Wednesday, July 16, 2008

DAILY NEWS 15/07/08

A Year In Tibet On DVD
Discover the lives of ordinary Tibetans across one extraordinary year in this landmark five-part documentary. This breathtaking series opens a window on the medieval Gyantse, Tibet's third largest town, and the beautiful Baijin monastery. Examining the reality of life today for Tibetans living under Chinese rule and giving remarkable insight into the significance of Buddhism in everyday life, A Year in Tibet is released as a double-disc DVD on 28th July 2008.


Animal Planet September Highlights
Shamwari: A Wild Life gives viewers the chance to 'live their dream' as the series follows the amazing work of a very special group of people who are lucky enough to call Shamwari Game Reserve in South Africa both work and home. Their office is 45,000 acres of pristine wilderness, teeming with the world's most incredible animals and their houses are surrounded by electric fences to keep out the lions and elephants.


"Stargate Atlantis" ratings blast off
The fifth-season premiere of Sci Fi's "Stargate Atlantis" on Friday night attracted 1.8 million total viewers, a 6% increase over the premiere of its fourth season. The show drew 1.05 million viewers in the 25-to-54-year-old demographic, the fourth-best performance in the demo that night.


A&E hoping to clean up with new series
A&E tonight will debut "The Cleaner," a hard-hitting drama series starring Benjamin Bratt as a tough guy who battles his past addictions while helping others with theirs. The program is part of a five-year campaign by the network to reinvent its image, lower the age of its key demographic target and increase ad revenue.