This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Last week, we wrote about an employee of ours, Sarah, who shared with Self an inside look at what it’s like to work at Discovery. This week, we’re excited to share more good news about another one of our employees: Animal Planet’s own Jared Albert has been recognized in AdWeek’s “30 Under 30.” As the man behind some of the network’s biggest hits – Puppy Bowl, River Monsters and recent breakout The Last Alaskans – it’s a well-deserved honor. Congrats! There was…

Discovery Channel and Animal Planet Nab Primetime Emmy Nominations

Yesterday morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which will be presented on September 20th at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel nabbed several nominations including three for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program; Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid and Alaska: The Last Frontier. Additionally Discovery Channel’s MythBusters and Animal Planet’s Too Cute received nominations. In total, Discovery Communications’…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Well, we have some good news and some bad news this morning. The bad news: Shark Week is officially over. The good news: Discovery’s first Shweekend (shark + weekend = shweekend…get it?) is coming your way this August featuring even more jawsome shark programming for the biggest fin-atics out there. Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches! In the meantime, here is some other news you may have missed from this…

The Whiskers Mob is Back in ‘Meerkat Manor: The Monarchy Under Attack’

They stand 12 inches tall and weigh only 2 pounds, but they’re strong enough to kill a cobra and can thrive in Southern Africa’s hot and dry Kalahari Desert. They’re also feisty, lovable and completely entertaining! Yes, I’m talking about meerkats…but not just any group of meerkats! Meerkat Manor, nature’s greatest docu-soap, is back for an exciting run tonight on Discovery Family Channel at 8pm ET/CT. The 90-minute special, Meerkat Manor:…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’ve had a few exciting internal news announcements come through this past week, including: our very own Sharon O’Sullivan, EVP of Advertising Sales, being named to Ad Age’s Women to Watch 2015 list; Hollywood veterans Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson signing on as executive producers for Discovery’s upcoming Killing Fields; and Discovery announcing that Eli Roth will host Shark Week‘s Shark After Dark. Here are some other stories you may…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! No three-day weekend waiting for us this time around, but Friday still feels like a small victory. Love dogs? (Is that really a question?) If you’re in the Philadelphia area, swing by Animal Planet’s local Road to Puppy Bowl event this Saturday at PAWS Northeast Adoption Center between 12-4pm ET to help animals of all size, shape and breed find their forever homes. To learn more about the event, check…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Welcome back! For those in the U.S., hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. For those in the UK, hope you had an equally enjoyable holiday yesterday! Here is some news you may have missed last week – including a few great reviews that came through for new Animal Planet and Velocity shows: ‘The Last Alaskans’: A Reality Show with a Heart as Big as its Subject (The Washington Post)…

You’ve Been Warned: You Won’t Want to Watch Animal Planet’s ‘Monster Week’ Alone

Animal Planet’s Monster Week is back – and the bone-chilling lineup is packed with so much spook that the event is spanning a terrifying nine nights! The monstrous programming event kicked off yesterday, Sunday evening with a special River Monsters “Africa’s Deadliest,” with Jeremy Wade traveling to Botswana in pursuit of a pack-hunting carnivore blamed for mauling victims of a capsized boat. Sound horrifying and thrilling at the same time? Then you won’t…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! In case you missed it, Discovery Channel made headlines yesterday for something a little less conventional for the network: hockey. (We’ll let news speak for itself. Here’s an article from The New York Post.) On another note, the winner of Discovery Education and Toyota’s TeenDrive365 video challenge has been announced. Congrats to Chicago’s Elijah Wilborn! Here are some other stories you may have missed: Lessons From a Leadership Perspective…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy weekend! We had some – shall we say – smashing news this week, announcing that Billy Corgan has joined TNA wrestling as a senior producer. Here is some other news you may have missed: And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe’s Name Is…(Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!) (People) Dale Jr. Builds a Treehouse in his Yard (WCNC) ‘Return to Amish,’ ‘Gypsy Sisters’ Renewed by TLC (The Wrap) Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Scandalous Family History (ABC News) Bruce…