Arkansas’ Rogers Public Schools Expands Partnerships with Discovery Education Combining Digital Resources and Professional Development to Improve Student Achievement

– Access to Award-Winning Science Digital Textbook and New Professional Learning Program Helps Educators Prepare all Students for College and Careers – Silver Spring, MD (May 25, 2016) – Arkansas’ Rogers Public Schools (RPS) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. In the latest phase of this collaboration, RPS is empowering educators at all of the district’s 15 elementary schools to create authentic digital learning environments with Discovery Education’s Science Techbook. To further accelerate the district’s efforts to prepare all students for success beyond graduation, RPS elementary educators will develop the district’s culture of STEM education by participating in Discovery Education’s STEM Leader Corps. A four-year professional learning program, the STEM Leader Corps develops and nurtures teachers and administrators as they build a culture of STEM teaching and learning in their school system. This expanded partnership supports elements of RPS’ Strategic Plan, which guides the school systems’ efforts to increase student achievement, close achievement gaps, and prepare all students for college and/or successful careers. First developed in 2005, the plan’s specific objectives for 2015-2016 include increasing the use of effective instructional practices; exploring and developing district-wide STEM…

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Investigation Discovery’s June Programming Slate Delivers Healthy Dose of Drama with Four New Original Series

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Investigation Discovery (ID) announced today a jam-packed June programming slate designed to deliver a healthy dose of mystery, suspense and drama. Television’s home for true-crime content, ID brings compelling, real stories to the small screen, including premieres of four all-new series, and the return of three fan-favorites. Leading the lineup is the debut of ID’s first serialized docuseries, THE VANISHING WOMEN (Monday, June 6 at 10/9c), which follows an active investigation of a case of six missing women out of Chillicothe, Ohio, where some believe that a serial killer could be on the loose. Then, ID welcomes a new detective to town with the premiere of I AM HOMICIDE on Tuesday, June 14 at 10/9c. The series follows veteran homicide detective Garry McFadden as he uses his deep connection to the community to investigate cases and ultimately protect his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.  Next, AMERICAN MONSTER (Wednesday, June 1 at 10/9c) uses never-before-seen home videos to take viewers closer-than-ever to some of America’s most surprising crimes; and YOUR NUMBER’S UP (Saturday, June 18 at 10/9c) follows the stories of real-life lottery winners whose dreams of happiness came to a tragic and deadly end. ID’s compelling…

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Discovery Networks Latin America and the Festival of Media Announce the Winners of the D’Atlas Brand Purpose Award

Miami, FL – May 25, 2016 — Discovery Networks Latin America, a division of Discovery Communications the world’s #1 pay TV programmer, and C Squared Networks Ltd, organizers of the Festival of Media Awards, announce the winners of the 1st edition of the Discovery Atlas Brand Purpose Award (D’Atlas). This new award category serves to recognize and celebrate the work done by brands and their corporate owners in the fields of sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). The award ceremony took place on May 19th in Rome, Italy. Gold was awarded to OMD Guatemala for their “March of Toys” campaign for toy retailer Kasperle, which drew attention to the issue of missing children in the Central American country and aimed to reunite them with their families and orphan toys. Judges were impressed by the emotional story and how successfully the campaign created awareness and offered a tight link between the cause and the product. Initiative Peru got the Silver for “Biciclaje: From plastic bottles to bikes” for Maltin Power, while Bronze was awarded to DPZ&T in Brazil for “Leia para uma criança,” for Itaú Bank. The D’Atlas award focuses on promoting initiatives that display positive change in the way brands…

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This Memorial Day, American Heroes Channel’s Second-Annual ‘Salute to Sacrifice’ Pays Tribute to the Bravery of Our Armed Forces

—AHC Teams Up with Nation’s Top Military Support Organizations Including The American Legion, Bob Woodruff Foundation, Got Your 6, USO, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Blue Star Families—  (Silver Spring, Md.)—American Heroes Channel (AHC) today announced SALUTE TO SACRIFICE 2016, the network’s second-annual multi-platform campaign honoring the valor and selflessness of our nation’s veterans and active duty service members. Together with partners and veterans support groups The American Legion, The Bob Woodruff Foundation, Got Your 6, United Service Organizations (USO), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Blue Star Families, AHC will honor those who defend our country and our freedom. Through PSAs, on-air and online resources, and a full day of the network’s signature history programming airing on Memorial Day, AHC will provide a broad platform for highlighting issues faced by our armed forces and their families. “Celebrating the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military, who have made our country what it is today, is the heartbeat of AHC,” said Kevin Bennett, executive vice president and general manager, American Heroes Channel. “AHC is proud to both honor and drive awareness for the issues faced by these individuals and their families by teaming up with the very best military organizations.…

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Six Grammy Winning/Nominated Artists Lend Their Voices and Music to New Discovery Channel Series ‘Hello World!’

