Removing Barriers to Digital Learning in the Classroom

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Bill Goodwyn, President of Global Distribution and CEO of Discovery Education at Discovery Communications. On February 1, 2012, Digital Learning Day, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski challenged the country to complete the conversion from print textbooks to interactive digital learning within five years. Yesterday, Secretary Duncan and Chairman Genachowski took the courageous next step of assembling the CEOs from the top 15…

Discovery Fit & Health Takes a Look at Moms Who Are Obsessed

The mother-daughter relationship is never easy, especially during the teen years, but what if your mom’s obsession with shopping is putting your family into unending debt? My Mom is Obsessed on Discovery Fit & Health takes a look at the strain it puts on the relationship between teen girls and their moms when their moms take their obsessions too far. Each episode takes us into the lives of two teenage…

David Zaslav to Receive UJA-Federation of New York’s Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award

On April 3, the UJA-Federation of New York will host its Leadership Awards Dinner and honor our President & CEO David Zaslav with the Steven J. Ross Humanitarian Award, which honors people of vision, energy and sustained achievement in the entertainment, media and communications industries. UJA-Federation has been driving communal planning and philanthropy in the New York Jewish community for more than 90 years. Through their working with more than…

Discovery Education Expands ‘Techbook’ Offerings

Technology is transforming the way that students are learning even more rapidly than before. (Personally, I remember fighting to be the kid advancing the film strip with the beep, before automated projectors and the rise of DVDs.) Our Discovery Education team has been leading the way in enriching the classroom experience and improving student performance and engagement through digital content for years (read more about this from Discovery Education CEO…

‘Long Island Medium’ Returns & ‘Leave It to Niecy’ Premieres This Sunday on TLC

“Spirit is important to me. Just as important as my hair and my nails.” Such is the life of Theresa Caputo, Long Island mom and psychic medium. Back for a second season of Long Island Medium on TLC, Theresa is still hard at work communicating with her clients’ loved ones, but many of her readings are unplanned, as spirits visit her at the market, nail salon and anywhere in between.…

Meet the Interns: Digital Distribution’s TJ Cooney

In the fourth installment of our Meet the Interns series, you will get to know TJ Cooney. TJ is a senior at The Catholic University of America and is currently spending the spring semester with Discovery’s Digital Distribution department at our headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. Why did you apply to intern with Discovery?  I applied to intern at Discovery Communications because I have loved their networks’ shows for as long as can…

Beyond Liking – An Examination of Social Media Influencers

Last month we shared with you the first of several forthcoming guest posts from our colleagues in Ad Sales, introducing a study they completed on simultaneous media usage and advertiser engagement. Today, Beth Rockwood and Pam Pearce share thoughts on a popular topic: social media influence. Television has always had the power to bring people together, to fuel curiosity, and to get people talking. From the 50s, when families and…

TLC’s ‘The Little Couple’ Returns Tonight

Please join me in welcoming Kate Delmonico to Discovery Blog. Kate joins us from her most recent role working on TLC Social Media and will be contributing to the blog regularly. Naturally, having her tackle a TLC show first was fitting. -Amber I love Bill Klein and Jen Arnold. They are funny & smart and have such a genuine affection for each other that really comes across in The Little…

‘MythBusters’ Charms Chicago, Awaits Museum Goers

Today’s guest blog post is from David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel and our resident MythBusters expert. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the world premiere of new MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. The exhibit brings together one of my favorite shows, MythBusters, with an experience that allows guests to interact and experiment with myths from the show.…

The Reviews Are In: Don’t Miss ‘Frozen Planet’ This Sunday

Some of my favorite projects from my almost ten years at Discovery are the iconic series we’ve partnered with the BBC to produce — from Planet Earth (I rallied employes to create a giant mosaic and recorded it as time-lapse video) to Life (where we welcomed guests to our Twitter account for expert commentary each Sunday). This Sunday, you’ll be blown away again with the premiere of Frozen Planet. If…