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…