Red, White and You Celebrations in Oroville and Waveland Go Off With a Bang!

Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, Destination America and USA Today hosted their third annual Red, White and You celebrations for two extremely deserving communities: Oroville, CA and Waveland, MS. Festivities in both locations included a spread of all-American hot dogs and ice cream, carnival activities, musical performances, and spectacular fireworks. Nearly 20,000 local residents gathered to see Oroville’s first fireworks display in years. Home of the 770-foot Oroville…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’ve had a few exciting internal news announcements come through this past week, including: our very own Sharon O’Sullivan, EVP of Advertising Sales, being named to Ad Age’s Women to Watch 2015 list; Hollywood veterans Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson signing on as executive producers for Discovery’s upcoming Killing Fields; and Discovery announcing that Eli Roth will host Shark Week‘s Shark After Dark. Here are some other stories you may…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! No three-day weekend waiting for us this time around, but Friday still feels like a small victory. Love dogs? (Is that really a question?) If you’re in the Philadelphia area, swing by Animal Planet’s local Road to Puppy Bowl event this Saturday at PAWS Northeast Adoption Center between 12-4pm ET to help animals of all size, shape and breed find their forever homes. To learn more about the event, check…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! A few exciting updates have come through since the last “Discovery Buzz” post about some recent births – including the birth and subsequent naming of Katie’s newborn calf from Animal Planet’s Giraffe Birth Live. And on the TLC front, Derek Dillard also shared details on the birth of his and Jill’s new baby boy. Here’s some other news you may have missed this week: TLC Renews “My 600-lb Life” for Fourth…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Hi, everyone! There’s a larger-than-normal amount of news coming from us this week, as our TV networks announced their upcoming 2015-2016 programming slates: Discovery announced new scripted series Harley-Davidson as well as unscripted series/specials Naked & Afraid XL, Treasure Quest, Pacific Warriors, Lunar XPrize, Killing Fields and Cuban Chrome. To learn more, please read the official press release. TLC announced new family-focused series Long Lost Family, Hardly Royal, I Got You Babies…

Destination America and USA Today Partner for Third Annual ‘Red, White and You’ Contest

Independence Day is not just a timeless American tradition, it’s the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate our country and one another – whether the day’s spent playing cornhole at a backyard barbecue or waiving a small flag at a local town parade. To help kick the festivities up a notch, Destination America has partnered with USA TODAY in the third annual Red, White and You contest, where two deserving…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday the 13th! For the superstitious among us, check out this article from DNews of 13 things you shouldn’t do today. (The article is also with little known facts. Did you know that some traditions call for mirrors to be covered up around the sick and dying, or that salmon, in certain cultures, is the Fish Who Must Not Be Named?) While you’ve been busy taking your cat’s glamour…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week has been a week of “revivals,” so to speak – from the return of Kate Gosselin and her 8 children in Kate Plus 8, the television return of TNA Impact Wrestling, now on Destination America, and the evolution of Discovery Fit & Health to Discovery Life Channel. Speaking of Discovery Life Channel – are you curious what the new network has in store? Yahoo! spoke with Jane Latman,…

Television Critics Association Panels Propel Networks into Spring Season

Yesterday here in Pasadena, many of Discovery Communications’ networks previewed a selection of upcoming programming to journalists from around the country at the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour. You can read more about the event, including which networks participated and what specific programs they presented here. Science Channel announced What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, where real-life friends Grant Reynolds and Kevin Moore work to decipher what went wrong…

Discovery Communications Unveils New Programming at 2015 Winter TCAs

Just in time to avoid the biting cold that is taking over the east coast, I’ve jumped ship – or plane, rather – to sunny Pasadena, CA for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. The semi-annual gathering brings in journalists from across the country and is a chance for networks to share with everyone in attendance some of the most exciting programming they have lined up for the upcoming…