Join Leaders for a Special ‘My Brothers Keeper’ Twitter Town Hall Today at 5pm ET

On Sunday evening, Discovery Channel and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network premiered RISE: The Promise of My Brother’s Keeper, a film exploring explores the lives of boys and young men of color that participate in life changing programs. President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative to tackle opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color in this country and to ensure all youth can achieve their full potential.…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Hel-lo summer! This Sunday marks the official start of the season with the summer solstice, though here in Silver Spring, MD, temperatures have hovered in the mid-80s and 90s since early May. If that’s spring weather, I’m a little nervous to see what summer weather brings! While we focused quite a bit on our 30th birthday this past Wednesday (have you checked out the interactive timeline of our company’s history…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Welcome back! For those in the U.S., hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. For those in the UK, hope you had an equally enjoyable holiday yesterday! Here is some news you may have missed last week – including a few great reviews that came through for new Animal Planet and Velocity shows: ‘The Last Alaskans’: A Reality Show with a Heart as Big as its Subject (The Washington Post)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! In case you missed it, Discovery Channel made headlines yesterday for something a little less conventional for the network: hockey. (We’ll let news speak for itself. Here’s an article from The New York Post.) On another note, the winner of Discovery Education and Toyota’s TeenDrive365 video challenge has been announced. Congrats to Chicago’s Elijah Wilborn! Here are some other stories you may have missed: Lessons From a Leadership Perspective…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! TLC programs generated a lot of buzz this week – from the new Labor Games to the announcement of new series Dare to Wear and Brides Gone Styled (you can learn more in the links below). Here is some other news you may have missed: ‘Labor Games’: Dilating for Dollars (Yahoo! TV) TLC Gets in Style With New Fashion Shows (NY Daily News) Jill (Duggar) Dillard Celebrates Baby Dilly’s 1-Month Birthday on Instagram…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy weekend! We had some – shall we say – smashing news this week, announcing that Billy Corgan has joined TNA wrestling as a senior producer. Here is some other news you may have missed: And the Dallas Zoo Baby Giraffe’s Name Is…(Plus: See an Adorable New Pic!) (People) Dale Jr. Builds a Treehouse in his Yard (WCNC) ‘Return to Amish,’ ‘Gypsy Sisters’ Renewed by TLC (The Wrap) Melissa Etheridge Uncovers Scandalous Family History (ABC News) Bruce…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Education had a busy week, hosting on Thursday, April 23 both a live My Brother’s Keeper panel discussion, and a virtual field trip with Nutrients for Life celebrating the role STEM plays in agriculture. My Brother’s Keeper is a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color; the live panel featured local and national leaders discussing the important efforts being taken…

Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery Rank as #1 Favorite Channels in Latest Beta Research Study

The latest results of the Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study – Brand Identity of Basic Cable/Broadcast Networks have been released, with Discovery Communications receiving top rankings for several of its U.S. networks. For the 9th year in a row, Discovery Channel ranks #1 (tie) as a favorite channel among total viewers, this year sharing the top ranking with the company’s own Investigation Discovery (ID). Discovery’s portfolio of networks also claimed…

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…

‘Deadliest Catch’ is Back! Fan-Favorite Show Returns For Its 11th Season

The wait is nearly over! Deadliest Catch returns to Discovery Channel tomorrow night at 9pm ET/CT – complete with massive storms and a super typhoon – and once again proving that life is never dull on the Bering Sea. New government regulations that have increased the Bardi crab quota by 400 percent also shake up the new season: just as these changes mean potentially huge paydays for Captains and crew, they…