Discovery en Español Strengthens Its Automotive Programming Offer With New Seasons of Popular Original Series ‘Mexicánicos’ and ‘Texas Trocas’

– Mexicánicos S3 premieres May 9, while Texas Trocas starts filming a new season also this month – Miami, Florida, May 5, 2016 – This month, the talented Mexican mechanic Martín Vaca, star of the popular Discovery en Español automotive series, MEXICÁNICOS, and his team, are back with new challenges and more of the incredible transformations that have captivated Hispanic audiences for two consecutive seasons. The new installment of MEXICÁNICOS (#mexicanicos) premieres May 9 and will air Mondays at 10PM E/P during the network’s ‘Lunes de motores’ programming block. Special guests this season include Mexican singer and comedian Lola Cortés who visits Vaca’s Guadalajara workshop with a special request: to make her Corvette 2000 into a 1950s model. In another episode, world boxing champion Ana María Torres, aka “La Guerrera” (The Warrior), asks Vaca to personalize her 1954 Ford Custom Line. She wants to add a boxing glove emblem on the front of the car and an image of the World Boxing Council’s Diamond Belt under the hood. In 2015, the first and second seasons of MEXICÁNICOS were a big success for Discovery en Español. Season 1, which premiered in March, propelled the network to the #1 spot during its time slot among…

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Discovery Education, Val Skinner Foundation, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health Launch New Education Program, Decoding Cancer, to High School Students Nationwide

– Dynamic, Standards-Aligned Digital Resources Deepen Students’ Understanding of the Biology and Genetics of Cancer – Silver Spring, Md. (May 5, 2016) – Discovery Education, the Val Skinner Foundation, the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and the Rutgers School of Public Health announced today the launch of a new, interactive biology and genetics education program supporting the study of cancer in the classroom.  Designed for high school teachers, students, and parents, Decoding Cancer is a ground-breaking collection of standards-aligned, interactive classroom resources developed to help students and their families understand the science behind cancer, enhance science literacy and increase cancer education and awareness among youth. Now available to schools and families nationwide,  Decoding Cancer is powered by BioCONECT (Biology of Cancer, Online Education Connecting Teens), an inquiry-based biology curriculum for high school students developed by the LIFE Center at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Rutgers School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Val Skinner Foundation. The program was successfully piloted in schools in New Jersey, South Carolina and Florida. Through the curriculum, students develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-life applications, apply their knowledge of biology, expand their understanding of genetics, explore relationships…

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Discovery Communications Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

First Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights: Revenues increased 2% to $1,561 million (increased 5% excluding currency effects) Adjusted OIBDA increased 2% to $577 million (increased 7% excluding currency effects) Adjusted EPS increased 10% to $0.46 (increased 18% excluding currency effects) Repurchased $373 million of stock Silver Spring, Maryland – May 5, 2016: Discovery Communications, Inc. (“Discovery” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016. “Discovery’s business momentum continued to build in the first quarter with strong viewership across our worldwide portfolio of brands and platforms. Our unmatched global distribution network, diverse, much loved brands, and unique flexible business model yet again produced strong results, particularly in the U.S.,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Communications. “We have also made progress in reaching consumers across the world’s 7 billion screens with a robust multiplatform strategy that is increasingly showing potential to drive growth in the future. Given the long-term growth profile associated with the investments we’ve made, I remain optimistic about our overall operating and financial prospects, the opportunities ahead, and our potential to deliver significant shareholder value.” First Quarter Results First quarter revenues of $1,561 million increased 2% compared to the…

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Discovery Channel’s Sonic Sea Journeys Deep Into the Ocean Uncovering the Devastating Impact Man-Made Noise Has on Marine Life and What Can Be Done to Stop the Damage to These Creatures Who Are a Crucial Part of the Circle of Life

