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Discovery Travel and Living introduces the 'Theme Week' concept

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MUMBAI: A little over a year has gone by since lifestyle channel Discovery Travel and Living (DTL) launched in India. The channel has announced that it will kick off a unique initiative Theme Week from 26 December 2005.

Every week a different theme will air. This will cover subjects like beaches, hotels, cuisines, health, wellbeing, interiors, fashion, romance from Monday to Friday at 9 pm.

From 26 to 30 December, 2005 the channel will air Great Hotels Week. DTL takes viewers on a trip around the globe. The weeklong journey will highlight big, luxurious hotels and resorts, intimate tropical getaways and hip urban playgrounds to relax castaway fantasies.

Meanwhile Beach Week from 2 to 6 January 2006 presents beaches around the world. The journey will take viewers on a tour of historical beaches, beaches with waves, black sand and snorkeling. Viewers also go on a fun adventure trekking to the most hidden and beautiful beaches in some of the most remote locations.

Gourmet lovers can check out Planet Food Week from 9 to13 January 2006. Planet Food takes the viewer on a culinary journey through regions of the world renowned for the richness and diversity of their food. Hosted by well known chefs like Padma Lakshmi, Merrliees Parker, Tyler Florence, Planet Food Week samples some of the most delicious dishes and makes informed recommendations on the best places to eat.

Long Way Round Week airs from 16 to 20 January, 2006. This captures a no-holds-barred account of an epic round the world motorcycle journey taken on by actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. The series follows the expedition through nine roller coaster months of planning. The three-month trip takes Ewan and Charley through Europe, Asia, Canada and US.

Those interested in matters of the body can watch Wellbeing Week from 23 to 27 January, 2006. It offers advice on what is needed to achieve balance of body, mind and spirit. With a holistic approach and covering a wide range of health topics including alternative medicine, medical advances, diet and exercise, this series takes a practical approach and makes these therapies available to each of us.

Jet Set Week from 30 January to 3 February, 2006 features helicopters, speedboats, private islands, specialised tours. It offers a sneak peak at the lives of the super rich and famous. Viewers go behind some of the most expensive closed doors in the world to discover how the wealthy spend their time, from enjoying heart-stopping views from 24,400 meters above the Earth in a supersonic fighter jet to gathering in Californias Napa Valley wine country for three days of non-stop partying.

Project Runway Week which airs from 6 to 10 February, 2006 is set in Manhattan. Project Runway is a hip and entertaining series that will break fashions next big name. Hosted by supermodel Heidi Klum, the reality show from FremantleMedia, gives 12 talented and hungry fashion designers the opportunity of a lifetime - a chance to have their line shown in front of the global fashion community in New York and displayed in the pages of Elle magazine.

Other People's Houses Week from 13 to 17 February, 2006 brings the best in home design and dispenses advice to the homeowners when it comes to transformation. Design expert Naomi Cleaver sneaks a peek at Britain's homes and share her ideas of what to do, and more importantly what not to do, when it comes to decorating your own home.

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