Discovery Education Optimizes Award-Winning Content for iPad

At the core of our company is the mission to educate and satisfy curiosity. Almost 10 years ago, we launched Discovery Education and introduced streaming educational media into U.S. classrooms…and now Discovery Education has unveiled a new iPad-optimized version of the popular platform at mobile.discoveryeducation.com — provided at no additional cost to existing Discovery Education subscribers (more than half of U.S. schools!). Through Discovery Education’s mobile-optimized platform, teachers and students…

Discovery Channel Fans Can ‘GetGlue,’ Check Into Premieres

Discovery Communications has teamed up with entertainment-focused social network GetGlue to offer Discovery Channel viewers the opportunity to check into the new seasons of MythBusters (returning October 6 at 9pm ET/PT)and Storm Chasers (returning October 13 at 10pm ET/PT), connecting with fellow fans and earning custom stickers as they tune in. Fans have been checking in by the thousands to Discovery Channel and these two series, and now they can…

Discovery Leadership Among CableFAX’s Most Influential Minorities in Cable

Last month, CableFAX unveiled its list of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable as a part of Diversity Week in New York City.  Together, NAMIC and CableFAX celebrated 75 top minorities in the industry, in addition to an unranked lists of influential executives and important regional players, at a special breakfast. We are delighted to see that Discovery Communications is well represented and send our congratulations to all the honorees.…

Discovery Channel Makes Its Mark on Thursday Night

After 25 years, Discovery Channel and its programming have become a part of pop culture around the world — from Morgan Freeman telling Jim Carrey that he should watch more Discovery Channel in Bruce Almighty to the fact that Shark Week has become a virtual holiday in the U.S. On Thursday, we were happy to see Discovery Channel mentioned in two of the night’s most popular shows. On 30 Rock,…

Witnessing the ‘Power of TV’ Firsthand

One of the privileges that I have working for Discovery Communications is supporting the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) team. Every day they are working to use the transformative power of television to inspire and engage students in underserved communities around the world — currently in 16 countries reaching over 13,000 teachers, 830,000 students and 2.5 million community members. (Learn more about DCGEP by listening to this Live a…

Discovery’s ‘Creating Change’ Seeks to Help Nonprofits: Spread the Word!

Do you know of a nonprofit in need of an injection of creativity and manpower? Well, we want to know about them! Discovery has just launched a new pro bono initiative, Discovery Impact: Creating Change — where employees will lend their creative talents to Washington, D.C.-area nonprofits in need of marketing, communications and creative services during a 12-hour marathon event on December 14. You’ll find me helping out with social…

Words of Thanks from Discovery Employee Jim McNulty

First of all, I want to thank the Montgomery County Police and all the agencies that responded today for helping to ensure the safety of all my colleagues at Discovery Communications. And for helping to get me and my fellow hostages out safely. I want to thank my family, friends and coworkers for their thoughts and prayers during this situation. And I especially want to thank Discovery for their support.…

Get Your Geek on at a Science Channel Meetup

Scientific fact: we have lots of passionate fans of our networks. Whether it’s Deadliest Catch fans who travel to Seattle for the annual Catch Con or Beekman Boys watchers who build Lego versions of the farm featured on Planet Green, we love them all. In order to bring together another group of dedicated viewers, Science Channel is hosting a Washington, D.C. meetup for the premiere of Sci Fi Science on…

Animal Planet Debuts Powerful New Miniseries, ‘Blood Dolphins’

As Animal Planet’s Whale Wars ends its second season tonight with a two-hour finale at 9pm ET/PT, the network will premiere a three-part series, Blood Dolphins, spotlighting renowned dolphin activist Ric O’Barry’s campaign to expose the plight of dolphins worldwide. With his son, filmmaker Lincoln O’Barry, Ric picks up where the Academy Award-winning film The Cove left off, exposing the world to the shocking slaughter of thousands of dolphins in…