Question: What are you thoughts on Shark Week? I think the idea is a great move for Discovery Channel, giving them some much-needed press. All of the shows are very well-done and can be both exciting and informative. I hope they start showing these fantastic shows in HD in the future, since no one beats Discovery in the HD department.
Answer: Actually, it looks like Discovery HD Theater is going shark-mad this weekend (Saturday and Sunday), so you're getting your wish. Shark Week has for 20 years been one of the canniest marketing concepts on cable. It's always a big hit, and with Planet Earth earlier this year, it's another reminder of how powerful a brand the Discovery Networks have become. And while we're talking Discovery, here's a reminder that its sister channel, Animal Planet, is launching a new season of the irresistible Meerkat Manor next Friday (Aug. 10) ...
In July of 1916, a great white shark terrorized the New Jersey shore, devouring all or parts of five swimmers (four died) and inspiring the plot for a future film that would thrill and terrify the world. The movie is Steven Spielberg's 1975 summer classic Jaws, in which Richard Dreyfuss stars as Matt Hooper, a marine biologist on the trail of a murderous monster. Who better, then, to narrate Ocean of Fear: The Worst Shark Attack Ever, which kicks off Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week with a two-hour premiere on Sunday, July 29 (at 9 pm/ET)?
Yes, it's time to whip your trembling tootsies out of the surf again. The most jaw-dropping week of summer television, Shark Week, turns 20 this year, and to mark the occasion, Discovery is offering an all-ou
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