Posts Tagged ‘Shark Week’

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

April 24, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday! Discovery Education had a busy week, hosting on Thursday, April 23 both a live My Brother’s Keeper panel discussion, and a virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life celebrating the role STEM plays in agriculture.

My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color; the live panel featured local and national leaders discussing the important efforts being taken thus far. The virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life engaged middle school students in STEM topics through a real-world look at the innovative technologies and scientific practices used during the planting and harvest seasons.

Here’s some other news you may have missed this week:

And in more exciting news, the first Shark Week promo has been released – and let’s just say, it’s jawsome! (Watch the video below and you’ll understand!)

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

January 30, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday! Here in Silver Spring, we’re still feeling all warm and fuzzy inside thanks to a celebratory Puppy Bowl Tailgate we had this afternoon. If we weren’t all ready to head full throttle into the Big Game (I’m talking about the pups, here!), we certainly are now.

As much as we love our four-legged friends, there are lots of other things happening here at Discovery Communications! Here are some stories from this past week you may have missed:

Have a great weekend!

Discovery Channel Celebrates the Best of 2014 with Virtual Advent Calendar

December 23, 2014 | by lstewart

Discovery Channel is celebrating the end of another action-packed year by looking back on its shows’ best moments, and fans are invited to join in on the fun!

A virtual advent calendar is now live as a companion to the network’s “Best of Discovery 2014” programming. Marathons of well-loved series and specials – from Gold Rush to Shark Week – are airing now through January 1. By using the hashtag #Discovery2014 on social media, viewers can share their favorite moment from each show featured in the 11 day event. One fan favorite moment from each show will be selected and posted to the advent calendar the day of that respective show’s premiere.

Here is a rundown of which shows will be airing when:

  • December 22 – Fast ‘N Loud
  • December 23 – Moonshiners
  • December 24 – Alaska: The Last Frontier
  • December 25 – Shark Week
  • December 26 – Gold Rush
  • December 27 – Deadliest Catch
  • December 28 – Alaska: The Last Frontier
  • December 29 – Street Outlaws
  • December 30 – Moonshiners
  • December 31 – Naked & Afraid
  • January 1 – Alaskan Bush People

Click here to explore the Advent Calendar, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite moments!

Dive Into Shark Week Online

August 10, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Shark WeekEveryone’s favorite week of summer is back and this year there are even more ways to sink your teeth into all of the jawesome Shark Week fun online. Kicking off tonight at 8pm ET/PT, fans can see their Facebook posts features live, on-air throughout Shark Week. Sink your teeth into Shark Week online at and through:

  • #KingOfSummer: Visit the #KingOfSummer hub to keep on top of all things social around this year’s #SharkWeek, as well as upload your own photos to become the #KingOfSummer. Why should Rob Lowe get to have all the fun?
  • Shark After Dark Live: @BobtheShark is back! SHARK WEEK’s live, late-night show,featuring updates from social media correspondent Taryn Southern, is back. Stick around for the behind-the-scenes scoop after the show wraps, as the party continues at After Shark After Dark Live at
  • Sharkified Snapchat: Breach the waters of the newly launched Snapchat account and add SharkWeekTV for exclusive updates throughout the week.

Follow @SharkWeek on Twitter and like Shark Week on Facebook to get all of the latest throughout the week – Happy Shark Week!

Chompie Jr. Takes the DC Area By Fin

August 7, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Chompie Jr.

Chompie Jr. is a commuter, too!

Here at Discovery, we’re getting ready to kick off everyone’s favorite summer celebration, Shark Week, beginning this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT. Chompie Jr. is also gearing up to welcome back the King of Summer. In celebration of all things Shark Week, Chompie Jr. will be making the rounds tomorrow in the DC area, surprising locals and tourists alike with his toothy grin.

Follow the hashtag #ChompieAttack to keep tabs on Chompie Jr.’s whereabouts, and don’t forget to post using the #ChompieAttack hashtag if you happen to encounter this aquatic creature in the Nation’s Capital tomorrow. Get your photo taken with Chompie Jr. and you might win some free Shark Week swag so that you can kick off everyone’s favorite week in style. Keep your eyes peeled, D.C. – Chompie Jr.’s on the loose!

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

August 1, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery, as we reported second quarter results and continue to count down to everyone’s favorite summer event, Shark Week. Check out some of the comings and goings of this past week and check out Rob Lowe absolutely owning the title of #KingOfSummer below.