Legendary Artists Featured Are Christina Aguilera, Ellie Goulding, Joan Jett, Dave Matthews, Usher Raymond, and Steven Tyler Presented in Association with World Wildlife Fund, The Six-Part Series Uses the Power of Music to Tell Vibrant Stories about the Animal Kingdom for the Entire Family. May 23, 2016 (New York, NY) – Discovery Channel announced a new family-friendly series from some of today’s hottest recording artists; it was announced today by Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. Presented in association with World Wildlife Fund (WWF), HELLO WORLD! is a six-part series taking a look at the wonders of the natural world through the eyes of some of today’s most celebrated musicians.  The series brings out the universal themes of the artists’ music by using it as a soundtrack for the stories of animals in the wild. HELLO WORLD! debuts Saturday, July 9 with two back-to-back episodes for three weeks. The series is produced by RadicalMedia on behalf of Discovery Channel. “It’s a thrill to have six Grammy®-winning or -nominated artists working on HELLO WORLD!” says Ross.  “All of these artists bring a powerful love for wildlife and the environment, and we cannot wait to share…

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Destination America and USA Today Announce Grand Prize Winner of the Fourth Annual “Red, White and You” Contest

– Eureka, Mo., Wins National Competition to Receive Memorable Fourth of July Celebration – (Silver Spring, Md.) – USA TODAY and Destination America today announce the winner of the fourth annual RED, WHITE AND YOU contest, which awards a deserving community a spectacular Fourth of July celebration. And the winner is… Eureka, Mo., a town outside St. Louis still recovering from historic flooding that submerged the downtown business district on December 29, 2015. Residents banded together to help their neighbors and local small businesses bounce back, and over Fourth of July weekend will celebrate the resilient community that still stands “Eureka Strong!” The nationwide contest, which launched in February, gathered submissions from Americans across the country nominating their hometowns and telling us why they deserve an over-the-top patriotic party. “Reading Eureka’s moving contest submission was truly a eureka moment for us when we learned how residents came to each other’s aid like one big family to rebuild their beloved town,” said Jane Latman, general manager of Destination America. “RED, WHITE AND YOU is all about timeless American tradition, celebrating the qualities that make each hometown unique, and creating life-long memories with family and neighbors – all things that Eureka embraces…

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Discovery Education Streaming Plus Wins SIIA CODiE Award for Best Source for Reference or Education Resource

-Comprehensive K-12 Digital Content Service from Discovery Education Earns Prestigious Industry Recognition-   SILVER SPRING, Md. (May 19, 2016) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced that Discovery Education Streaming Plus has won the 2016 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Source for Reference or Education Resource.  Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a comprehensive digital service providing instructional content across all K-12 curricular areas, along with content creation and collaboration tools. Discovery Education Streaming Plus won one of only 29 awards presented by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals. SIIA is the leading voice for technology, data and media companies. Companies rely on SIIA to help drive innovation and growth of their industries through public policy efforts, in-person and online events and the protection of intellectual property. An SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor as each award winner was reviewed by a field of industry experts, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts’ to select this year’s CODiE Awards winners. “This recognition…

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Investigation Discovery’s All-New Series ‘I Am Homicide’ Digs Into the Case Files of One of America’s Most Dedicated Detectives

–Season Two of IDs top-rated podcast DETECTIVE launches on June 7 on iTunes– Link to premiere episode screener | password: homicide Link to shareable clip (Silver Spring, Md.) – When the streets talk, he listens. Where a crime scene has already been picked over, he can see things everyone else missed. Meet homicide detective Garry McFadden, the focus of Investigation Discovery’s all-new original series I AM HOMICIDE. After nearly three decades with the Charlotte Police Department, Det. McFadden has solved more than 700 homicide cases, resulting in a 90-percent success rate with the investigations he pursues. But his work doesn’t stop at protecting and serving the community of Charlotte. Chances are that when a call comes in, he knows the victim, the family, or even the perpetrator, because he has made it his mission to be one with the people of Charlotte, operating his investigations out of a local diner instead of the police precinct so he can truly get to know residents across the city and gain their confidence. Det. McFadden uses his street smarts to work the neighborhood networks and gather critical information for leads, at times risking his life by trusting the streets he calls home. I…

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‘Shark Week’ Makes a Huge Splash with All-New Shark Programming Airing Sunday, June 26 to Sunday, July 3 on Discovery

SHARK WEEK’S Hit Late-Night Talk-Show ‘Shark After Dark’ Returns with Host Eli Roth for Five Consecutive Nights Beginning June 26 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – The most fintastic time of the year is back and making a huge splash! SHARK WEEK, television’s longest-running and most anticipated summer event, airs Sunday, June 26 at 8:00 PM ET/PT and continues through Sunday, July 3.  This year, SHARK WEEK celebrates its 28th anniversary and will keep viewers on the edge of their seat with all-new jaw-dropping and compelling shark stories and, for the first time ever, offering an immersive virtual reality experience. Working with nearly two dozen of the most respected marine biologists and science institutions, SHARK WEEK will also highlight some of the most recent breakthroughs and developments to reveal remarkable new insights into these magnificent creatures. Additionally, award-winning film director, producer, writer and actor (“Inglourious Basterds”, “The Green Inferno,” and “Knock Knock”, amongst other projects) returns as host of SHARK WEEK’s hit late-night talk show Shark After Dark for a second year in a row. For five consecutive nights beginning Sunday, June 26, Roth will bring his unique style to Shark After Dark and make his mark on SHARK WEEK with celebrity…

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Unveils Extended Trailer of New Original Series ‘Greenleaf’

Family Megachurch Drama from Lionsgate Debuts with Two-Night Premiere on June 21 and 22 Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network revealed today an extended trailer of its new, original drama series “Greenleaf,” from Lionsgate and Emmy-nominated writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”).  The series, which follows the Greenleaf family and their Memphis megachurch, will launch with a two-night premiere on Tuesday, June 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT and Wednesday, June 22 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.  The series will regularly air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Click here for extended trailer (with embed code): Oprah.com/GreenleafTrailer For press materials, please visit http://press.discovery.com; to join the conversation on social, use #greenleaf @greenleafOWN. About “Greenleaf” The new original drama series “Greenleaf” from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under,” “Brothers and Sisters”) takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful.  Born of the church, the Greenleaf family love and care for each other, but beneath the surface lies a den of iniquity — greed, adultery, sibling rivalry and conflicting values — that threatens to…

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