Discovery’s ‘Sherpa’ is a Lesson On Survival, Community and Resilience

April 18, 2014: a massive avalanche is triggered on Mount Everest and 16 Sherpa have been killed, leaving a local community devastated. Suspended between what was supposed to happen and what happens next, production crews from across the world who had been filming on site for one reason or another packed their equipment and headed home, seemingly unable to proceed – or unsure how to. But the Sherpa film crew stayed. “We had no film, but we had…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’ve been buzzing about this past week: For Staff on ‘Naked and Afraid,’ Work is Just a Blur (New York Times) EXCLUSIVE: Scott Foley Has an Emotional Moment Upon Learning His Ancestor’s Ties to George Washington — Watch (Entertainment Tonight) I (Sort Of) Hosted a Show with President Obama! (Popular Science) President Obama Set as Weeklong Guest Host for Science Channel Nightly News Segment (Mashable) Matt and Amy Roloff…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD, we’ve been sh-sh-shivering to an unusual blast of cold this week that has pushed its way through – complete with a nice shower here and there. But even a cold rain has its positives! Yesterday evening, employees were treated to a pretty unique – and well-placed! – rainbow arcing across our building. Not the worst view in the world! Here’s what else…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Shark Week is back, baby! Discovery announced earlier this week that the annual fin-tastic celebration will kick off on June 26 at 8/7c, so mark your calendars! We’ll have lots of updates between now and then on what fans can expect, but for now, go ahead and whet your appetite with Shark Week 2016’s first teaser. Here is some other news you might have missed: At Discovery, Joe Abruzzese Aims to Sell…

Discovery Networks CEEMEA Hosts 2016 Upfront Presentation in Johannesburg

On Wednesday, November 18, Discovery Networks CEEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East) hosted an exclusive upfront presentation in Johannesburg, sharing with over 200 guests in attendance new and returning series fans around the region can look forward to watching in 2016. Both Discovery and DStv executives were on-site to host the event, with performances by Whitney Thore (My Big Fat Fabulous Life), Andi Rive (The Lion Queen) and magician Troy (Troy) adding star power…

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! 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! 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…