Discovery CEO: We’re Trying To Create a Golf Netflix

In announcing a wide-ranging content deal with golf legend Tiger Woods, Discovery CEO David Zaslav says that what we’re trying to do is really create a golf Netflix. Discovery’s strategy is partnering with high profile personalities such as Tiger and Oprah and to provide quality non-scripted programming globally.

Instagram Adds Video Channels To Explore

Instagram announced the launch of new video channels in its Explore feature, which should greatly open up the platform to better video discovery. As it stands, videos aren’t posted nearly as frequently as images, but making videos more discoverable could…

“Gold Rush” Patriarch John Schnabel Passes Away at 96, Discovery Honors Him On-Air

Gold Rush patriarch John Schnabel died Friday morning at the age of 96. His grandson, Parker Schnabel, shared word of his passing via social media. John Schnabel, local legend in Haines and star of TV show 'Gold Rush,' dies at…

Hulu Makes Deal For Discovery Content

Hulu announced that it has entered into a partnership with Discovery which will see it become the exclusive subscription video on-demand home to Deadliest Catch. It’s the first ong-form content partnership between the two. The agreement will also see Hulu…

Megamouth Shark: Rarest Shark in the World Hooked

A “rare and mysterious” megamouth shark — and what a mouth it is — was caught from the depths of the ocean off the Shizuoka coast of Japan. A gathering of over 1500 Japanese watched as the “rarest shark in…

William Shatner Honored by NASA for Service

NASA honored iconic actor William Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians Saturday, the Distinguished Public Service medal. Shatner received the citation while attending his own Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Los Angeles, which raises money for children’s causes.…

Noah’s Ark: Thought To Have Been Round

When we think of the story of Noah, many imagine a giant boat that managed to hold two of every animal species on Earth. And that giant boat is typically “pointy”. Apparently the image had by many was completely wrong.…

The Earliest Life Form Found So Far is in Australia

The Guardian is reporting that Earth’s earliest life form has been found in Australia. An Aussie research team accompanied by some U.S. scientists discovered a series of “complex microbial ecosystems” they date to 3.5 billion years ago. The find was…

Discovery’s New Miniseries “Klondike” Gets A Trailer

When you think of the Discovery Channel you probably envision nature shows, Mythbusters, and the over-hyped Shark Week. Soon, the cable channel will trek into an unknown area, as they debut their first scripted mini-series. The mini-series “Klondike” stars Richard…

Oarfish, Mystery Sea Monster Revealed

Nessie? The Loch Ness Monster? Or some other unidentified creature of the deep? Officials in Spain last week were left with these very questions, but it looks like these questions may finally be put to rest. The fish, found on…

Mona Lisa Mystery May Finally Be Solved

What’s in a smile? Well, if it belongs to arguably one of the most famous smiling figures that answer is mystery, or at least it was until now. The inspiration for the Mona Lisa has been up for debate, puzzling…

Deadliest Catch Star Missing? Elliot Neese Absent in Season 9 Preview

For the past two seasons, Elliot Neese has been captaining the Ramblin Rose as the youngest captain on the Discovery Channel series Deadliest Catch. This season, however, Discovery has teased that Neese may have lost his job commanding the Rose.…

Radiation Belt Around Earth Discovered by NASA

NASA this week revealed that its Van Allen Probes have discovered a third radiation belt around the Earth. Before now, the Earth’s Van Allen belts were thought to be two belts of radiation surrounding the planet. The newly discovered belt…

Spotify Adds New Follow & Discovery Features, Now Rocks Metallica

Spotify has just announced a significant update to the service, one that focuses on music discovery. It’s all based on the theory that Spotify users complain about not knowing what to listen to, “and artists say they want to connect…

Mermaid Body Found: Documentary Back In The News

Mermaids have always fascinated us; the folklore and imagery we find in beloved films make it easy to believe that lovely women with long, shimmering tails live beneath the waves of the ocean, ready to help the next person they…

The Discovery of Our Solar System’s Rogue Planet

Scientists believe the solar system as we know it was once just a cloud of dust surrounding a newborn star. Gravity caused those dust particle to form into pebbles, then boulders, then eventually coalescing into the planets we know today.…

A Brief History of the Space Shuttle Discovery

The space shuttle Discovery arrived at the Smithsonian today after a short flight from Dulles Airport. NASA officially handed over the shuttle to the National Air and Space Museum in a symbolic end to an era of federal funded American…

“Frozen Planet” Shows North, South Pole As Never Before

The Discovery Channel has partnered with the BBC for several documentaries, including the wildly successful “Blue Planet” and “Planet Earth”. But their latest venture, called “Frozen Planet”, has viewers falling in love with Antarctica and the Arctic via beautifully shot…

James Cameron Funds High-Tech Submarine

Director James Cameron is boldly going where no man has gone before, or at least since 1960. Cameron has funded the construction of a high-tech one-man submarine capable of diving seven miles beneath the Pacific Ocean into the Mariana Trench,…

‘Bering Sea Gold’ Star Enjoys Some Beverages

Nothing like enjoying some cold drinks after a long day of searchin’ for treasure. The stars of Discovery Network’s hit reality television show, Bering Sea Gold could really work up some pretty big thirst: “Every summer, as the glacial ice…