Introducing Seeker – A Digital Network Dedicated to the Spirit of Adventure

Adventure requires curiosity, and a seeker requires adventure. Helping fans around the world satisfy that curiosity is Seeker, the newest online network from Discovery Digital Networks dedicated to the spirit of adventure and the pursuit of wonder. Seeker’s web-native series feature adventurers, explorers and storytellers on journeys that celebrate the world around us, bringing viewers closer to unique cultures – from Idaho to Paris to Panama – and giving them…

Introducing Curiosity.com: A Message from Gabe Vehovsky

Today’s guest blog post is from Gabe Vehovsky, Executive Vice President of Strategy & Emerging Businesses, upon the launch of Curiosity.com. For more information, you can read the press release and Vehovsky’s interview with VentureBeat. It’s hard to believe that it was more than six years ago that I joined Discovery Communications, through the acquisition of HowStuffWorks.com. In the final days of closing that deal, I remember sitting around a boardroom table with Discovery leadership talking…

Discovery Education and i.am.angel foundation Team Up to Bring Students on a Field Trip to Mars

On Wednesday, December 12, students across the country will be taking a field trip that will put all others to shame – a field trip to Mars, courtesy of NASA, Discovery Education and will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation. Journey to the Extreme: Your VIP Pass to Mars will give students across the country the exclusive opportunity to to meet the scientists, engineers and innovators behind the Mars Curiosity Rover mission. Tomorrow, beginning…

Discovery Education and Intel Partner on ‘Curiosity in the Classroom’

It’s that time of year again! When I ventured out yesterday for my morning commute and was greeted by the adorable sight of D.C. school children boarding the bus in their uniforms, it became official: summer is over and it’s back to school time. Discovery Education and Intel Corporation are heading back to the classroom too, as they announced today the expansion of their Curiosity in the Classroom partnership. The program, an…

Discovery Education and will.i.am Team Up for STEAM Initiative

Today, Discovery Education, in conjunction with will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation, announced a groundbreaking science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics initiative. Called i.am.STEAM, the program is designed to inspire and cultivate the next generation of innovators and STEAM leaders. The initiative was announced today at an event for students from the i.am College Track Center in Boyle Heights, East Los Angeles, held at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California. will.i.am also released his new…

Go on a Search for Life with Science’s ‘Mars Landing 2012’

Is space the final frontier? Or is it just the beginning to finding new life on other planets?  Tonight, Science joins NASA at the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) as it lands the rover Curiosity on Mars to explore the chance of past, present or future life on the red planet.  Join Mars Landing 2012: The New Search for Life hosts Dan Riskin and Ziya Tong of  Discovery Canada’s Daily Planet as they track…

Discovery Makes a Splash at TCA with Programming, ‘Shark Week’ Festivities

On August 2, Discovery’s networks highlighted upcoming programming for TV critics during a series of afternoon TCA panels — from TLC‘s Breaking Amish and OWN‘s Married to the Army: Alaska to Military Channel‘s The Brokaw Files and Discovery Channel‘s Curiosity: Plane Crash (wt). Following the presentation, the critics and special guests were invited to the pool at the Beverly Hilton for a special 25th Anniversary Shark Week Party. As sharks…

Discovery Networks Take to TCA, Share Upcoming Programming

As I post, television critics and journalists from across the country are continuing the bi-annual ritual that is the TCA Press Tour and getting ready for Discovery Communications‘ panels. Held each summer at the Beverly Hilton, the Television Critics Association‘s event allows broadcast and cable networks to unveil new and returning series and specials that will premiere in the coming months. You can read all the news by clicking on…

Discovery Networks Nab 11 News & Doc Emmy Nods

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences  announced the nominees for the 33rd annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards, and four  networks in the Discovery Communications family were nominated. Congratulations to all the nominees from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and Science Channel: Outstanding Historical Programming Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero (Discovery Channel) Outstanding Science and Technology Programming Curiosity (Discovery Channel) Through the Wormhole (Science Channel) Outstanding Individual Achievement…

Science’s ‘Through the Wormhole’ Returns Tonight, Adds Co-Viewing Experience

The return of “Wormhole Wednesday” is upon us, with the Season three premiere of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman tonight at 10pm ET/PT. One of my favorite Science shows, Through the Wormhole uses science to tackle those “big questions” that have stumped humankind for generations with Morgan Freeman as your guide. (I was lucky enough to work on the show last year and got to sit in on an interview…