Seeker’s Laura Ling, OWN Honored with Gracie Awards

Today the Alliance for Women in Media announced the 2016 honorees for their annual Gracie Awards, including our own Laura Ling — named this year’s winner in the Online Video Host/Correspondent category, as well as four top honors for our OWN family. Laura joined the Discovery family in November 2014 as Director of Development for Discovery Digital Networks and has been a force behind and in front of the camera for our…

Discovery Networks CEEMEA Hosts 2016 Upfront Presentation in Johannesburg

On Wednesday, November 18, Discovery Networks CEEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East) hosted an exclusive upfront presentation in Johannesburg, sharing with over 200 guests in attendance new and returning series fans around the region can look forward to watching in 2016. Both Discovery and DStv executives were on-site to host the event, with performances by Whitney Thore (My Big Fat Fabulous Life), Andi Rive (The Lion Queen) and magician Troy (Troy) adding star power…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, and Happy (almost) Halloween! There are lots of creative and hilarious costumes floating around our HQ today as Halloween approaches, from NASA astronauts to the 2016 presidential candidates. Even Cookie Lyon made an appearance! The children of Discovery Kids Place (our in-house childcare center) also paraded around the building earlier, dressed as little doctors, fairies, flamingos and just about everything else in between. It was absolutely adorable. The 30 Most Influential…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here in DC we’re doing our best to stay dry throughout the downpours we’ve been getting for the past day (and will continue on through the weekend). Many outdoor activities — festivals, sporting events, etc. — have already been cancelled because of the rain. Kind of a downer, yes, but the way I see it, a rainy day is the perfect excuse to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and catch up…

Discovery Communications Hosts First Investor Day

Earlier today, Discovery Communications hosted its inaugural Investor Day in New York City, updating the investment community and media in attendance on the company’s global business. President & CEO David Zaslav was joined by Rich Ross, Henry Schleiff and Bob Scanlon for updates on Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Velocity/Turbo, respectively. Following the U.S. network updates, Discovery Networks International President JB Perrette provided an update on the non-U.S. business, joined…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! DC was buzzing this week: the Pope was in town and we celebrated the first day of fall and the first day of Pumpkin Spice Latte season. Over here at Discovery, we’ve been buzzing too! Here’s some news you may have missed: Toronto: Move Over, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jason Clarke – ‘Sherpa’ Spotlights Real Heroes of Everest (The Wrap) ‘Racing Extinction’ Review: Gripping Documentary Reveals How Humanity is Headed for the End (New…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Earlier this week, our friends at the Dallas Zoo shared some incredibly tragic news: Kipenzi, the baby giraffe calf born to Katie on Animal Planet’s Giraffe Birth Live in April passed away after a unexpected accident. The team here is quite heartbroken and of course, our thoughts are with the zoo and the folks who have cared for Katie and her baby. You can read Animal Planet’s full statement about the event here. Here is…