Posts Tagged ‘Gold Rush’

Welcome to the Jungle: Gold Rush Returns to Discovery

October 24, 2013 | by kdelmonico

Gold Rush Season FourFans of Discovery’s Gold Rush can rejoice – the series is back for a fourth season, premiering Friday at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery. This season, Todd Hoffman has made the decision not to return to the Klondike as he and his crew head to warmer climates to find gold in the Guyana jungle. Meanwhile, Parker Schnable is doing “what Todd Hoffman couldn’t”, as he pushes into the Yukon to strike gold. The Dakota boys are back in Alaska, ready to hit the big time as they continue their three-year search for gold.

Fans can also get in on the action and enter for their chance to hit the mother lode through the Go for Gold Sweeps for the chance to win $100,000. Watch the premiere of Gold Rush on Friday, October 25 at 9PM ET/PT for the code to enter. If you can’t wait until Friday, check out a sneak peek of the upcoming season below:


Strike Gold This Friday on Discovery Channel

October 24, 2012 | by kdelmonico

This Friday, the Gold Rush crews return to Discovery Channel for their third season of trying to strike it rich — and this season, one of them does. The stakes are higher as Todd doubles down on two claims he is, quite literally, banking everything on, while Dakota Fred’s glory hole may contain millions in gold.

Before the premiere, tune in at 7:30pm ET/PT for Gold Rush: Do or Die to find out what’s happened since the miners went home after the second season. The Gold Rush guys will be tweeting live and some of their tweets will appear during the episode. You also can tweet live with the #GoldRush hashtag during the episode and you might see your Tweet live on air as we count down to the season premiere at 9pm ET/PT.

Later, two rookie American gold miners head to Ghana to tap into the potential multi-million dollar gold claims buried in the dense jungles there on the premiere of Jungle Gold. While worrying about cold weather isn’t a factor in Ghana, mining is the easy part in this region, as the high stakes of the gold trade result in dangerous conditions amongst the miners.
Check out a sneak peek of Jungle Gold below and don’t miss the series premiere Friday at 10pm ET/PT.

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:

Welcome to the Jungle

August 17, 2012 | by kdelmonico

The Gold Rush guys are back, and this time it’s a jungle out there. On Friday’s special episode, Gold Rush: The Jungle, the crew heads to the jungles of Guyana in South America in the hopes of striking gold. The country produces 400,000 ounces of gold a year legally, and with production estimates being potentially twice that, the miners are trying to grab their piece of the pie. While the jungle provides a respite from some of the challenges the crew faced in Alaska, snakes, torrential downpours, shady business dealings and more may not be a good trade.

Check out a sneak peek of Gold Rush: The Jungle, Friday on Discovery Channel at 9pm ET/PT. Stay tuned after the episode for The Aftershow, an in-depth discussion between the miners and Executive Producer, Christo Doyle.

Keeping Discovery’s Innovative Spirit Alive

June 12, 2012 | by aharris
Discovery Communications Founder & Chairman John Hendricks

John Hendricks, Our Founder and Inspiration for the Annual Innovation Awards

On June 17, 1985, Discovery Channel made its debut in the U.S., and almost 27 years later we’re very fortunate at Discovery Communications to have our Founder & Chairman, John Hendricks, as a core part of our company and a very real example of the power of innovative ideas. Today, employees in Silver Spring (and around the world, thanks to modern technology) gathered to celebrate Mr. Hendricks’ innovative spirit and how it lives on daily in our workforce through the John Hendricks Innovation Awards.

Now in their third year, the John Hendricks Innovation Awards are an annual internal celebration of the most innovative and creative initiatives and programs at Discovery Communications and seeing your colleagues recognized makes you proud to be a part of the Discovery family. This year we were lucky enough to be joined by the dapper Danny Forster and two special employee co-hosts, James Williams from our Digital Media team in Silver Spring and Tess Johnson from our Sydney, Australia office. Winners ranged from the cross-departmental team behind the Gold Rush online aftershow and related on-air specials (pictured below) to the IT team responsible for an iPad app for screening our programming on the go.

2012 John Hendricks Innovation Awards Winners for the Gold Rush Aftershow with Event Hosts and Discovery Communications David Zaslav & John Hendricks

2012 John Hendricks Innovation Awards Winners for the Gold Rush Aftershow with Event Hosts and Discovery Communications David Zaslav & John Hendricks

It’s such an honor to work with talented colleagues the world over and I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate our collective birthday week!

Discovery Honored by the Webby Awards: Cast Your People’s Voice Votes!

April 17, 2012 | by aharris

Webby Awards LogoLast week, Discovery Communications‘ Digital Media team was acknowledged in several categories in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. And, in the case of our nominees, you can vote for them in the People’s Voice Awards through April 26…just click on the links below!

Also, a big congrats to our 2012 Honorees:

The winners of this year’s Webby Awards and People’s Voice Awards will be announced on May 21 at a ceremony in New York City. Best of luck to all the nominees!