Discovery Channel Celebrates Twenty Years in Latin America

Editor’s Note: In 2014, Discovery Networks International (DNI) will celebrate its 25th anniversary. DNI first launched outside the United States in 1989 in the UK and Scandinavia, and in 1989, in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. Throughout the year, we will spotlight the global festivities of this great milestone in our company’s history, sharing with you a bit of the local flavor and flair from some of…

Animal Planet India Celebrates 67th Anniversary of India’s Independence with ‘Yeh Mera India’

As India celebrates its 67th year of independence, Animal Planet India is joining the celebration with Yeh Mera India, a month-long programming special, highlighting the country’s exotic wildlife, varied landscapes and natural treasures. Traveling from the mountains of Himalayas to the wetlands of Odisha and from the Sahyadari ranges in Western Ghats to the Bandhavgarh Forests in the heart of India, the line-up will spotlight rare species such as the…

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…

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.…

Discovery Continues International Growth with Acquisition & Strategic Partnership

Discovery Communications, at its core, is about curiosity – curiosity about the world around us. As such, the people, creatures and cultures of the world are at the core of our programming, and we have grown from one cable channel, Discovery Channel, launched in the U.S. in 1985 to a global media company. Our International business continues to thrive and earlier today our President & CEO announced the acquisition of…

Meet the Interns: London Office’s Sara Hartill-Winkle and Zhonglun Nie

Each semester, Discovery Communications welcomes hundreds of ambitious students around the globe to immerse them in the media industry and the company during a 12-week hands-on experience. Digital Communications & Social Media intern Samantha Piccirillo will introduce you to some of Discovery’s summer 2012 interns in our latest series of Meet the Interns posts. Today she introduces you to two interns in Discovery’s London office — International Learning & Development’s…

Discovery Kids Launches ‘Kids en Acción’ Initiative in Colombia

Yesterday, Discovery Kids, a leader in children’s programming in Latin America, joined forces with the President’s office in Colombia and the Colombian Family Welfare Institute (ICBF) for Kids en Acción/Kids in Action, an initiative which seeks to support children and families adopting healthy habits, including regular physical activity and good nutrition. This week’s launch of Kids en Acción follows successful introductions in Mexico City and Buenos Aires last year. “Kids…

Discovery’s betty Brings Fashion & Food to International Audiences with New Series

Today, Discovery Networks International announced that they have greenlit two new shows produced by betty, the UK production house that Discovery Communications acquired in 2011. Infusing fashion & food into TLC’s international lineup, betty will bring Taste Off and Ultimate Shopper to 150 markets across Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Ultimate Shopper puts competitive fashionistas to the test, facing off in fashion-based challenges — with the ultimate victor…