Posts Tagged ‘MythBusters’

Five Discovery Networks Among Primetime Emmy Nominees

July 10, 2014 | by aharris

Emmy AwardsThis morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and OWN all nabbed nominations, including Discovery’s MythBusters and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier and Deadliest Catch for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, OWN’s Running from Crazy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special and Science’s Through the Wormhole in Outstanding Informational Series.

In total, Discovery Communications’ networks received 14 nominations:

Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming

  • Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery)
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special

  • Running from Crazy (OWN)

Outstanding Informational Series or Special

  • Through the Wormhole (Science)

Outstanding Narrator 

  • Too Cute! (Animal Planet)
  • Penguins: Waddle All the Way (Discovery)

Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming

  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery)
  • Naked and Afraid (Discovery)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special

  • Klondike (Discovery)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming

  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

  • MythBusters (Discovery)
  • Who Do You Think You Are? (TLC)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

  • Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery)
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery)

Congratulations to all the nominees, and stay tuned for the Awards announcements in August!

A Day of Innovation, Inspiration at the White House Science Fair

May 27, 2014 | by akowalczyk

The White House, young superstar scientists and a MythBuster – what more could a Discovery kid (at heart) want?

Today, I was given the incredible opportunity to to attend this year’s White House Science Fair to share this annual event, honoring national innovation in STEM, with our Discovery audiences on social media.

Throughout the day, as I explored the Science Fair, I met amazing students who not only proved their incredible intellect but also their inspiring passion for making our world a better place. From a student who fought cancer and is now dedicated to finding a cure to a group of girls that created an app to guide their visually impaired classmate through school hallways to Girl Scouts, only eight years old, developing ways to build stronger bridges – each exhibitor was more awe-inspiring than the next.

Discovery, a strong advocate for STEM education, also had a strong presence at the Science Fair, with MythBusters‘ Kari Byron leading a live broadcast and Discovery Education Virtual Field Trip. Additionally, Discovery Education competition winners (Peyton Robertson, winner of the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, and Crystal Brockington and Aaron Barron, winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge) proudly shared their exhibits with press and leaders in the STEM community.

While the day’s innovation and passion can hardly be captured in photos, I’ve included a few highlights below, and you can check out the hashtag #WHScienceFair on Twitter and Instagram for more coverage of the day! Congratulations to all of the day’s amazing students!

Members of Girl Scout Troop 2612 (the "Lego Queens") of Tulsa, OK and their "Flood Proof Bridge"

Members of Girl Scout Troop 2612 (the “Lego Queens”) of Tulsa, OK and their “Flood Proof Bridge”

Bill Nye and Kari Byron hosting the Live Broadcast with Cristen Dorgelo from the Office of Science Technology Policy at the White House

Bill Nye and Kari Byron hosting the Live Broadcast with Cristen Dorgelo from the Office of Science Technology Policy at the White House

 

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Winner, Peyton Robertson

Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge Winner, Peyton Robertson

Winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, Crystal Brockington and Aaron Barron

Winners of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, Crystal Brockington and Aaron Barron

President Obama Speaking on STEM Education

President Obama Speaking on STEM Education

Animal Planet & Science Channel Head to Austin for SXSW

March 6, 2014 | by aharris

Science Channel LogoIt’s that time of year again…SXSW! While some folks have already touched down in Austin, many others (including myself) will be on our way shortly to the annual gathering of bright minds at SXSW Interactive, which is celebrating its 21st year.

Animal Planet Logo - PinkLast year, we had the pleasure of bringing the Captains from Discovery’s Deadliest Catch to Texas, and this year Animal Planet is returning in #meow fashion and Science Channel is in the mix with some heavy science hitters. And in a few panels featuring our colleagues, a meet up and you can consider your SXSW schedule set!

Check out the lineup below and hope to see many of you there…

Friday, March 7

Saturday, March 8

Sunday, March 9

Monday, March 10

Also, don’t miss out on MythBusters’ Adam Savage delivering Monday’s SXSW Interactive keynote entitled “The Maker Age: Enlightened Views on Science & Art.”*

*Note: Proper SXSW credentials required.

Celebrate Thanksgiving With ‘Punkin Chunkin’

November 26, 2013 | by kdelmonico

Mythbusters Tory Belleci, Kari Byron and Grant Imahara Host 'Punkin Chunkin'Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Things around the office are starting to feel a little quieter as we inch towards time with family, friends, and of course, Punkin Chunkin.

Every year, pumpkin-launching enthusiasts gather in Delaware for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, Punkin Chunkin is part awesome science experiment and part genuine Americana, adding up to the biggest, loudest, greatest pumpkin hurling competition in the world.

When you’re settling in for a post-turkey TV marathon on Thanksgiving night, you can get in on all the high-flying Punkin Chunkin fun starting at 8PM ET/PT and simulcast on Science Channel and Discovery Channel. You can kick off the holiday a little early with a piano-Chunk below!

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

November 22, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday, Discovery Family! As we count down to Turkey Day, we’re thankful for our Discovery family this week, which we celebrated with an exciting visit from Oprah and the start of holiday giving. Enjoy some of this week’s top stories below and then enjoy an “Aww” moment with a Too Cute! sneak peek below from  the TODAY show.

This Week in…DiscoveryBuzz

September 27, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday, family! It’s been a really fun week for us, with an explosive new web series and a fiery premiere in London – lots to share! Check out the stories below and then catch Mythbusters’ Tory Belleci blowing up a car – no better way to release stress before the weekend, right?