The History Channel’s cutting-edge ‘DOGFIGHTS’ series to wow Thai viewers

Entertainment Press Releases Thursday January 24, 2008 04:56

There are moments in war when issues are decided, when wits, technology, skill, and luck come together, when heroes are made and lives are lost. The use of the latest 3-D computer animation allows for the ultimate inside-the-cockpit experience for the most intense air battles ever waged, from Word War II to Korea to Vietnam, in the new series DOGFIGHTS, which will premiere with the ‘Death of the Japanese Navy’ on The History Channel® (TrueVisions A23 or D44) on Thursday, January 24, 2008 at 9:00 p.m.

Produced by Digital Ranch, DOGFIGHTS features pilots and planes from memorable air battles of the past. With raw historical footage, detailed anecdotes by war heroes themselves and stunning animated re-creation of the battles, DOGFIGHTS brings these battles to life and puts the viewer in the heat of the action alongside those who actually fought them.

‘Death of the Japanese Navy’ showcases one of the most thrilling, lopsided naval battles in history. The mighty Japanese fleet led by the Yamato, the biggest battleship in the world takes on the Taffy 3, a small US task unit of tin can destroyers and baby flat-tops, ships too weak to fight and too slow to run. Watch this lopsided naval fight for survival, with the lives of thousands of US soldiers in the balance.

Historical air war enthusiasts can follow other episodes of the DOGFIGHTS series as follows:
January 31, 2008: Hunt for the Bismarck
February 7, 2008: Air Ambush
February 14, 2008: Hell over Hanoi
February 21, 2008: Mig Alley
February 28, 2008: The Zero Killer
March 6, 2008: Long Odds
March 13, 2008: Dogfights of the Middle East
March 20, 2008: Flying Tigers
March 27, 2008: The Last Gunfighter
April 3, 2008: Guadalcanal

Those who are not TrueVisions UBC subscribers can also be a part of these air battles that shaped history on the episodic game, Dogfights: The Game. This highly immersive game recreates the battles seen on Dogfights the series with amazing realism and appeals to one and all. The game can be downloaded from The History Channel website at www.historychannelasia.com in January 2008.

About The History Channel

Representing the very best in factual entertainment, The History Channel offers compelling educational and story-telling components that cover a variety of topics, including ancient history, contemporary history, military history and conflict, and technology and transport. Already available in over 130 territories in more than 230 million TV households, The History Channel now sets its footprint in Asia with a host of gripping, successful programs that reveal the power and passion of history, allowing viewers to experience history personally and connect their own

lives to the great lives and events of the past. For more information, please log onto www.historychannelasia.com
About AETN All Asia Networks

AETN All Asia Networks Pte. Ltd. (AAAN) is a joint venture between A&E Television Networks (AETN) and ASTRO All Asia Entertainment Networks Limited – a subsidiary of ASTRO ALL ASIA NETWORKS plc (ASTRO). AAAN builds and operates branded channels and services across Southeast Asia and Taiwan. Headquartered in Singapore, AAAN also has operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. AETN All Asia Networks launched The History Channel and Crime & Investigation Network in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand on June 15, 2007.

For further information, please contact:
Felicia AngAETN All Asia NetworksTel: (65) 6837 8916
E-Mail: felicia.ang@aetnallasia.com Chutinun Guna-TilakaImage Impact Ltd.
Tel: 0-2253-6810-1 ext. 118E-Mail: chutinun@imageimpact.co.th

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