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    PromaxBDA: Highlights from the 2018 Conference

    Last week, from June 11 to June 14, was the PromaxBDA 2018 Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City. Learn, create and connect: it was a potpourri of attendees and represented companies including ABC, Amazon Studios, AMC Networks, A+E Networks, AT&T Entertainment Group, BBC, Bell Media, BET Networks, Bravo, CBS, CNN, Comedy Central, […]

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    Discovery Announces New Competition Series ‘Master of Arms’

    Discovery Channel will introduce a new reality/competition series called “Master of Arms” (working title), which, according to the press release, will bring today’s best weapons smiths together to battle it out head to head, building the armaments that changed the course of history. The logline: Centuries ago, the greatest empires leaned on the backs of weapon […]

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    Discovery to Launch ‘Gold Rush’ Spin-Off

    Discovery will introduce “Gold Rush: White Water,” a spin-off from long-running docuseries “Gold Rush,” featuring miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin returning to McKinley Creek Alaska determined to make a fortune no matter the risk. But to find the big gold payout, they’ll put their lives on the line by diving deep beneath the […]

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    Discovery Channel to Revive ‘American Chopper’

    Reality series “American Chopper” will return to the Discovery Channel in early 2018, five years after its first run on the network ended. Originally airing from 2003 to 2012 in various incarnations on Discovery and TLC, “American Chopper” follows feuding father and son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. as they put […]

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    Michael Phelps Defeats a Shark to Kick Off Shark Week 2017 on Discovery

    Discovery Channel used an interestingly unique gimmick to begin their annual Shark Week for 2017 on July 23: legendary Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, winner of a record 23 gold medals throughout his five Olympic Games appearances, was pitted against several sharks — a hammerhead shark, a reef shark and a great white shark — in […]

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    Discovery Turns its Focus to Digital

    From PromaxBDA: There is much more to a broadcaster these days than just its linear channel was the message from David Zaslav, president and chief executive officer of Discovery Communications in the company’s upfront presentation in New York City. Over the course of his presentation, Zaslav highlighted Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, ID, Science Channel, […]

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    ‘Cash Cab’ to Return on Discovery

    Discovery Channel is reviving game show “Cash Cab” after a five year absence with comedian David Steinberg and All3Media’s Lion USA at the helm along with Robyn Todd as co-executive producer. The scoop: Revived and revved up, unwitting passengers enter the Cash Cab expecting a normal taxi journey, only to discover they’re instant contestants in […]

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    Discovery Announces ‘Everest Rescue’

    Discovery has ordered six episodes of “Everest Rescue,” which will feature exclusive access to a group of diverse helicopter pilots as they manage emergency calls during the 2016 climbing season as well as intimate interviews with them and their loved ones. “Everest Rescue” journeys to the tops of the treacherous Everest Himalayan Mountains, highlighting the […]

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    Discovery Channel Orders ‘Sacred Steel’

    Discovery Channel has ordered a new motorcycle docuseries called “Sacred Steel” that will air as part of its motor-themed Monday line-up. The new show will take viewers inside one of the world’s most exclusive and unusual bike clubs, which also produces custom-made high-end motorcycles and restores vintage classics. The logline: Jason Wilson opened shop with […]

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