We Discovered Our Impact!

On Friday, more than 4,000 Discovery employees around the world left their offices to make a difference in their communities during Discovery Communications’ fifth annual Discover Your Impact Day. From sandwich making to pond cleaning and furniture painting, Discovery’s Impact Day teams conquered their projects, while also learning more about their communities and how they can continue giving back year-round. You can get a sense of the day through the…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

As the summer heat kicked in full force this week, we geared up for our Fifth Annual “Discover Your Impact Day.”  Volunteering  across our communities, Discovery employees joined together today to make a difference in the lives of others and celebrating all that is Discovery culture. Catch up with news highlights of the week below before joining us to kick off Sloth Week, with Animalist and Animal Planet! Animal Planet’s ‘World Pup’…

Discovery to Celebrate Fifth Annual ‘Discover Your Impact Day’

As a Discovery employee, one of my favorite days of the year is “Discover Your Impact Day,” an annual company-wide event that sends global employees into their communities to make a difference. Tomorrow, 4,000 employees in more than 50 offices and nearly 35 countries will be participating in over 200 projects throughout the world. Channeling their own personal passions and skills, employees will work on a variety of projects including…

Bend It Like…A Canine? Animal Planet’s World Pup Gives Us Something to Bark About

While fierce athletes have captured the attention of international audiences in pursuit of the FIFA World Cup this week, Animal Planet has introduced new, furry competitors to the soccer field: puppies. On June 11, Animal Planet launched World Pup, a single-elimination tournament to determine the world’s ‘Top Dog.’ The epic competition follows sixteen breeds representing top global contenders in the World Cup as they get their paws dirty.  Fans can…

Craving a Cure: TLC’s Cake Boss Joins (RED) National Campaign

Cake Boss Buddy Valastro’s recipe for success just got even sweeter. For the first ten days of June, TLC and America’s favorite baker joined forces to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS with (RED)’s national campaign: Eat. (RED) Drink. (RED) SAVE LIVES. Throughout the campaign, the Cake Boss Café sold 1,800 (RED) Velvet cupcakes to benefit (RED). Additionally, TLCStore.com offered a Cake Boss (RED) Package (which sold out on the first…

Start the (slow) Clap…Animalist Introduces First-Ever ‘Sloth Week’

Watch out, cats – the sloths are (slowly..) coming to steal your spotlight. On June 20, Discovery Digital Networks’ Animalist, which celebrates the incredible connection between humans and animals, in conjunction with Animal Planet, will launch the first-ever Sloth Week, six days of programming dedicated to the web’s most lovable and slowly rising star. Anchored by Animalist News features from host Catie Wayne’s visit to the Sloth Sanctuary of Costa Rica,…

Discovery Education Announces Expanded Partnership to Prince George’s County Public Schools and Delivers Professional Development with to More Than 9,000 Educators

Discovery Education and Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation’s largest school districts, announced an expansion of their 10-year partnership last week.  In this new phase of collaboration, Discovery Education will present the largest professional development event in the school system’s history, as well as provide students access to high-quality Science digital textbooks in the 2014-2015 school year.  On Monday, June 16, at nine sites across the district,…

This Week In…DiscoveryBuzz

Happy Friday, Discovery! We’re wrapping up an exciting week here, with a big leadership honor for our President and CEO, David Zaslav, and multiple programming awards. Catch up with the stories below, and then celebrate National Donut Day with the Cake Boss‘ little ones, Carlos and Marco! Discovery’s David Zaslav Feted at Mirror Awards Presentation (Deadline) “Skywire Live,” “Deadliest Catch” Triumph at 2014 Realscreen Awards (Realscreen) Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’ Still…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery! We closed out May with a busy week – kicking off with the White House Science Fair and ending with the completion of our Eurosport acquisition. Catch up with our week of news below and then get your daily dose of cute with Animalist’s compilation of dogs taking baths – does it get much better? Discovery Completes Eurosport Acquisition (Multichannel) Discovery Partners with US2020 During White House…

Discovery Hosts US2020 Representatives for “Day at Discovery” Conference

On Tuesday, Discovery Communications was named exclusive media partner for US2020, a new organization developed from a White House call to generate large-scale innovative solutions to our STEM education challenge, with a focus on increasing access to STEM careers for girls, underrepresented minorities, and low-income children. As part of this commitment, Discovery yesterday hosted about 25 representatives from the US2020’s City Competition for a day-long conference focused on building successful…