Animal Planet's mantra heading into the Puppy Bowl—its annual telecast featuring puppies playing football, held a few hours before the Super Bowl—is always, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Discovery Communications will be interacting with U.S. buyers and advertisers during this year's upfront presentations as always, but the company has shifted to a global focus on its content.
Animal Planet isn't the first network one would think of for a big movie partnership, but the Discovery Communications channel has teamed up with a potential summer blockbuster: Jurassic World.
It's not uncommon to hear hyperbolic talk at upfront presentations, but when Discovery Channel president Rich Ross talked about reaching for the moon at the network's presentation in New York Tuesday, he meant it—among the shows Discovery Channel announced is Lunar XPRIZE, tracking a competition among teams working to land a craft on the moon (preferably, Ross said, live, and i
On the eve of network TV executives’ annual pilgrimage this week to Cannes, France, for the global programming bazaar known as Mipcom, Viacom announced last Wednesday it will launch men’s channel Spike in the U.K.
Television series fight an uphill battle to get noticed. There's not just too much content on television for even the best team of TV writers to watch it all, there's […]
In advance of this afternoon's upfront presentation, the Discovery networks, which include The Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, The Hub, Velocity, ID and several others, are all announcing programming deals. Keep checking this post throughout the day for updates. Okay, so (deep breath):
Chalk some of it up to simple ratings growth but never underestimate the power of a good tree house integration.
Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav had a lot of questions to field about international business this morning, not least because of the company's massive purchase (which it's still digesting) of SBS Nordic, part of a broader deal for international assets at the beginning of the year that came with