Discovery Networks US Hispanic Group Kicks Off November Programming With SPEEDWEEK Shows...

Discovery Networks US Hispanic Group Kicks Off November Programming With SPEEDWEEK Shows And Insightful Real World Specials


Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–October 30, 2006–Discovery Networks US Hispanic Group today announced its thrilling November programming for its portfolio of Spanish-language networks: Discovery en Español, Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir) and Discovery Kids en Español.

Stepping into high gear this season, Discovery en Español will launch SPEED WEEK, a week-long programming initiative that examines what drives humans in their quest for speed and how technology and design innovation push the speed threshold even higher. In addition, Discovery Kids will serve up great laughs with PLANET’S FUNNIEST VIDEOS while Discovery Travel & Living will put audiences in the Christmas spirit with the premiere of DAZZLING HOLIDAY LIGHTS.

Programming highlights for the month of November are as follows:



SPEED WEEK will race onto viewer’s televisions with fast machines, high energy and exhilarating moments, all captured in up-close intensity. Throughout the week, Discovery Channel will accelerate into high gear with fast, bold, action-packed programming including AMERICAN CHOPPER, LATIN AMERICAN RIDES and RALLY A FONDO. American Chopper viewers will gain the opportunity to sit behind the wheel and see the OCC team prepare to build a bike for the piano man, Billy Joel or assemble a Caddyshack-inspired chopper for Bill Murray. On LATIN AMERICAN RIDES viewers will meet the notable car engineers, designers, mechanics and hot rods owners in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to explore the world of extraordinary, customized vehicles and on RALLY A FONDO viewers will follow Latin American drivers 24/7 in their respective countries and closely experience their successes and failures to gain the competitive edge before each race and get to know them in their shops, behind the wheel and within their family environment.

AMERICAN CHOPPER (Bill Murray Bike 1): Mon., November 20 at 9:00PM (ET/PT)

AMERICAN CHOPPER (Bill Murray, Bike 2): Mon., November 20 at 10:00PM (ET/PT)

AMERICAN HOT ROD (65 Mustang 1): Tues., November 21 at 9:00PM (ET/PT)

AMERICAN CHOPPER (OCC Production Bike): Tues., November 21 at 10:00PM (ET/PT)

AMERICAN CHOPPER (Billy Joel Bike): Wed., November 22 at 9:00PM (ET/PT)

RALLY A FONDO (Episodes 1 & 2 part of Speed Week): Thurs., November 23 at 9:00 & 9:30PM (ET/PT)

AMERICAN CHOPPER (OCC Roadshow): Thurs., November 23 at 10:00PM (ET/PT)

RIDES: LATIN AMERICA: Fri., November 24 at 9:00PM & 9:30PM (ET/PT)

AMERICAN CHOPPER (History of the OCC-Special): Fri., November 24 at 10:00PM (ET/PT)

A HAUNTING IN GEORGIA: Sunday, Nov. 5 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT): In 1988, the Wyrick family moved into a suburban home outside of Atlanta. For years, they were visited by neighbors who had lived in the area but who had been dead for years. Parapsychologists attempt to explain the strange aura in the Wyrick home.

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW: Tuesday, Nov. 7 at 8:00 PM (ET/PT) A fast paced, occasionally irreverent pop “list” show that deconstructs and reinvents subjects near and dear to Discovery viewers. Think Guinness Book of Records meets Ultimate Guide, wrapped up like a TV version of Wired Magazine. In this episode audiences will learn about the brain. Everything a person does, think, and feel is the result of billions of cells firing in the brain every second. Learn how some people can block extreme pain.

ONE STEP BEYOND: Thursday, November 9 at 8:00PM (ET/PT) (Season Two): A half-hour series presenting science and technology as dynamic forces shaping tomorrow’s world, today.