– Discovery Impact Special Premieres May 19th – – Narrated by Oscar®-Nominated Actress Rachel McAdams And Featuring An Interview with Grammy® Award-Winning Artist Sting – – Produced by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Imaginary Forces in association with the International Fund for Animal Welfare – Everywhere on Earth we can hear the songs of life. From small insects to the largest animals on the planet, our world is made up of the sounds of these creatures living and communicating with one another.  This is even more apparent deep down in the darkness of the sea, where whales and other marine life depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, raise their young and defend against predators. Yet, their symphony of life is being disrupted by the industrialized noise that has become commonplace in our oceans today—with tragic and deadly costs. Created in partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Imaginary Forces and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), SONIC SEA travels beneath the ocean’s surface to uncover the damaging consequences of increased ocean noise pollution and what can be done to stop it. Narrated by Academy® Award-nominated actress Rachel McAdams and featuring interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts, and wildlife activists, including…

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American Heroes Channel Hosts Live Q&A with Medal of Honor Recipient Clinton Romesha on Tuesday, May 3

—Romesha’s Memoir, “Red Platoon,” to Be Published That Same Day by Dutton Books— April 27, 2016 – American Heroes Channel (AHC) and Dutton Books will host a Facebook Live Q&A session with Medal of Honor recipient, Clinton Romesha. The Q&A will be held next Tuesday, May 3 at 3 PM ET, the same day as the publication of his memoir Red Platoon. This event marks AHC’s very first live Q&A session. Former Staff Sergeant Romesha was born into a family with a strong military background, and joined the U.S. Army in 1999. He saw four deployments, including to Kosovo, Iraq twice, and Afghanistan. Red Platoon is a comprehensive, firsthand account of the 14-hour firefight of the Battle for COP Keating in Nuristan, a remote and isolated province in Eastern Afghanistan, in 2009. Romesha bravely spearheaded both the defense of the outpost and fearlessly led the counterattack—despite being wounded—that ultimately drove the Taliban back beyond the wire. His heroic actions in the battle earned him the highest accolade: a Congressional Medal of Honor, in 2013. Romesha is currently the fourth living Media of Honor recipient for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Advanced acclaim for Romesha’s book includes: ·         “Riveting…brilliant.” –…

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A ‘Whale’ of a Video: High School Students from Washington, D.C. Area Win Grand Prize in Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge

  Students Win $15,000 and Their PSA Will Run on Discovery’s Networks Silver Spring, MD (April 29, 2016) – If you were steering a beluga whale down the street, would you risk sneaking a peek at your phone? Probably not. High school sophomores Matthew Post and John Caporaletti agree, and in their new public service announcement (PSA), they encourage their peers to drive their cars with the same care and attention. Today Toyota and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced that the Sherwood High School students, of Montgomery County Public Schools in Olney, Md. (outside of Washington, D.C.) won the grand prize in the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge for their video “For the Whales.”  You can view their winning video here. Now in its fifth year, the Toyota and Discovery Education challenge invites teens across the country to create public service videos to inspire their friends and peers to drive more safely. Matthew and John’s video provides an innovative perspective on the seriousness of driving with the stark reminder that just like a beluga whale, a standard sedan weighs a whopping two tons. With this in mind, the pair encourage drivers to eliminate risky behaviors…

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Monster Week Returns to Animal Planet on May 26 with All-New Programming You Can Really Sink Your Teeth Into

– The Eight Nights of Deadly and Dangerous Animals That Satisfy Your Hunger for All Things Beastly Include the Season Finale of RIVER MONSTERS and Sneak Peeks of Two New Series THE VET LIFE and LONE STAR LAW – (New York, NY) MONSTER WEEK, Animal Planet’s most anticipated week of the year, returns for its fifth year Thursday, May 26 at 9 PM with jaw-dropping stories of some of the most menacing and merciless animals roaming the planet. From dangerous reptiles and an invasion of crocs to killer swarms, lions on the loose and bone-chilling 9-1-1 animal attack calls, MONSTER WEEK delivers 11 all-new specials spanning the globe to bring viewers up close and personal with unpredictable and unimaginable creatures – but beware, some are lurking closer than you think. Hangry for more? MONSTER WEEK kicks off this year with an all-new episode of the network’s #1 series RIVER MONSTERS and concludes with the program’s season finale Thursday, June 2, at 8 PM. Stay tuned every night for super-sized episodes of RIVER MONSTERS where viewers come face to face with the incredible animals lying in wait just below the ocean’s surface. Throughout this monstrous week, viewers also get a taste of upcoming series THE VET LIFE, which follows veterinarians, Dr. Diarra Blue, Dr. Aubrey Ross and Dr. Michael Lavigne as…

