Animalist Premieres ‘Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson’

September 15, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson

Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson

Today, Discovery Digital Networks’ Animalist launched its latest series, Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson.  The show, launched with three episodes today, follows adventurer and animal enthusiast Coyote Peterson as he explores America’s backyard and the awesome creatures that inhabit it.

Peterson takes viewers on the following adventures:

  • Diving for Snapping Turtles: In this episode, Coyote takes audiences to Blendon Woods Metro Park in Ohio, where he’s been doing research for more than five years on common snapping turtles – his favorite reptile and the creature that spurred his interest in wild animals as a kid.

Don’t miss upcoming episodes at Animalist.com/BreakingTrail and YouTube.com/BreakingTrail, with new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.

Science Channel Joins Silver Spring Maker Faire This Weekend

September 12, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Silver Spring Maker Faire
Science Channel will join Silver Spring’s second annual Maker Faire on Sunday, hosted by Washington D.C. children’s museum KID Museum. Discovery Communications is the lead sponsor of the free festival celebrating innovation and creativity,  featuring hands-on science, engineering, electronics, and arts and crafts activities for children and adults. 
From 12-5 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Science Channel will host the How It’s Made: Dream Car Challenge at the fair, giving budding scientists the opportunity to build the fastest possible Lego car and race their derby cars on a 30-foot race track. 
 
Encouraging kids to think about air resistance and weight to build the fastest possible Lego car, derby participants can also win Science Channel prizes. Additionally, fans of the Science Channel show How It’s Made: Dream Cars will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes to learn more about how these incredible machines are designed and created.  
You can find more information on the Silver Spring Maker Faire here and we hope to see you on Sunday in Downtown Silver Spring!

Discovery Partners With The Dodo

September 11, 2014 | by kdelmonico

The Dodo Discovery Communications and The Dodo announced today a $4.68 million Series A funding round led by Discovery and Softbank Capital, with participation from existing investors Greycroft Partners and RRE Ventures.

Launched in January 2014, The Dodo is a website that “speaks to a broadening, deepening concern about animals that’s no longer sufficiently captured by the phrase ‘animal welfare’,” says Frank Bruni of the New York Times. “An era of what might be called animal dignity is upon us.”

The Dodo is the first media company built entirely on RebelMouse, enabling The Dodo to create content experiences that live simultaneously across social, mobile and web channels. A partnership between Discovery, The Dodo and RebelMouse was a natural fit, allowing all three companies to meld their respective market-leading strengths.

Discovery Channel Ranks #1 in Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study for 21 Years in a Row

September 10, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Discovery Communications LogoThe 2014 Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study released its results yesterday and Discovery Channel once again ranked #1 among total adults in importance to the enjoyment of cable, marking the 21st year in a row that Discovery Channel has nabbed this honor.

Additionally, Discovery also tied for the #1 spot for both  its average perceived value among total adults and as a favorite channel among adults who would definitely switch cable providers if the channel was dropped.

Other notable study results for Discovery Communications’ networks include:

  • Discovery Channel ranked #1 (tie) among viewers 18+ for program quality and viewer satisfaction.
  • Among adults 25-54, Discovery Channel ranked #1 (tie) as a favorite channel and among viewers of TV on a smartphone/tablet and heavy social media users, ranked #1 for importance to the enjoyment of cable.
  • TLC ranked #1 (tie) among females for viewer satisfaction.
  • Among viewers 18+, Animal Planet ranked #1 (tie) for program quality and among females and viewers with children, ranked #1 (tie) for viewer satisfaction.

SourceFed Takes Home a Streamy at the Fourth Annual Awards Show

September 8, 2014 | by kdelmonico
SourceFed Takes Home a Streamy

SourceFed Takes Home a Streamy

Last night, the web video community gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate the best of the industry, as Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig hosted the Fourth Annual Streamy Awards.

The night honored the best of the web, and Discovery Digital Networks’ SourceFed joined the winner’s circle, taking home a Streamy in the Best News and Current Events (Channel, Show or Series) category. SourceFed competed amongst among an extremely accomplished group of nominees, including Huffpost Live, YouTube Nation and more.

Congratulations to the SourceFed team and all of the Streamy winners!

SourceFed at the Streamys

SourceFed at the Streamys

Fourth Annual Streamy Awards

Fourth Annual Streamy Awards

The SourceFed Crew

The SourceFed Crew

Attention Nonprofits: Application for Discovery’s 5th Annual ‘Creating Change’ Now Available

September 4, 2014 | by aharris

Creating Change 2014At Discovery, we like to give back. And giving back is even more meaningful when you can leverage your personal passions and professional skills, as Discovery Communications employees have the last four years through Discovery Impact: Creating Change.

Creating Change is Discovery’s annual creative marathon that pairs talented Discovery teams with nonprofit partners in our community that can benefit from our expertise — through topic-focused workshops covering branding, social media and more and, more directly, by delivering campaigns and collateral that can be used to create a further impact for organizations. From designs for annual reports to PSAs, the 12-hour Creating Change pro-bono marathon has been rewarding for us and the wonderful nonprofits we are able to work with.

If you work for a 501(c)3 nonprofit that could benefit from some creative thinking or know an organization that would, we are now accepting applications for Creating Change 2014, to be held on November 6 at our World Headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. All applications are due by Wednesday, September 24 at 11:59pm ET and selected nonprofit organizations will be notified in mid-October.

Apply for Creating Change 2014 today!