AIRCRASH UNSOLVED: THE MYSTERY OF HELIOS 522: Sunday, November 19 at 9:00PM (ET/PT) On August 14, 2005 flight 522 left Larnaca in Cyprus bound for Prague via Athens. The Cypriot flight failed to reach its destination, crashing instead into the countryside outside Athens. The show investigates the questions surrounding the most puzzling and tragic air accidents ever to happen in Greece. Why did the plane lose contact with Air Traffic Control? What caused the de-pressurization in the planes cabin? By retelling the mayhem and drama, as witnessed by the relatives of the crash victims and those first on the scene, this hour-long special tries to uncover what might have led to the fateful crash.

TRAIL OF TERROR, Sunday, November 19 at 10:00PM (ET/PT): On December 21, 1988, Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over the skies of Lockerbie, Scotland killing 270 men, women, and children. At the time it is the worst act of airline terrorism against the United States.? And for more than a decade it is called the world’s biggest unsolved murder. From a crime scene that spans 845 square miles, to the high-tech forensic laboratories, to the long awaited trial in the Netherlands twelve years later, “Trail Of Terror” takes the viewer step-by-step through one of the largest and most complex and controversial criminal investigations in modern history.

MOST EVIL (Science of Murder) Sunday, November 26 at 9:00PM (ET/PT): Is there a scientific explanation for acts considered most evil? Science has long avoided the concept of evil – until now. Researchers are unlocking the mysteries of violence, probing the forces of nature and nurture. This special explores whether killers are forged in abusive homes, or whether some people are actually wired to be cold-blooded.

MOST EVIL (Up Close): Sunday, November 26 at 10:00PM (ET/PT) In his quest to understand Evil, Dr. Michael Stone travels across the country to meet some of the country’s most notorious killers in person. What emerges from these conversations is an insight into the often-disturbing world of the criminal mind.

SURGERY SAVED MY LIFE, Thursday, November 30 at 9:00PM (ET/PT): Six powerful stories each of which follow, in the present tense, a dramatic and life saving operation which either pioneers or is performed by the pioneer of a true surgical breakthrough.


PLANET’S FUNNIEST VIDEOS: Monday, November 6 at 8:30PM (ET/PT)

The Planet’s Funniest Animals is a half-hour peek into the hilarious lives of the world’s most talented and entertaining individuals – animals! Viewers will be able to enjoy video clips from around the world with the peculiarities of these adorable creatures.


DAZZLING HOLIDAY LIGHTS, Sunday, November 26 at 9:00PM (ET/PT):Nothing celebrates the spirit of Christmas like a blazing display of holiday lights. Whether they’re strung across a front porch or illuminating the Empire State Building, the bright colors and warm glow of these lights brings cheer during December’s dark nights. We’ll meet a high school sophomore who covers his home in more than 80,000 lights and go behind the scenes of some fierce neighborhood lighting competitions. Viewers will travel to New York, Chicago and Las Vegas to tour the lights of our brightest holiday cities.

About Discovery Networks US Hispanic Group

Discovery Networks US Hispanic Group is the leading provider of high-quality factual and lifestyle programming for Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States. Distributing three distinct, standalone networks that offer content from Latin America as well as popular American programs transcreated for U.S. Hispanic audiences, the portfolio includes Discovery en Español, the premier factual network delivering content that stimulates, informs and empowers, giving viewers a fascinating look at the incredible and often surprising world from a Latino perspective; Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir), the first lifestyle channel created for Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S., serving as an in-home getaway to the best travel, food and style the world has to offer; and Discovery Kids en Español, the leading children’s network for U.S. Hispanic audiences, dedicated to bringing premium programming to families in a trustworthy environment that nurtures curiosity and creates lifelong learners. Discovery Networks launched Discovery en Español in 1998 in response to the growing demand for Spanish-language programming in the United States, and expanded the portfolio in 2005 to better serve the unique interests of Latino women, children and families with the addition of Discovery Kids en Español and Discovery Travel & Living (Viajar y Vivir).

Discovery Networks US Hispanic Group Kicks Off November Programming With SPEEDWEEK Shows And Insightful Real World Specials