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May 11, 2017

Discovery’s Original Canadian Series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and Original Canadian Special DEATH ON A COMET Honoured Among Nominees for 2017 Rockie Awards


TORONTO (May 11, 2017) – Discovery is proud to be home to three of this year’s nominees for the prestigious international Rockie Awards, to be presented at the Banff World Media Festival on June 12. Recognizing excellence in media from around the world, the program competition has nominated the network’s original Canadian special DEATH ON A COMET from Bell Media Studios’ Exploration Production Inc. (EPI) in the Science & Technology category. Discovery’s original Canadian hit series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, produced by Great Pacific Media, along with perrenial fan favourite DEADLIEST CATCH are also being recognized in the running for the Reality category prize.

“It’s an honour to be in such excellent company, and to have our homegrown productions recognized as industry leaders,” said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery. “Congratulations to our HIGHWAY THRU HELL partners at Great Pacific Media, and to Bell Media Studios and the EPI team for this nomination for DEATH ON A COMET on the heels of international wins at this year’s New York Festivals and WorldFest.”

About the Rockie Awards:

The Rockie Awards is the Banff World Media Fesitval’s (BANFF) flagship program celebrating excellence in television and digital content from around the world. Hundreds of television and digital programs compete for a coveted Rockie Award, presented at a ceremony each year at BANFF. With participation from more than 40 countries annually, including an industry jury of more than 350 professionals working in entertainment and media around the world, the Rockie Awards is one of the world’s largest program competitions of its kind.

About Discovery:
With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. Discovery ranks as the #1 Canadian entertainment specialty network in primetime. Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best factual programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.