‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘Deadliest Catch’ Take Home Creative Arts Emmy Awards

This past weekend The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences held its annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards honor the key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production, such as sound editing, cinematography and more, and we are thrilled to announce that Discovery Channel won honors for both Frozen Planet and Deadliest Catch. See the full list of Discovery Channel winners below and congratulations to all! Frozen Planet (Discovery Channel) Outstanding Picture…

‘Frozen Planet’ & ‘MythBusters’ Lead Discovery Communications’ 11 Primetime Emmy Nominations

Just minutes ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 2012 Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on September 23 in Los Angeles in a primetime event hosted by funnyman Jimmy Kimmel.* Discovery Channel, TLC & Animal Planet all took home nominations, including Frozen Planet in the Outstanding Nonfiction Series category and MythBusters in the Outstanding Reality Program category. Congratulations to all the nominees —…

Celebrate Earth Day with Our Discovery Family

Each year on April 22 people around the world mark Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 in order to celebrate our planet and encourage its protection. At Discovery Communications, our commitment to celebrating the Earth stems from our company’s founding in 1985 continues today. This Sunday, Discovery Channel in the U.S. will be marking Earth Day with a special presentation of Frozen Planet — beginning with a…

The Reviews Are In: Don’t Miss ‘Frozen Planet’ This Sunday

Some of my favorite projects from my almost ten years at Discovery are the iconic series we’ve partnered with the BBC to produce — from Planet Earth (I rallied employes to create a giant mosaic and recorded it as time-lapse video) to Life (where we welcomed guests to our Twitter account for expert commentary each Sunday). This Sunday, you’ll be blown away again with the premiere of Frozen Planet. If…

Penguins Just Got More Addictive: Play ‘Criminal Penguins’ Online

We’re just a week and a half away from the U.S. premiere of Frozen Planet (March 18 at 8pm ET/PT), and online people are buzzing about the series and the guilty pleasure that is Penguin Cam. If you can’t get enough penguins and you found yourself laughing at this clip from Frozen Planet, Discovery’s Criminal Penguins game is for you. Click on the image below to get started collecting rocks…

Penguin Spotting and Free Fro-Yo Coming to DC Area

We’ve been counting down to the premiere of Frozen Planet in the U.S. at Discovery for a while, and now we’re ready to take to the streets (and Metro) in the Washington, D.C. area to spread our excitement! If you’re riding the Metro on Friday afternoon (March 9), keep your eyes open for one of the tuxedoed stars of Frozen Planet. Feel free to challenge him to a dance off,…

Waddle on Over to ‘Penguin Cam’

There are a few basic truths in life that we can all agree upon, such as bad news comes in threes or, despite all efforts, you will turn into your mother. Another one of those truths is that the Internet paired with adorable animals is irresistible. You probably remember Panda Cam (live from the Smithsonian National Zoo) and Shark Cam (brought to you by Discovery Channel and the Georgia Aquarium)…now,…

Discovery Nets Unveil Upcoming Programming at Winter TCA Tour

Sunny Pasadena, California is the setting for the Winter 2012 Television Critics Association Press Tour, and today Discovery’s session will feature panels from several networks. You can read all the news by clicking on the links below and follow @DiscoveryComm and #TCA12 on Twitter for live updates from the Tour. We’ll also be sharing photos from our panels — featuring Morgan Freeman, Niecy Nash and more, as they happen on…