Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

August 24, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Discovery BuzzHappy Saturday, Discovery family! We’re tearfully wrapping up the summer with some big announcements and an exciting milestone for a member of the Discovery family. Take a peek at the stories below, and enjoy the weekend!

We also want to send a big congrats to Discovery family member, Phil DeFranco, on his recent engagement to girlfriend, Lindsay Doty — watch the on-stage proposal below!

Investigation Discovery Offers Free Self-Defense Classes in New York

August 19, 2013 | by akowalczyk

Surviving EvilIn Investigation Discovery’s new show Surviving Evil, premiering August 28, audiences will meet victims who faced vicious attacks, and, against amazing odds, survived.

In hopes of empowering fans and inspiring survival stories like those featured on the show, ID is partnering with New York Sports Clubs to offer free self-defense seminars in New York City. Taught by former WWE Diva Champion turned self-defense expert, Eve Torres, the class will teach participants essential personal protection principals and the life-saving techniques needed to combat dangerous threat scenarios, including:

  • How to effectively break free from an attacker who grabs you without warning
  • How to defend against an attacker who wants to incapacitate you with strikes
  • How to escape from underneath an attacker who has you pinned to the ground

To join the class, no registration or membership is needed – first come, first served. The schedule for classes is:

Monday 8/19 8:15PM:

1372 Broadway

New York, NY 10018

(212) 575-4500

Tuesday 8/20 8:00PM:

200 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10166

(212) 682-4440

Wednesday 8/21 8:30PM:

200 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10016

(212) 686-1144

Thursday 8/22 2:00PM:

502 Park Avenue

New York, NY 10022

(212) 308-1010

Can’t make it to New York? Take the ID Survival Skills Quiz and arm yourself with the tools to prevent you or your loved ones from being another statistic.

Investigation Discovery Self-Defense Classes

 

30 Seconds with..Lt. Joe Kenda

June 14, 2013 | by akowalczyk

If we gave you thirty seconds to share something about your world , what would you say?

In our new online series 30 Seconds with.. we’ll introduce you to members of the Discovery family and let you see how they define themselves or what they’re working on in thirty seconds (give or take a few).

We’re kicking off the series with Investigation Discovery‘s Homicide Hunter, Lt. Joe Kenda. Kenda, one of the world’s most renowned detectives with more than 387 solved murders on his record, stopped by Discovery’s headquarters in Silver Spring for an employee event recently and took the time to share with us a little bit of his mission. His great optimism and hope for humankind, despite the horrors he has seen, leaves us inspired to see the good in today’s world.

Did Kenda intrigue you as much as he did us? Learn more with Investigation Discovery’s Kenda videos and stay tuned for the next season of Homicide Hunter, coming later this year, and more 30 Seconds with… on our social channels!

Upfront 2013: Rapping BBQ Masters, Ferocious Gators and Terrifying Tightropes

April 8, 2013 | by kdelmonico

What do Honey Boo Boo, Oprah and Morgan Freeman have in common? They all stole the stage at Discovery Communications’ Upfront 2013-14.

On April 4, hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to get the first glimpse into the future of Discovery Communications programming. The show kicked off with daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the audience – a small feat compared to his upcoming walk across the Grand Canyon, to be televised live on Discovery Channel on June 23– and concluded with a sweet performance by Colbie Caillat.

A few of the highlights from the presentation included:

  • Kal Penn’s announcement of his new Discovery Channel series, The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius, a show that seeks the next great innovators
  • A “Baby Got Back” remake, performed by Destination America‘s BBQ Pitmasters
  • A scandalous discussion with OWN’s The Golden Sisters
  • Dynamic duo Oprah and Tyler Perry’s excitement about the future of OWN
  • A spirited appearance by the lovable star of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Alana Thompson and Mama June

Join us backstage and on stage for a few pictures below and visit our Facebook album for more!

Colbie Caillat Brings the Show to a Sweet Finish

“Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” Stars Lori and Monte Bring Classic Style to the Upfront

Discovery Channel’s “Fast N’ Loud” Duo Rocked It

Discovery’s 2013-14 Upfront Lands in NYC

April 4, 2013 | by aharris


Later today, Discovery Communications will host its annual Upfront Presentation in New York City, giving clients and media a first-look at the new and returning series across our nets. As usual, we’ll have a diverse, star-studded lineup — from Kal Penn of Discovery Channel’s The Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius and TLC’s June Shannon and Alana Thompson from Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to OWN’s Tyler Perry and Investigation Discovery’s Tamron Hall.

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

Discovery Channel

TLC

Animal Planet

Science

Military Channel

Destination America

 

Discovery Prepares to ‘Light It Up Blue’ for Autism Awareness

April 1, 2013 | by aharris

Light It Up Blue LogoOnce again, Discovery Communications is honored to join forces with Austism Speaks to “Light It Up Blue” on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day.

Light It Up Blue Pamphlet and Pin

Discovery Employees Will Be Greeted with Information About “Light It Up Blue” on April 2 and Pins to Support the Cause

To start, One Discovery Place in Silver Spring, MD will turn blue tonight and tomorrow (joining the likes of the Empire State Building) to show our support. Additionally, viewers tuning into Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health, Military Channel and Velocity will see PSAs supporting the cause in addition to special blue versions of the network logos. Meanwhile, online, you’ll see digital banners shining a light on World Autism Awareness Day on our websites and we’ll be spreading the word across social platforms.

If you’d like to join in, visit LightItUpBlue.org to learn more and pledge your support!