‘The Last Alaskans’ Makes Its Debut on Discovery

In 1980, the U.S. government banned new human occupation in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a wilderness roughly the size of South Carolina that’s home to thousands of native animals. Only those families currently residing on the protected land may remain there, which today amounts to a handful of families spread across seven cabins. In under 100 years, these families’ permits will expire and human occupation in the wilderness will cease to exist, making those…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD, we’ve been sh-sh-shivering to an unusual blast of cold this week that has pushed its way through – complete with a nice shower here and there. But even a cold rain has its positives! Yesterday evening, employees were treated to a pretty unique – and well-placed! – rainbow arcing across our building. Not the worst view in the world! Here’s what else…

Discovery Education Partners with EA SPORTS, NFL Players Association for ‘Magic of Madden’ Virtual Event

Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at EA SPORTS? Here’s your chance to find out! Discovery Education is teaming up with the video game company and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) to host an interactive live virtual field trip, going inside EA SPORTS Tiburon Studios in Orlando, FL to explore the science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) powering today’s Madden NFL series. During the 45-minute virtual event, students will be introduced to EA SPORTS…

Discovery-Owned Production Company, betty, Rolls Out Brand Refresh

Discovery-owned production company, betty, has rolled out a brand refresh – complete with a new logo and website. The new look and logo is intended to be less gender-specific, reflecting the true range of programs betty produces. Changes to the logo include an exciting mix of simplicity and complexity: strong geometry in the graphic ‘b’ that reveals pathways to the betty word mark at the center, and a warm red selected…

‘River Monsters’ Returns to Animal Planet for Special Season This Thursday

Jeremy Wade has spent three decades exploring some of the most inhospitable freshwater waterways around the world – and now, for the first time ever, he’s diving headfirst into the mysteries of our planet’s oceans. Premiering Thursday, April 7 at 9/8c, the eighth season of Animal Planet’s #1 hit show, River Monsters, is dedicated entirely to what lurks underneath the saltwater surface. From Thailand to France, Peru, Australia, Mexico and the Bahamas, Jeremy will lead investigations around…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Shark Week is back, baby! Discovery announced earlier this week that the annual fin-tastic celebration will kick off on June 26 at 8/7c, so mark your calendars! We’ll have lots of updates between now and then on what fans can expect, but for now, go ahead and whet your appetite with Shark Week 2016’s first teaser. Here is some other news you might have missed: At Discovery, Joe Abruzzese Aims to Sell…

Discovery Lights It Up Blue for Annual Autism Awareness Day

This year commemorates the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day on April 2, and for the sixth consecutive year, Discovery Communications is partnering with Autism Speaks to “Light It Up Blue.” To honor the millions affected by autism and to spread awareness of the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world, Discovery has been running a PSA across all of its U.S. networks this week, including Discovery, Animal Planet, TLC, Investigation Discovery…

‘Deadliest Catch’ and ‘Bering Sea Gold’ Return For All-New Seasons

Clear your schedules, because new seasons of not one, but TWO fan-favorite Discovery series are kicking-off this week: Deadliest Catch and Bering Sea Gold! Crab season is back with a new cast and improved vessels. An all-day marathon of Deadliest Catch is running today on the network, cumulating to the long-awaited 12th season premiere airing at 9/8c. For 11 years, the veteran captains of Alaska’s Bering Sea have risked their lives at sea, and this season, the…

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Happy Friday! It’s peak season for the cherry blossoms here in Washington, D.C. – a sure sign that spring has truly arrived. If you’re in the District and haven’t seen the beautiful trees in bloom, it’s worth braving the crowds and heading down to the Tidal Basin. (And if you’re curious about how Japanese cherry blossoms landed in the nation’s capital, head over to the National Park Service to learn about the trees’…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Curious what we’ve been up to this past week? Read on! Here is some news you may have missed: Discovery Channel Sets Premiere Date for Harley-Davidson Miniseries, Adds Three to Cast (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter) Investigation Discovery Reviving Missing Persons Series ‘Disappeared’ (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety) Deserving High School Students Gifted with Gorgeous Prom Gowns and Tuxes: ‘I Feel So Beautiful’ (People) ‘Last Alaskans’ Moves to Discovery Channel for Season…