Words of Thanks from Discovery Employee Jim McNulty

First of all, I want to thank the Montgomery County Police and all the agencies that responded today for helping to ensure the safety of all my colleagues at Discovery Communications. And for helping to get me and my fellow hostages out safely. I want to thank my family, friends and coworkers for their thoughts and prayers during this situation. And I especially want to thank Discovery for their support.…

Statement from Discovery Communications

After a very difficult day at our headquarters in Silver Spring, we are extremely relieved to report that everyone in the building is unharmed. Thank you for the messages of support that we received via multiple platforms today — they were very much appreciated. Here is the official Discovery statement about today’s events: “First and foremost, Discovery Communications wants to express how relieved and grateful we are that all employees and…

Get Your Geek on at a Science Channel Meetup

Scientific fact: we have lots of passionate fans of our networks. Whether it’s Deadliest Catch fans who travel to Seattle for the annual Catch Con or Beekman Boys watchers who build Lego versions of the farm featured on Planet Green, we love them all. In order to bring together another group of dedicated viewers, Science Channel is hosting a Washington, D.C. meetup for the premiere of Sci Fi Science on…

Primetime Emmy Awards: An Honor Just to Be Mentioned

While no one from the Discovery Communications family was up for a statuette at the Emmy Awards last night (we had our night to shine last week), we were nevertheless pleased to see both Discovery Channel and TLC well-represented at the annual celebration of excellence in television. Kate Gosselin of TLC’s Kate Plus 8 was part of the brilliant opening number, which spoofed Glee and ended with a pitch-perfect imitation by…

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…

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…

Petfinder.com Foundation Gives Gulf Region Dogs ‘Helping Paw’

Some heartwarming news from Petfinder.com this week… Through Petfinder.com‘s efforts working with member shelters in the Gulf region and in New Jersey, a hundred dogs who were otherwise facing euthanasia in the Gulf region due to displacement related to the oil spill were transported earlier this month to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in New Jersey. St. Hubert’s is providing housing and any needed medical care for the dogs, and…

What’s New on Discovery News

One of our favorite sites from the Discovery Communications family is DiscoveryNews.com, a destination for eye-opening, curiosity-satisfying news from the worlds of space, tech, earth, animals, history and more. Add Discovery News (there’s even a free iPhone app) to your daily online travels and you’ll be surprised by the breadth and depth of the articles on the site — plus you’ll be armed with stats and facts to drop at…

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…