Discovery Networks International has announced plans for an ambitious documentary series, Multichannel News reports. The project, “How We Invented the World,” explores the most significant inventions and breakthroughs of the modern era, the story says.
According to Multichannel News: “The series will be filmed around the world and will create customized versions for each of Discovery’s key territories. ‘How We Invented the World’ will premiere on Discovery Channel in 210 countries in 2012.”
Among the inventions to be covered are cell phones and airplane black boxes, the story says.
Julian Bellamy, creative director and head of production and development for DNI, said in a statement: "As the prototype for globalized TV in the future, this series is epic in scale, idea and budget, while simultaneously retaining local flavor. It’s a fantastic way to kick-start our drive into more original productions that are international ideas that feed Discovery Channel’s global footprint."