Rite of passage for two Brothers living in Northern Canada. They have been living a subsistence life since they were young boys. Leaving behind Father, Mother and younger Brother they venture out to a Cabin many miles to the North of the Family Cabin to set and manage fur traps. The Family uses the fur as currency throughout the year for necessary supplies. Success for them will prove that for better or worse, they have what it takes to provide for themselves and Family of their own in the future.
These are the most dangerous jobs on Earth. Many quit, some are fired, and others are injured…or worse. Featuring the world’s most dangerous jobs as rookies attempt to prove they have what it takes to earn a permanent spot on the crew.
Mighty Planes explores the art and science of aviation, on planes that soar to faraway places on astounding missions. From preparation, loading and take off, through the journey and to the landing and unloading, viewers will experience the high-stakes and high-stress jobs through the eyes and lives of the characters that make it all happen. Featuring the genius of flight technology with the aid of high-end CGI, shot in HD, and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, MIGHTY PLANES captures all the action as it happens.
Canada’s Worst Driver is a Canadian television series on Discovery Channel, based on Britain’s Worst Driver, and is part of the Worst Driver television franchise. It and sister series Canada’s Worst Handyman are the two highest-rated programs on Discovery Channel. The series is produced by Proper Television, whose president, Guy O’Sullivan, was the director for the original Britain’s Worst Driver series; as such, Canada’s Worst Driver is considered to be the production company’s flagship show.
Unlike other Worst series around the world, the Canadian version emphasizes the learning process of the contestants and the science of driving, and as such is often more serious than the other Worst shows around the world, which are mainly played for laughs. It is the longest running of any Worst series to date.
The series is also aired dubbed in French in Canada, as the Les zéros de conduite on Canal D.
Fairbanks, Alaska is home to some of the harshest weather conditions in North America, making roadways impassible in only a matter of minutes. When motorists become stranded, three towing companies are called on to pull them to safety: Borealis, Ron’s and Lucky 7. These three teams have worked through the worst that nature can throw at them, but with snowfall capable of topping 12 feet and temperatures that drop as low as 60 degrees below zero, every rescue attempt comes with a high-degree of risk. Only the strong can survive, Alaska’s brutal winter. Are these teams up to the challenge?
Three strangers push themselves to their absolute limits in complete darkness – enduring days buried underground while navigating prehistoric cave systems, ancient subterranean cities and centuries-old abandoned mines. Are you afraid of the dark?
In the rust belt state of Ohio, speed reigns supreme – the faster the car the fatter the profit and every second counts. With a waist size that rivals the Rust Belt itself, Tommy Christmas and his family are known for driving big and living even bigger. “Fat n’ Furious: Rolling Thunder” follows the hilarious car junkies of Christmas Automotive as they hunt down left-for-dead cars and bringing the back to life and to the racetrack.
Three hard-core crews of gold prospectors take the gamble of a lifetime and battle to strike it big, deep in the wild west of outback Australia. The soaring highs and the crushing lows of the gold season are revealed as the crews pursue their all-important targets – braving brutal heat, punishing conditions, mechanical breakdowns and constant pressure.
Have you ever wondered how the products you use every day are made? How It’s Made leads you through the process of how everyday products, such as apple juice, skateboards, engines, contact lenses, and many more objects are manufactured.
With over 2000 arrests to his name, Ralph Friedman is the most decorated detective in NYPD history. Detective Friedman takes viewers inside the high profile cases he investigated while working the mean streets of the Bronx.
Mighty Ships is a documentary television program produced by Exploration Production Inc. in Canada. It is aired on Discovery Channel Canada and also broadcast around the world. The series follows various types of vessels on a journey, showing viewers how the ship and its crew operates.
This series was started after the success of a one off special on the Discovery Channel entitled Mighty Ships: Queen Mary 2.
Yukon Men is an unscripted American cable television series aired on the Discovery Channel. It is produced by Paper Route Productions.
The series details the harsh life in the Alaskan village of Tanana where the population make their living by hunting and trapping game. It premiered on August 24, 2012. The show’s prominent themes are community and survival. The television show is named after the nearby Yukon river and not the Yukon territory in Canada.
Hidden somewhere off the southeastern coast of Brazil could lie hundreds of millions of dollars-worth of lost Incan gold. One team of treasure hunters has a new theory on where the treasure lies – a remote spot home to 1,000s of deadly vipers.
