‘Deadliest Catch’ Season Comes to a Close, Join the #CatchFinale

The boats are coming back into Dutch Harbor, as Discovery Channel‘s Emmy-nominated Deadliest Catch closes out its seventh season tomorrow night, July 26, at 9pm ET/PT (followed by a behind-the-scenes special at 10pm ET/PT). The captains and crews have had their share of ups, downs and pranks (those Hillstrands!), and you’re invited to join fellow fans in watching on Tuesday night. Discovery Channel is encouraging fans to connect using the…

Discovery Channel & Science Travel to San Diego for Comic-Con 2011

Discovery Channel and Science have invaded Comic-Con 2011 with a full slate of panels and activities at the annual fan gathering in San Diego: Today, Penn & Teller kick things off with a panel at 7pm PT and a sneak peek of their new Discovery Channel series, Tell a Lie. On Friday, from 6-7pm, Rod Roddenberry will be joined by fellow panelists to talk about taking the Roddenberry Star Trek…

Look Back on NASA’s Shuttle Program & Today’s Launch with Science Tonight

Nothing captivates us in the same way that space travel does, and today millions of Americans tuned in to watch the final shuttle mission for NASA: STS-135. Science will debut a new special, Last Shuttle: Our Journey, tonight at 10pm ET/PT — following the preparations for the final mission and telling the story of the Shuttle program through the eyes of the people who know it best. Our colleague Kate…

Discovery Channel Asks, ‘How Do You Celebrate Shark Week?’

One of the most common reactions I get when I meet new people who find out that I work at Discovery is, “I love Shark Week!” Discovery Channel‘s Shark Week, returning for its 24th year on July 31, is a de-facto national holiday in the U.S. — with record ratings last year, an overwhelming response on social media and reactions like the one mentioned above. Last year, we saw a…

Are We Too Connected? Curiosity.com Tackles That & More

Last week, Discovery launched the first phase of the multi-year, cross-platform Curiosity initiative — Curiosity.com. The online platform brings together great minds (our Curiosity Luminaries) and burning questions and results in an enriching experience that builds upon our company’s heritage and mission. Each week, the site’s “wonderwall” homepage will feature three new Luminaries covering a range of topics. Today, you’ll find Webby Awards founder and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain front and…

Pull Up a Front Row Seat at the National Memorial Day Parade with Military Channel

As we celebrate Memorial Day in the U.S., thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. for the National Memorial Day Parade honoring all of those who have served in uniform. However, even if you’re not in D.C., you can still have the best seat along the parade route (without camping out) by tuning into Military Channel from 2-4pm ET. The parade will devote a special segment to remember the heroes of…

Calling All Curious Minds!

Satisfying curiosity is at the core of our company, and Discovery Channel’s Curiosity (coming to TV later this year) is all about stoking the natural desire to question our world and discover more about it. From exploring whether there is a creator to what happens to your body under the influence of drugs, Curiosity is already in the air and online at Curiosity.com. We’ll keep you posted on Curiosity as…

Tweets and TV: Twitter Showcases Best-Of & Includes Science’s ‘An Idiot Abroad’

Yesterday, Gayle and I had the pleasure of presenting at BlogWell DC on the topic of real-time engagement through social media and social TV. One of the examples we used was a recent meshing of Twitter and TV with Science for their hit series An Idiot Abroad. As a part of April Fools’ Day fun, the network streamed fan Tweets live on air in primetime as the culmination of a…

Andy Samberg: Comedian, Writer and Chief Shark Officer

At last week’s NY Upfront Presentation we had a very special guest: Andy Samberg, Discovery Channel‘s first Chief Shark Officer (CSO). Known for his work on Saturday Night Live and with The Lonely Island, as CSO Samberg will host the 24th annual Shark Week, coming this summer to Discovery Channel in the U.S. As a part of his duties, Samberg will appear in on-air segments and perhaps dive with some…