The SXSW 2017 PanelPicker is Now Open: Vote Today!

The next SXSW may not be until March 2017, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning for it now! The first step? Voting for which panels you’d like to see. Now through September 2, fans can vote for their favorite panels via the SXSW PanelPicker. Discovery has several panels in the running for SXSWEdu and SXSW Interactive – and we would love your help to bring ’em to Austin! Take a look at…

Seeker & SourceFed Head to Anaheim for VidCon 2016!

The conference for people who love online video, VidCon, descendeth upon Anaheim, California this week, with many of your favorite Discovery talent from Seeker, SourceFed and Nuclear Family – including Phil DeFranco, Will Haynes, Reina Scully, Sam Bashor, Matt Lieberman, Steve Zaragoza, Bree Essrig, Trace Dominguez and Maude Garrett – attending. Over the course of the three-day con, they’ll be moderating discussions, joining panels, answering questions and, most importantly, connecting with community (some…

New ‘Seeker’ Feeds Bright, Curious Minds Through Original Online Programming

There are more than 90 million millennials around the world, each with different passions, perspectives, beliefs and desires. The all-new Seeker is a digital network for this generation, designed to reach and engage these bright, curious minds with a variety of entertaining and insightful content offerings. Seeker was created for those who believe that wisdom is gained by experiencing, observing and exploring, and for those who are always looking for a way to apply their curiosity and…

Seeker’s Laura Ling, OWN Honored with Gracie Awards

Today the Alliance for Women in Media announced the 2016 honorees for their annual Gracie Awards, including our own Laura Ling — named this year’s winner in the Online Video Host/Correspondent category, as well as four top honors for our OWN family. Laura joined the Discovery family in November 2014 as Director of Development for Discovery Digital Networks and has been a force behind and in front of the camera for our…

“Alexa, What’s the News?” ‘DNews’ Comes to Amazon Echo

Are you a news junkie and crave daily doses of science and pop culture? DNews, Discovery Digital Networks’ online source of news and science that reaches more than 1.7 million subscribers on YouTube and millions more across multiple platforms and social channels, is now available on Amazon Echo. Released in late 2014, Amazon Echo is a Bluetooth smart speaker and voice command device made by Amazon that turns any home…

Electrify Africa Act: Seeker & ONE Share Why It Matters

Have you ever lost power in a storm? If you have, it doesn’t take long to realize how integral reliable access to electricity is (and not just for streaming your favorite shows and checking Instagram). However, for more than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, half the population of the U.S., there is no access to reliable energy sources. Yesterday, President Obama signed the Electrify Africa Act into effect in…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

On Monday, we announced that Suzanne Kolb has joined Discovery Communications as Executive Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Digital Networks. She will oversee our award-winning portfolio of over 70 web-native brands and series, original digital development, Discovery VR and social partnerships. Welcome to the team, Suzanne! Here is some other news you may have missed: ‘Chasing Ice’ Director Named Inaugural Sundance Institute Discovery Impact Fellow; ‘Drought’ Special Coming Later This Year (Deadline) Sundance ’16: Discovery Launches…

Discovery Digital Networks, Laura Ling and ONE Shed Light on Africa’s Energy Crisis

Africa’s middle class is expanding more rapidly than anywhere else in the world, but one key element impedes their growth: access to reliable energy. In an effort to increase awareness about the issue, The ONE Campaign (ONE) has partnered with Discovery Digital Networks to launch a digital campaign to engage young people who believe in making the world a better place for future generations. Leading the charge is award-winning journalist…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Communications announced yesterday that Karen Leever has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, overseeing the company’s expansive digital brands and businesses in the United States – from fan-favorite Discovery Digital Networks (DDN) programming to the newly launched Discovery VR. It was also announced earlier this week that Darcy Tomlin has been named Vice President of Programming and Operations for Discovery Networks International, managing…

Put Yourself at the Center of the Action with ‘Discovery VR’

For more than 30 years, Discovery Communications has been connecting with audiences with the world around them and, as technology has evolved, so has how we bring stories and experiences to audiences. Today, I’m excited to be able to point all of you to the latest merging of content and technology at Discovery — Discovery VR! Some of the most innovative and creative minds across our company have been working…