Discovery Communications to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 2

In honor of World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 2, One Discovery Place will “Light It Up Blue” along with thousands of companies across the globe. For the ninth year in a row, Discovery Communications is proud to partner with Autism Speaks on their annual initiative, which aims to increase understanding, acceptance and further support of people with autism. In addition to lighting up our global headquarters blue, Discovery…

Discovery Turns Up the Dark for Earth Hour!

Saturday was World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour to raise awareness for climate change, and this year’s theme was Turn Up the Dark. Earth Hour challenged people all over the world to turn off their lights for one hour to demonstrate the need for action against climate change. At our global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland we shut off our lights for 1 hour to show support for Earth Hour. And, of course, Discovery…

The SXSW 2017 PanelPicker is Now Open: Vote Today!

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The next SXSW may not be until March 2017, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for it now! The first step? Voting for which panels you’d like to see. Now through September 2, fans can vote for their favorite panels via the SXSW PanelPicker. Discovery has several panels in the running for SXSWEdu and SXSW Interactive – and we would love your help to bring ’em to Austin! Take a look at…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, Discovery was named the #2 company for best work-life balance by Indeed – a nice recognition that I can tell you is well-deserved! Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: In ‘Guns on Campus,’ Tamron Hall Examines a Polarizing Issue (New York Times) Ava DuVernay’s ‘Queen Sugar’ Renewed for Season 2 Ahead of Series Premiere (Variety) EXCLUSIVE: Watch the Official Trailer for Discovery’s Motorcycle…

Summer 2016 TCA: Motorcycles, Duck Stamps and Chilling Wrongful Convictions

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 01:  In this handout photo provided by Discovery, (L-R Front Row) Actors Michiel Huisman, Bug Hall, Robert Aramayo, executive producer on behalf of Raw Television Dimitri Doganis, bike fabricator Alex Wheeler, (L-R Back Row) actors Stephen Rider, Jessica Camacho, Gabe Luna and Annie Read of 'Harley and the Davidsons' speak onstage during the 'Discovery Channel' portion of the TCA Summer Event 2016 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 1, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/ Discovery via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Michiel Huisman;Bug Hall;Robert Aramayo;Dimitri Doganis;Alex Wheeler;Stephen Rider;Jessica Camacho;Gabe Luna;Annie Read

Dozens of Discovery Communications team members are in Beverly Hills this week for the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour, which gives cable, broadcast and digital networks the chance to share with journalists from across the country some of the exciting programs they have coming up in the next several months. Three of our networks – Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet and Discovery – held their portion of the event on Monday, August 1. Investigation Discovery…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this week: ‘Southwest of Salem’ Documentary Scheduled for Fall Release (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety) Exclusive: Game of Thrones’ Michiel Huisman Rides Again in Harley and the Davidsons (GQ) ‘Too Close To Home’: Tyler Perry TLC Drama Series Gets Premiere Date (Deadline) Queen Sugar: See the First Trailer for Ava DuVernay’s New Series — Exclusive (EW) Cake Boss’ Talks Fate Of Wrigley Cake, Rosemont Restaurant Plans (Chicago…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, Discovery Communications received eight Emmy nominations for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, including four for Discovery’s Deadliest Catch. Congrats to all those involved on such well-deserved recognition! Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: Naked and Afraid (The New Yorker) Thank You, Jazz Jennings, for Changing America (Advocate) What It’s Like Surviving Naked in the Wild for 40 Days (Marie Claire) Dave Navarro To Be Honored…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this past week: Why We’re Backing a Runner—Yes, a Runner—to Win ‘American Tarzan’ (Outside) EXCLUSIVE: Idris Elba Gets Into a Scary Crash on the Debut of His New Discovery Channel Series (Entertainment Tonight) Meet Jazz Jennings, The Transgender Teen Who Is Changing The World (The Huffington Post) Tamron Hall, of the ‘Today’ Show, Feathers Her Nest (The New York Times) ‘Secrets of America’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! With Shark Week wrapping this Sunday, July 3, we understand there might be some anxiety among fin-atics as they get ready to bid the jaw-some week adieu. While you’ll have to wait until next year for another full lineup of shark-themed programming, there are lots of ways you can fill your days with all things sharks. There’s even a really incredible opportunity to learn more about sharks – classifying them, understanding their behavior, learning about their evolution…

Excited for ‘Shark Week’? Here’s All The Different Ways You Can Celebrate

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It’s finally here! Shark Week, television’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event, kicked off on Sunday, June 26 with an all-new episode of Tiger Beach at 8/7c and will continue through Sunday, July 3. Expanding to more than 220 countries and territories this year, Shark Week is a pop culture event that transcends television – and is continually giving faithful fans and new viewers opportunities to experience Shark Week in exciting…