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Discovery channel launches 'Discovery Marquee', 'Discovery Week'

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BANGALORE: Over the next 13 Mondays starting 2 October, the primetime 8 pm slot on Discovery will deal with historical epics as the channel plans to bring history and virtual history to viewers' homes in a new series - Discovery Marquee.

The episodes have been created using archival footage with recreated images produced using computer generated imagery (CGI) on personalities and events that affected history in a major way, along with a couple of episodes on earth, informs an official release.

From Hannibal-Rome's worst nightmare to Krakatoa to the Deep Ocean as seen by the eyes of the sperm whale, to Genghis Khan, Pompeii's last day to Flight 913, to the failed plot to kill Hitler, Supervolcano, Dinosaur Planet and more is what one can expect. India also figures in the series by way of Jim Corbett and the Man Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, a cat that slaughtered 126 people over an eight year period.

Also starting 30 September, in a bid to facilitate Indian viewers navigate the channel better, a new half hour series hosted by actor and one time VJ Rahul Khanna called Discovery Week will be aired every Saturday 10 pm with a repeat at 11:30 am the following Sunday, adds the release.

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