India, 23 December, 2013 — The BHP produced program “Himalayan Tsunami” for Discovery India was the channel’s highest rating show when it aired on 23rd December 2013, breaking all previous ratings records.
The hour-long program investigates the real story behind the catastrophic Himalyan disaster, when Uttarakhand was struck by one of the worst flood hits in history in June 2013 and explains what really happened and why. The catastrophe killed over 6,000 people, left 100,000 stranded and almost half of the state ravaged by unprecedented floods. The tragic events also triggered one of the largest rescue operations the world has ever seen.
When announcing the premiere before the airdate, Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager – South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “‘Himalayan Tsunami’ is dedicated to every Indian who was affected by this catastrophe. The programme addresses several unanswered questions about the calamity and retraces the disastrous event through the eyes of first-hand witnesses who recount harrowing tales of survival.”
Alongside, scientific investigators piece together and unravel the natural forces that led to such devastating proportions. This will be the first geological research team to enter the flood ravaged Himalayas and unlock the true causes of the giant, tsunami-like wave that tore through Northern Indian villages, causing unprecedented death and destruction.