Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

Discovery Communications Unveils New Programming at 2015 Winter TCAs

January 8, 2015 | by lstewart

Just in time to avoid the biting cold that is taking over the east coast, I’ve jumped ship – or plane, rather – to sunny Pasadena, CA for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. The semi-annual gathering brings in journalists from across the country and is a chance for networks to share with everyone in attendance some of the most exciting programming they have lined up for the upcoming season.

Discovery Communications is presenting today, and we’ll be tweeting live updates on Twitter and uploading photos of the event as individual panels happen on our Flickr.

Stay tuned for a recap later today. In the meantime, check out what some of our networks are announcing today:

Science Channel

Science Channel Dares to Ask What Could Possibly Go Wrong? This February

Destination America

Destination America Rings in 2015 with Brand-New Knockout Premieres of Impact Wrestling

Animal Planet

Adventure Junkies Take Off-the-Beaten Path and Brave Nature’s Extreme Elements in Animal Planet’s Matt on the Run


“Fat Girl” Whitney Thore Dances Her Way to New TLC Series

Discovery Life

Discovery Life Channel Explores Lives in Transition with Transgender Series New Girls on the Block, Premiering April 2

Complete With Bewildering Births, Bucket Lists, and Bizarre Medical Anomalies, Discovery Life Channel Unveils January Debut Slate


American Heroes Channel Welcomes Legendary Journalist Tom Brokaw Back to the Network in New Special “The Men Who Changed the World”

American Heroes Channel Secures Exclusive North American Premiere of “Surrender,” Documenting WWII’s Final Battles and the First Steps into a New World

Investigation Discovery

Investigation Discovery Welcomes Emmy Award Winning Journalist Chris Hansen to Network in New Series

Honoring the Courage of Law Enforcement, Investigation Discovery Greenlights In The Line of Fire from Atlas Media

Vanity Fair’s Legendary Crime Dramas Come to Life on Investigation Discovery’s New Series “Vanity Fair Confidential”

Investigation Discovery’s All-New Special “Hate in America” Probes Modern-Day Hate Crimes in the Land of Liberty and Justice for All


MythBusters Kicks Off the New Year with All-New Episodes Beginning Sat, Jan 10


Ring in the New Year with Your Favorite Shows from Discovery Nets…Now on Hulu!

January 1, 2015 | by aharris

Deadliest Catch on HuluIn December, Discovery Communications and Hulu announced a new deal bringing entertaining programming — from Deadliest Catch to Say Yes to the Dress — to Hulu’s Plus subscribers. And what better way to kick off 2015 than enjoying some of your favorite shows from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and more?

Click on the links below to access programs from across Discovery’s TV portfolio now available to U.S. Hulu viewers with a Plus subscription (and check out some great content from Discovery Digital Networks, too):

Discovery Channel


Animal Planet

Investigation Discovery

Science Channel

Discovery en Español

Happy New Year from your Discovery family!

Need a Last-Minute Gift? Has You Covered!

December 17, 2014 | by lstewart

Let the final countdown begin! Christmas Eve is exactly one week away, and if you’re still struggling to find the perfect gift for someone who seemingly has everything,, an online destination that delves into the crimes of today and digital companion to Investigation Discovery (ID), has some suggestions that are, to put it mildly, unique.

Some of the ideas are for the more mild-mannered armchair detectives, like a WiFi-enabled, weatherproof security camera or a small sensor that’s designed to detect movements in your house. But others are more obscure, and some downright deceiving, like a pen that may look ordinary at first glance but is actually designed to break glass and contain an hidden handcuff key. There’s even a ring with a stone that is set facing outward instead of inward that can etch hard surfaces – like glass and car doors – and can be used for self-defense if necessary.

You can read the full list here. Happy shopping!

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

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.