Discovery Channel, a popualr factual entertainment TV channel, is launching a special series on the Air Force Academy as a part of its extremely popular Breaking Point franchise. The new series gives a never seen before look into the training imparted at India’s premier Air Force training institution – Air Force Academy located at Dundigul, Hyderabad which is instrumental in shaping the future Air Warriors.
The 4-episode series of Breaking Point: Indian Air Force Academy will premiere on Discovery Channel every Monday starting June 04 at 9:00 pm and on Veer by Discovery, India’s first dedicated military channel, available on JIO TV and YouTube.
Breaking Point: Indian Air Force Academy was launched at a press conference in New Delhi on May 30 in the presence of senior officials from Indian Air Force and Discovery Communications India. Air Marshal Amit Tiwari VM, Commandant Air Force Academy, presided over the function.
Breaking Point: Indian Air Force Academy, packed with emotions including grit, pride, fear and utmost patriotism, captures the life of 4 cadets – Mudit Tewari, Priya Sharma, Amogh Bhandralia and Kartik Thakur – who are in various stages of their training at the Academy.
The telecast of Breaking Point series on Air Force Academy follows the successful premier of the series on Indian Submariners earlier this year which has delivered impressive results – notchingunduplicated reach of 1.7 crore* over the past two months (March 19-May 22) on Discovery channel and more than 59 lakh cumulative views on Veer by Discovery.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Vice Marshal SP Dharkar AVSM, Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Training), said, “We aim to a) inspire the youth of India to look at the Air Force as a career opportunity and b) inspire our countrymen, offering a never-seen-before insight into the life of an Air Force officer; their journey from a cadet to a Flying officer; the efforts they put in to flying the fighter jets and defend the nation when needed.”
Zulfia Waris, Vice-President & Head, Premium & Digital Networks, Discovery Communications India said. “The journey from civilian to earning your wings is tough and nerve wracking. Each stage of this course has its own story, its own trials and tribulations and Discovery gives you an all-access pass to witness these transformations