Velocity’s ‘Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans’ Dives Deep Into the Legendary Race

On tomorrow night’s premiere of Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans on Velocity, the actor-turned-driver takes viewers through the process of gearing up (no pun intended) for France’s famously grueling race. Held annually since 1923 near the French town of Le Mans, the 24-hour race is legendary in the motorsports world for pushing cars (and drivers) to the limit. Patrick Dempsey: Racing Le Mans follows the actor through his journey preparing…

‘Shark Week’ Fun Chums the Waters Online

Despite the sweltering D.C. heat trying to tell me otherwise, I always know that it’s not truly summer until my favorite holiday is upon us — Shark Week! It’s hard to believe that this Sunday will be my third Shark Week since I have been working at Discovery. It seems like just yesterday I was meeting Chompie Jr. for the first time and enjoying all the toothy Shark Week fun around…

Viewers Around the Globe Reach New Heights with Skywire Live

If you were among the 13 million viewers who tuned in to last night’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda on Discovery Channel, you saw the seventh-generation daredevil become the first person to cross the Grand Canyon on a wire. The feat was a hand-wringing, finger-tapping event for viewers across the globe, as Nik walked across a wire 1,500 feet above the ground with no net or safety tether. Twitter lit…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

As we wrap up the week here at 1 Discovery Place, all eyes are pointing West towards the Grand Canyon, where Nik Wallenda will walk across a tightrope, 1,500 feet above ground on Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda on Sunday. We also welcomed a new family member (of the 4-legged variety) this week, as we announced the addition of  YouTube sensation Lil Bub to the Revision3 lineup today!…

Get ‘Wired In’ to ‘Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda’

On Sunday, June 23, daredevil Nik Wallenda will be walking a tightrope across the Grand Canyon – 1,500 feet above ground, live and untethered. As someone with a severe fear of heights, even thinking about this feat gives me some serious sweaty palms. The event, Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda, will be one you wont want to miss, with every step broadcast live to a global audience on Discovery Channel,…

Welcome to the Family, Phil DeFranco!

On the heels of the one year anniversary of acquiring Revision3, we are thrilled to announce today that Phil DeFranco has officially joined the Revision3 family! As Senior Vice President of Phil DeFranco Networks and Merchandise at Revision3, Phil will take on a leadership role on Revision3’s programming team. Launched in 2006, The Philip DeFranco show has become a web sensation, spawning a loyal community known as”The Nation.” Phil’s upbeat…

Tyler Perry’s Newest Show Premieres Tonight on OWN

Tyler Perry fans don’t have to wait much longer to check out his newest project, as Love Thy Neighbor premieres on OWN tonight. The show chronicles the family dynamic of matriarch Hattie Mae, whose adult children and grandchildren have somehow found their way back to living with her…and she is not happy about it. The show details the laughs, love, and of course, the drama that accompanies these sometimes-complicated family…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

This was a big week here at Discovery, with the launch of a new video network, some fun new residents inhabiting 1 Discovery Place and more. Below is a roundup of some of the comings and goings here at Discovery this week: Leaving #OurImpact: Rebuilding Atlantic City Cicada Cam Will Make You Cringe Believe In a More Brilliant World: The Launch of Test Tube Share to Care: TLC Helps Rebuild…

Discovery Announces ‘Connect the Dots’ National STEM Education Initiative

As a company launched on the tenets of curiosity, Discovery has long supported STEM education and its importance in shaping our future leaders (a point I most recently witnessed in action while attending the White House Science Fair last week). Today, Discovery Communications announced a new multimedia, national STEM education initiative called Connect the Dots, designed to inspire students’ interest in STEM education and career paths. The initiative was announced…

Kids Day 2013: Get Curious!

In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day yesterday, Discovery invited the youngest in our ranks to come experience life at the office…or maybe just how we wish every day was! Discovery’s Kids Day 2013 kicked off with mug decorating, face-painting and monster hair styling, and then the kids settled in for a morning of wild science shows, featuring interactive science experiments and lots of foam! After a lunch…