Discovery Channel launches new ‘Hour China’ program

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Viewers across Asia Pacific can soon watch “Hour China”, a series with a focus on China-themed content. A new documentary about Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” is also set to be released at the end of this year.

CCTV’s Shen Li filed this report.

Discovery Channel launches new 'Hour China' program

Viewers across Asia Pacific can soon watch "Hour China", a series with a focus on China-themed content. A new documentary about Chinese philosopher Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" is also set to be released at the end of this year. CCTV's Shen Li filed this report.

Highlights:

  • The new series “Hour China” will air weekly on Discovery Channel across Asia Pacific.
  • The program expects to reach over 90 million viewers in 37 countries and territories. “Hour China” will kick off on March 28 with ‘How China Works’, a three-part series.
  • The production is the result of a three-year collaboration between Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific and China International Communication Center.
  • The initiative is the first time that an international media company has launched a programming block of this scale with a China-themed focus.
  • A new documentary based on Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War” officially starts rolling on Thursday in Beijing.
  • The book was written 2,500 years ago in China and is arguably the most important work on the subject of strategy.
  • The new documentary will dig into the ancient texts and find out how the strategies can be applied in the modern world.
  • “The Art of War” will be released at the end of 2015.