It’s Finally Here! Get Ready for a Jawsome ‘Shark Week’ 2015!

July 2, 2015 | by lstewart

The #MostWonderfulWeek is back, and you won’t want to miss a moment! With the return of many fan-favorite programs in addition to all-new, in-depth aftershows and on-the-ground live streams offering behind-the-scenes access, there’s something for every fin-atic!

Shark Week kicks off on Sunday, July 5 at 8pm ET/CT with Shark Trek, where shark expert Greg Skomal and a team of engineers embark on a mission to find out why great white sightings in Florida are on the rise. Other programming highlights throughout the week include:

  • Monster Mako, premiering Sunday, July 5 at 10pm ET/CT: A team of marine biologists set out to clock the top speed of the fastest shark in the ocean – the mako.
  • Alien Sharks: Close Encounters, premiering Monday, July 6 at 10pm ET/CT: Deep below the oceans surface live some of the strangest marine animals on earth. Now, three expeditions are exploring those depths for sharks that glow in the dark.
  • Tiburones: Sharks of Cuba, premiering Tuesday, July 7 at 10pm ET/CT: A team of shark researchers head to Cuba to explore the most remote shark habitat in the world.

Eli Roth, award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor joins the Shark Week family as the host of Shark After Dark, back for its third consecutive year. The late night companion to Shark Week programs features special guests – including shark fans and experts – who offer commentary and insight into what it’s like to be a part of the event.

And for a 24/7 feeding frenzy, head to SharkWeek.com – a digital destination packed full of everything you could ever want to know about sharks (and even some things you didn’t KNOW you wanted to know!). From the Daily Shark Feed to Sharkopedia, you’ll be able to dive head-first into all things shark.

To stay updated on the latest Shark Week news, head to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. For the full programming schedule, head here.

Let the fun begin!

More Seasons and Episodes of Fan-Favorite Shows Now Available on Hulu

July 1, 2015 | by lstewart

July 1st doesn’t just mark the start of a new month – it marks the start of new series and new episodes of Discovery Communications’ programming being made available to Hulu subscribers! And with the long holiday weekend just ahead of us, there’s no better time to relive your favorite moments and catch up on your newest binge-worthy addictions.

From MythBusters to Man Vs. Wild, Say Yes to the Dress and DC Cupcakes, there’s something for everyone. (It’s a good thing Hulu is available on so many devices and platforms, otherwise you may be fighting over the remote!)

Here is what fans can experience:

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TLC

Happy watching!

Discovery Education Announces New Science Techbook Built to Next Generation Science Standards

July 1, 2015 | by lstewart

On Monday, Discovery Education announced its new Discovery Education Science Techbook™ aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Designed specifically to help teachers transition to the NGSS framework, the Techbook is the latest addition to Discovery Education’s portfolio of award-winning digital textbooks.

The new NGSS-aligned Science Techbook fully supports the instructional shifts required by the new standards, embraces the philosophy of three-dimensional learning and is designed to help educators adapt their classroom practice to meet the standards. In addition to content chosen to directly support the standards, the NGSS Model Lessons within the new Techbook reflect the interconnectedness of the Science and Engineering Practices (SEPs), Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) and Cross-Cutting Concepts (CCC) and illustrate what these mean in practice for educators. With the NGSS-aligned Science Techbook, students will become immersed in the work of scientists and engineers, developing their own scientific explanations by a variety of activities such as exploring the overarching themes of science, asking questions and making claims, and identifying the cross-cutting connections between sciences.

For more information about the Discovery Education Science Techbook for use with NGSS, please head here.

2018-2024 Olympic Games Are Coming to Discovery, Eurosport!

June 29, 2015 | by aharris

Discovery Communications President & CEO David Zaslav and IOC President Thomas Bach (Photo Credit: IOC/Christophe Moratal)

There’s big news out of Switzerland today…the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that all TV and multiplatform broadcast rights in Europe for the 2018-2024 Olympic Games have been awarded to Discovery Communications!

Through the new long-term partnership, Eurosport will deliver more coverage than ever before to more than 700 million people across Europe — on screens of all sizes. Discovery and Eurosport have an average of ten channels in every market and the #1 European online and OTT sports offerings, and coverage will be augmented by free-to-air access and partnerships with broadcasters and distributors.

The agreement announced today covers the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang in 2018, and the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo in 2020, as well as the Olympic Games in 2022 and 2024 (host cities yet to be elected).

Earlier this month, Discovery marked its 30th anniversary and is positioned today as the global leader in non-fiction — making Discovery a perfect fit for this honor. We’re proud to capture and deliver the characters and stories that are central to the Games and proud to bring the Olympic Rings to Discovery!

Read the official press release.

Animal Planet Seeks to Set New World Record With “Woofstock”

June 26, 2015 | by lstewart

Woof! Perhaps the only thing greater than a gathering of adorable pups and furry four-legged pals is one with a purpose behind it – and Animal Planet‘s Woofstock is just that.

On June 27th from 12-5pm CT, Animal Planet is hosting its inaugural Woofstock, a free all-day festival of fun with one mission in mind: to break the world record for the largest gathering of adopted shelter animals in one location.

Lil Bub, the official “spokescat” of Animal Planet, will be there to lend her support, as well as the less-furry-but-equally-charming Jackson Galaxy of My Cat From Hell and stars from the fan-favorite Pit Bulls and Parolees.

And to add a little je ne sais quoi to the event, Manny the Frenchie will be there, too!

Head here to view the official invite and to learn more about the event.

 

 

In the D.C. Area? Tell Us Where You Work and You Could Win a #ChompieAttack!

June 23, 2015 | by kdelmonico
Commuter Chompie Jr.

Fellow Metro Commuter, Chompie Jr.

Everyone knows Shark Week is the most wonderful week of the year, and this year, the party is getting started on Discovery Channel on Sunday, July 5th at 8PM ET/PT. However, if you are in the Washington, D.C. area, you might know that Chompie Jr. looks to kick off the party even sooner!

As he does every year, Chompie Jr. will be spreading Shark Week cheer around town, visiting local tourist spots and unsuspecting offices throughout the area. If you’re counting down to Shark Week just like we are and you would like a fin-tastic visit from our toothy friend Chompie Jr. at your place of employment, post to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ChompieAttack, tell us where you work and tag @DiscoveryComm. Chompie Jr. will be picking some offices to visit during the week of June 29th, so make sure your co-workers can handle all the jawesome fun!

Happy (almost) Shark Week!