Animal Planet’s ‘Dog Park’ Wins People’s Voice Webby Award

As an aspiring dog owner at a company filled with many pet parents, I often ask my “I’d-love-to-get-a-dog-but-what-about-this?” questions to my pup owning co-workers. Growing up in Upstate New York (think farms, not fashion) I have had no previous experience at the dog park, but I had many questions about them (How do the people all know each other? When do you know if the dogs are play fighting vs.…

David Zaslav to Receive UJA-Federation of New York’s Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award

On April 3, the UJA-Federation of New York will host its Leadership Awards Dinner and honor our President & CEO David Zaslav with the Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award, which honors people of vision, energy and sustained achievement in the entertainment, media and communications industries. UJA-Federation has been driving communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community for more than 90 years. Through their working with more than…

WICT Names Discovery to Top Programmers for Women in Cable

Last week, Women in Cable Telecommunications once again honored Discovery Communications as one of the Best Companies for Women in Cable. Joining Discovery in the Best Programmers category are NBCUniversal, Scripps, Turner and ESPN. The annual recognition is determined by WICT’s PAR Survey, which gathers information from cable telecommunications companies to assess how they support pay equity and advancement opportunities for women among other key criteria.

Discovery Communications Among Top 10 Best Companies for Working Mothers

This week, Working Mother announced the 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers, which again includes Discovery Communications. This honor comes on the heels of being named one of the best companies for kids last month by Working Mother. The magazine cites Discovery’s annual day of volunteerism, Discover Your Impact Day, and resources from on-site Wellness Centers to fitness reimbursements. Thank you to Working Mother for the honor and congratulations to…

‘Deadliest Catch’ Nabs Four Primetime Emmy Awards, Including Outstanding Reality Program

We’re used to the Captains of Deadliest Catch hauling in pots full of crabs, but now the Discovery Channel series can add four Primetime Emmy Awards to the haul. Deadliest Catch was nominated in the categories of Outstanding Reality Program, Outstanding Cinematography for Reality Programming, Outstanding Sound Mixing for Reality Programming and Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming and took home all four awards on Saturday night at the Creative…

Discovery Nets Nominated for 11 News & Doc Emmys

On the heels of last week’s 10 Primetime Emmy nominations, Discovery Communications received 11 News & Documentary Emmy nods earlier this week — with Discovery Channel leading the way with seven. First Life with David Attenborough was nominated in three categories (Outstanding Nature Programming, Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Graphic Design & Art Direction) and Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking was recognized with two nominations for Outstanding Science and Technology…

Discovery Channel, OWN & Animal Planet Earn Primetime Emmy Nods

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and the Discovery family came away with 10 nominations for Discovery Channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Animal Planet. Congratulations to all the nominees: Outstanding Reality Program Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel) MythBusters (Discovery Channel) Outstanding Nonfiction Special Becoming Chaz (OWN) Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming Whale Wars (Animal Planet) Outstanding Cinematography…

‘Cash Cab’ Host Ben Bailey Wins Daytime Emmy Award

Last night at the 2011 Daytime Emmy Awards, Cash Cab host Ben Bailey won the award for Outstanding Game Show Host for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to Ben and Discovery Channel‘s Cash Cab! The comedian turned taxi driver and host wasn’t in the room when his award was announced. He showed up a minute or so later, first claiming not to have been able to get a cab, but…

Discovery Nabs Webby Award & Four People’s Voice Wins

The people have spoken… and Discovery’s Digital Media team has been honored with four People’s Voice wins from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as a part of the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Also, HowStuffWorks won a Webby Award in the Mobile/Education & Reference category. Congrats to the winners: HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference (Webby Award & People’s Voice) MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet (People’s Voice)…

Discovery Nominated for Four Webby Awards, Voting Open for People’s Voice Awards (Hint, Hint)

Last week, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, and Discovery’s Digital Media team was named recognized by being named a finalist in four categories: MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference Petfinder iPhone App in Mobile/Utilities and Services Discovery News in Web/Science While the Academy selects the Webby Awards’ Winners, the online public chooses…