Meow! Animal Planet Takes SXSW Interactive By Storm

Each March, creatives, techies, media and more descend on Austin, Texas for the annual SXSW Interactive conference. This year, Animal Planet was front and center for much of the action, celebrating the network’s superfans, working to place shelter animals in forever homes and breaking some big news about a one Lil BUB. On Saturday, Animal Planet teamed up with the ASPCA to host a Road to the Puppy Bowl adoption…

U.S. Secretary of Labor Perez Visits Discovery Headquarters

Today, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez visited the global headquarters of Discovery Communications to tour the onsite childcare facility and full service Wellness Center with Adria Alpert Romm, Chief Human Resources and Diversity Officer for Discovery. Secretary Perez also met recent Montgomery College graduate and new Discovery employee Nerissa Turner, a Media Operations Technician at the company’s production facility. Turner was recently hired by Discovery after interning over the summer…

Discovery Channel Kicks Off Mega Week With “Eaten Alive”

Kicking off on Sunday, December 7, Discovery Channel is bringing viewers a week of jam-packed, super-sized programming with Mega Week. The epic week will kick off on Sunday at 8PM ET/PT when James Franco and Seth Rogen attempt to survive 21 days Naked and Awkward. The 21-day survival challenge, complete with nightly spooning to keep warm, is a Naked and Afraid not to be missed. Later, viewers will finally get to…

Award-Winning Journalist Laura Ling Joins Discovery Digital Networks

Discovery Digital Networks announced yesterday that award-winning journalist Laura Ling will join Discovery Digital Networks as Director of Development. In this role, Ling will join the senior team overseeing original program development for Discovery’s suite of digital networks, including TestTube, Animalist and Revision3. Prior to joining Discovery Digital Networks, Ling was most recently host and reporter for E! Investigates and Society X with Laura Ling, a documentary series airing on the…

Discovery Education Joins Up With the White House for ‘Of the People’ Virtual Field Trip

Tomorrow, Discovery Education will take students across the U.S. on a virtual field trip to the White House kitchen as part of the Of the People: Live from the White House webinar series. During the live virtual event, Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, will prepare a healthy snack and discuss the importance of nutrition and healthy choices alongside student co-host, Maurice…

Discovery Communications Nabs a Spot on Interbrand’s 2014 “Best Global Brands” List for the Second Year in a Row

It was announced last week that Discovery Communications has landed a spot on Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands” list for the second year in a row, representing one of just three global programmers to make the prestigious list. Ranking at #67 in this year’s report, Discovery Communications advanced three spots from its debut on the list in 2013. Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy, publishes the ranking of the top 100…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’re welcomed some cooler weather here at Discovery HQ this week, along with some exciting announcements about a little event we have coming up on November 2 (hint: Nik Wallenda is back!) Check out some of the week’s biggest news here at Discovery and then catch a sneak peek of the news season of Discovery’s Gold Rush, premiering on Friday, October 17 at 9/8c. HBO Head Richard Plepler:…

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,…

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications today announced the renewal of their long-term distribution agreement, allowing Suddenlink to continue delivery of Discovery’s unparalleled family of 13 U.S. networks.  The agreement supports both companies’ goal to deliver the highest-quality content across multiple platforms. As part of the new multi-year, multi-platform agreement, Suddenlink TV customers will have continued access to Discovery’s U.S. networks and VOD content including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery,…

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, Discovery! This week Little People, Big World brought record-breaking ratings to TLC, Animal Planet L!VE’s Kitten Cam got some serious #Catitude and more. Check out some of this week’s top buzz below and then cap off your week with a sneak peek of Discovery Channel’s Tethered, premiering Sunday at 10pm ET/PT. Diller’s Vimeo Lures YouTube Acts to On-Demand Network (Bloomberg)  Eurosport’s Age of Discovery (Sports Pro)  This Teen’s Trying…