Discovery brings “Mega Berg” for June premiere

U.S. net Discovery Channel has set a June 27 premiere for its Arctic expedition investigation into massive icebergs.
June 15, 2015

U.S. net Discovery Channel has set a June 27 premiere for its Arctic expedition investigation into massive icebergs.

Mega Berg will follow a team of scientists as they explore the mysteries behind the creation and death of the frozen phenomena known as the “mega iceberg” – a colossal block of ice that breaks from a glacier to form an enormous iceberg, some reaching the size of Manhattan and weighing millions of tons – and why Store Glacier in Greenland is so often capable of birthing massive glaciers.

The scientists will also set out to study and research the Petermann Iceberg, a massive tabular iceberg located 31 miles from the Canadian coast, as it breaks apart beneath their feet.

A co-production between Discovery Channel and BBC, the hour-and-a-half special is exec produced by Mark Hedgecoe, produced by Matthew Barrett and Louise Ferguson, and series produced by Andrew Thompson for the British broadcaster.

Mega Berg will air June 27 at 9 p.m. EST/PST on Discovery Channel.

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