Discovery Asia Hosts Irwin Family as They Continue Steve’s Mission

At only fourteen years old, Bindi Irwin exudes her father’s confidence, spirit and passion for the world and its creatures. And, while it seems like she was a young girl just days ago, Bindi kicked off an Asian tour to promote Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors, a new Discovery Kids program that features her family’s efforts to continue the legacy of her late father and wildlife conservationist, Steve Irwin. Bindi, her mom,…

Time to Cast Your People’s Voice Votes in the Webby Awards!

It’s Webby Awards season! Earlier in the month, Discovery Communications was recognized in several categories in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. We’re hoping to bring home top honors in the People’s Voice Awards, but we need your votes!  To cast your vote, just follow the links below by close of voting on Thursday, April 25: HowStuffWorks.com (General Website – Radio & Podcasts) Kids React from Fine Brothers Productions/Revision 3 (Online Film…

Take ‘The Bait’: ‘Deadliest Catch’ Returns Tonight

The seas are charted, the crew is prepped – are you ready to head out for a new season of Deadliest Catch? Premiering tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel, the ninth season of Deadliest Catch promises a whole new level of adventure, with higher stakes, greater danger and all-new ways for fans to join the crew. This season, the seven skippers and their crew are fighting through hell and back again…

‘Inside Story’ Honored with Three Awards by New York Festival

Over the past two years, I’ve blogged several times about Inside Story, a breakthrough film initiative from our nonprofit Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership. The pan-African project, created to entertain millions and revolutionize HIV/AIDS education for millions across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, has been screened on several continents, been broadcast across Africa and will continue to reach millions more. On Tuesday, the winners of the New York Festival’s World’s Best Television &…

Discovery Welcomes SBS Nordic to the Family

As you may have read recently in The New York Times, Discovery’s international business is growing and our brands and hit series are finding their way around the world — in 220 countries and territories and 45 languages. Today, it was announced that Discovery Communications has completed the acquisition of SBS Nordic from ProSiebenSat.1 Group, adding 12 television networks, leading radio stations and several digital brands to the Discovery family.…

Discovery’s 2013-14 Upfront Lands in NYC

Later today, Discovery Communications will host its annual Upfront Presentation in New York City, giving clients and media a first-look at the new and returning series across our nets. As usual, we’ll have a diverse, star-studded lineup — from Kal Penn of Discovery Channel’s The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius and TLC’s June Shannon and Alana Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to OWN’s Tyler Perry and Investigation Discovery’s Tamron…

Discovery Prepares to ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness

Once again, Discovery Communications is honored to join forces with Austism Speaks to “Light It Up Blue” on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day. To start, One Discovery Place in Silver Spring, MD will turn blue tonight and tomorrow (joining the likes of the Empire State Building) to show our support. Additionally, viewers tuning into Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health, Military Channel and Velocity will see PSAs…

Tweets & Sweets: Don’t Miss Tonight’s ‘Four Weddings’ on TLC

Happy BrideDay! If you’re looking for a relaxing and rewarding way to spend your Friday night, you’ll want to curl up on the couch with TLC tonight. The BrideDay lineup that has everyone wanting an invitation starts at 8pm ET/PT with Four Weddings — as four brides show off their personal style and judge each other’s weddings, hoping to win a five-star dream honeymoon. During tonight’s premiere, TLC will be…

‘Aliens: The Definitive Guide’ Premieres Tonight on Science

When you look up to the stars tonight, who is looking back at you? Tonight at 10pm ET/PT, Science Channel invites you to explore life beyond planet Earth with the premiere of Aliens: The Definitive Guide — a part of Are We Alone? Month?. Join a team of scientists as they travel to remote locations, both on Earth and throughout the universe, in an adventure to answer your most pressing…

Animal Planet Takes Viewers to ‘Battleground: Rhino Wars’

I’ve shared here on the blog before that one of the most impactful places that I’ve visited was South Africa. So, it’s no surprise that I’ll be tied to my TV tomorrow night for Battleground: Rhino Wars on Animal Planet — as difficult as the subject at hand may be. In Kruger National Park, an area full of such natural beauty, nearly 700 rhinos fall prey to poachers every year —…