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Discovery Education and Nutrients for Life Foundation Award Six Middle Schools Nationwide Agriculture Grants Through “Let It Grow Contest”

–Onion Creek School District #30 in Colville, Washington, Wins Grand Prize and Special In-School Assembly to be Held May 5– –Five Middle Schools Receive Grants and Prizes as Winners of National Earth Science Contest– SILVER SPRING, Md. (April 27, 2016) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, and the Nutrients for Life Foundation, an educational non-profit that teaches students and the public about the vital role soil nutrients play in growing our world, announced today the winners of the 2016 Let It Grow Contest. This contest awards more than $10,000 in prizes to six middle schools nationwide as part of From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil, an education initiative that offers middle school students a deeper understanding of the importance of soil science. Educators, parents and community members were invited to enter the Let It Grow Contest by answering soil-related questions and voting daily for a middle school of their choice. Out of more than 30,000 entries nationwide, Onion Creek Elementary of Onion Creek School District #30 in Colville, Washington received the votes needed to take home the 2016 grand prize.  The district is made up of one school with 50 students, and…

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Discovery Communications Invests in Premium OTT Sports Platform

Contact: Magdalene Ng magdalene_ng@discovery.com DID: (65) 6510 7563 – OR – Nick Viner Nick_Viner@discovery.com DID: (+44) 7341 866781 – Rugby fans in Asia will have access to more sport content on RugbyPass – London, Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Delivering on its promise to superserve fans across all platforms, Discovery Communications today announce an agreement to acquire a minority stake in RugbyPass – a digital content platform that reaches passionate rugby fans across 23 Asian markets with the world’s best competitions – live or on demand – from any device. To further boost the RugbyPass offering to fans, select content from Discovery-owned Setanta Sports Asia will be immediately available to all RugbyPass subscribers. Launched in Asia in February this year by Coliseum Sports Media (CSM), RugbyPass offers fans one destination to watch the world’s best rugby action including Super Rugby, Aviva Premiership, European Champions Cup and British Lions Tour in New Zealand in 2017 –  all in high definition on the internet or any app-enabled device. Arthur Bastings, President and Managing Director of Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, highlighted the company’s strategic goal to deliver innovative direct-to-consumer products to superfans as a key priority. “In partnership with CSM, our investment in RugbyPass will…

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Blink at Your Own Risk: Destination America and the Lineup Partner for ‘Ann: The Haunted Doll’

— Starting Today, Haunted Ann is Live Streaming on DestinationAmerica.com and The Lineup —  — HAUNTED COLLECTOR airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on Destination America — (Silver Spring, Md.) – People often think of ghosts haunting buildings or people, but haunted objects have fascinated ghost hunters for ages. Now, the network that brought you EXORCISM: LIVE! is giving ANN: THE HAUNTED DOLL her own live webcast. Destination America is devoted to telling the stories of the unknown, from alien encounters, to the quest for Bigfoot, and now, Ann. DestinationAmerica.com has partnered with The Lineup – a hot new digital destination for fans of true crime, horror, the mysterious, and the paranormal – to broadcast ANN: THE HAUNTED DOLL to the masses, 24/7. Check the live stream any time in the next two weeks at DestinationAmerica.com or The Lineup to check if Ann moves, blinks, cries, or does her signature move, waves. Ann is currently living in The Lineup’s New York offices under constant surveillance via web cam, and the office has already reported strange occurrences since Ann’s arrival, such as hearing faint cries and experiencing technical difficulties with the feed. After two weeks, it will be time for Ann to move…

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