04 October 2006

Discovery Atlas is amazing

Category: Interesting Links — Posted by Michael at 2052

I’m a big fan of the Discovery Channel and it’s various other networks. They’ve now taken on one of the most unique shows I’ve seen yet. Well, actually calling this a show is probably a little bit of an understatement.It’s more of a spectacle or event.

It’s called Discovery Atlas. It’s a series of 30 2-hour shows that will be produced and aired over the next 5 years. Each episode profiles one country. The features some history, but mainly focuses on modern life in that nation. One of the things that makes this show so amazing is that it is shot entirely in high definition. It’s simulcasted on Discovery Channel and Discovery HD Theater. The camera work is breathtaking.

There is also a lot of content on their website including podcasts. It’s definitely worth checking out. China has already aired, next will be Brazil, Italy and Australia. My DVR is already set. They air Sundays at 9pm.

10 February 2006

High definition heaven

Category: Randomness — Posted by Michael at 2100

Torino 2006
Some evenings are better than others, but at the moment I can’t think of a better evening than sitting here watching the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in high definition with a fire roaring in the fireplace. This is the first year that the Olympics are being broadcast in HD. Very cool!

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