OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tegna Media Strike Distribution Deal for Syndicated Talk Series ‘T.D. Jakes’

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is acquiring the rights to air “T.D. JAKES” from TEGNA Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises.  “T.D. JAKES” is the new syndicated daily one-hour talk show hosted by T.D. Jakes. Seventy affiliates will premiere the show locally on September 12, followed by OWN’s launch of the show on Monday, September 19.  The network will air “T.D. JAKES” Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET/PT.  Produced by 44Blue Productions, EnLight Productions and T.D. Jakes Enterprises, the show is currently filming in Los Angeles with Ianthe Jones serving as showrunner. “Oprah and OWN have a wonderful, long-running relationship with Bishop Jakes,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “We are thrilled to welcome his new talk show and unique, inspirational voice to the OWN family. “Oprah Winfrey is an icon and a business mogul who has become a national treasure impacting our nation with her creativity,” said T.D. Jakes.  “I consider her a personal friend and I’m honored to have her support of my new show.” T.D. Jakes is one of America’s top pastors, a best-selling author and visionary thought leader whose entertaining wit and signature wisdom will help viewers navigate critical issues of our…

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American Heroes Channel Beats the Back-to-School Blues with ‘School Yourself,’ a Labor Day Marathon of ‘America: Facts vs. Fiction’ on Monday, September 5

—SCHOOL YOURSELF Launches New Partnership between Barnes & Noble and AHC to Create a Customized Cross-Platform Book Collection Available Exclusively on BN.com Starting Saturday, September 3 — (Silver Spring, Md.)—Too much fun in the sun? Fear not—American Heroes Channel (AHC) is here to whip your summer beach brain back into shape with a full day of the network’s signature high-quality historical programming. This Labor Day, AHC will air SCHOOL YOURSELF, a day-long marathon of the hit series AMERICA: FACTS VS. FICTION on Monday, September 5 beginning at 9 AM/8 AM central – concluding with the premiere of an all-new episode at 10 PM/9 PM central. SCHOOL YOURSELF also marks the beginning of a new partnership between AHC and Barnes & Noble to launch a curated collection of books that will be available exclusively on BN.com starting on Saturday, September 3. The AHC Collection will provide audiences with even more of the historical topics and stories of heroism they love, across multiple platforms. The selection of books will feature topics—from the Civil War, to the upcoming 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor—tied to major programming launches and commemorative stunts airing on AHC. The AHC Collection provides viewers a deeper dive into the…

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Discovery Communications and Roku Announce Availability of TV Everywhere Content Offerings on the Roku Platform

– Roku Customers to Enjoy Top Series from Several U.S. Networks – Silver Spring, Md. and Los Gatos, Ca. – Discovery Communications and Roku today announced the expansion of Discovery Communications’ suite of TV everywhere offerings to Roku® devices. Popular programs available now to Roku customers include Discovery Channel’s DEADLIEST CATCH and NAKED & AFRAID XL; TLC’s MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE and LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD; Investigation Discovery’s HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA and ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN; and Animal Planet’s PIT BULLS AND PAROLEES and RIVER MONSTERS. Discovery’s “GO” suite of offerings is the company’s first TV everywhere streaming service, connecting fans across the U.S. with live, on-demand and next-day access to their favorite shows and networks. The long-form content partnership between Discovery Communications and Roku expands this offering and brings Discovery’s world-class programming to even more viewers across all screens. “Discovery Communications is thrilled to partner with Roku and to have the opportunity to connect with new audiences,” said Karen Leever, EVP and GM of Digital Media, Discovery Communications. “The Roku platform’s user-friendly design and brand-friendly environment make it the perfect stage to showcase our diverse, compelling content helping to extend viewership for our networks.”…

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North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools Begin New Partnership with Discovery Education Supporting Mobile Learning Communities Initiative

