After more than 12,000 entries submitted and more than one million votes cast, the results are in! The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences Webby Awards winners were announced this morning and we are thrilled that a few Discovery Communications projects were among the winners. Congratulations to all the winners of the 18th annual Webby Awards! You can check out some of the work we were honored for below:
Posts Tagged ‘Stuff You Should Know’
- Online Film & Video – Live Webcast: Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda
- Web – Television: Animal Planet’s Whale Wars: Blood & Water
- Mobile – Podcasts: Stuff You Should Know
- General Websites – Weird: Stuff To Blow Your Mind
One of the perks of working at Discovery often means getting to check out a sneak peek of some of our best work before it hits the airwaves – or in this case, the web. A month or so ago, I had the pleasure of seeing the work in progress that was TestTube , so I am thrilled that today we can finally announce the launch of this awesome new digital video network.
Earlier today, Discovery Communications & Revision3 announced the launch of TestTube, a digital video network designed to satiate the incurably curious.
TestTube fearlessly takes viewers into unexplored territory with all-new series that feature some of the Internet’s top hosts and stars and original programs, including “Pick Your Poison,” which explores what happens to the human body when it comes in contact with different toxins, “Stuff of Genius,” which shares the stories behind everyday inventions, and “Stuff Mom Never Told You,” which dives deep into the business of womanhood.
Get your curiousity on at TestTube.Com and with the samples below – we’ve learned you can’t just stop at one!
Ever want to know more about alien hand syndrome? Teleportation? Weather modification? Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant have developed a cult following through their podcast, Stuff You Should Know, which covers topics just like these, and this Saturday their show by the same name comes to Science Channel.
I have had the pleasure of getting to know Josh and Chuck through the last few months (both in real life and podcast world) and I have to say – they are hilarious and awesome. Saturday’s episode had me in stitches by the end of a 45 second clip, so I highly recommend tuning in for Stuff You Should Know. At the very least, you will have great fodder for the next time someone asks you about alien hand syndrome.
Another can’t-miss premiere comes to Science Channel on Saturday, as An Idiot Abroad, the long-running, wildly elaborate practical joke that Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant are playing on their friend Karl Pilkington, returns for a third season – this time with Warwick Davis. I, personally, am a huge fan of Warwick Davis and was so excited to hear that he would be teaming up with Karl to trek the 5,000 mile Spice Route from Italy to China… I think I know what I’m doing Saturday night.
Check out Josh and Chuck talking about the large hadron collider below, and tune in for An Idiot Abroad and Stuff You Should Know, Saturday starting at 9pm ET/PT, on Science Channel.
On Saturday, January 5, Discovery Communications presented some of its upcoming programming at the Television Critics Association Winter 2013 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA, including Animal Planet’s Rhino Wars, Science Channel’s Stuff You Should Know and Discovery Channel’s The President’s Gatekeepers.
Kicking off the morning with a little bacon brittle, courtesy of Destination America’s United States of Bacon, the room took in some of Discovery’s upcoming shows, with topics ranging from alien hand syndrome to rhino poaching to our education system. Check out some of the photos below from another successful TCA!
Today, Discovery Communications will unveil some of its upcoming programming at the Television Critics Association Winter 2013 Press Tour in Pasadena, CA. Television critics from across the country are preparing to hear the presentations from Discovery networks Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery, Velocity, Science Channel and OWN. You can read all the news by clicking on the links below and follow @DiscoveryComm and #TCA13 on Twitter for live updates from the Tour. We’ll also be sharing photos from our panels as they happen on Discovery Communications Flickr account.