This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday Discovery! This week brought the start of a new season and some other changes here at Discovery.  Check out some of the happenings of the week and enjoy a Flashback Friday to Discovery’s Skywire Live in honor of Nik Wallenda’s upcoming Skyscraper Live. Cosgrove Named GM for Discovery Family (Broadcasting & Cable) Discovery, Liberty Global Complete Acquisition of U.K. Producer All3Media (The Hollywood Reporter)  Discovery’s New Show ‘Tethered’ Ties…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery, as we announced Nik Wallenda’s latest challenge and kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out some of this week’s happenings below and end your week with the Friskies award-winning best cat video of the year, starring Animalist’s Cole the Black Cat! Watch Dueling Senators Seek Shelter in Discovery’s ‘Rival Survival’ (The Hollywood Reporter)   Daredevil Nik Wallenda Prepares for Tightrope Walk…

Discovery Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off this week and here at Discovery we are celebrating by honoring our own  culture of curiosity . Throughout the month of September, we will be highlighting three people who embrace the culture of curiosity through their work and welcome you to join us in learning more about them. Look out for their stories on-air, and you can learn more about the #cultureofcuriosity here. We will be celebrating…

Senators Flake and Heinrich Discuss ‘Rival Survival’ at Washington, D.C. Event on Thursday

On Thursday, Sept. 18 at 8:30am at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., both Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) will publicly discuss for the very first time their upcoming Discovery Channel special, Rival Survival, a television event in which they allowed Discovery Channel to maroon them on an uninhabited island in August, which forced them to put their differences aside to survive for one week…

The White House and Discovery Education Expand Exclusive “Of The People” Virtual Field Trip Series

The White House and Discovery Education announced today the expansion of the popular “Of the People: Live from the White House” virtual field trip series. Offering upper elementary, middle and high school students unique access to White House and government officials as well as subject matter experts, Of the People will bring a series of 30-minute virtual events hosted by a student and broadcast live from the White House and other special…

Animalist Premieres ‘Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson’

Today, Discovery Digital Networks’ Animalist launched its latest series, Breaking Trail With Coyote Peterson.  The show, launched with three episodes today, follows adventurer and animal enthusiast Coyote Peterson as he explores America’s backyard and the awesome creatures that inhabit it. Peterson takes viewers on the following adventures:  Meet the Only Venomous Lizard in the United States: Viewers are transported to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona and join Coyote in search…

Science Channel Joins Silver Spring Maker Faire This Weekend

Science Channel will join Silver Spring’s second annual Maker Faire on Sunday, hosted by Washington D.C. children’s museum KID Museum. Discovery Communications is the lead sponsor of the free festival celebrating innovation and creativity,  featuring hands-on science, engineering, electronics, and arts and crafts activities for children and adults.  From 12-5 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Science Channel will host the How It’s Made: Dream Car Challenge at the fair, giving…

Discovery Partners With The Dodo

 Discovery Communications and The Dodo announced today a $4.68 million Series A funding round led by Discovery and Softbank Capital, with participation from existing investors Greycroft Partners and RRE Ventures. Launched in January 2014, The Dodo is a website that “speaks to a broadening, deepening concern about animals that’s no longer sufficiently captured by the phrase ‘animal welfare’,” says Frank Bruni of the New York Times. “An era of what might be…

Discovery Channel Ranks #1 in Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study for 21 Years in a Row

The 2014 Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study released its results yesterday and Discovery Channel once again ranked #1 among total adults in importance to the enjoyment of cable, marking the 21st year in a row that Discovery Channel has nabbed this honor. Additionally, Discovery also tied for the #1 spot for both  its average perceived value among total adults and as a favorite channel among adults who would definitely switch cable providers if the channel was…

SourceFed Takes Home a Streamy at the Fourth Annual Awards Show

Last night, the web video community gathered at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate the best of the industry, as Hannah Hart and Grace Helbig hosted the Fourth Annual Streamy Awards. The night honored the best of the web, and Discovery Digital Networks’ SourceFed joined the winner’s circle, taking home a Streamy in the Best News and Current Events (Channel, Show or Series) category. SourceFed competed amongst among an extremely accomplished…