Discovery Communications’ Networks Showcase Upcoming Programming Slate at Summer 2015 TCAs

Several dozen Discovery Communications team members are in Beverly Hills this week for the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour. Held in January and July each year, the event provides cable, broadcast and digital networks the opportunity to share with press in attendance some of the most exciting upcoming programming news. Folks from American Heroes Channel, Discovery Family, Investigation Discovery, Velocity, Science Channel and Discovery gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday to host their panels. Here’s what each network announced: American Heroes Channel We know…

Discovery Digital Networks Takes VidCon 2015 by Storm

Fans Lined Up on Saturday to Meet Their Favorite Hosts and Snap Pics

If you had any doubt if YouTube, Vine and online video in general is a “thing,” go ahead and mark your calendar for VidCon 2016! Just a few short days ago, about 20,000 attendees converged on Anaheim, California for the sixth annual VidCon, a three-day conference that brings together top YouTube creators, online video leaders and, most importantly, the community of fans that make the interwebs so great. This was…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Last week, we wrote about an employee of ours, Sarah, who shared with Self an inside look at what it’s like to work at Discovery. This week, we’re excited to share more good news about another one of our employees: Animal Planet’s own Jared Albert has been recognized in AdWeek’s “30 Under 30.” As the man behind some of the network’s biggest hits – Puppy Bowl, River Monsters and recent breakout The Last Alaskans – it’s a well-deserved honor. Congrats! There was…

Discovery Channel Italia Celebrates Company’s 30th Birthday With Pop-Up ‘Discovery 30′ Channel

To celebrate Discovery Communications’ 30th birthday, Discovery Channel Italia is launching a special pop-up channel that will showcase some of the network’s most iconic programming. ‘Discovery 30′ will launch Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 CEST on Sky (channel 402) and run through Sunday, August 2. During the event, fans can enjoy day-long marathons of fan-favorite programs, including: Bear Grylls: The Last Survivor The Gold Rush Dirty Jobs Dual Survival Deadliest Catch Shark Week MythBusters Fast ‘N Loud …

Don’t Miss Discovery Digital Networks at This Week’s VidCon!

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In just a few days, thousands of online video talent, professionals and fans will descend upon Anaheim, CA for the sixth-annual VidCon. Kicking off on Thursday, July 23 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the event will celebrate the web video community with a series of panels, meet-and-greets, stage performances and events, and Discovery Digital Networks will be a big part of the celebrations. If you’ll be in Anaheim, don’t forget…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, news broke that this year’s Shark Week was the network’s biggest yet, thanks in large part to the passionate fin-atic community who proved once again that sharks never really go out of style! And speaking of Shark Week, meet Sarah Spaniolo, one of our very own employees who works on the well-loved programming event. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:…

Discovery Channel and Animal Planet Nab Primetime Emmy Nominations

Yesterday morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards which will be presented on September 20th at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel nabbed several nominations including three for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program; Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid and Alaska: The Last Frontier. Additionally Discovery Channel’s MythBusters and Animal Planet’s Too Cute received nominations. In total, Discovery Communications’…

The Inspirational Jazz Jennings Makes Her TLC Debut Tonight in “I Am Jazz”

Jazz Jennings (front center) with her family.

Jazz Jennings is, in a lot of ways, like any other fourteen-year-old girl: she works hard to balance school, her friends and her family, and as a soon-to-be high schooler, is learning to navigate her way through young adulthood. But there’s also something uniquely special about Jazz: raised initially as a young boy, Jazz let her family know nearly as soon as she could speak that she was really a…

Cuban Chrome Poised to Make History With Tonight’s Premiere

A garage crew member welding car parts.

The cars on Discovery‘s Cuban Chrome may be antiques, but the show itself is wasting no time moving steadfastly into the future as the first American TV series filmed entirely in Cuba. American-made cars went from being just another mode of transportation to a valuable commodity after the U.S. placed an embargo on Cuba following the Cuban Revolution in 1959. Since then, the men and women of the country have worked tirelessly…

Discovery +254 Celebrates Launch of Second Season in Kenya

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Discovery +254, one of Kenya’s most popular television shows, celebrated the launch of its second season on Friday, July 3rd,. Sarah Hassan, one of the show’s hosts, emceed the event at the British Council where some of Kenya’s top personalities attended, including Adelle Onyago, Edith Kimani, and Jalang’o. The event was broadcasted live by The Trend, another popular television show in Kenya, and featured celebrities and musical guests KIU, Idd…