Delamere, Discovery Channel, (416)
332-4603 or carolyn.fell@discovery.ca

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