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Discovery Channel’s Planet Earth Nabs Four Emmys

-- Outstanding Nonfiction Series; Cinematography, Music, Sound Awards --

(Silver Spring, MD) Discovery Channel's groundbreaking PLANET EARTH series made its mark at the 59th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, receiving four Emmys from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

In addition to top honors in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category (beating out another Discovery Channel favorite, DEADLIEST CATCH), PLANET EARTH landed Emmys in the Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera) categories.

The awards were presented during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony on Saturday, September 8, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Discovery Channel also was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Made For Television Movie category for INSIDE THE TWIN TOWERS. Additionally, Discovery has received 11 nominations for the 28th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, to be announced on September 24 in New York City. Discovery Channel Managing Editor Ted Koppel will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences during the ceremony.

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