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…

Discovery and Toyota Collaborate to Create First-Ever Scripted Virtual Reality Miniseries

Taking the next step in virtual reality programming, Discovery has partnered with Toyota to release the car company’s first-ever scripted virtual reality short-form miniseries, entitled The Satchel. Dive head first into the mystery, as an unsuspecting man’s life gets turned upside down when he goes for a coffee date with a mysterious woman clutching a satchel that turns out to mean much more than what it at first appears. The…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! This week Chompie Jr. was in full force as he made his way through Washington, D.C. to celebrate Shark Week with the local community. See what he was up to by checking out Discovery Communications’ Twitter and Instagram. Here’s what else has us buzzing this week: Discovery’s Shark Week Takes Its First Dive Into Virtual Reality (The Hollywood Reporter) Discovery Communications Reveals Shark Week Mural in Silver Spring (Bethesda Magazine)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what has us buzzing this week: ‘The Deadliest Catch’: How the Most Cinematic-Looking Season Yet Was Shot and Edited (Variety) John McEnroe a Coach? You Cannot Be Serious! (New York Times) What to Watch on Your VR Headset (Yahoo!) Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Story in TLC Special (CNN) ‘No Walled Gardens’: Discovery Embraces Platform Distribution (Digiday) Discovery, TLC Order ‘Cake Boss’ Season 9; Layer On 10 More Episodes…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Curious what we’ve been up to this past week? Read on! Here is some news you may have missed: Discovery Channel Sets Premiere Date for Harley-Davidson Miniseries, Adds Three to Cast (Exclusive) (The Hollywood Reporter) Investigation Discovery Reviving Missing Persons Series ‘Disappeared’ (EXCLUSIVE) (Variety) Deserving High School Students Gifted with Gorgeous Prom Gowns and Tuxes: ‘I Feel So Beautiful’ (People) ‘Last Alaskans’ Moves to Discovery Channel for Season…

Toyota & Discovery Give Viewers VR Tour of Austin in ‘Let’s Go Places’

Looking to make a roadtrip without leaving home? Well, thanks to a partnership between Discovery Communications and Toyota, you can do just that with Discovery VR’s Let’s Go Places: Austin, an immersive 10-part virtual reality series transporting you to unique experiences in and around Austin, Texas. With Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young as your guide, you can try your hand at everything from barefoot waterskiing on Lake Austin to…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Have you seen The Last Alaskans? Animal Planet’s “quietly beautiful docuseries” has been named to the Washington Post‘s “Best Shows of 2015” list. The freshman series was renewed for a second season earlier this year, so between catching reruns on the network, stay tuned for a premiere date coming next year. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:  See The Animals That Have Already Died Off…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! Fans of MythBusters who follow co-hosts Adam and Jamie on Twitter (you can find them here and here, respectively) might have caught the two guys sharing moments from their final scenes on the well-loved Discovery show this past week. (It was announced last month that the next season of MythBusters, which premieres in January of next year, will be the series’ last.) You can check out what the duo was up to in…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’re expecting some beautiful fall weather here in Washington D.C – perfect for apple picking (and a freshly-made cider donut!). In other, non-weather related news, Discovery Education won Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market Business in the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. Congrats to the Discovery Education team! Here’s some news you may have missed this week: Mipcom: Discovery Announces Launch…

Discovery Communications Hosts First Investor Day

Earlier today, Discovery Communications hosted its inaugural Investor Day in New York City, updating the investment community and media in attendance on the company’s global business. President & CEO David Zaslav was joined by Rich Ross, Henry Schleiff and Bob Scanlon for updates on Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Velocity/Turbo, respectively. Following the U.S. network updates, Discovery Networks International President JB Perrette provided an update on the non-U.S. business, joined…