Discovery Communications Response to Comcast

Earlier today, David Leavy, Chief Communications Officer for Discovery Communications, made the following statement regarding Comcast’s claim in its merger proceeding with the Federal Communications Commission: As one of the few remaining independent programmers in the country, Discovery has a nearly 30-year history of being one of the most fair, rational and reasonable actors within the industry. Our long-term commitment to investing in education content that benefits all consumers has…

Attention Nonprofits: Application for Discovery’s 5th Annual ‘Creating Change’ Now Available

At Discovery, we like to give back. And giving back is even more meaningful when you can leverage your personal passions and professional skills, as Discovery Communications employees have the last four years through Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Creating Change is Discovery’s annual creative marathon that pairs talented Discovery teams with nonprofit partners in our community that can benefit from our expertise — through topic-focused workshops covering branding, social media…

TV Gets More Social…in Many Different Ways

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from David Ernst, Vice President of Ad Sales Research, and Julia Goorin, Senior Research Analyst, at Discovery Communications. Social platforms and activity have become a part of everyday life, with many individuals entering their second decade of connecting digitally. During this time, television has become an increasingly more important focus of the social conversation. Recent studies by Nielsen show that the number of…

Discovery Partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for Great Futures Campaign

Every day the ring of the final school bell at 3:00pm leaves 15 million kids in America with nowhere to go.  Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) wants to draw attention to critical issues facing America’s youth and the increased risk that comes with being unsupervised and unguided after school hours. In an effort to reverse negative trends such as obesity, drug use, and violence exacerbated by unstructured out-of-school time, today…

Lookin’ Good, TestTube, Revision3 & Animalist!

Discovery Digital Networks is looking a little bit better today, thanks to newly-launched site redesigns across Revision3, TestTube and Animalist. Not only are they much prettier (technically speaking, of course) the sites are now fully responsive across mobile, tablet and desktop and have made discovering content a breeze. Fans can also check out what’s hot with trending videos featured on the homepage and new content buckets allow for easier content sorting (I can…

Emmy-Nominated ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ Returns to TLC Tonight

I have always been fascinated by history. As a kid, I preferred historical fiction to sci-fi and other genres of books and, as an adult, I have become even more aware of the value of understanding your family roots. So, it’s no surprise that I’m a big fan of Who Do You Think You Are? The Emmy-nominated series is back with a new season beginning tonight on TLC at 9pm…

Five Discovery Networks Among Primetime Emmy Nominees

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and OWN all nabbed nominations, including Discovery’s MythBusters and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier and Deadliest Catch for Outstanding…

Discovery Digital Networks Takes to VidCon

When most people hear “Anaheim,” they think of Disneyland. For me, Anaheim is synonymous with VidCon, the annual gathering of online video creators, leaders and viewers that’s now in it’s fifth year. Tomorrow I’ll join our San Francisco- and Los Angeles-based Discovery Digital Networks teams and talent for three packed days — from meetups and signings to panels and one epic game of Ninja led by Phil DeFranco. It’s been…

500 Days to a World of Difference

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Salma Bahramy, Communications Specialist for Discovery Learning Alliance. “We are here to help ensure that every child enjoys his or her right to education – and I am pleased to stand with all of you in working towards that goal,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at a summit last week that convened global policy leaders, campaigners, NGOs and youth activists in…

Television is Alive and Well – But Going Through an Extreme Makeover

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from David Ernst, Vice President of Cross Platform Media for the Market Resources at Discovery Communications. There have been many reports in the popular and trade press over the past 10 years that have proclaimed “The Death of Television.” No doubt, recent innovations have spawned new methods of discovering, viewing and sharing video content which, in turn, are forever altering the way people…