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Hel-lo summer! This Sunday marks the official start of the season with the summer solstice, though here in Silver Spring, MD, temperatures have hovered in the mid-80s and 90s since early May. If that’s spring weather, I’m a little nervous to see what summer weather brings! While we focused quite a bit on our 30th birthday this past Wednesday (have you checked out the interactive timeline of our company’s history…

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Women in Prison’ Pulls Back the Curtain on Maximum Security Indiana Women’s Prison

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Ever wonder what life is really like for inmates living in a maximum security prison? Investigation Discovery’s ground-breaking docu-series, Women in Prison, is pulling back the curtain on life in prison in a three-part event that is as intriguing as it is thrilling. The program, premiering tonight at 10pm ET/CT, profiles several women who, after one tragic misstep, ended up on the wrong side of the law – and in Indiana…

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Happy Friday! No three-day weekend waiting for us this time around, but Friday still feels like a small victory. Love dogs? (Is that really a question?) If you’re in the Philadelphia area, swing by Animal Planet’s local Road to Puppy Bowl event this Saturday at PAWS Northeast Adoption Center between 12-4pm ET to help animals of all size, shape and breed find their forever homes. To learn more about the event, check…

Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery Rank as #1 Favorite Channels in Latest Beta Research Study

The latest results of the Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study – Brand Identity of Basic Cable/Broadcast Networks have been released, with Discovery Communications receiving top rankings for several of its U.S. networks. For the 9th year in a row, Discovery Channel ranks #1 (tie) as a favorite channel among total viewers, this year sharing the top ranking with the company’s own Investigation Discovery (ID). Discovery’s portfolio of networks also claimed…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another Friday for the books – and another weekend ahead to enjoy! Since Rich Ross took over as President of Discovery Channel in January of this year, fans of the network have been eagerly waiting to hear how programming will take shape under his leadership. Earlier this week, Discovery Channel announced several new series and specials green-lighted under Ross, including: Treasure Quest, an adventure series about a team hunting for missing…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday – and more importantly, Happy First Day of Spring! Like much of the northeast and Tri-State area, DC got some snow this morning, though I’d like to think that it was just winter’s way of having one last dance before making a reappearance nine months from now. Here are some stories you may have missed this week: Sony’s PlayStation Vue Is Introduced in 3 Cities (New York Times)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week’s news seems to revolve largely around life’s most memorable moments – from weddings, to new homes to babies growing into strong-willed toddlers. Here are some other stories you may have missed this week: The Current State of Hate in America (Huffington Post) Judge and Jury: Louise Roe on Personal Style and Her New TLC Show (Forbes) TLC Sets March Airdate for “Bride by Design” (Realscreen) Discovery…

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Hate in America’ Pulls Back the Curtain on Modern Day Racism

With the daily news cycle seemingly saturated with stories of international discord, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the United States is not without its own internal conflicts. Investigation Discovery’s newest special, Hate in America, seeks to bring awareness to one type of these internal conflicts in particular: hate crimes. Hate in America is anchored by Tony Harris, an Emmy-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Al Jazeera America anchor who, for…

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Another week down, only one more left in the month! (If anyone has any idea where January went, can you please let me know?) This week, a couple of our networks announced even more shows fans can look froward to seeing in the new few months: TLC’s Style by Jury, which premieres February 20 at 9:30pm ET/CT, and Science Channel’s Chaos: Caught on Camera, which premieres in April. A couple new shows also premiered…

Television Critics Association Panels Propel Networks into Spring Season

Yesterday here in Pasadena, many of Discovery Communications’ networks previewed a selection of upcoming programming to journalists from around the country at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour. You can read more about the event, including which networks participated and what specific programs they presented here. Science Channel announced What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, where real-life friends Grant Reynolds and Kevin Moore work to decipher what went wrong…