Posts Tagged ‘Bering Sea Gold’

Discovery Braves the Elements on ‘Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice’ and ‘Yukon Men’

August 23, 2012 | by kdelmonico

While I am patiently waiting for summer in Silver Spring to make its way out the door (commuting in 95-degree heat will do that to you), some of the conditions on Discovery Channel on Friday night may have me rethinking that position. At 9pm ET/PT, on the new series Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice, three gold mining teams will risk their lives to go dredging for gold underneath four feet of ice coating the Bering Sea. Even if they do survive, the teams face the physical and emotional effects of the freezing cold water, including hypothermia, hypoxia, hypercapnia, vertigo, and frostbite.

At 10pm ET/PT, head deep into the Alaska wilderness on Yukon Men. In Tanana, Alaska, the 200-person community is facing one of the harshest winters on record and doing anything they can to stay warm — and stay alive. The men of the town have to face predators, gather food and brave the elements in order to keep their families safe. Check out a sneak peek of Yukon Men below:


Meet the Interns: Discovery Channel Production’s Eliana Vivier

March 14, 2012 | by aharris

In the third installment of our Meet the Interns series we introduce you to Eliana Vivier, a senior at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst double majoring in communication and psychology. Eliana is currently an intern with Discovery Channel‘s Production team in Los Angeles. If you’re interested in a position like Eliana’s, be sure to check out our career site for opportunities!

Why did you apply to intern with Discovery? 
I applied to intern at Discovery for several reasons. Most importantly, since it is my goal to work in media and entertainment, Discovery seemed to be an appropriate place to apply. Additionally, the high quality of work produced and the integrity of the company further influenced my decision to apply.

How did your friends and family react when you told them you were selected to intern with Discovery?
My friends and family were very excited and proud of me when they learned of my opportunity.

Tell us about one of the projects you are currently working on.
Since I am not assigned to one specific task, I am able to explore and learn about many of the aspects of the behind-the-scenes operations of Discovery.

What has been your favorite aspect of your internship with Discovery so far?
My favorite aspect is the people I work with and their willingness to answer questions and teach me new things to make this a valuable learning experience.

What is one goal you hope to accomplish during your time at Discovery?
By interning at Discovery I hope to gain a better understanding of the possible opportunities in television production.

If you could guest star on any Discovery Communications network show, what would it be and why?
If I could guest star on any show it would be Bering Sea Gold, because after watching it I had a desire to try dredging for gold; I have a very strong sense of adventure!

Discovery Channel Brings More Gold to Fridays with ‘Bering Sea Gold’

January 27, 2012 | by aharris

Gold Rush has become a Friday night sensation for Discovery Channel, and now the network is adding to the mix of cold and gold with a new series from the producers of Deadliest Catch, Bering Sea Gold.

Every summer in Nome, Alaska, a group of eccentric characters seek fortune…at the bottom of the Bering Sea. Using custom-built rigs, this fleet withstands the frigid ocean floor in hopes of finding gold and capitalizing on the precious metal’s all-time high value. The crews are diverse and the stakes are high, and you can see how they fare Fridays at 10pm ET/PT, after Gold Rush. But, first, check out a clip from this week’s premiere and find out how these dredges are bringing gold to the surface.