Discovery Joins 50 Companies for A Billion + Change

Discovery Communications is proud to be joining A Billion + Change, a national campaign to mobilize billions of dollars in skills-based and probono volunteer services to help build the capacity of nonprofit organizations to effectively meet community needs. Discovery is one of more than 50 companies that have already pledged over $1.2 billion in service to nonprofits by starting or expanding their own skills-based volunteer programs. Today, nonprofit, corporate and government…

Animal Planet is ‘Finding Bigfoot’ on Sunday Night

Just in time for Halloween… Animal Planet takes a new look at the mystery of Bigfoot in Finding Bigfoot: Birth of a Legend this Sunday at 9pm ET/PT. On this two-hour special, the Bigfoot Field Research Organization team trudges deep into California’s Redwood forest and uses new technology to investigate one of the most infamous and disputed pieces of Bigfoot evidence ever – the Patterson-Gimlin footage that allegedly captured Bigfoot in motion.…

Discovery Channel Launches Redesigned Homepage

If you haven’t visited Discovery Channel’s website recently, it’s worth a look. This week, our Digital Media team launched a redesigned homepage with a new, clean, contemporary design — featuring your favorite shows at the top and blog and news posts updated in real-time. Also, the site has an increased focus on new topics that are relevant to Discovery Channel: adventure, gear and gadgets, and cars and bikes. Visitors to the site…

TLC to Reach More Than 100 Million Homes Internationally

With two upcoming international launches, TLC will reach more than 100 million households outside the U.S. as of November 2, 2011 — making it the leading global lifestyle and entertainment network. Those two launches, Finland on November 1 and Portugal on November 2, join 46 other countries across Africa that TLC now reaches through its distribution partner, Multichoice, as of October 14. The biggest pay-TV operator in sub-Saharan Africa, Multichoice will air TLC…

Happy 1st Birthday TLC Poland and TLC Balkans!

Happy 1st Birthday TLC Poland and TLC Balkans! The lifestyle channel launched in these markets in October 2010, and has since changed the media landscape in both regions. In Poland, for example, TLC has leapfrogged competitors to root itself firmly as the #1 entertainment channel for women age 25 and 49. A recent research panel of regular TLC Poland viewers provided insight into why TLC has been so successful since its launch: 74% found TLC more…

Discovery Education to Provide Content to FCC’s New ‘Connect to Compete’ Initiative

One-third of all Americans – 100 million people – haven’t adopted broadband at home. Meanwhile, broadband adoption is key to America’s competitiveness – to jobs, E-Government, education, and energy. More than 80 percent of Fortune 500 companies today require online job applications, while students with broadband at home have a 7 percent higher graduation rate and consumers with broadband at home can save more than $7,000 a year. Last week, FCC…

‘The Rosie Show’ and ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ to be Simulcast Across Five Discovery Nets Tonight

The premiere episodes of the new OWN series The Rosie Show and Oprah’s Lifeclass will air concurrently across five Discovery networks tonight at 7pm ET/PT and 8pm ET/PT, respectively. Joining OWN in airing the premieres will be TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green. The Rosie Show is a new daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell. Funny, high-energy and authentic, no…

Kelly Ripa Tries Bridal Dress Consulting on ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ Tonight

Tonight, on a Very Special Episode of TLC‘s Say Yes to the Dress (which returns to NY tonight), Kelly Ripa tries her hand at advising dress-shopping brides at Kleinfeld. Her reaction after advising bride Comora? “This could be the hardest job on the planet.” Here’s a peek at tonight’s episode – tune in at 9pm ET/PT to see how she does!

Velocity Launches Tomorrow at 7pm ET

Velocity, Discovery’s new HD network targeting upscale men, will launch tomorrow evening at 7pm ET with an all-new primetime schedule and more than 140 original premiere hours overall — representing the best of the travel, leisure, automotive, adventure and sports genres. Velocity will be available in more than 40 million homes at the channel location currently occupied by HD Theater. Here’s a look at one of the shows premiering tomorrow night,…

Happy 15th Birthday, Animal Planet!

Congratulations to our colleagues over at Animal Planet – the network turns 15 ( in people years) tomorrow! That’s 15 years of cutting edge programming about animals both wild and domestic and the ways in which they impact our lives. If you haven’t already, please like the Animal Planet Facebook page and follow Animal Planet on Twitter for a provocative and always entertaining stream of updates from the network. Here is a…