Press Release: DAILY PLANET Toasts Turning 20 with the Planet’s Most Tricked-Out Technologies During “Extreme Machines” Week, on Discovery

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TORONTO (July 25, 2014) – Discovery’s DAILY PLANET returns for a landmark 20th season with its inaugural “Extreme Machines” Week, beginning Monday, August 25 at 7 p.m. ET through Friday, August 29. Ride shotgun with co-hosts Ziya Tong and Dr. Dan Riskin as Canada’s favourite science program jumps into an all-new season with innovative and cutting-edge machine marvels from around the globe! Discovery’s flagship hour returns stronger than ever – with the preceding 19th season ranking as the most-watched in the show’s history, reaching more than1.5 million viewers in the average week*. In addition, Discovery was the #1 Canadian Entertainment Specialty channel in the DAILY PLANET timeslot (Monday-Friday, 7-8 p.m. ET) among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, and Adults 18-34 (as well as Men 25-54, Men 18-49, and Men 18-34).

Highlights from DAILY PLANET’s “Extreme Machines” include:

The Alan Nursall Experience: Extreme Immersions

The veteran correspondent busts out with five incredibly dynamic immersions over five nights – featuring gold mining in Alaska, rock bouncing in Alabama, a fire-breathing ATV in New York and a whole lot more!

Extreme Tractor

The most tricked-out tractors from the Carolinas come together to duke it out in an extreme tractor pull contest. DAILY PLANET captures all the smack talkin a competition where horsepower is KING.

Hot Tub Racer

DAILY PLANET dives into a fully functioning and mobile hot tub – built into a 1969 Cadillac Coupe Deville – along with its Canadian engineers who dream of breaking speed records.

Manure Shredder

When you’re shredding manure – obstacles like ice chunks and logs can spell the end for some machinery but not the CB1200! It’s designed to handle just about anything! To prove it Artex has already sent a small car through its claws and now they’re pushing it even furtherDAILY PLANET style!

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