Discovery Communications Reveals New Programming Plus Network ‘Velocity’ for Men

Discovery Communications, part of DISH Network programming and home to some of today’s most intriguing television shows, has announced new TV series additions, plus a novelty network, ‘Velocity,’ geared toward upper-class men. ‘Velocity’ will replace Discovery Communications’ HD Theater Channel and feature shows that those making “above six figure [salaries]” can appreciate and relate to. According to David Zaslav, Discovery Communications president, ‘Velocity,’ which will launch at the end of 2011 will be “a game changer.” The new network will showcase programming that involves high-end auto makeovers, “insider guides to the ‘good life'” and “multimillion-dollar auctions.” Not only is Discovery making moves toward an untapped market of a heavy-spending male viewership, but here is a look at more new programming on Discovery networks viewers can expect for the 2011-2012 season:

Discovery Channel: ‘Penn and Teller’s Secrets of the Universe,’ ‘Best in the Business,’ ‘Swamp Brothers’ and ‘Life on a Wire’

TLC: ‘Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids,’ ‘Randy to the Rescue,’ ‘I Kid,’ ‘Homecoming’ and a U.S. version of ‘Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’

Animal Planet (14 new series additions): ‘Sweet Avenger,’ ‘Romance is Dead’ and ‘Saved’

Investigation Discovery: ‘Unraveled: Countdown to a Kill,’ ‘Deadly Sins,’ ‘Crimes of Passion,’ ‘Hunting Justice with William Phelps,’ ‘Hostage: Do or Die,’ ‘Real Streets Miami,’ ‘Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda’ and ‘Real Crime/Reel Story’ hosted by Erin Brockovich

Science: ‘An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List,’ ‘Agent of Invention,’ ‘Will Wright Future Project’ and Weird Travel

Discovery Fit & Health: ‘Dr. G: Medical Examiner,’ ‘Bizarre E.R.,’ ‘Under 18 and Under the Knife,’ ‘Underage and Having Sex’

Below is a clip from last season of Ricky Gervais’ ‘An Idiot Abroad’ on Discovery’s Science Channel. To learn more about DISH Network programming, visit authorized retailer DISH Systems online or call 866-989-3474 for the latest DISH Network deals. Which new Discovery Communications shows will you watch? Do you think ‘Velocity’ will be a hit or miss?

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