Quest is a 24/7 broadcast television network that entertains and informs its viewers with exhilarating adventure programming featuring nature's greatest dangers, history's greatest mysteries and man's greatest achievements.
1,000 Days of the Planet
Scientist Jean Lemire leads a crew aboard the oceanographic schooner Sedna IV on a 1,000-day journey that takes the team across Earth. The goal of the crew -- made up of mariners, scientists and filmmakers -- is to reveal the planet's beauty and understand how Earth's ecosystems work.
African Wild (8x60')
Enter into the secret world of Africa’s largest and most dangerous animals. Journey into the wilderness… Fly high… and dive deep to experience the daily lives of these animals in a way you never have before. This is life in the African Wild.
A tough, rough-talking and self-reliant band of brothers battles long hours and harsh conditions deep in the woods of northern Maine, ferrying huge pieces of timber along an unpaved road in massive trucks. This show offers an unvarnished look at the Pelletier family business and its second- and third-generation operators, who treat their employees like family and do their utmost to fill their quotas and meet their deadlines.
The Appalachian region has the right elevation, rainfall and soil to produce some of the world's best ginseng. With demand for the herb increasing worldwide and supply not able to meet it, the crop's value is approaching $1,000 per pound. As is to be expected with such a valuable commodity, competition is fierce among growers, who are doing whatever it takes -- lawfully or not -- to control as much of the crop as possible.
Buyers in the Atlanta area searching for those one-of-a-kind items -- a vampire hunting kit, anyone? -- know exactly where to go, but the quantity is always limited and the prices fluid. "Auction Kings" follows the action at Gallery 63, a storied auction house in Hotlanta with a reputation for selling both bizarre and high-end items. Its owner, Paul Brown, manages his feisty staff and mingles with his customers, bidders and buyers who come from all walks of life.
Cutting-edge computer graphic animation helps plunge viewers into the heart of the action in this series that charts the course of the USS Enterprise and its crew from first strike to last stand.
Building the Brand
Each episode visits a factory of a different brand which manufactures some of the world's most iconic products.
Putting viewers in the position of decision makers at historic events.
"Dangerous Flights" goes inside the perilous business of aircraft delivery, following six pilots as they risk their lives to deliver small, used airplanes to destinations around the world. The business takes them from the frozen Siberian arctic to the Amazon rainforest, often through unpredictable situations and life-threatening weather conditions. Each episode features different "ferry-flying" missions, as the pilots battle co-workers, demanding customers and the elements in order to deliver the airplanes intact and on time.
Simulation technology, computer-generated effects and rare archival footage interact in vivid re-creations of vintage aerial wartime dogfights.
Surviving in the wild is not an exact science. Beyond the basics of finding water, food, shelter and eventually help, opinions vary. Two experts tell how they think it's done in this series, as initial episodes feature trained survivalists demonstrating the skills and creative thinking that can help one cope in tough surroundings. Equipped with minimal gear, the pair are left in remote locations -- an uninhabited island off Nova Scotia, a New Zealand mountaintop, deep in the Everglades, the jungle of Thailand, and the desert of Baja California, to name a few -- where they battle the elements and sometimes each other.
Flying Wild Alaska
You might say the Tweto family business has taken off, despite the sometimes unforgiving conditions in which it operates. The Twetos -- dad Jim, mom Ferno, and daughters Ariel and Ayla -- run Era Alaska, an airline that transports life's necessities to the isolated rural inhabitants of the Bering Sea coastline. Whether it's carrying sled dogs bound for the Iditarod race, medicine for sick children or food supplies to miners working on the North Slope, the Era Alaska crew serves as a lifeline for many of the state's residents.
IRT Deadliest Roads
Truck drivers, some of whom have appeared on the History series "Ice Road Truckers," take their extreme driving skills to much warmer climates, but the working conditions are no less treacherous in this "IRT" spinoff. In trying to prove they're the best drivers in the world, the truckers head to India to take on the extreme mountain roads of the Himalayas, where they have to navigate some of the oldest and deadliest highways in existence. The series also showcases the truckers hauling cargo in Bolivia and to sites high in Peru's Andes mountain range.
Life After People
Visual effects and expert commentary combine to speculate about what Earth would be like if, suddenly, humans were to disappear.
LIVE FIRE puts the audience through the toughest training of the American military. 3D cameras reveal Marine Corps weapons training and US Army’s squad tactics, as hardcore training turns raw recruits into battle-ready warriors.
A team of movers takes on the monumental task of moving entire structures from one location to another. These movers race against the clock to lift whole buildings right off their foundations and transport them, still in one piece and complete with furniture, over all kinds of terrain and settle them into their new locations. Nothing is too big or off-limits, including homes, cathedrals and even an entire town. This stressful, and often emotional, process is overseen by the nervous people who love the buildings or call them home.
Statistically, traveling by airplane is safer than driving and other forms of transportation, but when something goes wrong during a flight, it can be catastrophic with potentially hundreds of lives at stake. This series examines some of the world's worst air disasters, using official reports, transcripts and interviews with people involved to tell the stories of midair mishaps and discover what went wrong in each case.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination on a grand scale, "Modern Marvels" tells the amazing stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who create everyday items, technological advancements and manmade wonders.
Producer Bruce Nash ("Most Shocking") is behind this adrenaline-fueled series that features civilians and law enforcement officers in risky, selfless rescue missions. Each one-hour episode presents an account of a rescue effort from the dual perspectives of hero and victim.
Teams of experts in a variety of fields travel the world to probe some of mankind's most enduring mysteries. Who was Jack the Ripper? What was the purpose of Stonehenge? Why do planes and ships disappear in the waters of the Bermuda Triangle? The experts gather evidence, and a scientific team conducts a forensic study using the latest technologies. Their conclusions may result in a revision of history.
Storm Chasers (28x60')
Anyone who has seen "The Wizard of Oz" knows that an oncoming tornado is nothing to trifle with, but "extreme filmmaker" Sean Casey takes viewers right into the heart of Tornado Alley and inside the storms themselves to capture valuable research data and unprecedented footage.
Bobby Goodson leads a rugged crew of loggers into the swamps of North Carolina in search of valuable hardwood. A fourth-generation logger, Goodson and his team must battle harsh terrain, even harsher weather, and a rough economy to keep the family business afloat. But as demand for the hardwood wanes, Goodson faces tough choices as he tries to keep Goodson All Terrain Logging out of the red.
Whether it's urban skyscrapers, massive steel bridges or giant stadiums, explosives experts Dr. Braden Lusk and Dr. Paul Worsey can bring down any structure with pinpoint accuracy. With the use of high-speed camera technology, viewers get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how these demolition specialists crumble engineering giants with the push of a button.
The Lost Evidence
Want to know what various World War II battles looked like? "The Lost Evidence" tries to show you. The show uses 3-D landscapes, reconnaissance photos and eyewitness accounts to re-create key battles of World War II. The Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Iwo Jima are among the featured battles.
Tougher In Alaska
Host Geo Beach, who has lived in Alaska for more than 25 years, takes viewers on a tour of his state, revealing how its people have been forced to adapt to sometimes extreme weather conditions, rugged and often dangerous terrain and a culture in which communities are separated by vast distances. Topics covered include gold mining, salmon fishing, logging, law enforcement and transportation.
History is marking the 100th anniversary in August 2014 of the start of World War One with a four-hour miniseries focussing on the game-changing weapons that were introduced during the war that was supposed to be the war to end all wars. It turned out to be a transitional war where ancient tactics like set ground battles with troops bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. These weapons would define modern warfare.