Happy Shark Week!

It’s officially the most jawsome time of the year: Shark Week. Celebrating its 25th year, Shark Week has become a summertime ritual and pop culture phenomenon. In that 25 years, television viewing has evolved, too. With the rise of Twitter, Facebook, smartphones and tablets, watching TV is an even more social experience than before and networks, like Discovery Channel, can bring fans even closer to the action – even letting…

Animal Planet’s ‘Tanked’ is Back, Welcomes Tracy Morgan

What do 30 Rock‘s Tracy Morgan, KISS and Petco all have in common? They’ve all been Tanked! Animal Planet’s popular series returns on Saturday at 9pm ET/PT with your favorite family of crazy fish tank designers, as the Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) crew makes Tracy Jordan’s mantra to “Live every week like it’s Shark Week.” come true by installing a Jaws-inspired shark tank in Tracy Morgan’s home. NFL linebacker Bart…

Fins Up! Chompie Jr. Takes the D.C. Area by Storm

You know how sometimes you’ll just be sitting at your desk on a Monday afternoon when suddenly, a shark appears to give you high fives and delicious California Tortilla burritos? The most anticipated and jawsome week of the year begins in five days on Discovery Channel and the D.C. area has been buzzing with excitement. To reward some of our most loyal Twitter fans, we’ve secretly sent Chompie Jr. (Chompie’s…

Discovery Makes a Splash at TCA with Programming, ‘Shark Week’ Festivities

On August 2, Discovery’s networks highlighted upcoming programming for TV critics during a series of afternoon TCA panels — from TLC‘s Breaking Amish and OWN‘s Married to the Army: Alaska to Military Channel‘s The Brokaw Files and Discovery Channel‘s Curiosity: Plane Crash (wt). Following the presentation, the critics and special guests were invited to the pool at the Beverly Hilton for a special 25th Anniversary Shark Week Party. As sharks…

Discovery Networks Take to TCA, Share Upcoming Programming

As I post, television critics and journalists from across the country are continuing the bi-annual ritual that is the TCA Press Tour and getting ready for Discovery Communications‘ panels. Held each summer at the Beverly Hilton, the Television Critics Association‘s event allows broadcast and cable networks to unveil new and returning series and specials that will premiere in the coming months. You can read all the news by clicking on…

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…

Chompie Descends on Silver Spring, Discovery Plans Local ‘Shark Week’ Activities

After a cross-country trip, our beloved Chompie has returned to Silver Spring and this weekend crews will help him take his rightful place — on our company’s headquarters, One Discovery Place, in Silver Spring. In conjunction with his return and in anticipation of the 25th annual Shark Week (premiering on Sunday, August 12 on Discovery Channel), we have several ways for our neighbors in the D.C. area to celebrate the most…

Philip DeFranco + ‘Shark Week’ = Jawsome

What do you get when you combine the jawsomeness of Shark Week with the awesomeness of Philip DeFranco? The Shark Week Chompdown! Earlier this week, Phil DeFranco announced on Revision3‘s The Phillip DeFranco Show that he will be hosting  part of this summer’s toothiest week of TV on Discovery Channel.  Sharkzilla, a monstrous mechanical megalodon shark (say that ten times fast) will chomp one item each night of Shark Week…

‘Shark Cam’ Returns with New 360-Degree Underwater View

We’re getting excited for Shark Week (starts August 12 on Discovery Channel) here at Discovery Communications — from Chompie’s return to our headquarters in Silver Spring later this month to the newly launched Shark Cam from Georgia Aquarium. Watch the underwater announcement below to get the scoop, read more about it online and, most importantly, dive it at discovery.com/sharkcam!

He’s Baaaack! Chompie Returns to Discovery HQ in Silver Spring

The 25th anniversary of Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week (returning August 12) is going to have more bite than ever this year — on TV, online, across social media…and in Silver Spring! Fan-favorite Chompie, a 446-foot long inflatable shark, will be returning to Discovery Communications‘ headquarters next month in anticipation of the longest-running cable event. Local residents should stay tuned for additional Shark Week festivities coming to the D.C. area later…