Discovery Channel Strikes It Rich with Klondike Premiere

On Monday, Discovery will premiere the networks’s first-ever scripted mini-series, Klondike. Featuring an all-star cast including Richard Madden (King of the North Robb Stark of Game of Thrones,  A Promise), Abbie Cornish (RoboCop, Limitless), Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs) and Sam Shepard (August: Osage County, Out Of The Furnace), Klondike tells the powerful story of the last great Gold Rush in our history. This epic six hour, three night television event kicks off…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery! Although Halloween is still a week away, we’ve been spreading the spooktacular spirit here with preparation for the Hub Network’s Halloween Bash and gearing up for Gold Rush’s season premiere tonight. Check out some fun stories for this week below, and then kick off your weekend with an ode to sloths, courtesy of Animalist. Discovery Communications Helps Girls to Discovery Education Steve Harvey: Fry Day Recipe with Felicia…

Discovery Returns to ‘Alaska: The Last Frontier’ with the Kilcher Family

If you tune into Discovery Channel — from Deadliest Catch to Gold Rush — you’re often left thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, tonight’s premiere will have you, if you’re like me, thinking the same. Alaska: The Last Frontier follows the Kilcher Family who fled Switzerland during WWII and settled eventually in the woods of Southern Alaska. Three generations of the Kilcher family still live there today on a…

Welcome to the Jungle

The Gold Rush guys are back, and this time it’s a jungle out there. On Friday’s special episode, Gold Rush: The Jungle, the crew heads to the jungles of Guyana in South America in the hopes of striking gold. The country produces 400,000 ounces of gold a year legally, and with production estimates being potentially twice that, the miners are trying to grab their piece of the pie. While the…

Keeping Discovery’s Innovative Spirit Alive

On June 17, 1985, Discovery Channel made its debut in the U.S., and almost 27 years later we’re very fortunate at Discovery Communications to have our Founder & Chairman, John Hendricks, as a core part of our company and a very real example of the power of innovative ideas. Today, employees in Silver Spring (and around the world, thanks to modern technology) gathered to celebrate Mr. Hendricks’ innovative spirit and…

Defining Success for Brands Through Social Media

Today’s guest blog post is from David Ernst, Kerry O’Brien and Pam Pearce on Discovery Communications’ Ad Sales Research team, with special thanks to the Discovery Research and Social Media teams. You can also read about the study detailed below in MediaPost’s coverage. While brands of all sizes grapple to determine the payout of social investments – from human capital to advertising, new research conducted by Discovery Communications (download the…

Discovery Honored by the Webby Awards: Cast Your People’s Voice Votes!

Last week, Discovery Communications‘ Digital Media team was acknowledged in several categories in the 16th Annual Webby Awards. And, in the case of our nominees, you can vote for them in the People’s Voice Awards through April 26…just click on the links below! Animal Planet’s Dog Park (Online Film & Video – Reality) TreeHugger.com (Web – Green) Also, a big congrats to our 2012 Honorees: TLC’s Parentables (Web – Family/Parenting)…

Fill Your Holidays With Marathons From Discovery Communications

If you’re looking at long days ahead at your in-laws’ and wondering how you’re going to pass those hours, we have just the answer for you: marathons of your favorite Discovery Communications programs! Here’s a guide to what we’ve got over the next week or two: Friday December 23: Gold Rush on Discovery starting at 9am ET/PT, Dr. G: Medical Examiner Fan Favorites on Discovery Fit & Health starting at…

Spend Your Thanksgiving Holiday with Your Favorite Discovery Network Shows

As you prepare to hit the road, brave the airports or host family and friends this Thanksgiving, not enough can be said for the need to de-stress and relax. Whether in a tryptophan-induced haze or not, Discovery’s networks are serving up a generous portion of marathons over the next several days that will have you coming back for seconds. Check out the line-up below and, most of all, have a…

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series. Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and…