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Lost on the Travel Channel

Discovery Travel Channel U.S. will revamp its primetime schedule in the fourth quarter of 2003. Executive VP and GM Rick Rodriguez made the decision, because he felt programs were being lost in generic anthologies.
July 1, 2003

Discovery Travel Channel U.S. will revamp its primetime schedule in the fourth quarter of 2003. Executive VP and GM Rick Rodriguez made the decision, because he felt programs were being lost in generic anthologies.

Seven new slots will be introduced that are thought to be more clearly defined, thereby encouraging more consistent content and easing efforts to navigate programming. Considering this, RealScreen leaves you to match the new strands and their descriptions.

Strands (working titles):

1. ‘Kings of the Road’

2. ‘Ends of the Earth’

3. ‘Weird Travels’

4. ‘Hidden’

5. ‘Travel Channel’s Great Outdoors’

6. ‘Food Crazy’

7. ‘Get Packing’

Content:

a. A culinary journey to the world’s most delicious destinations

b. Haunted/spooky places in the U.S.

c. Celebrates the joys of owning and operating the classic road machine, whether it’s automobile or motorcycle

d. Contestants have only a few hours to purchase everything needed for a vacation for two – everything that can fit in one suitcase, that is

e. The most remote places on the planet

f. The intriguing subcultures found across America

g. The world’s most breathtaking natural parks.

Answers: 1/c; 2/e; 3/b; 4/f; 5/g; 6/a; 7/d

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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