This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Fans of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress can get a behind-the-scenes look at the companion initiative, Say Yes to the Prom, in a video filmed by a local University of Maryland student who attended the event here at our Silver Spring headquarters. And speaking of working with inspiring young students, Discovery Education partnered with award-winning musician Jimmy Wayne and Communities in Schools of Charlotte-Mecklenburg a couple weeks ago, where Jimmy spoke to several hundred students…

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…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another Friday for the books – and another weekend ahead to enjoy! Since Rich Ross took over as President of Discovery Channel in January of this year, fans of the network have been eagerly waiting to hear how programming will take shape under his leadership. Earlier this week, Discovery Channel announced several new series and specials green-lighted under Ross, including: Treasure Quest, an adventure series about a team hunting for missing…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday – and more importantly, Happy First Day of Spring! Like much of the northeast and Tri-State area, DC got some snow this morning, though I’d like to think that it was just winter’s way of having one last dance before making a reappearance nine months from now. Here are some stories you may have missed this week: Sony’s PlayStation Vue Is Introduced in 3 Cities (New York Times)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! There are some pretty stunning (and exciting!) programs coming down the pipeline that that all revolve around exploring the lesser known pockets of the world. It begins with Discovery’s Dolphins: Spy in the Pod airing tomorrow, March 7 at 8 pm ET/PT. The one-hour special will provide viewers with unprecedented access to bottlenose and spinner dolphin pods, thanks to the use of robotic fish who are outfitted with cameras.…

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…

Science Channel Asks, “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” (Hint: A Lot.)

The limits of science are tested every day – sometimes by professionals with a working knowledge of what problem they’re trying to solve, and sometimes by Average Joes relying solely on the cyclical nature of trial and error. As you might imagine, the latter yields many different results: sometimes people find ways to pull absurd experiments off, and other times, they fail in the most hilarious and entertaining way possible.…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here in Silver Spring, we’re still feeling all warm and fuzzy inside thanks to a celebratory Puppy Bowl Tailgate we had this afternoon. If we weren’t all ready to head full throttle into the Big Game (I’m talking about the pups, here!), we certainly are now. As much as we love our four-legged friends, there are lots of other things happening here at Discovery Communications! Here are some…

Discovery Communications Honors 70th Anniversary of Auschwitz-Birkenau Liberation with “One Day in Auschwitz”

There are moments peppered throughout history that not only changed the world, but changed how we perceive our place as individuals in the world.  The liberation of Nazi German concentration and extermination camps is one of those moments in time, and one that I find particularly fascinating. In a visit to Washington D.C. earlier last year (before I moved to the area to be a part of the Discovery Communications team) I…

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,…