DISCOVERY FAMILY CHANNEL'S "MY DOG'S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS" IS CRAZY BUZZWORTHY TELEVISION
- Clip of the Tiger Cub with an Orangutan Reached Nearly 155 Million People on Facebook in Just Five Days -
(Silver Spring, Md.) - Discovery Family Channel's hot new series MY DOG'S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS has caught fire on social media. Just five days after posting footage from the series featuring an adorable tiger cub with an orangutan on the network's Facebook page, the clip has reached nearly 155 million people, received almost 53 million video views and garnered 9 million likes, comments and shares[i]. Showcasing the heartwarming and hilarious stories of friendship and camaraderie between the most surprising animal pairs - from a black lab who befriends an elephant named Bubbles, to a farm goat who shares an unwavering bond with a house cat - new episodes of MY DOG'S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS air each Thursday at 9/8c and 9:30/8:30c.
"What can we say - everyone loves the story of an odd couple!" said Tom Cosgrove, general manager of Discovery Family Channel. "We believed that this series would appeal to the entire family, and are excited to see these amusing and sweet clips resonate so remarkably across social media platforms."
Each week, back-to-back episodes of MY DOG'S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS follow the friendships of loveable pups (and other animals!) and their surprising sidekicks as they support, nurture, protect and play with one another. In addition, each 30-minute episode features first-hand commentary from the dogs' owners, animal behaviorists, and canine experts as they evaluate these remarkable relationships.
Upcoming episodes - and their soon-to-be buzzed about clips - include:
· Cheetahs, Bunnies & Labs premieres Thursday, May 14 at 9/8c
Find out how a rather special golden Labrador named Carlisle is changing the way zoos care for baby cheetahs; and meet a puggle who likes to snuggle...with a rabbit named Purple!
· Miniature Mates premieres Thursday, May 14 at 9:30/8:30c
A German Shepherd mix named Hondo has really taken to Mateo the coatimundi. And what do miniature horses and one grumpy goose have in common? All will be revealed!
MY DOG'S CRAZY ANIMAL FRIENDS is produced by Blue Ant Media, Inc. with Ron Lillie serving as executive producer. For Discovery Family Channel, Sarah Davies is vice president of production and development, Tom Cosgrove is general manager, and Henry Schleiff is Group President.
To find Discovery Family Channel in your area, please visit: http://www.discoveryfamilychannel.com/channel-finder/
About Discovery Family
Since its debut in October 2014, Discovery Family has marked four consecutive months of month-to-month grown in Prime among household delivery[ii], and has grown its viewership by double digits in daytime, attracting children and their parents to Hasbro Studio's popular animation programming, including MY LITTLE PONY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and TRANSFORMERS RESCUE BOTS.
Available in nearly 70 million U.S. homes, Discovery Family is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro. The smart entertainment choice for families, Discovery Family offers award-winning children's animation programming in Daytime with the highest-quality, real-world content that appeals to the entire family in the Natural History, Adventure, Animals and Science genres at night.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe and Asia-Pacific. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.