This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Earlier this week, our friends at the Dallas Zoo shared some incredibly tragic news: Kipenzi, the baby giraffe calf born to Katie on Animal Planet’s Giraffe Birth Live in April passed away after a unexpected accident. The team here is quite heartbroken and of course, our thoughts are with the zoo and the folks who have cared for Katie and her baby. You can read Animal Planet’s full statement about the event here. Here is…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, news broke that this year’s Shark Week was the network’s biggest yet, thanks in large part to the passionate fin-atic community who proved once again that sharks never really go out of style! And speaking of Shark Week, meet Sarah Spaniolo, one of our very own employees who works on the well-loved programming event. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:…

Discovery Channel and Animal Planet Nab Primetime Emmy Nominations

Yesterday morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which will be presented on September 20th at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel nabbed several nominations including three for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program; Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid and Alaska: The Last Frontier. Additionally Discovery Channel’s MythBusters and Animal Planet’s Too Cute received nominations. In total, Discovery Communications’…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! There are some pretty stunning (and exciting!) programs coming down the pipeline that that all revolve around exploring the lesser known pockets of the world. It begins with Discovery’s Dolphins: Spy in the Pod airing tomorrow, March 7 at 8 pm ET/PT. The one-hour special will provide viewers with unprecedented access to bottlenose and spinner dolphin pods, thanks to the use of robotic fish who are outfitted with cameras.…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Though I can’t really speak for everyone here at our Silver Spring headquarters, I feel pretty comfortable saying that most – if not all – of us have been less than thrilled with the brutally cold weather that’s come through. While it may not be nearly as cold down here as it is in other parts of the country (it’s all relative, of course), the balmy 5 degree…

Television Critics Association Panels Propel Networks into Spring Season

Yesterday here in Pasadena, many of Discovery Communications’ networks previewed a selection of upcoming programming to journalists from around the country at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour. You can read more about the event, including which networks participated and what specific programs they presented here. Science Channel announced What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, where real-life friends Grant Reynolds and Kevin Moore work to decipher what went wrong…

Discovery Communications Unveils New Programming at 2015 Winter TCAs

Just in time to avoid the biting cold that is taking over the east coast, I’ve jumped ship – or plane, rather – to sunny Pasadena, CA for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. The semi-annual gathering brings in journalists from across the country and is a chance for networks to share with everyone in attendance some of the most exciting programming they have lined up for the upcoming…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Fridays are usually one of the more lively days in the office as the weekend looms near, but this Friday in particular is especially buzzy as we all head into some much-welcomed time off for the holidays. (It’s also possible that employees are literally buzzing from all of the cookies, cupcakes, fudge, buckeyes and other sugary treats that have been passed around the last few days!) This week we shared…

Discovery’s ‘MythBusters’ Joines Forces with White House, NIH in Ebola PSA

Discovery has teamed up with the White House and the National Institutes of Health to create a PSA with MythBusters hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, who encourage viewers to “get the facts and find reliable information” about Ebola. In the 30-second PSA, Adam and Jamie acknowledge that there are “a lot of rumors and false information popping up” about the deadly virus, and while the virus should certainly be…

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! There was no shortage of programming news from TLC this week, from announcing the return of Kate Plus 8, to debuting two new programs, My Big Fat Fabulous Life and Style By Jury, which will both air in early 2015. Some well-loved, fan-favorite programs got a little TLC (pun intended) this week, too! American Chopper made a special return as part of Discovery’s Mega Week. Equally as…