This Week In…Discovery Buzz

August 22, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Happy Friday, Discovery! This week, we were riding the tidal wave from Shark Week 2014 and celebrating some exciting Duggar baby news. Check out some of this week’s happenings below and ease your way into the weekend with Lil BUB’s Summertime Yule Log video below, featuring BUB herself lounging on a beach and soaking up those last drops of summer.

SXSW PanelPicker 2015 Is Open

August 11, 2014 | by kdelmonico

SXSW PanelPicker

It’s August, and that mean’s SXSW PanelPicker is again upon us! The SXSW Interactive Festival, held annually in Austin, brings together leaders in technology and digital creativity to showcase the best technologies of today and what’s to come tomorrow and Music explores the future of the music industry, while SXSWedu brings together leaders from the education landscape to collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn.
This year, we’ve proposed some exciting panels and we would love your support in bringing some of these ideas to Austin! If you don’t already have one, create a PanelPicker account here and give the ‘thumbs up’ to the below ideas to help them be selected for SXSW Interactive, Music and SXSWedu next March.

SXSW Interactive
SXSWedu

Dive Into Shark Week Online

August 10, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Shark WeekEveryone’s favorite week of summer is back and this year there are even more ways to sink your teeth into all of the jawesome Shark Week fun online. Kicking off tonight at 8pm ET/PT, fans can see their Facebook posts features live, on-air throughout Shark Week. Sink your teeth into Shark Week online at SharkWeek.com and through:

  • #KingOfSummer: Visit the #KingOfSummer hub to keep on top of all things social around this year’s #SharkWeek, as well as upload your own photos to become the #KingOfSummer. Why should Rob Lowe get to have all the fun?
  • Shark After Dark Live: @BobtheShark is back! SHARK WEEK’s live, late-night show,featuring updates from social media correspondent Taryn Southern, is back. Stick around for the behind-the-scenes scoop after the show wraps, as the party continues at After Shark After Dark Live at SharkWeek.com.
  • Sharkified Snapchat: Breach the waters of the newly launched Snapchat account and add SharkWeekTV for exclusive updates throughout the week.

Follow @SharkWeek on Twitter and like Shark Week on Facebook to get all of the latest throughout the week – Happy Shark Week!

Chompie Jr. Takes the DC Area By Fin

August 7, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Chompie Jr.

Chompie Jr. is a commuter, too!

Here at Discovery, we’re getting ready to kick off everyone’s favorite summer celebration, Shark Week, beginning this Sunday at 8pm ET/PT. Chompie Jr. is also gearing up to welcome back the King of Summer. In celebration of all things Shark Week, Chompie Jr. will be making the rounds tomorrow in the DC area, surprising locals and tourists alike with his toothy grin.

Follow the hashtag #ChompieAttack to keep tabs on Chompie Jr.’s whereabouts, and don’t forget to post using the #ChompieAttack hashtag if you happen to encounter this aquatic creature in the Nation’s Capital tomorrow. Get your photo taken with Chompie Jr. and you might win some free Shark Week swag so that you can kick off everyone’s favorite week in style. Keep your eyes peeled, D.C. – Chompie Jr.’s on the loose!

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

August 1, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery, as we reported second quarter results and continue to count down to everyone’s favorite summer event, Shark Week. Check out some of the comings and goings of this past week and check out Rob Lowe absolutely owning the title of #KingOfSummer below.

Discovery Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for Great Futures Campaign

July 31, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Every day the ring of the final school bell at 3:00pm leaves 15 million kids in America with nowhere to go.  Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) wants to draw attention to critical issues facing America’s youth and the increased risk that comes with being unsupervised and unguided after school hours.

In an effort to reverse negative trends such as obesity, drug use, and violence exacerbated by unstructured out-of-school time, today BGCA launched their Great Futures Campaign. As a partner on this initiative, Discovery will join BGCA on their mission to mobilize the country to empower America’s youth by raising awareness about the importance of after school resources and programs.

Here are some fast statistics from the campaign:

  • 15 million school-age children are home without adult supervision after school.
  • 3 out of 10 kids are obese or overweight.
  • 1 in 5 kids won’t graduate on time.
  • 1 in 5 young people lives in poverty.

But with the influence of BGCA:

  • 57% of alumni say the Club “saved my life.”
  • 97% of Club teens expect to graduate from high school.
  • 71% of Club teens volunteer at least once a year.
  • 80% say the Club had a positive impact on their health & fitness.

Through the campaign, BGCA hopes to develop new programming and increase their reach to help more youth stay on track and improve their trajectory for a healthy, productive and happy lifestyle. You can check out the campaign video below and get involved at GreatFutures.org.