Awesome Animals. Fascinating Forensics. Stunning Science. Now in HD
- Mirroring Animal Planet's, Investigation Discovery's and Discovery
Science's full schedule, new 24-hour high definition simulcast channels
launch today, December 15, on Bell Fibe TV
- Animal Planet HD also launches on Shaw today -
TORONTO, Dec. 15, 2011 /CNW/ - Just in time for all those new HD TVs
under the tree, Bell Media announced today the high definition launch
of three of its popular Factual channels: Animal Planet HD, Investigation Discovery HD and Discovery Science HD. With these new 24-hour channels mirroring each channel's SD schedule -
now offered in captivating high definition and Dolby 5.1 audio -
animals get a bigger bite, crimes are more captivating and science gets
Today, Animal Planet HD, Investigation Discovery HD and Discovery Science HD roll out on Bell Fibe TV on channels 1525, 1528 and 1523, respectively.
Viewers who subscribe to the standard definition (SD) versions of these
channels on Bell Fibe TV will automatically receive the high definition
(HD) versions at no additional cost. A free preview of Animal Planet HD will be available to Bell Fibe TV customers until January 31, 2012.
Additionally, Animal Planet HD also launches today on Shaw on channel 251 (256 in Hamilton). Shaw will
be offering their HD subscribers a free preview of Animal Planet HD until January 31, 2012 - and automatically provide the HD channel at no
extra cost to viewers who already subscribe to Animal Planet (SD).
"Today's launch completes the Discovery portfolio's HD offerings and
joins Discovery Channel HD and Discovery World HD to offer the world's
best in factual high definition entertainment," said Paul Lewis,
President and General Manager, Discovery Channel. "Vibrant, fully
immersive and captivating - this is how Discovery's programming is
meant to be seen and experienced."
To view the complete release - including upcoming programming highlights
on Animal Planet HD, Investigation Discovery HD and Discovery Science HD - go to bellmedia.ca/animalplanet, bellmediapr.ca/InvDiscovery and bellmediapr.ca/discoveryscience.
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For further information:
Jodi Cook, Discovery Channel & Factual Networks, 416.384.4603 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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