This Week in…Discovery Buzz

This week, we kicked off the holiday season on the big screen with Discovery Unwrapped, our eight nights of fan-favorite series, and also celebrated some exciting leadership honors and growth on our digital networks. Check out a few highlights from the week below and then kick back and watch the MythBusters’ “Best of 2013!” The Hollywood Report’s 2013 Women in Entertainment Power 100 Whale Wars to Begin Next Mission Without…

‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘MythBusters’ Lead Discovery Communications’ 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Just minutes ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 23 in Los Angeles in a primetime event hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.* Discovery Channel, TLC & Animal Planet all took home nominations, including Frozen Planet in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category and MythBusters in the Outstanding Reality Program category. Congratulations to all the nominees —…

Animal Planet’s ‘Whale Wars’ Heads to Viking Shores

Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd team are venturing into new territory in Animal Planet‘s Whale Wars: Viking Shores. On the picturesque Faroe Islands between Iceland and Scotland, every summer the Faroese people participate in “The Grind”: a ritual herding of whales to their shores to be killed by the locals with knives. The whale meat is used for food for the community. Whaling is a deep-rooted tradition for the…

Discovery Channel, OWN & Animal Planet Earn Primetime Emmy Nods

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Discovery family came away with 10 nominations for Discovery Channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Animal Planet. Congratulations to all the nominees: Outstanding Reality Program Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) MythBusters (Discovery Channel) Outstanding Nonfiction Special Becoming Chaz (OWN) Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Whale Wars (Animal Planet) Outstanding Cinematography…

‘Whale Wars’ Returns Tonight on Animal Planet

Animal Planet’s Whale Wars returns for a fourth season beginning tonight at 9pm ET/PT with ten exhilarating episodes documenting the Sea Shepherds’ dramatic campaign on the icy Antarctic high seas. Whale Wars documents the ongoing battles between Captain Paul Watson’s Sea Shepherd Conservation Society crew and the Japanese ships hunting whales in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.  The battles grow more intense with each engagement, with each side pushing the other to the…

Animal Planet Debuts Powerful New Miniseries, ‘Blood Dolphins’

As Animal Planet’s Whale Wars ends its second season tonight with a two-hour finale at 9pm ET/PT, the network will premiere a three-part series, Blood Dolphins, spotlighting renowned dolphin activist Ric O’Barry’s campaign to expose the plight of dolphins worldwide. With his son, filmmaker Lincoln O’Barry, Ric picks up where the Academy Award-winning film The Cove left off, exposing the world to the shocking slaughter of thousands of dolphins in…

Discovery Channel & Animal Planet Nab 16 Primetime Emmy Nominations

What a morning for Discovery Communications! Following up on Discovery Channel’s two Daytime Emmys last month, we learned this morning that Discovery Channel has earned 14 Primetime Emmy nominations and that Animal Planet has added another two nominations to its accolades. Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Life leads the pack with six nominations including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, for which Deadliest Catch is also nominated — for the fifth consecutive year. Catch received…