Put Yourself at the Center of the Action with ‘Discovery VR’

For more than 30 years, Discovery Communications has been connecting with audiences with the world around them and, as technology has evolved, so has how we bring stories and experiences to audiences. Today, I’m excited to be able to point all of you to the latest merging of content and technology at Discovery — Discovery VR! Some of the most innovative and creative minds across our company have been working…

Discovery Digital Networks Takes VidCon 2015 by Storm

If you had any doubt if YouTube, Vine and online video in general is a “thing,” go ahead and mark your calendar for VidCon 2016! Just a few short days ago, about 20,000 attendees converged on Anaheim, California for the sixth annual VidCon, a three-day conference that brings together top YouTube creators, online video leaders and, most importantly, the community of fans that make the interwebs so great. This was…

2018-2024 Olympic Games Are Coming to Discovery, Eurosport!

There’s big news out of Switzerland today…the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that all TV and multiplatform broadcast rights in Europe for the 2018-2024 Olympic Games have been awarded to Discovery Communications! Through the new long-term partnership, Eurosport will deliver more coverage than ever before to more than 700 million people across Europe — on screens of all sizes. Discovery and Eurosport have an average of ten channels in…

Join Leaders for a Special ‘My Brothers Keeper’ Twitter Town Hall Today at 5pm ET

On Sunday evening, Discovery Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered RISE: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper, a film exploring explores the lives of boys and young men of color that participate in life changing programs. President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to tackle opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color in this country and to ensure all youth can achieve their full potential.…

TLC’s ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Returns Sunday with New Genealogical Journeys

I’ve mused before about my fandom for Who Do You Think You Are?, so of course I had to jump at the opportunity to highlight the new season coming to TLC in a few days (Sunday, March 8 at 10pm ET/PT). This season will feature eight new celebrities exploring their roots — from America Ferrera, who travels to Honduras to uncover her great-grandfather’s ties to the violent Central American political…

Ring in the New Year with Your Favorite Shows from Discovery Nets…Now on Hulu!

In December, Discovery Communications and Hulu announced a new deal bringing entertaining programming — from Deadliest Catch to Say Yes to the Dress — to Hulu’s Plus subscribers. And what better way to kick off 2015 than enjoying some of your favorite shows from Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and more? Click on the links below to access programs from across Discovery’s TV portfolio now available to U.S. Hulu…

TV and Mobile Device Usage: Two Sides of the Coin

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Pam Pearce, Senior Director of Ad Sales Research, for Discovery Communications. Is simultaneous usage of personal mobile devices competition for or a complement to “traditional” television viewing? The quick answer to that question is, “it depends.” There are those who point out that the ever-increasing number of mobile devices used while watching TV (which we’ve defined for this study as viewership on…

Animal Planet, Yao Ming and ‘Saving Africa’s Giants’

I grew up as an animal lover, although in Oklahoma my exposure to wild animals was limited to the field or woods beyond my backyard and my time at the Oklahoma City Zoo as a junior curator. However, a few years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Africa and experience the most real and impactful animal encounters of my life on safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve…

Senators Trade the Hill for the Wild in Discovery’s ‘Rival Survival’

In the DC area, one of the first questions you get in social situations usually involves what you do and/or where you work. I’m used to being the exception, when I share that I work for Discovery (a stark contrast to friends and acquaintances who work for the federal government, government contractors, lobbying firms, etc.). However, DC meets Discovery Channel in the network’s latest premiere, Rival Survival. Premiering tonight (October…

Investigation Discovery & Glamour Announce ‘Inspire a Difference’ Honorees

Investigation Discovery and Glamour announced this week that, through their Inspire a Difference campaign, they will again honor four outstanding women who have actively dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of others at an event later this year. The event is part of Investigation Discovery and Glamour’s Inspire a Difference initiative, which launched last year as a way to inspire  action against issues including domestic violence, civil rights,…