September 15, 2014 | by kdelmonico
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.
September 11, 2014 | by kdelmonico
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.
September 10, 2014 | by kdelmonico
The 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.
September 8, 2014 | by kdelmonico
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
Fourth Annual Streamy Awards
The SourceFed Crew