Les Stroud’s Back in Discovery Channel’s ‘Beyond Survival’

After braving the wilderness on his own in Survivorman, award-winning filmmaker, author and outdoor adventurer/instructor Les Stroud (@reallesstroud on Twitter) is returning to Discovery Channel with Beyond Survival this Friday, August 27, at 10pm ET/PT. However, this time Les is journeying to some of the most remote places on the planet to meet indigenous tribes and take part in their rituals and ceremonies, discovering how their cultures have endured. Friday’s…

Discovery Channel’s ‘Life’ & ‘Deadliest Catch’ Earn Emmys

This past Saturday, the best of the best were honored at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys in Los Angeles — with Discovery Channel and Animal Planet up for a collective 16 nominations. Discovery Channel’s  Life won for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, with cinematographer Doug Allan accepting on behalf of the team. Deadliest Catch‘s Bob Bronow was also honored with an Emmy for Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming. It’s…

Discovery Channel’s ‘Surviving the Cut’ Debuts, MensHealth.com Asks, ‘Are You Army Ranger Fit?’

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a U.S. Army Ranger? Or perhaps a Special Forces Diver? Well, Discovery Channel has the answer for you in a new six-part series, Surviving the Cut, airing Wednesdays at 10 pm ET/PT. Tune in and you will not only find out what it takes but you will also gain an even greater appreciation for those who serve in the military. And,…

Announcing the Winner of the ‘DC Cupcakes’ Sister Blog Contest: MsKianaC

With the premiere of TLC’s DC Cupcakes, we asked you to share your favorite memory of you and your sister together in our Sister Blog Contest. Katherine and Sophie from Georgetown Cupcake have a special sisterly bond, and it was exciting to see that many of you do as well. We received quite a few sweet, silly and inspiring stories in response…and today we are excited to announce the winner!…

Investigation Discovery Takes on ‘Cropsey’ Urban Legend for Friday the 13th

What happens when an urban legend becomes reality? Tonight, Friday the 13th, at 9pm ET, Investigation Discovery premieres Cropsey: The Urban Legend — a spine-tingling ID Films documentary about one of New York’s most disturbing unsolved mysteries. When five children go missing on Staten Island, filmmakers Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio realize that the cautionary tales of their youth may have come true. In the documentary, Zeman and Brancaccio delve…

Do You Want to See Discovery at SXSW 2011? Get Out the Vote!

Each year, tens of thousands of tech-savvy and forward-thinking folks converge upon Austin, Texas for South by Southwest (SXSW). Discovery is hoping to have a presence at SXSW 2011’s Interactive strand (March 11-15) — which is where you come in! While the SXSW Staff and Advisory Board comprise 70% of the selection, the other 30% is up to the general public through the SXSW PanelPicker. Click on the links below…

One Step Closer to Naming ‘America’s Top Young Scientist’

Prepare to be blown away by some talented young people. Today, Discovery Education and 3M announced the top 10 students in the 12th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The finalists will head to New York in October to compete in the finals, hosted by Science Channel’s Danny Forster, with a focus on the “science of safety and security.” What’s at stake? The winner will receive $50,000 in U.S.…

Discovery Communications Unveils Upcoming Programming at TCA

This morning, Discovery Communications is presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of their 2010 Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. From a look at First Life by the legendary Sir David Attenborough to original and iconic series coming to The Hub on 10.10.10, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Click on the headlines below to read the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for…

Get Your Discovery Fix Anytime with Our Mobile Websites

When you’re out and about looking for the latest in science and earth news, what’s on tonight on our networks, or even fun video clips, make sure to check out our mobile websites. All of the sites below have been updated with new features and lots of great content: Discovery Channel: m.discovery.com TLC: m.tlc.com Animal Planet: m.animalplanet.com TreeHugger: m.treehugger.com Planet Green: m.planetgreen.com HowStuffWorks: m.howstuffworks.com Petfinder: m.petfinder.com Discovery Health: m.discoveryhealth.com Bookmark your…

Discovery Channel & Science Channel Take Comic-Con by Storm

Today’s post is from guest blogger David Tra, Digital Publicist for Discovery Channel & Science Channel, who just came back from San Diego to fill us (and you) in on all the mayhem at Comic-Con. What do Comic-Con International 2010 and Discovery Communications have in common? Discovery Channel and Science Channel both had a presence at the four-day event held in San Diego. Discovery Channel hosted panels for MythBusters and…