Posts Tagged ‘Velocity’

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

May 26, 2015 | by lstewart

Welcome back! For those in the U.S., hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. For those in the UK, hope you had an equally enjoyable holiday yesterday!

Here is some news you may have missed last week – including a few great reviews that came through for new Animal Planet and Velocity shows:

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

April 4, 2015 | by lstewart

Hi, everyone! There’s a larger-than-normal amount of news coming from us this week, as our TV networks announced their upcoming 2015-2016 programming slates:

  • Discovery announced new scripted series Harley-Davidson as well as unscripted series/specials Naked & Afraid XL, Treasure Quest, Pacific Warriors, Lunar XPrize, Killing Fields and Cuban Chrome. To learn more, please read the official press release.
  • TLC announced new family-focused series Long Lost Family, Hardly Royal, I Got You Babies (wt) and Quinceañera (wt); aisle & style-focused Brides Gone Styled, Dare to Wear, Extreme Dream Weddings (wt), #SaveMyStyle (wt), and Swipe Right (wt); and life’s milestone-focused 3 Bad Dates, 1 Soul Mate (wt), Marriage Pact (wt), and Married by Mom and Dad (wt). To learn more, please read the official press release.
  • Animal Planet announced new programs Sheriff of Cross River, America Builds a Shelter, Restoration Wild, Natural History Game, Last North, Fish or Die (wt), Bigfoot Found (wt), Curse of the Frozen Gold, Animal Black Ops (wt), Lone Star Law, Lands of the Monsoon (wt), Wild Costa Rica, Wild India (wt), Predator and Bait (wt), Patagonia: Edge of Earth (wt) and Alaska Proof (wt). To learn more, please read the official press release.
  • Investigation Discovery announced new original series Death by Gossip With Wendy Williams, American Scandal with Barbara Walters, Serial Thriller, Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors, Forbidden: Dying for Love, Killer Confessions, Evil Lies Here. To learn more, please read the official press release.
  • Science Channel announced new programs Secret Space Disasters, Geek Out of Freak Out, Short-Attention-Span Science, Race to Escape, Machine Men (wt) and True Spy (wt). To learn more, please read the official press release.
  • Other US networks who announced their 2015-2016 slate include: Destination AmericaAmerican Heroes ChannelDiscovery Family Channel, Velocity and Discovery Life Channel.

New series and specials – as exciting as they are! – weren’t the only news grabbing headlines this week. Here’s what else you might have missed:

To kick off your weekend, enjoy a preview of what’s to come on this season’s River Monsters. The series returns to Animal Planet Sunday, April 5 at 9pm ET/CT.

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.

Toyota and Discovery Education Announce Finalists for Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge

April 17, 2014 | by akowalczyk

Toyota Teen DriverToday, Toyota and Discovery Education announced the top ten finalists in the annual Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, the nation’s premier teen safe driving program. Beginning today and continuing for the next two weeks, these top ten inspirational videos will appear online for public voting to not only determine the grand prize winner, but to also send a national reminder about the importance of safe teen driving.

Now in its third year, the Toyota Teen Driver Video Challenge, a key component of an ongoing partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education, invites teens across the country to create short videos to inspire their friends to drive more safely and avoid distractions.  Over 1,000 videos were submitted as part of the challenge. The top ten finalists’ videos address unsafe driving habits and how distracted driving can change lives forever.

For the next two weeks, the general public can visit to view the top ten videos and decide the winner by voting for their favorite. The teen who garners the most votes will win a $15,000 cash prize and be given the opportunity to work with a Discovery film crew to re-create their video as a professional, TV-ready PSA which is eligible to air on Discovery’s family of networks. The second place prize is a $10,000 cash prize and a behind-the-scenes trip for two to a Velocity show. The third place prize is a $7,500 cash prize.

Last year’s winning video from Ryan Johnston of Corona, California took a humorous look at what driving distractions may have looked like a hundred years ago, while also sending a serious message to teens about the importance of road safety. His re-created PSA ran across Discovery’s family of networks.

Toyota Teen Driver, a partnership between Toyota and Discovery Education that offers free, online resources for teens, parents and teachers, is part of TeenDrive365, Toyota’s comprehensive initiative designed to help teens and families navigate their teen’s first years behind the wheel. Building on the programs and resources Toyota has offered for more than a decade, the program offers a collection of online tools, events, expert advice and tips as well as social media elements.

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



Animal Planet

Science Channel

American Heroes Channel

Investigation Discovery


Destination America

Discovery Digital Media



‘AmeriCARna’ Premieres Tonight on Velocity

January 28, 2014 | by akowalczyk

AmericarnaTonight, Velocity will take automobile enthusiasts on a wild ride through American car history with new series, AmeriCARna, premiering at 8PM ET/PT.

With three-time NASCAR champion Ray Evernham at the wheel, Velocity will lead viewers on a cross-country trek, chasing down the cars that had a profound impact on shaping America’s national identity. From the inception of American racing at the turn of 20th century, to the Woody wagons that defined California culture in the 50’s and 60’s, to the infamous drag strips of the 70’s, automotive history has left an indelible imprint on the American experience and our cultural DNA.

In tonight’s premiere episode, host Ray Evernham meets up with surfing legend and revolutionary waterman, Laird Hamilton, to explore the iconic Woody Wagon, a staple in the beach community adopted by surfers nationwide as a fitting chariot to transport their gear. Additional episodes feature historical automotive insight from famed director Ron Howard (Arrested Development, The DaVinci Code, Apollo 13) , music legend Mike Love (The Beach Boys),Country superstar Brad Paisley, and Hot Rod racing guru Don Prudholme.

Check out the sneak peek below, and we hope you’ll take a ride with us tonight!