Introducing Curiosity.com: A Message from Gabe Vehovsky

Today’s guest blog post is from Gabe Vehovsky, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Emerging Businesses, upon the launch of Curiosity.com. For more information, you can read the press release and Vehovsky’s interview with VentureBeat. It’s hard to believe that it was more than six years ago that I joined Discovery Communications, through the acquisition of HowStuffWorks.com. In the final days of closing that deal, I remember sitting around a boardroom table with Discovery leadership talking…

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Discovery Unwrapped

The holiday season is officially upon us and Discovery Channel is giving the gift that keeps on giving – eight nights of fan-favorite series, some with a holiday twist, premieres and specials during Discovery Unwrapped. The week-long programming event kicks off Sunday, December 8 with a two-hour special episode of Naked & Afraid at 8PM ET/PT followed by the series premiere of the highly anticipated new series Dude, You’re Screwed…

Celebrate Thanksgiving With ‘Punkin Chunkin’

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving! Things around the office are starting to feel a little quieter as we inch towards time with family, friends, and of course, Punkin Chunkin. Every year, pumpkin-launching enthusiasts gather in Delaware for the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition. Hosted by Mythbusters’ Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara, Punkin Chunkin is part awesome science experiment and part genuine Americana, adding up to the biggest, loudest, greatest pumpkin hurling competition…

Penguins ‘Waddle’ Their Way Onto Discovery This Saturday

I, like many, have a soft spot in my heart for penguins so I was personally thrilled to learn that this Saturday, Discovery Channel is fulfilling my wish of a life with more penguins (and, really, is that so much to ask?) with its new BBC co-production, Penguins: Waddle All The Way. Premiering Saturday, November 23 at 9PM ET/PT, Penguins: Waddle All the Way is a two-hour special event dedicated…

Discovery Executives Names to CableFax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable List

Last week, CableFax released its annual Most Powerful Women in Cable List, recognizing the female thought leaders who are driving innovation across the industry. The following Discovery Communications’ executives were among those named to the prestigious list: Vera Buzanello Rebecca Glashow Marjorie Kaplan Sara Kozak Margaret Loesch Meg Lowe Courtney Menzel Debbie Myers Eileen O’Neill Sharon O’Sullivan Adria Alpert Romm Sheri Salata Oprah Winfrey The subject of CableFax’s most recent…

Spotlight On: Stuff You Missed in History Class

Today, we are highlighting one of my favorites of the amazing HowStuffWorks podcasts, Stuff You Missed in History Class. As I began driving to work about a year ago, I quickly tired of listening to the same handful of songs on the radio, thus inspiring my newfound love: podcasts. While I may be slightly biased, one of my favorites is Stuff You Missed in History Class. I have always been…

Bill Goodwyn Inducted Into Broadcasting & Cable’s Hall of Fame

On Monday night, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav and other leaders across the industry, along with Founder and Chairman John Hendricks and members of the company’s Board of Directors gathered at Broadcasting & Cable’s 23rd annual Hall of Fame dinner to honor Bill Goodwyn, President & CEO, Strategic Distribution & Discovery Education, as he was inducted into the prestigious Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame.The award recognizes leading pioneers, innovators…

Welcome to the Jungle: Gold Rush Returns to Discovery

Fans of Discovery’s Gold Rush can rejoice – the series is back for a fourth season, premiering Friday at 9PM ET/PT on Discovery. This season, Todd Hoffman has made the decision not to return to the Klondike as he and his crew head to warmer climates to find gold in the Guyana jungle. Meanwhile, Parker Schnable is doing “what Todd Hoffman couldn’t”, as he pushes into the Yukon to strike…

Cable Industry Celebrates 27th Annual Diversity Week

The media industry came together in New York City this week for conferences and events aimed at advancing diversity and making the industry stronger as part of cable’s annual Diversity Week. Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) and the Walter Kaitz Foundation hosted the week’s events, which honored many of our Discovery family members. Marjorie Kaplan, Group President of Animal Planet, Science…

Creating Change 2013: Now Accepting Applications

As summer winds down and we ease into fall, it’s hard to believe that we are about to embark on our fourth-annual iteration of Creating Change, Discovery’s annual creative marathon that harnesses the talents of our employees to support our charitable partners in the community. Each year, non-profits apply to participate in Creating Change to work with Discovery for an inspirational reset; to breathe new life into a campaign or…