Travel channel doses up on luxury and adventure

2013-08-02 11:15
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Cape Town - If you plan your bucket lists or live vicariously through travel-inspired programs then you'll love the two new series commissioned by Travel Channel and to be aired on DStv Channel 179 later this year.

Following its recent relaunch, Luxury Uncovered and Man Vs World highlights the Travel Channel's investment into original programming and each contains episodes filmed in South Africa.
Luxury Uncovered, dedicated to revealing the world's most sought-after destinations, sees one of the UK’s best loved presenters Jenny Powell going undercover to reveal the secrets of service specialists worldwide.

From the cabin crew on a private plane to stoking the coals on a luxury train, to the bespoke butlers at a seven star hotel, to snipping the grass at a world-renowned golf resort, Powell delights with a unique brand of humour as she showcases some of the very best hospitality available.

From first class flights to late nights at The Savoy, Powell finds out what it really takes to deliver five star service. During the South Africa leg of the filming, Powell explored life as a game ranger and

Man Vs World, while still in it's working title stage follows Rob Bell, an engineer, triathlete and dedicated adventurer, as he puts all of these qualities to the test in a series of unique travel challenges.

Visiting some of the world’s most dramatic destinations, Rob’s challenge will be to travel point to point with no engines allowed.

From urban to rural, coastal to highland, Man Vs World will give viewers a fantastic new view of travel like no other.  Rob Bell was most recently seen on BBC’s Engineering Greats.

Commented Nick Thorogood, SVP Content & Marketing, Scripps UK &EMEA, “It’s fantastic to create original, dynamic programming relevant to so many of the territories we broadcast to and to showcase both new and established talent.”

Sue Walton, VP, Commissioning & Original Content, Scripps UK & EMEA added, “Yet again we have pushed our original programming to the limit.  Glamour and danger equalling top-notch entertainment for all to enjoy across our channels.”

Travel Channel aims to increase its original content along with its stellar line-up of Scripps library content as it continues to invest in international growth.

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