SkyscraperLive.com Offers Viewers Worldwide an Immersive Online Experience

Are you ready? In just under a week and a half, Nik Wallenda will head to the “Windy City” of Chicago to perform what will surely be his most challenging tightrope walk yet. The thrilling event titled Skyscraper Live with Nik Wallenda will air globally in more than 220 countries on the Discovery Channel, beginning at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT on Sunday, November 2. For the first half of…

Meet Discovery Digital Networks’ Latest Millionaire: ‘DNews’

DNews, an original web series that explores the fascinating world of science, is the latest channel from Discovery Digital Networks to reach the one million subscriber milestone on YouTube. Hosted by Trace Dominguez and Tara Long, episodes address a range of subjects – from hot topics surrounding the headlines of the day (like Ebola) to curious questions you always asked yourself and head-scratching facts you didn’t even know you wondered…

Investigation Discovery Ranks #1 in Viewer Satisfaction for 5th Year in a Row

For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Communications’ Investigation Discovery ranked #1 in percentage of viewers who are satisfied with the network in a Beta Research Digital Cable Subscriber Study. The study, which evaluated digital basic cable networks, also awarded Science Channel high marks, ranking it #1 for the second year in a row in percentage of viewers rating the channel as important. Other notable study results for Discovery Communications’ networks…

Discovery Communications Nabs a Spot on Interbrand’s 2014 “Best Global Brands” List for the Second Year in a Row

It was announced last week that Discovery Communications has landed a spot on Interbrand’s “Best Global Brands” list for the second year in a row, representing one of just three global programmers to make the prestigious list. Ranking at #67 in this year’s report, Discovery Communications advanced three spots from its debut on the list in 2013. Interbrand, the world’s leading brand consultancy, publishes the ranking of the top 100…

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications Announce Long-Term Distribution Agreement

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications today announced the renewal of their long-term distribution agreement, allowing Suddenlink to continue delivery of Discovery’s unparalleled family of 13 U.S. networks.  The agreement supports both companies’ goal to deliver the highest-quality content across multiple platforms. As part of the new multi-year, multi-platform agreement, Suddenlink TV customers will have continued access to Discovery’s U.S. networks and VOD content including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery,…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday Discovery! This week brought the start of a new season and some other changes here at Discovery.  Check out some of the happenings of the week and enjoy a Flashback Friday to Discovery’s Skywire Live in honor of Nik Wallenda’s upcoming Skyscraper Live. Cosgrove Named GM for Discovery Family (Broadcasting & Cable) Discovery, Liberty Global Complete Acquisition of U.K. Producer All3Media (The Hollywood Reporter)  Discovery’s New Show ‘Tethered’ Ties…

Discovery Communications Response to Comcast

Earlier today, David Leavy, Chief Communications Officer for Discovery Communications, made the following statement regarding Comcast’s claim in its merger proceeding with the Federal Communications Commission: As one of the few remaining independent programmers in the country, Discovery has a nearly 30-year history of being one of the most fair, rational and reasonable actors within the industry. Our long-term commitment to investing in education content that benefits all consumers has…

Discovery Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off this week and here at Discovery we are celebrating by honoring our own  culture of curiosity . Throughout the month of September, we will be highlighting three people who embrace the culture of curiosity through their work and welcome you to join us in learning more about them. Look out for their stories on-air, and you can learn more about the #cultureofcuriosity here. We will be celebrating…

Discovery Partners With The Dodo

 Discovery Communications and The Dodo announced today a $4.68 million Series A funding round led by Discovery and Softbank Capital, with participation from existing investors Greycroft Partners and RRE Ventures. Launched in January 2014, The Dodo is a website that “speaks to a broadening, deepening concern about animals that’s no longer sufficiently captured by the phrase ‘animal welfare’,” says Frank Bruni of the New York Times. “An era of what might be…

Discovery Channel Ranks #1 in Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study for 21 Years in a Row

The 2014 Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study released its results yesterday and Discovery Channel once again ranked #1 among total adults in importance to the enjoyment of cable, marking the 21st year in a row that Discovery Channel has nabbed this honor. Additionally, Discovery also tied for the #1 spot for both  its average perceived value among total adults and as a favorite channel among adults who would definitely switch cable providers if the channel was…