This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Have you seen The Last Alaskans? Animal Planet’s “quietly beautiful docuseries” has been named to the Washington Post‘s “Best Shows of 2015” list. The freshman series was renewed for a second season earlier this year, so between catching reruns on the network, stay tuned for a premiere date coming next year. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:  See The Animals That Have Already Died Off…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Did you catch Discovery’s Racing Extinction this week? If not, you can catch an encore presentation tomorrow, December 5, at 9/8c. Curious what the documentary is about? Read about it here. Here are some other things that have us buzzing this week: Discovery Launches TV Everywhere Service With One App Instead of 9 (Adweek) New Documentary Racing Extinction Explores How Humanity Is Killing the World (Wired) Oscars: Will Pop Music Take…

Watch With the World: ‘Racing Extinction’ Global Event Premieres Tomorrow, December 2

What do all five of Earth’s mass extinctions have in common? An enormous atmospheric spike in carbon dioxide. Alarmingly, these carbon dioxide increases of extinctions past are quite minor compared with the greenhouse gasses of today, leading many to conclude that we’re racing towards a sixth mass extinction. Discovery Channel’s Racing Extinction, which makes its worldwide debut tomorrow, seeks to change this by affecting a paradigm shift great enough to spin our thinking and, more importantly, our decision-making…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Congratulations are in order for Discovery Digital Networks‘ Seeker Stories who, last week, took home a 2015 Cynopsis Model D Award in the Food/Travel/Lifestyle Web Series category. Nice work, team! Here is some other news you may have missed from this past week: When Did Eco Documentaries Get So Slick? (Bloomberg) Discovery Preps Conservation-Focused VR Experiences (Realscreen) Tesla’s Elon Musk Presses for Action on Climate Change at ‘Racing Extinction’ Screening (Video) (The Wrap)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! Fans of MythBusters who follow co-hosts Adam and Jamie on Twitter (you can find them here and here, respectively) might have caught the two guys sharing moments from their final scenes on the well-loved Discovery show this past week. (It was announced last month that the next season of MythBusters, which premieres in January of next year, will be the series’ last.) You can check out what the duo was up to in…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! If you walked through our HQ this week you might have seen two things: Employees teaming up for our annual pro bono initiative, Creating Change Employees eating lunch on the roof for several consecutive days The first is completely normal and expected for this time of year. The second is not. And yet, we’ve all been practically jumping for joy these past few days – and not complaining! –…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! DC was buzzing this week: the Pope was in town and we celebrated the first day of fall and the first day of Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Over here at Discovery, we’ve been buzzing too! Here’s some news you may have missed: Toronto: Move Over, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke – ‘Sherpa’ Spotlights Real Heroes of Everest (The Wrap) ‘Racing Extinction’ Review: Gripping Documentary Reveals How Humanity is Headed for the End (New…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Several weeks ago, we announced that Discovery would premiere Racing Extinction to 220 countries and territories around the world on December 2. Beginning this week and leading up to its television debut, the film is playing in select cities across the country. Read what the New York Times had to say about the documentary (and head here to learn more about the film and its important message). We’ll be sharing lots more about Racing Extinction as…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Some exciting news was shared this week, with two fan-favorite Discovery Communications talents making their return to television. Clinton Kelly of TLC’s What Not to Wear is returning to the network as co-host of Love at First Swipe, premiering October 2nd. Along with co-host Devyn Simone, Clinton will give people whose dating profiles need a little TLC (pun FULLY intended) a makeover, helping them best represent who they really are. And Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late Steve Irwin…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery, as we announced our second quarter earnings, which included the announcement of an exciting mobile content partnership with Verizon.  We also ended the week with some big news, as we announced that Marjorie Kaplan would be heading up Discovery’s international content strategy.  Here’s some other news from our world that you may have missed this week: Investigation Discovery Network Can Get You Hooked on…