-Dynamic Digital Textbooks and Professional Development to be Implemented in Conjunction with District’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Initiative- Silver Spring, Md. (August 18, 2016) – North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WS/FCS) and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced a new, three-year partnership bringing students and educators dynamic digital resources and customized professional development that supports its new Mobile Learning Communities (MLCs) initiative. Through this new collaboration, WS/FCS educators will, beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, integrate Discovery Education’s Science Techbook (Grades 5-12), Social Studies Techbook (Grades 6-8) and Math Techbook (Middle and High School) into classroom instruction. In addition, all K-12 classrooms across the district will have access to Discovery Education Streaming Plus, a comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas. This new partnership directly supports the district’s Mobile Learning Communities (MLCs) initiative. Launched during the 2013-2014 school year, this effort encourages students districtwide to use their own devices for learning. The goals of the program are to enhance student achievement, creativity, communication and collaboration through the integration of technology into instruction; help students achieve media literacy mastery and develop positive digital footprints; improve student engagement…

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Discovery Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to the Illuminating Documentary Huntwatch

 Narrated by Award-Winning Actor Ryan Reynolds and Produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare The Film Chronicles The Controversial Act Of Sealing and A Group of Activists Who Fight To Stop It Discovery Impact Special Premieres Thursday, September 22 Film is Second Title in Discovery and Lionsgate’s Documentary Film Partnership (New York, NY) –Discovery Channel has scooped up U.S and international rights of HUNTWATCH it was announced today by John Hoffman, EVP Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. The film will air on September 22 as part of the Discovery Impact banner, immediately following a limited theatrical release by Discovery and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), and will debut worldwide later this year. Lionsgate will also distribute the film on home entertainment worldwide. HUNTWATCH recounts the compelling chronology of the fight to end the commercial seal hunt in Atlantic Canada. Produced by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and narrated by Ryan Reynolds, HUNTWATCH highlights the tumultuous history that is the East Coast Canadian commercial seal hunt. Forty plus years of ongoing activism, that included filming the hunt with an unblinking eye, brought images of the bloody ice floes to people’s television sets and into their…

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Murder is the Ultimate Act of Deception in Investigation Discovery’s All-New Series ‘Betrayed’

– Produced Exclusively for ID by Trigger Street Productions, All3Media America, and Giant Pirates Entertainment BETRAYED Premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9/8c – (Silver Spring, Md.) – In a town like any other town, they were a family just like any other family surrounding themselves with people they could trust… or, so they thought. Things are not always as they seem in Investigation Discovery’s (ID) all-new series BETRAYED, which revisits heart-pounding cases of deception that ended in murder at the hands of a trusted family member, co-worker, lover, or friend. Told through the lens of the fictionalized, first-person perspectives of the victims, BETRAYED treats the viewer like the only confidant they have left. As investigators, family, and friends peel back the layers and facts of each case, the otherworldly narrator already knows where the breadcrumb trail ends. They guide viewers through the various relationships that comprise their life, raising suspicions about who will commit the ultimate betrayal and bring about their doom. BETRAYED premieres Wednesday, August 24 at 9/8c. “BETRAYED is at once both chilling and relatable in its portrayal of chasing the American dream and how dramatically the veneer can crumble, exposing the sin that hides beneath,” said Henry…

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Investigation Discovery Greenlights New Series With Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Tony Harris

–SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS (wt) to Start Production This Summer– (New York, N.Y.) – Crime comes in many forms: murder; robbery; fraud… There are crimes of passion; crimes of betrayal; and, crimes of rage.   The flavors and strands are infinite. They fascinate and shock us with intricacies and unexpectedness – but, they don’t happen in a vacuum.  Each one reveals a world behind and beyond the crime, often just out of sight…a world we may fear, but may not know or understand.  A small town, a hidden subculture, a criminal network, or a place that can never separate itself from a criminal event.  In this immersive and investigative new series, Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris pulls back the curtain to reveal the often nefarious players and foreboding places behind the crimes surrounding them.  A six-part series produced by Part2 Pictures, SCENE OF THE CRIME WITH TONY HARRIS (wt) starts production this summer, and will air exclusively on Investigation Discovery (ID) in 2017. “Tony has been a key contributor to the Investigation Discovery team for more than two years now with our very successful series HATE IN AMERICA,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President of Investigation Discovery, American Heroes…

