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Topic: Discovery Channel

Discovery Communications Green-lights New Series on All Networks

Company beefs up Science, Destination America

Once again, nonfiction entertainment juggernaut Discovery Communications is realigning to boost its smaller networks for the upfront season. Along with previously announced scripted green-lights Klondike (on Discovery) and 73 Seconds (on…

Discovery Gets Ready for Another Record Upfront

First-ever scripted projects

On the eve of the upfront strategy sessions that he likes to characterize as “actuary meetings,” Joe Abruzzese is in a particularly expansive mood. He’s just returned from Chicago, where…

VW Beetle Turned Into Underwater Shark Cage for Shark Week

Drive it around the ocean floor

Volkswagen's shark-cage Beetle, built by Deutsch and MediaCom for a recent promotional tie-in with the 25th anniversary of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, looks aqua-futuristic in the video below…

Discovery Already Chumming the Waters for Shark Week

Bait-themed ads tout Aug. 12 premiere

Shark Week doesn't kick off until Aug. 12, but Discovery is trying to frighten you with promos well in advance. Remarkably, it's the 25th anniversary of Shark Week this year.…

Information Diet: Thomas Sadoski

'The Newsroom' star an avid fan of Discovery's 'Deadliest Catch,' 'MythBusters'

Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Don Keefer on HBO’s The Newsroom, was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Neil LaBute’s reasons to be pretty Base Los Angeles What’s the first…

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far)

From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

Discovery Communications Parties With James Woods, Robots, Oprah at Upfront

Cable company unveils a slew of green lights

Discovery tends to play it big for its upfront presentation, and 2012 was no exception. If you had to pick a star of the show, it would probably be Henry Schleiff,…

Bang Bang Pow Pow: TBS Wins Quarterly Ratings Race

'The Big Bang Theory' is a cable game changer

Mad Men may be the ultimate critical darling and The Walking Dead a relentless devourer of GRPs, but the most transformative show on basic cable is actually a broadcast hand-me-down. According…

True Crime Appeal Cranks Ad Price Ask

Tough news for advertisers as Investigation Discovery climbs rating charts

Like most TV ad sales execs, Sharon O’Sullivan has a sheet of bragging points for her clients, which she whips out during price negotiations to illustrate how well her network,…

Discovery's Survival Guru Bear Grylls Fired

'Man vs. Wild' host gets the ax, the only thing you really need in the wilderness anyway

Man vs. Wild star Bear Grylls has been canned by Discovery, according to the network. “Due to a continuing contractual dispute with Bear Grylls, Discovery has terminated all current productions…

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