Shark Week

Fisherman: Airborne Shark 'Nothing Special For Me'

ORLEANS (CBS) – A fisherman off the coast of Orleans tried to reel in a catch only to have it snapped off the line by a great white that jumped clear …

Boston

At PGA Championship, Michael Phelps continues to defend his Shark Week stunt

Michael Phelps created a stir at the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte on Thursday, partly because he’s the most decorated Olympian …

Michael Phelps

Ahead of Q2 earnings, Snapchat benefits from viewership growth

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Snap’s original programs are drawing sizable audiences, Axios reports. It's first original program, political news show “Good Luck America,” grew its total viewership for …

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Great white shark is detected in the waters near Halifax

HALIFAX—A great white shark has been detected near Halifax — the second great white spotted in Nova Scotia in a month — prompting at least some …

Oceans

Diver slits wrist while swimming with sharks in scary stunt

This is the bizarre moment a daredevil diver slashes open his own wrist in shark-filled waters to prove a very dangerous point.<p>The chilling clip, …

Lifestyle

8 dating profile deal-breakers that women are so tired of seeing

Online dating is rife with issues. There’s the whole conundrum about creating your own profile and making sure you’re putting your best pics forward …

Relationships

Exclusive: Snap's first original series grew 45% in 2 seasons

In its second season, Snapchat's first original program, "Good Luck America," averaged over 5 million unique viewers per episode, Axios has learned. …

Business

WATCH: Man Cuts Wrist, Bleeds In Shark-Filled Waters

A video of a man cutting his wrist in shark-filled waters stirred social media after it was posted on Facebook Thursday by White Shark Video, which …

World News

Shark Week at the Cabrillo aquarium, Zion National Park and hiking Catalina

SAN PEDRO<p>Shark Week<p>The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium will feature all things shark, including crafts and activities daily, displays and presentations.<p><b>When, where:</b> Tuesday through Saturday at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, 3720 Stephen M. White Drive, San Pedro<p><b>Admission, info:</b> Free. (310) 548-7562<p>ZION …

Zion National Park

How science and technology can help save sharks

photo credit: Philippe Guillaume corrida via photopin (license)<p>Every year, Shark Week gives us a peek into the world of shark research and the …

Oceans

Digital Download: Forget Longform, TV Networks Go Short on Snapchat

Snapchat Shows are the new fad.<p>So many media companies have been talking about pivoting to video that it has started to seem less like a savvy …

Mobile TV

Shark Week meets Worst Cooks in America

FORGET your subscription to Netflix. Would you pay $5 a month for a collection of TV channels that gave you programmes such as “90 Day Fiancé”, “Pit …

Sharks

The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Shark Week (and Thoughts on the 2017 Edition)

When <i>Jaws</i> premiered in 1975, it created panic. Even for new viewers, seeing those soulless black eyes and hearing that music it <i>changes</i> you. Slasher …

Sharks

Mr. Big Chris Noth’s Filipino–and shark–connection

Did you know that Mr. Big’s wife is part-Filipino? Chris Noth told me this when he learned I was from the Philippines. The actor said that the father …

Philippines

Wednesday cable ratings: ‘The Sinner’ premieres well, ‘Queen Sugar’ ticks up

After being dethroned last week by Shark Week and the Concacaf Gold Cup Finals, Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City” returned to the top of the …

TV

Shark Week’s Social Mentions Rebounded Following a Disappointing 2016 – Adweek

Discovery’s Shark Week programming stunt usually represents the peak time of the year for the cable network’s social mentions, and Shark Week’s …

Sharks

Why American Sports Broadcasting Has Turned Into a Freak Show

While ESPN and the other competing sports media outlets cycle back through the single-digit baseball scores and the talking heads yell over each …

Michael Phelps

Watch: 500-pound mako shark, flip, spin, jump out of water off California coast

DANA POINT — A local family out for a three-quarter day of fishing Sunday, July 30 had some reel fun and the time of their lives.<p>The group of 10 were …

Travel

Shark Week in Deep Ellum: Armoury D.E.'s Shark Sandwich Is Dangerously Tasty

Suddenly, <i>Jaws</i> feels a little less scary, because now I’ve eaten a shark sandwich.<p>Armoury D.E., the intrepid bar in Deep Ellum with a deserved …

Sharks

Southwest schedule update: What routes are being added, dropped?

Southwest Airlines revealed several new non-stop routes as it rolled out its winter and spring schedule update.<p>Starting March 8, Southwest will begin daily non-stop service between Milwaukee and Houston Hobby (<i>local report</i>) and between Fort Lauderdale and Aruba.<p>Also starting the same week will be …

Aviation

If Discovery’s Unabomber Series Is a Hit, It Could Launch a New Network Franchise – Adweek

From Shark Week to Deadliest Catch to Motor Mondays, Discovery Channel has climbed the Nielsens thanks to a number of tent-pole franchises. Now, the …

TV

Discovery Promotes Shark Week With VR Ad On Homepage

It's Shark Week! Discovery’s site is putting readers face-to-face with hammerhead sharks in a 360-degree virtual reality display banner on its …

Sharks

Shark Week owner Discovery swallows US rival Scripps

After a dearth of big deals this year, a major media deal has raised hopes of further large transactions on the horizon. And who else but a company …

Sharks

Stafford vs. canine: Eskimos receiver loses footrace to EPS dog

Kenny Stafford is fast on the football field, but in the animal kingdom it’s a different story.The Edmonton Eskimos receiver, who became best known …

Canadian News

Latest From Swamp DC TV: Trump Fires Senior Staffer

President Donald Trump has fired another person; or has forced a resignation; or has just offered a push.<p>No, it wasn’t about Attorney General Jeff …

Anthony Scaramucci

Can 'Fixer Upper: Shark Week' Live Up to Hype?

<i>Ad Age "Media Guy" columnist Simon Dumenco's media roundup for the morning of Monday, July 31:</i><p>With the news that Discovery is buying HGTV owner …

Donald Trump

Forget sharks — here are 7 things in the water swimmers should actually be scared of

It’s shark season — primarily on cable TV. As the decades-long tradition of “Shark Week” approaches, you can expect once again to hear of “serial killer” sharks, attacks near major coastal cities, and menacing, massive shark swarms.<p>But, as you probably also know, shark attacks are incredibly …

Public Health

Your GIF Guide to the Most WTF Moments in the Sharknado 5 Trailer

If the Discovery Channel’s “Shark Week” is a little too refined, too <i>intellectual,</i> for your elasmobranch fish tastes, the <i>Sharknado</i> films are back, …

Entertainment

Millions of Dollars Worth of Shark Fins Are Coming in and Out of Singapore – Act Now to Save Sharks!

With the wildly popular “Shark Week” upon us, there is no better time to focus on the plight of the world’s sharks. Many programs that feature sharks …

Sharks

‘Phelps Vs Shark’ Breaks Shark Week Ratings Record For Discovery | Deadline

<i>Phelps Vs Shark</i> has taken home gold for Discovery as Shark Week’s highest-rated telecast ever in key demos.<p>The July 23 special, in which Olympian …

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