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Beth Hoppe named EP of Discovery’s multi-year series

Discovery Studios has named former Optomen Productions president Beth Hoppe as executive producer of its upcoming major series Curiosity: The Questions of Life. The series is set to air over five years, with twelve hour-long episodes premiering per season and is the television component of the CURIOSITY project. The multi-year project will bring together academic experts and non-fiction producers to answer the fundamental questions and underlying mysteries of our time. The first season will premiere on Discovery Channel in February 2011 on Sundays. The series will have a global presence, with plans to air across Discovery networks in over 170 countries around the world. The CURIOSITY Project will also offer multi-platform academic capabilities through partnerships with Experius Academy, Discovery Education, and top colleges and universities.
December 10, 2009

Discovery Studios has named former Optomen Productions president Beth Hoppe as executive producer of its upcoming major series Curiosity: The Questions of Life. The series is set to air over five years, with twelve hour-long episodes premiering per season and is the television component of the CURIOSITY project. The multi-year project will bring together academic experts and non-fiction producers to answer the fundamental questions and underlying mysteries of our time. The first season will premiere on Discovery Channel in February 2011 on Sundays. The series will have a global presence, with plans to air across Discovery networks in over 170 countries around the world. The CURIOSITY Project will also offer multi-platform academic capabilities through partnerships with Experius Academy, Discovery Education, and top colleges and universities.

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