Cross-Company Team Comes Together for Washington Animal Rescue League

This Creating Change post is from guest blogger Grace Suriel, Social Media Manager for Animal Planet. More guest posts are coming your way… The Washington Animal Rescue League (WARL), the oldest animal shelter in the District of Columbia, has a simple mission: to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home animals who have nowhere else to go.  Today, several Discovery Communications employees from a variety of disciplines and departments came together to help…

Give Back with Animal Planet’s ‘You Watch. We Give.’ This Weekend

If you want to do good this weekend, but you’re feeling lazy after a big Thanksgiving dinner, then we have just the opportunity for you. You can actually make the world a better place just by sitting on your couch and watching TV. Animal Planet has announced that it will donate up to $50,000 to the Villalobos Rescue Center, a nonprofit organization featured in Pit Bulls and Parolees, based on…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Beth Stewart

At Discovery we’re looking forward to December 14, when employees here in Silver Spring will be lending their talents to DC-area nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services during a 12-hour marathon event — Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Over the next several weeks, we will be profiling some of the employees who will be taking part in Creating Change on the Discovery Blog, starting today with Beth Stewart. We…

AnimalPlanet.com and Purina’s Mighty Dog Debut ‘Small & In Charge’

Are you a fan of small dogs? Proving that some of the very best things come in small packages, AnimalPlanet.com and Purina® Mighty Dog® Dog Food launched Small & In Charge today, an online partnership celebrating small dogs everywhere. Small & In Charge runs through October and features original online programming dedicated to meeting the needs of small dog owners, including a webisode series showcasing four powerhouse pint-size dogs with…

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…

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…

Animal Planet Launches Android App

Animal Planet has launched its first mobile app… and it’s for enthusiastic Android users! The free app features short-form videos from top-rated shows, including Whale Wars, Pit Boss, and River Monsters. Animal Planet fans can also browse photo galleries, TV schedules and take quizzes about their favorite Animal Planet talent and programming. Download the Animal Planet app from the Android Marketplace and enjoy your favorite Animal Planet content on the…

Discovery Communications Unveils Upcoming Programming at TCA

This morning, Discovery Communications is presenting several panels to the Television Critics Association (TCA) as a part of their 2010 Summer Press Tour in Los Angeles. From a look at First Life by the legendary Sir David Attenborough to original and iconic series coming to The Hub on 10.10.10, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s curiosity. Click on the headlines below to read the announcements  made today and follow @DiscoveryComm for…

Get Your Discovery Fix Anytime with Our Mobile Websites

When you’re out and about looking for the latest in science and earth news, what’s on tonight on our networks, or even fun video clips, make sure to check out our mobile websites. All of the sites below have been updated with new features and lots of great content: Discovery Channel: m.discovery.com TLC: m.tlc.com Animal Planet: m.animalplanet.com TreeHugger: m.treehugger.com Planet Green: m.planetgreen.com HowStuffWorks: m.howstuffworks.com Petfinder: m.petfinder.com Discovery Health: m.discoveryhealth.com Bookmark your…

Discovery Channel, Animal Planet & Planet Green Nominated for News & Documentary Emmy Awards

This morning, the National Television Academy announced nominations for the 31st Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards — including seven for Discovery Communications! Discovery Channel earned two nominations, one for Discovery Atlas: Egypt Revealed (Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – News Coverage/Documentaries) and another for Wild Pacific: Survivors ( Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Cinematography – Nature). Animal Planet‘s Yellowstone: Battle for Life earned two nominations for…