Discovery Communications Founder & Chairman John Hendricks to Receive Edison Achievement Award

Yesterday, the Edison Awards, which recognize leaders in innovation, announced that Discovery Communications Founder and Chairman John Hendricks will be awarded the Edison Achievement Award next April. The award honors leaders who have made significant and lasting contributions to innovation, marketing, and human-centered design over the course of their careers. President and CEO of Ford Motor Company Alan Mulally will also receive the Edison Achievement Award that day. John Hendricks created…

Discovery Channel and Planet Green Honored with News & Documentary Emmys

Congratulations are in order to Discovery Channel and Planet Green, who each took home statues on Monday at the 31st Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. 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. (Check out a clip of Wild Pacific: Survivors at DiscoveryStore.com.) Planet Green’s environmental documentary series Reel Impact took home…

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…

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…

Discovery Channel & Animal Planet Nab 16 Primetime Emmy Nominations

What a morning for Discovery Communications! Following up on Discovery Channel’s two Daytime Emmys last month, we learned this morning that Discovery Channel has earned 14 Primetime Emmy nominations and that Animal Planet has added another two nominations to its accolades. Discovery Channel’s groundbreaking Life leads the pack with six nominations including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, for which Deadliest Catch is also nominated — for the fifth consecutive year. Catch received…

Discovery Channel’s ‘Cash Cab’ & Ben Bailey Pick Up Two Daytime Emmys

Last night Discovery Channel had Las Vegas seeing NYC taxi’s trademark yellow and black, as Cash Cab and host Ben Bailey nabbed two Emmys at the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Bailey even took to the red carpet, quizzing soap stars (sans cab, of course) before the live telecast.Early in the evening, Cash Cab was named Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show, besting Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, The Price is Right and…