A month long programming initiative supported by Cricketer R. Ashwin will be telecast every night at 8 pm in June
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 22, 2013
Discovery Tamil brings for its viewers a month long programming line-up – ‘Where Tigers Rule’, to celebrate India’s regal national animal, tigers.
Premiering every night at 8 PM in June on Discovery Tamil, ‘Where Tigers Rule’ will present viewers with engaging programmes on the tigers’ behaviour, predatory skills, legends and issues related to its survival. Filmed in breathtaking landscapes in magnificent forests, grasslands and protected reserves, ‘Where Tigers Rule’ will provide an intimate look into the mysterious world of the tiger.
Joining hands with Discovery Tamil is the famous Indian cricketer – R. Ashwin who is also a wildlife enthusiast and has a passion towards animal conservation in the country. He will share his personal messages with the viewers, raising consciousness on the diminishing number of tigers and the need for conservation.
Announcing the series, Rahul Johri, senior vice president and general manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Discovery Tamil’s popularity in the region will help create awareness about tiger conservation. The month long programming initiative, Where Tigers Rule has been customised to intensify the consciousness on the cause.”
Speaking on the occasion, cricketer R. Ashwin said, “Tiger is the embodiment of strength, grace and determination. The waning population of tigers is a growing concern and requires collective action. I am delighted to be a part of Discovery Tamil’s initiative to reach out to people and generate awareness.”
The month long programme Where Tigers Rule will enlighten viewers about tigers’ behaviour, predatory skills, family life and issues related to illegal poaching. Filmed in breathtaking landscapes located in India’s magnificent forests, grasslands and protect reserves, including Madhya Pradesh’s Bandhavgarh National Park, Rajasthan’s Ranthambore National Park, and West Bengal’s Sunderbans, Where Tigers Rule provides an intimate look into the mysterious world of the tiger.
Some of the Episodes Included:
India – Kingdom of the tiger
The film is a historical epic depicting India from 1910 to the modern era. The episode follows in the footsteps of Jim Corbett, the famed English hunter-naturalist, as he races to save an Indian village from the terror of a man-eating tiger. Along his journey he expresses his passion for tigers and explores the issues of tiger conservation. The dramatization stars critically acclaimed Indian actress Smriti Mishra and Christopher Heyerdahi.
Broken Tail is the name of the most flamboyant tiger cub Colin Stafford-Johnson had seen during many years spent filming India's wild tigers. After leaving his sanctuary and going on the run, Broken Tail survived for almost a year where many said it was impossible, in the unprotected badlands of rural Rajasthan. Tracking Broken Tail's extraordinary journey, Colin and his soundman, Salim, piece together the cub's final days and, through Broken Tail's story, uncover stark truths about India's last wild tigers.
Living with Tigers
Tigers are rapidly vanishing from the wild. In fact, there are already more tigers in captivity than there are in their natural environment. At the current rate, experts fear they could all be wiped out within a decade. Thankfully, a dynamic and ambitious program has been developed to reintroduce captive tigers into the wild. Naturalist and filmmaker John Varty and zoologist David Salmoni are the ultimate friends of these beautiful animals. LIVING WITH TIGERS will let audiences in on their grand and noble scheme - to take two sibling Bengal tigers from Cincinnati Zoo - Ron and Julie - and teach them how to fend for themselves.