ADVISORY, Jan. 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Animal Planet, part of the Discovery Communications (Nasdaq:DISCA) family of networks, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to kick off Puppy Bowl XIII which airs on Sunday, February 5 at 3 p.m. ET/12 p.m. PT on Animal Planet.
For Puppy Bowl XIII, Animal Planet worked with 34 different animal shelters and rescue organizations from across 22 states to fill the rosters of #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff with 78 adoptable players for this puppy pile up. This year, the Bowl also features three pups with special needs - Doobert (hear impaired), Lucky (three-legged) and Winston (hearing and sight impaired) - who won't let their disability stop them from trying to score the winning touchdown and a loving home. One special player is drafted to play in Puppy Bowl XIII by celebrity dog Chunk Handler. Plus, viewers will get to see the canines conduct their pre-game rituals when the cameras are allowed in the locker room.
In honor of the occasion, Erin Wanner, Vice President, Production, a Puppy Bowl Ref, all-star players from Team Ruff and Team Fluff, will ring the Opening Bell.
Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Puppy Bowl XIII Media Contact:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463
Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
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About Animal Planet
Animal Planet, a multi-media business unit of Discovery Communications, is the network of hit franchise series RIVER MONSTERS, PIT BULLS & PAROLEES and TREEHOUSE MASTERS and the home of provocative and award-winning specials and documentary films presented under the banner ANIMAL PLANET PRESENTS. Animal Planet's programming also includes quarterly tent pole TV events PUPPY BOWL, the largest non-sports TV on Super Bowl Sunday, and MONSTER WEEK. Animal Planet is the premiere TV, digital and social community for animal lovers and pet owners, providing immersive, engaging, high-quality entertainment across all Animal Planet assets including: Animal Planet television network, available in more than 94 million homes in the U.S., that is complemented with a deep Video On Demand offering; online assets www.animalplanet.com, the ultimate online destination for all things animal; Animal Planet L!VE, the go-to digital destination for round-the-clock, unfiltered access to the animal kingdom; Animal Planet social including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About Puppy Bowl XIII
For over 12 years, Animal Planet's PUPPY BOWL has owned the world's cutest sporting event on television. Every Super Bowl Sunday, two teams of the fluffiest and cuddliest line barkers and wide retrievers take to the gridiron for a playful game of ear tugs, tackles and tumbles. Representing more than 34 rescues from across the country, these adoptable four-legged players that make up #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff are serious when it comes to winning the Most Valuable Puppy (MVP) title and more importantly…their furever homes. This season, the pups return to Animal Planet's GEICO Stadium for PUPPY BOWL XIII on Sunday, February 5 from 3 pm ET/ 12pm PT with two-hours of adorable fuzzy faces, sloppy kisses and puppy penalties.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq:DISCA) (Nasdaq:DISCB) (Nasdaq:DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global 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, and through the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio, including TestTube, Seeker and SourceFed. Discovery owns 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. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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