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…

‘Watch and Give’ with Animal Planet on Saturday

Want to help pit bulls without leaving your couch? As part of Animal Planet‘s ongoing commitment to make a positive impact in the animal world, the network is asking viewers to tune in to Pit Bulls and Parolees this Saturday night, November 26, to help drive donations to Villalobos Rescue Center, a nonprofit organization featured in the series. The campaign called “You Watch. We Give.” is part of the network’s nonprofit initiative…

Animal Planet Premieres ‘Saved’ Tonight at 8pm ET/PT

People with pets know that animals have the power to transform human lives. Tonight at 8pm ET/PT, Animal Planet premieres Saved, a series that features people facing their darkest hours who then find light and hope in the purest of forms — animals. Tonight’s episode explores a particularly poignant case: after Justin Rollins was killed in action in Iraq, his family made an unusual request: to have the puppy he was holding, hours before his…

Discovery Networks to Participate in First Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System

We’ve all caught them while we’ve been tuning into our favorite networks: regular tests of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS is a national public warning system across broadcasters, cable television systems, radio and other platforms that allows the President to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used on a state or local level to deliver important emergency information, like AMBER alerts. On…

Animal Planet is ‘Finding Bigfoot’ on Sunday Night

Just in time for Halloween… Animal Planet takes a new look at the mystery of Bigfoot in Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT. On this two-hour special, the Bigfoot Field Research Organization team trudges deep into California’s Redwood forest and uses new technology to investigate one of the most infamous and disputed pieces of Bigfoot evidence ever – the Patterson-Gimlin footage that allegedly captured Bigfoot in motion.…

Animal Planet & Science Are NY-Bound for Comic Con

Discovery’s networks are no strangers to Cons – CatchCon, San Diego Comic-Con… not to mention those criminals on Investigation Discovery. So it’s logical that beginning tomorrow visitors to New York Comic-Con will be treated to panels and more courtesy of Animal Planet and Science. On Friday, the cast of Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot (Bobo, Cliff, Matt and Ranae) will be joined by 30 Rock‘s Judah Friedlander for an hour-long panel…

Happy 15th Birthday, Animal Planet!

Congratulations to our colleagues over at Animal Planet – the network turns 15 ( in people years) tomorrow! That’s 15 years of cutting edge programming about animals both wild and domestic and the ways in which they impact our lives. If you haven’t already, please like the Animal Planet Facebook page and follow Animal Planet on Twitter for a provocative and always entertaining stream of updates from the network. Here is a…

Rebuilding Alabama: Getting Dirty & Making a Difference

The first full day of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Alabama started off early and had our color-coded teams rolling up their sleeves and breaking a sweat from the start. Our employees and several familiar faces from our networks were welcomed with open arms by the Habitat for Humanity team in Birmingham as 125 employees worked on several build sites in Pleasant Grove and Jasper and got a chance to meet the…

On the Road to ‘Rebuilding Alabama’

We all followed along last Spring as a series of tornadoes made a destructive path across the southern United States — in awe of the power of Mother Nature. And, although several months have passed, rebuilding is not a quick or easy process. That’s why over a hundred Discovery employees have just landed in Birmingham, Alabama to team up with Habitat for Humanity to trade in their BlackBerries for hammers…

Netflix and Discovery Communications Announce Licensing Agreement

Today, Netflix and Discovery Communications announced a two-year non-exclusive licensing agreement that allows Netflix members to instantly watch prior-season series and specials, including an expanded selection of additional seasons of series from Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, as well as Investigation Discovery, Science and Military Channel. Among the series are Discovery’s Man vs. Wild, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, and Animal Planet’s River Monsters, as well as other…