Attention Nonprofits: Application for Discovery’s 5th Annual ‘Creating Change’ Now Available

At Discovery, we like to give back. And giving back is even more meaningful when you can leverage your personal passions and professional skills, as Discovery Communications employees have the last four years through Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Creating Change is Discovery’s annual creative marathon that pairs talented Discovery teams with nonprofit partners in our community that can benefit from our expertise — through topic-focused workshops covering branding, social media…

TV Gets More Social…in Many Different Ways

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from David Ernst, Vice President of Ad Sales Research, and Julia Goorin, Senior Research Analyst, at Discovery Communications. Social platforms and activity have become a part of everyday life, with many individuals entering their second decade of connecting digitally. During this time, television has become an increasingly more important focus of the social conversation. Recent studies by Nielsen show that the number of…

Heartbreakers to Pit Bulls: Discovery Wraps TCA 2014

Yesterday, several of Discovery’s networks unveiled upcoming programming at the Summer TCA Tour, and it was announced that Discovery Fit & Health will become Discovery Life in 2015 and Animal Planet’s Rick Holzman has been promoted to General Manager of the network. Below, are a few of the photo highlights from the morning, with more on the Discovery Communications’ Flickr. A big thank you to all who attended, and we…

Five Discovery Networks Among Primetime Emmy Nominees

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and OWN all nabbed nominations, including Discovery’s MythBusters and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier and Deadliest Catch for Outstanding…

Discovery Networks Bring Powerful Lineup to TCA

Today I have traded Silver Spring for Los Angeles, where I am for the Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour. Journalists today will hear from several of Discovery’s networks, including American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, Destination America, Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery and you can follow the links below for more information on some of what’s planned. For live updates from TCA, follow @DiscoveryComm on Twitter and make sure to check…

We Discovered Our Impact!

On Friday, more than 4,000 Discovery employees around the world left their offices to make a difference in their communities during Discovery Communications’ fifth annual Discover Your Impact Day. From sandwich making to pond cleaning and furniture painting, Discovery’s Impact Day teams conquered their projects, while also learning more about their communities and how they can continue giving back year-round. You can get a sense of the day through the…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

As the summer heat kicked in full force this week, we geared up for our Fifth Annual “Discover Your Impact Day.”  Volunteering  across our communities, Discovery employees joined together today to make a difference in the lives of others and celebrating all that is Discovery culture. Catch up with news highlights of the week below before joining us to kick off Sloth Week, with Animalist and Animal Planet! Animal Planet’s ‘World Pup’…

Discovery Hosts US2020 Representatives for “Day at Discovery” Conference

On Tuesday, Discovery Communications was named exclusive media partner for US2020, a new organization developed from a White House call to generate large-scale innovative solutions to our STEM education challenge, with a focus on increasing access to STEM careers for girls, underrepresented minorities, and low-income children. As part of this commitment, Discovery yesterday hosted about 25 representatives from the US2020’s City Competition for a day-long conference focused on building successful…

500 Days to a World of Difference

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Salma Bahramy, Communications Specialist for Discovery Learning Alliance. “We are here to help ensure that every child enjoys his or her right to education – and I am pleased to stand with all of you in working towards that goal,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at a summit last week that convened global policy leaders, campaigners, NGOs and youth activists in…

Discovery Networks Wow at 2014-15 Upfront

With dynamic programming slates and some of the brightest talent, Discovery’s 2014-15 Upfront presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York had a lot of people talking (and you can read the announcements made in yesterday’s blog post). Take a peek at all the Upfront fun below and then head over to Facebook to see our full album. We’re looking forward to a great year ahead as we all…