Meet the Interns: London Office’s Sara Hartill-Winkle and Zhonglun Nie

Each semester, Discovery Communications welcomes hundreds of ambitious students around the globe to immerse them in the media industry and the company during a 12-week hands-on experience. Digital Communications & Social Media intern Samantha Piccirillo will introduce you to some of Discovery’s summer 2012 interns in our latest series of Meet the Interns posts. Today she introduces you to two interns in Discovery’s London office — International Learning & Development’s…

Tonight Marks the Start of ‘Monster Week’ on Animal Planet

River Monsters has made a splash with Animal Planet viewers (the best-performing series in network history), so it’s only natural that it would inspire something a bit bigger, a bit creepier. So, beginning tonight at 8pm ET/PT, Animal Planet will bring you Monster Week — a full week of River Monsters, new episodes of Call of the Wildman and Finding Bigfoot, and a the two-hour CGI special, Mermaids: The Body…

Jeremy Wade Goes in Search of ‘Catfish Big Enough to Swallow a Man’

While I am endlessly fascinated by the creatures Jeremy Wade finds in the water, I am equally completely terrified by their existence. But, like a good, scary movie, it’s hard for me to look away (even if I am squirming thinking about one of those monsters swishing past me in a lake). Sunday’s premiere of River Monsters at 9pm ET/PT on Animal Planet does not disappoint the side of me…

Netflix and Discovery Communications Announce Licensing Agreement

Today, Netflix and Discovery Communications announced a two-year non-exclusive licensing agreement that allows Netflix members to instantly watch prior-season series and specials, including an expanded selection of additional seasons of series from Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, as well as Investigation Discovery, Science and Military Channel. Among the series are Discovery’s Man vs. Wild, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, and Animal Planet’s River Monsters, as well as other…