Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

Investigation Discovery Ranks #1 in Viewer Satisfaction for 5th Year in a Row

October 21, 2014 | by lstewart

For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Communications’ Investigation Discovery ranked #1 in percentage of viewers who are satisfied with the network in a Beta Research Digital Cable Subscriber Study. The study, which evaluated digital basic cable networks, also awarded Science Channel high marks, ranking it #1 for the second year in a row in percentage of viewers rating the channel as important.

Other notable study results for Discovery Communications’ networks include:

  • For the fourth straight year, Investigation Discovery ranked #1 among female viewers (tie) and viewers 18-49 for being very satisfied with the network (tie).
  • Investigation Discovery also ranked #1 among total viewers on average viewer satisfaction (tie).
  • Science Channel ranked #1 among viewers age 18-34 on average viewer satisfaction (tie).
  • Destination America ranked #1 among female viewers for being very satisfied with the network (tie).

 

Investigation Discovery & Glamour Announce ‘Inspire a Difference’ Honorees

October 8, 2014 | by kdelmonico
Inspire a Difference Honorees

Inspire a Difference Honorees

Investigation Discovery and Glamour announced this week that, through their Inspire a Difference campaign, they will again honor four outstanding women who have actively dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of others at an event later this year.

The event is part of Investigation Discovery and Glamour’s Inspire a Difference initiative, which launched last year as a way to inspire  action against issues including domestic violence, civil rights, bullying and victims’ rights. For more information about Inspire a Difference, visit the site www.inspireadifference.com.

This year’s honorees and their respective charities include:

  • Rosario Dawson, Studio One Eighty Nine – Dawson cofounded Studio One Eight Nine, a social enterprise that enables female artists in Africa to sell their goods via an e-commerce platform. An artisan-produced collection, Fashion Rising, is also available on the site. Proceeds from items sold support initiatives in Africa ranging from job creation and education to programs seeking to end violence against women.
  • Marcia Gay Harden, HELP USA – Harden supports HELP USA (Housing Enterprise for the Less Privileged), which provides affordable housing to those who may otherwise be homeless – whether due to poverty, domestic violence or war-induced trauma and injuries. Since its start in 1986, HELP USA has served more than 300,000 people in 35 locations around the United States.
  • Stephanie March, Safe Horizon – For more than eight years, March has been part of Safe Horizon, a non-profit that serves victims of domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking and rape and sexual assault – including children, adults and families. Operating in New York City, the organization helps victims establish safe and independent lives by providing shelters and offering services, including in-person counseling and legal advice.
  • Tamara Taylor, The Rape Foundation – Taylor supports The Rape Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides free emergency care, forensic services, crisis counseling and psychotherapy for rape victims and sexually abused children. The organization also provides training to a variety of service providers to help enhance the treatment of victims, and hosts prevention programs throughout the community.

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement

October 6, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Discovery Communications LogoSuddenlink and Discovery Communications today announced the renewal of their long-term distribution agreement, allowing Suddenlink to continue delivery of Discovery’s unparalleled family of 13 U.S. networks.  The agreement supports both companies’ goal to deliver the highest-quality content across multiple platforms.

As part of the new multi-year, multi-platform agreement, Suddenlink TV customers will have continued access to Discovery’s U.S. networks and VOD content including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub Network (to become Discovery Family Channel on October 13), American Heroes Channel, Discovery Fit & Health (to become Discovery Life Channel on January 15, 2015), Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Velocity and Destination America.

For more information, read the full press release.

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

Heartbreakers to Pit Bulls: Discovery Wraps TCA 2014

July 10, 2014 | by akowalczyk

TCA LogoYesterday, several of Discovery’s networks unveiled upcoming programming at the Summer TCA Tour, and it was announced that Discovery Fit & Health will become Discovery Life in 2015 and Animal Planet’s Rick Holzman has been promoted to General Manager of the network. Below, are a few of the photo highlights from the morning, with more on the Discovery Communications’ Flickr.

A big thank you to all who attended, and we look forward to Winter TCA 2015!

 

Christopher Knight, Tracey Gold, Kevin Sorbo and Nicole Eggert of Investigation Discovery’s “Heartbreakers”

Naked and Afraid TCA 2014

Producers and Participants from Discovery’s “Naked and Afraid”

Animal Planet's "Pit Bulls and Parolees" stars with Executive Producer, Lisa Lucas

Animal Planet’s “Pit Bulls and Parolees” Panel with Tia Torres, an Affectionate Baker Red, Earl Moffett and Series Executive Producer Lisa Lucas

Destination America's "Hillbilly Blood" Talent and Executive Producer

Destination America’s “Hillbilly Blood” Crew (Spencer “Two Dogs” Bolejack, Eugene Runkis and Cowboy) with Executive Producer Sara Helman

American Heroes Channel's "Gunslingers" Talent, Editor and Creative Director

Actor Walt Willey, “True West” Editor Bob Boze Bell and Castle Pictures President & Creative Director Christopher Cassel on the American Heroes Channel’s “Gunslingers” Panel

All photos by Amanda Edwards of Getty Images for Discovery Communications

Discovery Networks Bring Powerful Lineup to TCA

July 9, 2014 | by akowalczyk

TCA LogoToday I have traded Silver Spring for Los Angeles, where I am for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. Journalists today will hear from several of Discovery’s networks, including American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Destination America, Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery and you can follow the links below for more information on some of what’s planned.

For live updates from TCA, follow @DiscoveryComm on Twitter and make sure to check out the Discovery Communications’ Flickr account for photos from our panels as they happen.

American Heroes Channel

Animal Planet

Destination America

Discovery Channel

Discovery Life

Investigation Discovery

Science Channel

Velocity