Discovery Communications Receives Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards

— Planet Green Receives Two Awards; Discovery Channel Also Recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences —

(Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Communications, the world’s number one nonfiction media brand, accepted three Emmys yesterday at the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards. The awards included Outstanding Nature Program, Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Research and Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Cinematography – Nature.

Features from Planet Green’s topical documentary strand, REEL IMPACT took home two Emmys. THE LAST BEEKEEPER, which follows three commercial beekeepers over the course of a year as they struggle with Colony Collapse Disorder, won for Outstanding Nature Programming. SPLIT ESTATE, a documentary chronicling the struggle of citizens in the path of a drilling boom in the Rocky Mountain West, won for Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Research.

Discovery Channel’s WILD PACIFIC: SURVIVORS, a special exploring the diversity of life in the pacific islands, was awarded Outstanding Individual Achievement In A Craft: Cinematography-Nature.

The 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy® Awards are a presentation of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The Awards were presented on Monday, September 27 at a ceremony at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, located in the Time Warner Center in New York City.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching nearly 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.