In 2013, the Science Channel had its most-watched year in primetime and total day and the network hopes to build on that with their 2014-2015 upfront programming.
The network will premiere new programs, live specials, and returning series that will feed the passion viewers have for the unknown and the truth seekers. The network will have landmark live specials and a new series that is inspired by a Facebook page that has over 11 million likes.
The historical special even, Google Lunar XPRIZE, will begin in 2015. The Google Luner XPRIZE is the largest incentive-based prize ever of a $30 million for a safe landing of an unmanned spacecraft on the moon. There will be 18 teams partaking in this landmark event and the Science Channel and Discovery Channel will chronicle the historic event. Challengers must land an unmanned spacecraft on the moon and send a live picture back to Earth before the deadline of December 31, 2015.
“Science has never been a bigger part of the social consciousness, generating widespread buzz and conversation about space tourism, delivery drones and wearable technology like Google Glass,” said Eileen O’Neill, Group President, Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity. “As the only network dedicated entirely to science programming, Science Channel is uniquely positioned to deliver entertaining television that ignites their imaginations. This season’s upfront lineup explores all that science has to offer, from unexplained phenomena and biblical mysteries to alien life and backyard scientists.”
From how things are made to surviving the wild viewers will have.
2014-2015 Upfront Programming
How Do They Do It? – Season 13
How It’s Made – Season 15
Punkin Chunkin – November 2014
I F-Ing Love Science – November 2014
Strip The Cosmos – November 2014
Survivorman – Season 5
Alien Universe With Brian Cox – November 2014
American Makers (Wt) – November 2014
Biblical Conspiracies – December 2014
Outrageous Acts Of Science – Season 3 January 2015
Are We Alone? Week – March 2015
Through The Wormhole – Season 6 June 2015
How It’s Made – Season 16
How It’s Made: Dream Cars – Season 3
My Life As A Satellite
The Unexplained Files – Season 3