Monday, June 30, 2014

Factual drama miniseries, Klondike, starts on Discovery Channel on DStv tonight at 21:00

Klondike finally starts tonight on Discovery Channel (DStv 121) at 21:00 in South Africa after the start of Discovery's first factual drama was pushed out by months from earlier this year.

Klondike which can now be seen in high definition (HD) follows the Klondike gold rush in the late 1890's in the North West of Canada.

The story follows the gold prospectors and various nefarious characters and is based on the book Gold Diggers: Striking It Rich in the Klondike by Charlotte Gray. Ridley Scott was executive producer and Richard Madden (playing Bill Epstein) and Augustus Prew (Byron Prew) can be seen.

"We are incredibly excited to launch Klondike on Discovery Channel in South Africa," says Lee Hobbs, the vice president of channels for emerging business for Discovery Networks' Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) region, in a statement.

"Scripted content is a new direction for us and fills a gap in the market for viewers who see high-quality storytelling based on actual events".

"Klondike, with its Hollywood cast and captivating story is guaranteed to get our local viewers talking and will look stunning on the Discovery HD simulcast," says Lee Hobbs.