This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week Chompie Jr. was in full force as he made his way through Washington, D.C. to celebrate Shark Week with the local community. See what he was up to by checking out Discovery Communications’ Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: Discovery’s Shark Week Takes Its First Dive Into Virtual Reality (The Hollywood Reporter) Discovery Communications Reveals Shark Week Mural in Silver Spring (Bethesda Magazine)…

Seeker & SourceFed Head to Anaheim for VidCon 2016!

The conference for people who love online video, VidCon, descendeth upon Anaheim, California this week, with many of your favorite Discovery talent from Seeker, SourceFed and Nuclear Family – including Phil DeFranco, Will Haynes, Reina Scully, Sam Bashor, Matt Lieberman, Steve Zaragoza, Bree Essrig, Trace Dominguez and Maude Garrett – attending. Over the course of the three-day con, they’ll be moderating discussions, joining panels, answering questions and, most importantly, connecting with community (some…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week we announced the new cast of Naked & Afraid XL, which premieres July 10 at 10/9c. Check them out, then tune in to see if they were able to survive for 40 days in the wilderness! Here’s what else we’ve been buzzing about this week: Trans Teen Activist Jazz Jennings: “Let Me Pee in Peace” (Cosmopolitan) Winfrey’s “Greenleaf” Delves into Family Drama in Megachurch (AP) Discovery, Austrian Broadcaster Sign Olympics Deal (Multichannel)…

Discovery Communications Celebrates Creativity and Innovation at the 7th Annual ‘John Hendricks Innovation Awards’

Discovery Communications held its seventh annual John Hendricks Innovation Awards yesterday afternoon, celebrating creativity, innovation and ambition across the company’s global offices. Held at the Fillmore in downtown Silver Spring, MD, employees from the Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, New York and Miami offices held their own viewing parties, joining attendees virtually via video conference to share in the celebration. Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s Overhaulin’ and Barrett-Jackson Live and TLC’s Long Lost Family hosted the ceremony…

Chompie Jr. Makes His Triumphant Return Leading Into 28th Annual ‘Shark Week’

Shark Week is just around the corner, and that can only mean one thing: Chompie Jr. is BACK! The lovable Shark Week mascot will make his triumphant return to the Washington, D.C. area next week for a series of #ChompieGram visits to celebrate the upcoming jaw-some programming with local residents and fins – er, fans – alike. From Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 24, Chompie Jr. will be making his way…

‘Discovery priDe’ Employees March at Capital Pride Festival

Discovery priDe, an employee group for LGBT employees and their allies, joined thousands of others to march in Washington D.C.’s 41st annual Pride Festival. A day full of entertainment, music, food, drink, education and celebration, the Pride Festival hosts three hundred exhibitors and attracts thousands of people, celebrating the recent triumphs of the LGBT community. Discovery priDe works to support inclusion, recruitment, retention, development and advancement by increasing the visibility of Discovery’s LGBT employees, representing LGBT employee interests within…

Spot #ChompieJr? Snap a Pic & You May Win the Ultimate Shark Week Prize Pack!

DISCOVERY CHANNEL CHOMPIE SNAP-A-PIC CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. OFFERED ONLY TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. Eligibility. The “Chompie Snap-A-Pic (“Contest”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and who have reached the age of majority in their state of residence and are…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this week: ‘The Vanishing Women’ Review: TV in Pursuit of Justice (The Wall Street Journal) Jazz Jennings Talks ‘Life as a (Transgender) Teen’ (USA Today) Idris Elba to Headline Discovery Racing Series (Exclusive Video) (The Wrap) Emmys: How ‘Deadliest Catch’ Editors Juggle 30,000 Hours of Footage (The Hollywood Reporter) Discovery Again Puts ‘Shark Week’ Building Design Up For A Vote (Bethesda Magazine) Eurosport…

Don’t Miss Investigation Discovery’s ‘The Vanishing Women,’ Premiering Tonight

Since May 2014, six women in Chillicothe, Ohio have gone missing or been found dead. These women, all in their 20s and 30s, are believed to have known each other and have connections to this small, mysterious town, leading the community to believe that there is a serial killer on the loose. Investigation Discovery’s The Vanishing Women takes viewers inside these strange disappearances, joining law enforcement, loved ones and the community…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this week: ‘The Deadliest Catch’: How the Most Cinematic-Looking Season Yet Was Shot and Edited (Variety) John McEnroe a Coach? You Cannot Be Serious! (New York Times) What to Watch on Your VR Headset (Yahoo!) Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Story in TLC Special (CNN) ‘No Walled Gardens’: Discovery Embraces Platform Distribution (Digiday) Discovery, TLC Order ‘Cake Boss’ Season 9; Layer On 10 More Episodes…