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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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