Making #OurImpact on the World

On Friday, while those of us in the States were sleeping, Discover Your Impact Day began in Discovery offices around the world. Fighting the elements in many cases, more than 4,000 Discovery employees (including our newest team members from SBS Nordic) set out to give back to their communities. From cleaning parks and kennels at a local pet rescue to bringing cheer to children in hospitals, we made an impact…

Day Two: Rebuilding Atlantic City

New Jersey: Where only the strong survive. We’ve all seen the phrase plastered on shirts and stuck on bumpers, but today we all learned the true definition of “Jersey Strong.” As we began Day Two, with sore arms and bits fiberglass in our hair, excitement brewed – all of the volunteers (including me) were motivated by Day One’s progress and ready to see our families’ houses continue to return to…

Rebuilding Atlantic City: Day One

What a day! Today marked Day One of Discovery Impact: Rebuilding Atlantic City, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. The day began with an orientation with Habitat for Humanity Atlantic County, where we learned more about Superstorm Sandy’s devastation, making this experience even more meaningful for all of us. After orientation, we met our Habitat team leaders, and the hard work began. Each team faced different challenges at…

We’re Off! Rebuilding Atlantic City 2013

And we’re off! Today through Sunday, Discovery employees will join ten families in Ventnor, NJ to help repair the damage done to their homes during Superstorm Sandy with our friends at Habitat for Humanity. I’ll be joining the Discovery Impact rebuild team (125 strong!) and sharing the team’s experiences on our social channels – we hope you’ll join us! I’ll share recaps each night on the blog, and you can…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

You’ve made it… it’s Friday! This week, we announced our first quarter earnings, celebrated Mama June’s wedding and enjoyed a new EP from Pit Boss star, Shorty Rossi (rock out with Shorty’s video below) and more: Discovery Communications 1st-Quarter Net Up 4.5% on Stronger International Revenue  Animal Planet’s ‘Pit Boss’ stars release EP for the Dogs (Video) Bill Goodwyn Recognized as Member of 2013 Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame  ‘Cat Daddy’ Jackson…

TLC Launches in the UK and Ireland

Today we are raising our tea cups to the newest addition to the Discovery Communications family — TLC UK! That’s right…the world’s biggest female entertainment channel will makes its debut in the United Kingdom and Ireland shortly at 8pm BST tonight with Your Style in His Hands, followed by Breaking Amish and Undercover Mums. Our International colleagues are celebrating TLC’s latest launch in style, of course. Last Thursday, industry leaders and celebrities, as…

Kids Day 2013: Get Curious!

In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day yesterday, Discovery invited the youngest in our ranks to come experience life at the office…or maybe just how we wish every day was! Discovery’s Kids Day 2013 kicked off with mug decorating, face-painting and monster hair styling, and then the kids settled in for a morning of wild science shows, featuring interactive science experiments and lots of foam! After a lunch…

Time to Cast Your People’s Voice Votes in the Webby Awards!

It’s Webby Awards season! Earlier in the month, Discovery Communications was recognized in several categories in the 17th Annual Webby Awards. We’re hoping to bring home top honors in the People’s Voice Awards, but we need your votes!  To cast your vote, just follow the links below by close of voting on Thursday, April 25: HowStuffWorks.com (General Website – Radio & Podcasts) Kids React from Fine Brothers Productions/Revision 3 (Online Film…

Discovery Welcomes SBS Nordic to the Family

As you may have read recently in The New York Times, Discovery’s international business is growing and our brands and hit series are finding their way around the world — in 220 countries and territories and 45 languages. Today, it was announced that Discovery Communications has completed the acquisition of SBS Nordic from ProSiebenSat.1 Group, adding 12 television networks, leading radio stations and several digital brands to the Discovery family.…

Upfront 2013: Rapping BBQ Masters, Ferocious Gators and Terrifying Tightropes

What do Honey Boo Boo, Oprah and Morgan Freeman have in common? They all stole the stage at Discovery Communications’ Upfront 2013-14. On April 4, hundreds gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City to get the first glimpse into the future of Discovery Communications programming. The show kicked off with daredevil Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk over the audience – a small feat compared to his upcoming walk…