Discovery South Africa Upfront Wows Audience

Last night, members of the Discovery family gathered for the Discovery South Africa Upfront to present its upcoming slate of shows to clients and media in Johannesburg. With performances from leading South African artists, appearances from Discovery talent, including TLC’s Randy Fenoli and Animal Planet’s Dave Salmoni and Kim Wolhuter, and a special magic show by Ben Hanlin (including an act that involved swallowing needles!), audiences previewed the next generation of…

Day Two: Rebuilding Atlantic City

New Jersey: Where only the strong survive. We’ve all seen the phrase plastered on shirts and stuck on bumpers, but today we all learned the true definition of “Jersey Strong.” As we began Day Two, with sore arms and bits fiberglass in our hair, excitement brewed – all of the volunteers (including me) were motivated by Day One’s progress and ready to see our families’ houses continue to return to…

Rebuilding Atlantic City: Day One

What a day! Today marked Day One of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Atlantic City, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The day began with an orientation with Habitat for Humanity Atlantic County, where we learned more about Superstorm Sandy’s devastation, making this experience even more meaningful for all of us. After orientation, we met our Habitat team leaders, and the hard work began. Each team faced different challenges at…

Dave Salmoni Brings Viewers Closer to Earth’s Most Elusive Animals

Armchair adventurers can explore animals of all different kinds on tonight’s Frontier Earth Presented by Walmart on Animal Planet. Animal Planet’s zoologist, Dave Salmoni, is back, showcasing some of the world’s most elusive animals on tonight’s premiere, the first of a six-part series, at 8pm ET/PT. On Frontier Earth Presented by Walmart, Salmoni will bring us closer than ever to animals great and small, from the massive Komodo dragon to…

Discovery CEO Zaslav to Co-Host CNBC’s ‘Squawk Box’ Monday Morning

Tomorrow (Monday, November 12) Discovery Communications President & CEO David Zaslav will join Becky Quick, Andrew Ross Sorkin and Joe Kernen as a guest host on Squawk Box. Airing from 7-9am on CNBC, Zaslav will also be joined by special guests Emilio Azcárraga Juan, CEO of Televisa, Susan Lucci, of Investigation Discovery‘s Deadly Affairs, and Animal Planet‘s Dave Salmoni. Tune in for coverage of what you need to know before…

Rebuilding Alabama: Getting Dirty & Making a Difference

The first full day of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Alabama started off early and had our color-coded teams rolling up their sleeves and breaking a sweat from the start. Our employees and several familiar faces from our networks were welcomed with open arms by the Habitat for Humanity team in Birmingham as 125 employees worked on several build sites in Pleasant Grove and Jasper and got a chance to meet the…

On the Road to ‘Rebuilding Alabama’

We all followed along last Spring as a series of tornadoes made a destructive path across the southern United States — in awe of the power of Mother Nature. And, although several months have passed, rebuilding is not a quick or easy process. That’s why over a hundred Discovery employees have just landed in Birmingham, Alabama to team up with Habitat for Humanity to trade in their BlackBerries for hammers…

Animal Planet Takes Viewers to the ‘World’s Deadliest Towns’

“Premiere Week” continues here on the Discovery Blog today with World’s Deadliest Towns, a three-part series premiering Monday, February 21,  at 8pm ET/PT on Animal Planet. Hosted by animal trainer and behavior expert Dave Salmoni, World’s Deadliest Towns takes viewers to places where people and animals remain locked in mortal conflict. From man-eating tigers and homicidal elephants to hippos from hell, Salmoni investigates wildlife war zones where wild animals are…