Posts Tagged ‘Mike Tyson’

Fight or Flight? Animal Planet’s ‘Taking on Tyson’ Debuts Sunday

March 4, 2011 | by aharris

“The first thing I ever loved in my life was a pigeon. I don’t know why…I feel ridiculous trying to explain it.”

Taking on TysonAnimal Planet has brought us unexpected animal-human combinations — from Shorty Rossi and his pit bulls on Pit Boss to the men and women featured on Fatal Attractions. This Sunday, viewers will step into the world of heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson and his pigeons on Taking on Tyson.

Tyson’s love for these birds (yes, that’s him quoted above) started when he was a child in Brooklyn, NY, when he threw his first punch after a neighborhood bully killed one of his pigeons. Taking on Tyson follows the boxer as he goes beyond raising pigeons to racing in a highly competitive, bizarrely fascinating subculture. Take a glimpse into Tyson’s world in the preview below and tune into Animal Planet on Sunday, March 6, at 10pm ET/PT to learn more about Tyson and his feathered friends.

Discovery Networks & OWN Take Stage at TCA

January 6, 2011 | by aharris

TCA LogoThis afternoon, Discovery Communications and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network are presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of the 2011 Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California. The programming coming to our networks is wide-ranging but offers something for every type of curious viewer.

Click on the headlines below to read many of the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for updates from TCA!

Discovery Channel


Animal Planet

Investigation Discovery

Science Channel

Planet Green

And, yesterday at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Discovery, Sony and IMAX made news, announcing the new 3D network’s name, 3net, and more upcoming programming. What are you most looking forward to?