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! A couple weeks ago, Discovery Channel announced plans to air the documentary Sherpa to international audiences in 2016. Sherpa tells the tragic story of the disastrous 2014 avalanche on Mount Everest: coincidentally, a team of filmmakers who was on the mountain at the time to film the climbing season from the local sherpas’ perspective ended up capturing the deadly disaster. The documentary is making its rounds at…

TLC Premiere Week: The Return of Buddy and Whitney – Plus, a Royal!

The first official day of fall may still be a couple weeks away, but with Labor Day now behind us and kids back in school, it certainly feels like summer is winding down! And with fall premieres rolling out across different networks, nothing signals the change of seasons like the return of your favorite shows – and the discovery of a new favorite or two! Bringing the sweets, the dance moves and the rightful heirs,…

Dancing! Trivia! Cupcakes! There’s Something for Everyone at TLC’s Inaugural Summer Block Party

This past Saturday, more than 4,000 fans gathered in Philadelphia for TLC’s inaugural Summer Block Party – a free festival held to celebrate community and the start of the summer. Held at Penn’s Landing, the fans were joined by some of their favorite TLC talent – including Buddy Valestro (Cake Boss), Monte Durham and Lori Allen (Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta), Randi Fenoli (Say Yes to the Dress), Whitney…

Whitney Thore Wins Over More Hearts as ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Makes its German Debut

Whitney Thore, the charismatic star of TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life, is about to endear even more fans as she makes her debut on TLC in Germany this evening at 7:20pm. The series follows Whitney, self-proclaimed “fat girl,” as she navigates family, friendships and love in a world where people are judged for their size. A dancer since she was young, viewers are able to delight with Whitney as she…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Though I can’t really speak for everyone here at our Silver Spring headquarters, I feel pretty comfortable saying that most – if not all – of us have been less than thrilled with the brutally cold weather that’s come through. While it may not be nearly as cold down here as it is in other parts of the country (it’s all relative, of course), the balmy 5 degree…

‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’ Season Finale Airs Tonight – But Don’t Worry, Whitney Won’t Be Gone For Long!

Whitney Thore is not only funny and endearing – she’s inspiring viewers around the country to love themselves and be comfortable in their own skin. And tonight, the first chapter of her story in TLC’s My Big Fat Fabulous Life comes to a close in the two-part season finale. When we first met Whitney, it didn’t take long for her to win the hearts of viewers everywhere. A thin dancer…

See Just How Fabulous Whitney Thore is in TLC’s ‘My Big Fat Fabulous Life’

TV’s newest inspiration is here, and she goes by the name of Whitney Thore. Whitney first rose to prominence last January when her video, “A Fat Girl Dancing,” became an overnight sensation. In an interview with New York Daily News, Whitney said about the video: “I definitely loved the title…To juxtapose the word ‘fat,’ which is the dirtiest word and has so many negative connotations, with the images of a body…