Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

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

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

April 11, 2014 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzHappy Friday! As we celebrate warmer temperatures outside, we’ve also had the chance to celebrate some big Discovery announcements. From the addition of two new Discovery Digital Networks series, to a record-setting River Monsters premiere, there has been no shortage of exciting news!

Catch up with what’s been going on with the stories below and then start this weekend off with a sneak peek of Boss Hog, Discovery Channel’s newest series premiering tonight at 10PM.

Discovery Networks International Launches ID Xtra Across Europe

April 9, 2014 | by akowalczyk

At MipDoc, an annual gathering of industry leaders in factual programming held in Cannes, Discovery Networks Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) unveiled the launch of ID Xtra, an offshoot of Investigation Discovery. Glossy, contemporary and filled with stories of passion-crimes, ID Xtra launched on April 1 in several markets across the region: Russia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Montenegro and Bosnia. Within the next three months, as many as 14 countries in CEEMEA will receive the channel.

The channel, targeted towards women, will showcase unrivalled story-telling and immersive real-life mysteries, in a contemporary and stylish format, to present gripping suspense programming and dramas of everyday people behaving badly.

The channel’s launch line-up includes:

  • TABLOID: Guaranteed to satisfy inquiring minds, the one-hour show is hosted by the Emmy Award-winning king of tabloid television, Jerry Springer, who peels back the curtain to probe the most bizarre larger-than-life stories you can’t possibly imagine. From the forensic student who is blinded by love and then thrust into a crime scene right out of CSI, to the real-life Thelma and Louise couple, Jerry explores infamous headlines from across America.
  • House of Horrors: Kidnapped - From the terrors of the Cleveland kidnappings, to Marc Schiller’s incredible survival story, this new series takes a closer look at some of the world’s most famous kidnapping stories.
  • Redrum (“Murder” spelled backwards) – Moving in reverse, this show debuts the next great angle in compelling storytelling as it starts at the scene of the crime and goes backwards in time to reveal the killer, revealing their motive and the truth behind what really drove them to murder. The show illustrates how a murder investigation never starts at the beginning, but when a body is found.  It’s up to the investigators to piece together the story, tracing the series of intersecting, and often complex, events and relationships that unfolded to arrive at the root of the crime.
  • Crime with Tamron Hall - MSNBC Host and NBC News Correspondent/Anchor Tamron Hall joins ID Xtra as the host of this fast-paced, investigative news program. A respected anchor and investigative journalist, Hall knows first-hand the effect of violent crime, as her older sister was a murder victim in a case that is still officially unsolved. In each one-hour episode, Hall is joined by a core team of correspondents with extensive knowledge of law enforcement, to go beyond the headlines and explore not only what happened, but why.

We’ve included some images from ID Xtra’s launch below, and for those of you lucky enough to have access to the channel, we hope you’ll tune in to catch ID Xtra!

Jerry Spring and clients at launch of ID Xtra event

Jerry Spring and clients at launch of ID Xtra event

Kasia Kieli, Jerry Spring and Kieli's husband, Rafal, at ID Xtra Launch Event

Kasia Kieli, Jerry Springer and Kieli’s husband, Rafal, at ID Xtra Launch Event

Discovery Networks Wow at 2014-15 Upfront

April 4, 2014 | by akowalczyk

With dynamic programming slates and some of the brightest talent, Discovery’s 2014-15 Upfront presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York had a lot of people talking (and you can read the announcements made in yesterday’s blog post).

Take a peek at all the Upfront fun below and then head over to Facebook to see our full album. We’re looking forward to a great year ahead as we all #KeepOnDiscovering!

TLC's "Cake Boss," Buddy Valastro

TLC’s “Cake Boss,” Buddy Valastro

Joe Abruzzese, Oprah Winfrey and David Zaslav

Joe Abruzzese, Oprah Winfrey and David Zaslav

Discovery Channel Talent and Group President, Eileen O'Neill

Discovery Channel Talent and Group President, Eileen O’Neill

Destination America Performance

Destination America Performance

Science Channel's Hakeem Oluseyi

Science Channel’s Hakeem Oluseyi

New Form Partners, David Zaslav and Ron Howard

New Form Partners, David Zaslav and Ron Howard

Animal Planet's Jeremy Wade of "River Monsters"

Animal Planet’s Jeremy Wade of “River Monsters”

TLC Talent and GM, Nancy Daniels

TLC Talent and GM, Nancy Daniels

Investigation Discovery Talent and Group President, Henry Schleiff

Investigation Discovery Talent and Group President, Henry Schleiff

Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and the cast of OWN's "The Haves and The Have Nots"

Oprah Winfrey, Tyler Perry and the cast of OWN’s “The Haves and The Have Nots”

Keep On Discovering: Discovery’s 2014-15 Upfront Today in New York

April 3, 2014 | by kdelmonico

Keep On Discovering UpfrontToday, Discovery’s networks will unveil their programming upcoming programming slate at the annual Upfront presentation in New York City. Clients and media will attend to get a sneak peek at the new shows that will be coming to our networks in the coming months. Of course, no Upfront presentation would be complete without our dynamic talent joining the event – from Joby Ogwyn of Discovery Channel’s Everest Jump Live to June Shannon and Alana Thompson of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to OWN’s Tyler Perry, the Discovery family will be in full force today.

You can read more about what’s coming up on our networks below, and we’ll have photo highlights on the Discovery Blog on Friday. In the meantime, make sure to follow @DiscoveryComm and #KeepOnDiscovering for updates from backstage today!

Discovery Channel

TLC

OWN

Animal Planet

Science Channel

American Heroes Channel

Investigation Discovery

Velocity

Destination America

Discovery Digital Media

 

 

Investigation Discovery’s Injustice Files Returns with ‘Sundown Towns’

February 24, 2014 | by kdelmonico

On the latest installment of Investigation Discovery’s Injustice Files documentary filmmaker Keith Beuachamp explores “sundown towns” – communities in America that didn’t allow African American people to live there or even be present once the sun went down.

Tonight at 8PM ET/PT on Injustice Files: Sundown Towns, Beauchamp will visit three historic sundown towns in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Beauchamp explains that sundown towns are largely a northern phenomenon born from the nature of work that African-Americans in the region did. Work largely consisted of daytime domestic responsibilities, so nightly curfews were created to encourage African-American workers to leave town promptly at the end of their shift. Sundown Towns were outlawed in the 1960′s but Beauchamp investigates whether or not they have fully gone away.

Check out a sneak peek of Injustice Files: Sundown Towns below and don’t miss the premiere tonight at 8PM ET/PT on Investigation Discovery.