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DAILY PLANET kicks off its 17th season with new co-host Dan Riskin joining Ziya Tong! August 29 on Discovery Channel.

Launching an incredible 17th season with a new co-host, new set, new logo and new weekly segments – and, for the first time in HD! – this is DAILY PLANET as you’ve never seen before. The world’s first and only nightly science and tech series returns to Discovery Channel weeknights at 7 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT beginning Monday, August 29. Biologist and all-around curious guy, Dan Riskin joins Ziya Tong as DAILY PLANET’s new co-host, exploring and sharing wonderful, weird and totally water-cooler worthy stories from around the world.
But Riskin’s role isn’t the only new change for DAILY PLANET’s 17th season. The Aug. 29 debut unveils a new, 360-degree, multi-level, interactive, state-of-the-art set. A new DAILY PLANET logo, full graphics package, and faster pacing completes the show’s new look. And, this new look will be taken to even greater heights this season, as DAILY PLANET debuts in High Definition for the first time. As Discovery Channel rolls out a new HD simulcast channel, DAILY PLANET will be leading the way, every night, with the world’s most compelling stories, all in HD.
New segments include:

• “Road Warriors” – From the fastest car on Earth, to the flattest, to one made out of… vegetables! If it’s weird and on wheels, here’s where you’ll find it (Mondays)

• “Inventors” – Whether it’s inspired or absurd, DAILY PLANET goes around the world to find the dreamers who may one day change the world (Tuesdays)

• “Embedded with Mark Miller” – If there’s a door that says “No Access Beyond This Point,” contributor Mark Miller considers it a challenge issued. From piloting subs at record-level depths, to testing out the latest in fighter jets, Miller gets in, gets on, and gets it done in the world’s secret nerve centres (Tuesdays)

• “Flight Deck” – Fighter jets, jumbo jets, rockets ships, helicopters, cars that turn into helicopters… the fascination with flight never ends. Here’s where you’ll find latest in aviation innovation (Wednesdays)

• “Future Tech” – Technological advances used to be measured in years, perhaps decades. Now, they’re measured in weeks, even minutes. What’s the latest can’t-live-without-it app? Check it out here (Wednesdays)

• “Behind the Scenes” – Pull back the curtain and discover the engineering behind Cirque de Soleil’s latest production; see how machines drill the world’s largest tunnel; and rock out with Bon Jovi’s production crew as they reveal how their robotic lights work – these are the places few people ever see… (Thursdays)

• “Trending” – A daily look at any topic, trend, person, viral video, or website that is exploding on social media. It’s what people are talking about and re-tweeting (Daily)

Popular returning features include “Planet You,” a daily interactive segment that features viewer tweets, email or video uploads and showcases cool technology, new apps and behind-the-scenes footage; “Ziyology,” a segment that features co-host Tong discovering fascinating places and experiments; “Super Slo Mo Tuesdays,” revealing the surprising complexity and beauty of movement in extreme slow motion video; “The Alan Nursall Experience”, a fresh take on the ever-popular popular science-on-the-street experiments (now twice each week!); and the oddities and curiosities of “Weird Planet.”
 

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Damn!

Wonderful. Discovery goes HD at the end of August. Just before then their second most popular program Deadliest Catch wraps up the first post Phil Harris season. In the past that season would be rerun almost immediately on Discovery World HD but my understanding is that that DW is now trying to distance itself from Discovery so there will no Deadliest Catch on Discovery World HD this Sept. I always wait for DC on DW in HD so I guess I'm out of luck regarding this season at least in the immediate future.

Oh well. There's still Mythbusters (the most popular show on Discovery).
 

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Still in negotiations. Check out the Rogers New Channel thread, or the Disovery HD thread, not this one since it's about DP.
 

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OK -- I'll change my question to how can I get Daily Planet in HD on Rogers?

Anyway, Rogers answered my question with next to nothing. It'll appear when it appears.
 

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You can get DP in HD as soon as your service provider has negotiated the rights for the channel, provides it as a channel on your HD STB and if you subscribe to the channel. If you wish, contact Rogers to express your interest in Discovery Channel.


As soon as it's available, it'll be mentioned in the following (Rogers new channel) thread.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=134517


Or the following Discovery Channel HD thread:

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=141690
 
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