Science & Animal Planet Launch iPhone & iPad Apps

Want 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…

Keeping Discovery’s Innovative Spirit Alive

On June 17, 1985, Discovery Channel made its debut in the U.S., and almost 27 years later we’re very fortunate at Discovery Communications to have our Founder & Chairman, John Hendricks, as a core part of our company and a very real example of the power of innovative ideas. Today, employees in Silver Spring (and around the world, thanks to modern technology) gathered to celebrate Mr. Hendricks’ innovative spirit and…

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

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. From American…

Celebrate Earth Day with Our Discovery Family

Each year on April 22 people around the world mark Earth Day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970 in order to celebrate our planet and encourage its protection. At Discovery Communications, our commitment to celebrating the Earth stems from our company’s founding in 1985 continues today. This Sunday, Discovery Channel in the U.S. will be marking Earth Day with a special presentation of Frozen Planet — beginning with a…

Discovery Channel, Penn & Teller Are Ready to Lie to You

As kids we’re taught that lying is wrong. Then, as we grow up, we learn that there are nuances and those “white lies.” But there is also another class of deception — lying in the name of entertainment and enlightenment. That’s exactly what Discovery Channel is bringing us on Wednesday nights with Penn & Teller Tell A Lie (premiering at 10pm ET/PT, after MythBusters). In the new series, hosted by…

Happy Shark Week!

For many, Shark Week is one week a year — a chance to get together with friends or family, relax and enjoy those gorgeous creatures of the deep. However, here at Discovery, we’ve been busy since last August planning for an even more jawesome (I now only use sharkified words) annual event. I have the pleasure of working with a team of ridiculously talented and passionate folks from across the…

HowStuffWorks iPad App Now Available

This week, the new HowStuffWorks iPad app was launched — and is already the #1 free iPad app on the App Store. The app is “HowStuffWorks Re-imagined” – a digital notebook of “stuff” that delivers an endless collection of information, podcasts, videos and quizzes, but also feels like a very personal experience meant to make users just a little smarter every day. Here are some of the features: Over 40,000 articles…

Discovery and HowStuffWorks Take to BlogWorld

If you’re going to be at BlogWorld NY on Wednesday or Thursday, please consider stopping by one of three panels with speakers from Discovery Communications and HowStuffWorks. On Wednesday, Jason Hoch, VP of Product Development at Discovery Communications, will be speaking on a panel entitled Three App Building Stories – The BYO, the Platform Partnership and the Outsource Shuffle. He will provide perspective on how Discovery has incorporated app development…

Discovery Nabs Webby Award & Four People’s Voice Wins

The 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: HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference (Webby Award & People’s Voice) MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet (People’s Voice)…

Discovery Kids Debuts New ‘Seek Your Own Proof’ Apps

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…