heycalacademy: Entranced by this larger Pacific striped octopus? Us too. “Rediscovered” by our own Rich Ross & UC Berkeley’s Roy Caldwell in 2013 (which validated another scientist’s 22-year-old findings), its unusually social behaviors—including...Show More Summary
heycalacademy: Wait for it… BEHOLD: The fearsome hunting techniques of the striped pyjama squid! (Tiny ambush predators filmed back-of-house by senior biologist Rich Ross.) Pyjama squid ambush!
Harley and the Davidsons is part of Discovery Communications chief Rich Ross’s campaign to widen Discovery Channel’s scope, and looks to be off to a good start with its trailer clocking 7M views in about a week, outstripping any trailer...Show More Summary
By moving away from ratings stunts and tired content, Rich Ross has managed to help lift the TV network’s viewership and nab a sought-after demographic.
Marc Etkind is moving from Destination America to Science Channel, taking on the role of General Manager, Rich Ross, Group President, Discovery, Animal Planet and Science Channel, announced today. Etkind will report to Ross and oversee...Show More Summary
The octopus already is an oddball of the ocean. Now biologists have rediscovered a species of that eight-armed sea creature that's even stranger and shares some of our social and mating habits. Biologist Rich Ross and colleagues studying a batch of octopuses from Central America found the critters just didn't...
With Discovery Channel’s chief Rich Ross making good on his No More Fake Stuff threat regarding his network’s recently wrapped Shark Week, Syfy has stepped once more into the breach. Its orgy of fake shark stuff, also known as Sharknado...Show More Summary
It's not uncommon to hear hyperbolic talk at upfront presentations, but when Discovery Channel president Rich Ross talked about reaching for the moon at the network's presentation in New York Tuesday, he meant it—among the shows Discovery...Show More Summary
Rich Ross is having his first upfront as chief of Discovery Channel since taking over and promising No Fake Stuff and a broadening of programming types to return Discovery Channel to the No. 1 brand for the whole family – not just for...Show More Summary
EXCLUSIVE: Discovery Channel chief Rich Ross told the crowd at TCA last month that a big part of his new regime was to dump all the pseudo stuff and instead have programming that would "impact people to do something." Looks like that mantra drove the cable and satellite channel during its visit to Park City this year. Show More Summary
Paul Pastor has been named Executive Vice President of Network Strategy, Revenue and Operations for the Discovery Channel. Discovery Channel chief Rich Ross, to whom Pastor will report, made the announcement this afternoon as Ross wraps...Show More Summary
Discovery Channel chief Rich Ross is winding up his honeymoon month in the job by creating a New York-based production and development unit for the network, and moving Matthew Kelly and Michael Sorensen from Discovery Communications’ Silver Spring, MD HQ to New York to oversee unscripted series for the new unit. Show More Summary
Rich Ross, former CEO of Shine America and chairman of Walt Disney Studios, had been on the job for just 72 hours as Discovery Channel's new president when he met with reporters. Still, Ross already had a clear sense of how to bolster Discovery Communications' flagship network, which has suffered ratings erosion: being "authentic. Show More Summary
Image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London vis Wikimedia commomns Rick and Rich Ross, no known relation You can’t imagine how intrigued I was this morning to read that rapper Rick Ross was fed up with all these mermaids and guys getting eaten by snakes. Show More Summary
New Discovery Channel chief Rich Ross (no relation to Rick) has vowed to stop airing pseudoscientific bullshit on what is ostensibly an educational channel. Ross made this promise at the Television Critic’s Association press tour earlier...Show More Summary
Discovery Channel’s new president Rich Ross has been in his new job for around three days, but he faced television critics and reporters this morning, and said repeatedly that he’ll be moving Discovery Channel shows away from scripted, fake things, and even from sensational stunts such as Eaten Alive, which failed to deliver on the promise of its... Show More Summary
PASADENA, Calif. — About 72 hours into the job, new Discovery Channel president Rich Ross is ready for a course correction The new boss at the network most recently famous for promising viewers a chance to see a man eaten by a snakeShow More Summary
"I think being more inclusive to women and younger men is a way for us to build back the audience," he said from the TCA stage read more
Bye bye, men eaten by snakes! So long, mermaids! Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, Megalodons! TV critics fell deeply, madly in love with new Discovery Channel chief Rich Ross this morning at Winter TV press Tour 2015 when he...Show More Summary
Making his strongest statement yet about the direction in which he’s taking Discovery Channel, its new president Rich Ross announced this morning he’s named HBO veteran John Hoffman as Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials. Show More Summary