Discovery Wings Channel, a favorite among aviation enthusiasts since its debut in July 1998, has signed up for active duty.
The cable channel becomes the Military Channel Jan. 10.
The revamped channel will feature “”a dramatically broadened programming mission,”" according to channel executives. New programming is designed to take viewers “”behind the lines”" to tell the stories of servicemen and women and offer in-depth explorations of military technology, battlefield strategy, aviation and history.
“”Our viewers have a deep interest in military topics and people,”" said David Karp, senior vice president and general manager of the channel.
Among the many specials planned for the channel include “”The Blue Angels: A year in the life.”"