Deep in the Alaskan wilderness lives a newly discovered family who was born and raised wild. Billy Brown, his wife Ami and their seven grown children – 5 boys and 2 girls – are so far removed from civilization that they often go six to nine months of the year without seeing an outsider. They’ve developed their own accent and dialect, refer to themselves as a “wolf pack,” and at night, all nine sleep together in a one-room cabin. Simply put, they are unlike any other family in America. Recently, according to the Browns, the cabin where they lived for years was seized and burned to the ground for being in the wrong location on public land.
Follow the operations of Jamie Davis Motor Truck, a heavy vehicle rescue and recovery towing company based in Hope, British Columbia focusing on the hardships of operating along the highways of the BC Interior, especially the Coquihalla Highway, which is notorious for rapidly changing weather.
A spin-off of the hit series Fast N’ Loud, Misfit Garage features four mechanics who have all done business with Richard Rawling’s Gas Monkey Garage and join forces to create their own hot rod shop to rival Gas Monkey. Will this band of misfits be able to turn their garage into a money-making machine, or will their mistakes sink their business before it gets off the ground?
Dirty Jobs is a program on the Discovery Channel, produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, in which host Mike Rowe is shown performing difficult, strange, disgusting, or messy occupational duties alongside the typical employees. The show premiered with two pilot episodes in November 2003. It returned as a series on July 26, 2005, running for 8 seasons until September 12, 2012. The show’s setting was refocused in Australia for the eighth season, advertised as Dirty Jobs Down Under.
There is also a European edition of the show, hosted by Danish former goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel.
On November 21, 2012, Mike Rowe announced that Discovery Channel had cancelled Dirty Jobs.
What if you could be a fly on the wall for the most chilling conversations in the history of crime? What if you could hear these conversations, word for word, exactly as they really happened? What if you could experience evil verbatim?
A group of heavy recovery drivers work to keep traffic rolling on some of the busiest and most unforgiving roads on the planet, Ontario’s 400-series highways. When disaster strikes on these roads, the pressure is on to get them cleared and reopened.
Gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin are back – returning to McKinley Creek Alaska, determined to make a fortune no matter the risk. But to find the big gold payout, they’ll put their lives on the line by diving deep beneath the raging waters of one of Alaska’s wildest creeks.
Centers on the Kilcher family and their community outside Homer, Alaska. Begun by patriarch Yule Kilcher who immigrated from Europe during WWII, and currently led by his sons, Otto and Atz Kilcher (singer Jewel’s father) the family have lived on their land for four generations. The show also features the homesteaders who live nearby and interact with the Kilchers.
Survivorman is a Canadian-produced television program, broadcast in Canada on the Outdoor Life Network, and internationally on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. The show aired three seasons and 4 specials – 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2012.
The title refers to the host of the show, Canadian filmmaker and survival expert Les Stroud, who used survival skills and knowledge to survive for up to ten days alone videotaping his adventures in remote locales where he brought with him little or no food, water, or equipment. According to the show’s website, each location was scouted and pre-planned extensively by Stroud and his team who consulted with survival specialists and natives of each area. The fact that Stroud spent his time alone without a production crew is a major focus of the show.
Experienced car dealer Mike Brewer is joined by multi-talented mechanics in a monumental motoring mission: to find and restore iconic cars to later sell for a profit at their LA-based shop. In the series, Mike has the challenging job of finding vehicles that have money-making potential. He then hands them over to a mechanic, who tackles everything from bare metal re-sprays to gearbox swaps to bring them back to their former glory.
From a 1969 Chevy Nova to a race-ready farm truck, the vehicles – and their drivers – come in all shapes and sizes and have one thing in common: the need for speed. But according to the STREET OUTLAWS of Oklahoma City – home to one of the largest undercover street racing rings in America – if you’re not on “the list,” you don’t matter. The “list” contains the 10 fastest street-racing cars in Oklahoma City and they are the best of the best. Not only will these guys will do anything -ANYTHING- to get ranked on this list, they’ll do whatever it takes to STAY ranked. Street racing comes first – before family, before friends and before work. The stakes are high and these drivers will put everything on the line to get to top, where there can only be one #1.
Journeys to the tops of the treacherous Everest Himalayan Mountains, highlighting the work of a rare breed of pilots who put their lives on the line to save those facing certain death. Featuring exclusive access to a group of diverse helicopter pilots as they manage emergency calls during the climbing season as well as intimate interviews with them and their loved ones.