Raft of recommissions for Discovery’s Quest

Formats-logo-460_2salvage huntersDiscovery has ordered new series for three of the signature fact-ent shows on its UK free-to-air channel Quest.

The channel has ordered new seasons of Salvage Hunters (pictured), Supertruckers and Combat Dealers.

Salvage Hunters (pictured) will be heading into its tenth season with the new 15x60mins run. The Curve Media-produced series, in which Drew Pritchard scours the country for antiques the team can restore, is the top franchise on Quest.

Supertruckers, an ob-doc following a family haulage business in Yorkshire, will be heading into season three with a new 8x60mins run. The show is produced by All3Media prodco Lion and season two distinguished itself on Quest by winning the channel’s best-ever Friday night ratings.

The third of the homegrown Quest shows to get a new season is Combat Dealers, the show following a team as they seek out and restore wartime vehicles and artefacts.

The new slate was ordered by Simon Downing, senior VP and Head of Quest, and commissioned by Victoria Noble, senior director & commissioning editor, Discovery Networks International.

“We never lose sight of our audience and these iconic franchises deliver exactly what they crave – great stories and truly unique characters,” Downing said.

“Not only do these programmes super serve our core fans but broaden our audience appeal as the destination for original male interest factual entertainment formats.”

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