Discovery Employees Worldwide Volunteer on the Third Annual ‘Impact Day’

Tomorrow marks the third annual Discover Your Impact Day, an opportunity for Discovery Communications employees to volunteer in their communities and give back to the planet that inspires us daily at Discovery. More than 3,300 employees from 40 offices around the world will contribute their time and sweat to over 155 service activities that will leave a lasting impact. Joining our employees will be a few members of the larger…

Third Season of ‘Flying Wild Alaska’ Takes Off Tonight on Discovery Channel

Just as summer heats up, Discovery Channel is cooling things down by heading back to Alaska for the premiere of Flying Wild Alaska. The series follows Jim Tweto and his family as they run their airline, Era Alaska. The Twetos live in isolated Unalakleet, Alaska (with a population of 750 people) and have to battle the elements to get passengers and supplies to some of the most remote Alaskan locations.…

Friday Nights Are Solid with the Return of ‘Gold Rush’ on Discovery

At One Discovery Place the Rush is on: Gold Rush. Discovery Channel‘s hit series is back for a second season, as we follow the miners from Oregon in the search of solid gold for their families. Discovery debuted a special episode, The Off-Season, online last week so fans could catch up on Todd Hoffman and the crew as they head north for another season, and today Todd and Dave Turin…

Flying Wild Alaska’s Ariel Tweto Heads to Capitol Hill, Raises Awareness for Aviation Careers

In May, Discovery Communications unveiled the Discover Your Skills initiative — a multimedia public affairs campaign designed to provide unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to critical resources for obtaining marketable job skills. This evening, Flying Wild Alaska‘s Ariel Tweto and Clark Bunting, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel, announced a new PSA featuring the Alaska native at a reception for the bipartisan Congressional General Aviation Caucus in Washington,…

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series. Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and…

Discovery Channel Takes to the Alaskan Skies in ‘Flying Wild Alaska’

It’s all in the family on the new Discovery Channel series Flying Wild Alaska, premiering tonight at 9pm ET/PT.  The series follows the Twetos, the first family of the Alaskan skies, as they operate Era Alaska, an airline that transports everyday necessities to one of the most remote and extreme parts of America. With no freeway system for hundreds of miles, Era Alaska is the lifeline for the isolated rural inhabitants…

‘The Hollywood Reporter’ Puts the Spotlight on Discovery Channel’s 2011 Schedule

We’re excited about our upcoming programming on the Discovery Channel, and it’s always nice to hear that others are too. Today, The Hollywood Reporter wrote an article about Discovery’s 2011 schedule, which includes 15 returning and 25 new series, the most in the network’s history. Some of the new series include: Desert Car Kings, about the McClures, an Arizona family that searches for and restores classic vehicles; Treasure Nation, about an…