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Investigation Discovery Greenlights ‘Las Vegas Law’ for Second Season Offering Exclusive Access to Sin City Prosecutors

(Silver Spring, Md.)— Investigation Discovery (ID) has greenlit a second season of LAS VEGAS LAW, offering exclusive access to Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson and his powerhouse team of prosecutors as they pursue justice in Las Vegas.  Production is already underway on six episodes expected to premiere in 2017 only on ID. Picking up where the first season left off, season two of LAS VEGAS LAW will continue to document current criminal cases as they unfold, intimately capturing all angles of the trial process from both the prosecution and the defense teams. Shot in cinéma vérité and featuring surveillance footage, crime scene photography, and body and dash cam footage, the series immerses viewers in the high stakes, immensely dramatic environment that makes Vegas distinctive – and its crimes even more so. “What sets apart LAS VEGAS LAW from other courtroom dramas on television is its unique, exclusive access to every leg of the legal journey, from the prosecutors’ initial assessment of the crime scene to the judges’ final sentencing,” said Kevin Bennett, general manager of Investigation Discovery. “Cameras are out in the field right now as summer heats up in Sin City, capturing real-life cases from the moment they…

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World’s First Crew To Mars Is Likely In Middle School Right Now

 Generation Beyond Program Seeks to Prepare Future Deep Space Explorers Lockheed Martin Partners with Discovery Education to Launch Next Phase of Initiative with Online In-School Curriculum Generation Beyond Student Video Challenge Invites Students to Design a Space Habitation Module for NASA Astronauts; Winners Receive $10,000 and an “Out of this World” Space Experience Virtual Field Trip on October 4 Will Give Students Exclusive Access to People Preparing for Upcoming Missions to Mars  BETHESDA, Md. (August 15, 2016) – Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company, has partnered with Discovery Education to launch the next phase of Generation Beyond, an initiative to use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to prepare today’s middle school students nationwide for deep space exploration. Lockheed Martin has supported every NASA mission to Mars over the last four decades and is currently developing technologies like the Orion spacecraft to help NASA send humans to deep space destinations like Mars in the 2030s. Generation Beyond brings the science of space into homes and classrooms across America to engage students in grades 6-8 and help them prepare to make these missions a reality and pursue STEM careers. The program, available at no cost, includes an online…

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Discovery’s Hit Series ‘Bering Sea Gold’ Returns for New Season with Crews Vying for Gold on Fresh Ground

New Season Premieres Friday, August 26, at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel (Los Angeles) – With the 2016 ice-mining season underway, a modern-day gold rush sparks in Nome, Alaska, when Shawn Pomrenke AKA “Mr. Gold” offers the gold mining fleet access to his 160-acre claim of untouched Bering Sea floor. Rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold, the miners risk everything to try their luck on the untapped terrain. But access comes at a price. From Original Productions, creators of the multiple Emmy Award-winning series DEADLIEST CATCH, the new season of BERING SEA GOLD premieres Friday, August 26, at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel. Coming off a colossal 2.2 million dollar summer, Shawn Pomrenke looks toward the future and sees an empire. He just needs to build it. This season, instead of dredging, Shawn preps for a huge summer, expanding his inland operation and constructing a mega-dredge that will dwarf the Christine Rose. And while Shawn works to build the Pomrenke Empire, so does the rest of the fleet.  While they’re allowed to dredge Shawn’s virgin Claim 38, they must hand over 20% of their gold and, most importantly, valuable GPS coordinates. This means when the ice thaws and…

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