Posts Tagged ‘iPhone’

Science & Animal Planet Launch iPhone & iPad Apps

November 28, 2012 | by kdelmonico

Science Channel App for iPhoneWant to take adorable animals with you wherever you go? Maybe black holes are more your thing? Today, Science and Animal Planet released apps for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, so you can do just that…and always be just a swipe away from videos, photos and more.

Animal Planet fans can download the app Animal Planet fans can download the new network app from the App Store and check out select full episodes to watch on the go and share with friends. Meanwhile, Science viewers can get their fill of favorites like Fringe and How It’s Made with daily video clips, the option to tag your favorite shows and more.

Check out both of the apps today, available for free for download from iTunes!

Turn Your TV to a New Destination This Memorial Day: Destination America

May 26, 2012 | by aharris

As we mark Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., people are spending time at their favorite beaches, feasting on delicious foods and enjoying the holiday with friends and family. In fact, many of our prized memories and what make us proud to live in this country are based around people and places, something Discovery Communications will celebrate with the debut of Destination America on Monday, May 28.

Destination America Launch Graphic

From American food and mysteries to explorations of our diverse landscape, Destination America will have something for everyone with the best of travel, adventure, food, home, and natural history on one channel (formerly the home of Planet Green). You can start off by celebrating the holiday with a delicious bite of Americana with BBQ Pitmasters (at 8pm ET/PT) and can look forward to the premieres of:

  • Fast Food Mania (June 3 at 10pm ET/PT): Host Jon Hein (of The Fast Food Show on Howard Stern’s Sirius/XM station) travels across the country (and around the globe) to celebrate our fast food guilty pleasures.
  • Super-Duper Thrill Rides (June 16 at 10pm ET/PT): If you’re a roller coaster aficionado like me, strap in for a look at the most extreme attractions from Cedar Point in Ohio to Universal Studios in Florida.
  • United States of Food (July 8 at 9pm ET/PT): Chef Todd Fisher explores America’s obsession with meat, from bacon to steaks. Carnivores, you have been put on notice.

Of course, there’s more to come later this summer, like Cheating Las Vegas and Ghost Town Gold, so make sure to like Destination America on Facebook and follow @DestAmerica on Twitter for updates…and keep an eye out for the new Destination America iPhone App that will allow you to share your view of what makes this country so great!

Discovery Nabs Webby Award & Four People’s Voice Wins

May 3, 2011 | by aharris

The Webby Awards People's VoiceThe people have spoken… and Discovery’s Digital Media team has been honored with four People’s Voice wins from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as a part of the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Also, HowStuffWorks won a Webby Award in the Mobile/Education & Reference category. Congrats to the winners:

Click on the links below to find out why all of the winners stood out with the public and the Academy:

All of the Webby Award winners will be honored in New York City on June 13.

Discovery Nominated for Four Webby Awards, Voting Open for People’s Voice Awards (Hint, Hint)

April 18, 2011 | by aharris

The Webby Awards People's Voice Last week, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, and Discovery’s Digital Media team was named recognized by being named a finalist in four categories:

While the Academy selects the Webby Awards’ Winners, the online public chooses the People’s Voice Award Winners. You can vote by clicking the links above through April 28 and share your votes and recommendations with friends and family across social sites.

Our fingers are crossed…

Discovery Kids Debuts New ‘Seek Your Own Proof’ Apps

April 12, 2011 | by gweiswasser

Discovery Communications is all about satisfying curiosity among fans of all ages. Discovery Kids has been entertaining kids through its popular virtual community and game Seek Your Own Proof, which engages kids in an investigation of history and science by allowing them to act as “secret agents” through a collection of story-driven online missions and games. The game also features a real-world component through activities found at participating museums and historical locations nationwide.

Discovery Kids recently announced that budding secret agents can soon test their investigative skills through two new iPhone/iPod touch apps — Seek Your Own Proof: Agent Arcade and Seek Your Own Proof: Field Missions.

Seek Your Own Proof: Agent Arcade expands on the activities featured in the online game, and allows kids to take on new mini-games through a mobile gaming experience.  The app includes four games and an “agent gallery” where users can browse their favorite heroes and villains.  It is available now for download through the App Store.

Seek Your Own Proof: Field Missions will debut later this spring, and consists of a puzzle adventure game which enables young museum-goers to investigate mysteries in a real world setting. Acting as secret agents of an underground time travel agency featured in the online version of Seek Your Own Proof, kids are provided with clues based on objects and artifacts found in their local museums and historical landmarks, while guided through each mission by animated characters from the program.

The experience continues online where kids can sync the Field Mission rewards they earned using the app with their online agent account to unlock rewards. Seek Your Own Proof: Field Missions will be available from the Apple iTunes App Store and will be free for a limited time at launch.

Get the budding investigator in your life engaged and on the hunt with these unique mobile experiences.

Science Channel Invites Viewers to Take Part in SciSpy Missions

March 29, 2011 | by aharris

SciSpy iPhone AppOur networks are often bringing the wonder of the natural world into your living room, but Science Channel is flipping things around and asking viewers to share their experiences of the world and its creatures with SciSpy.

What is SciSpy? Quite simply, it’s crowdsourcing science and creating what we call “citizen scientists.” How do you participate? Download the free app for iPhone and iPad on the App Store or visit SciSpy.com, and check out the current “missions” including:



When you upload your images, the pictures will be date-stamped, geo-tagged and classified by topical experts — providing insight and context for your discoveries. (Many of SciSpy’s missions will complement series, like Monster Bug Wars.)

So grab the kids, tell teachers & Scout leaders and invite your friends and family to become an agent of science…and let us know if you have any missions you’d like to see, and we’ll pass your suggestions along to the SciSpy team!