As reported by Cubachi, citing several sources:
This will be the most expensive documentary in network’s history. Yet, we all know Sarah Palin generates enough buzz to guarantee that Discovery Channel will have a ratings bonanza, unlike anything they’ve ever seen. The terms of the deal will be released within the next several days.
Variety’s Michael Schneider also reported that a deal with Discovery was expected soon and that earlier on Monday word came that A&E was no longer in the running leaving Discovery as the presumptive winner at a price of more than $1 million per episode…
The high-definition program will be shot in a style similar to “Life” and “Planet Earth” and will feature Palin acting as a guide to the Alaskan outdoors. When it was commissioned by the BBC at a cost of $25 million, the 11-part “Planet Earth” was considered the most expensive documentary the network had ever made.
Cubachi pretty much says what I'm thinking about this:
Sarah Palin is introducing herself and her state to the world in her own terms. Brava!
Hopefully the more open-minded people who would watch this might see that Sarah Palin is more than the caricature we're constantly being fed. Plus, Alaska's a really pretty state deserving of more attention from the lower 48.