GET READY FOR EXTREME ACTION WITH JOEL LAMBERT IN MANHUNT ONLY ON DISCOVERY CHANNEL
- Premiering 19th May, 2014 every night at 10

New Delhi, May 10, 2014: Discovery Channel is coming with its brand new series MANHUNT, featuring former Navy SEAL Joel Lambert in an extreme version of hide-and-go-seek. With this series Discovery Channel is all set to thrill its viewers as they can see Joel rescuing himself from the world's most elite tracking team units in some treacherous terrains.

The seven part series premieresevery night at 10 PM starting 19th May, only on Discovery Channel.

Filmed on-location in the United States, Poland, South Africa, Philippines, Panama and South Korea, each episode of MANHUNT follows Joel as he is inserted into unknown territory with nothing but a basic survival kit and a canteen of water; he then has up to 48 hours to reach a pre-determined extraction point, while being pursued by a different tracking unit each week. Joel is given minimal supplies to survive—and anything else he needs, he must to find along the way.

With cameras capturing the action from both perspectives, viewers will experience the high tension from both — Joel and the special operative teams. An expert in escape and evasion, Joel’s background has well-positioned him to prey on each unit’s hidden flaw—but evading highly specialized tracking units and combatting dehydration, hunger, and the elements proves to be a greater challenge.

MANHUNT is produced for DNI by Discovery Studios. For DNI, Sarah Davies is executive producer and for Discovery Studios, Eddie Barbini and Brian Knappmiller are executive producers.

About Joel Lambert:

Joel Lambert is an exceptional and highly skilled former US Navy SEAL whowas raised in Washington State in a small logging town on the Columbia River.At 22, Joel went to a Navy recruiting office and did nothing but train to ensure he was at top physical condition to be accepted. In 1998, Joel joined the Navy and made it through BUD/S, the brutal and grueling selection course for the SEAL Teams, where he proudly served during his 10 years in the military.Some ofJoel’s qualifications include heavy weapons trained; stinger missile systems qualified; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape trained; close quarters defense and battle; Dive Supervisor; Military Free-fall trained.

Highlights from the episodes:

United States/Arizona, “Testing the Eagle”
Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert faces off against the U.S. Army's Phantom Recon unit--a battle-tested group of trackers, supremely skilled in hunting down the most elusive of enemy targets. Their turf in southern Arizona is the harsh 75,000 acres of terrain surrounding Fort Huachuca military base, an area home to mountain lions and bears--and a much-favored route of illegal aliens and heavily armed drug smugglers trying to gain passage into the United States. If Phantom Recon weren't intimidating enough, Joel is also being monitored by a squadron of sophisticated unmanned aerial drones, whose cameras have locked in on his every move. With Joel pitted against both top-notch trackers and the latest aerial spyware, will his skills and endurance be enough to get him to a successful extraction before the “enemy” closes in?

Poland, “Race to the Bridge”

Ex-Navy SEAL Joel Lambert has just 36 hours to escape and evade Poland’s elite border guard, the StrazGraniczna. Over a distance of 25 kilometers, the border guard deploys all their assets, including thermal camera helicopters, ATV’s, motorcycles, tracking dogs and world class field units, in an attempt to intercept Joel before he reaches his extraction point. As the StrazGraniczna mobilizes dozens of troops, Joel is forced to utilize all of his deception tactics--not to mention, make his way down a 20 meter (70 foot) cliff, and risk a daring truck ride--to attempt to save himself in this battle of Polish pride vs. Joel’s rigorous training.

About Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel, the flagship network of Discovery Communications, is devoted to creating the highest quality non-fiction programming in the world and remains one of the most dynamic networks on television. First launched in 1985, Discovery Channel now reaches 194 million subscribers in Asia-Pacific. Globally, Discovery Channel is one of the world’s most widely distributed television brands, reaching 438 million subscribers in 224 countries in 45 languages. It offers viewers an engaging line-up of high-quality non-fiction entertainment from blue-chip nature, science and technology, ancient and contemporary history, adventure, cultural and topical documentaries. For more information, visit www.discoverychannelasia.com.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and The Hub. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital networks. In Asia-Pacific, eight Discovery brands reach 596 million cumulative subscribers in 36 countries with programming customised in 15 languages and dialects For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

For more information:
Angika Sharma
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific

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