Discovery Communications Celebrates Creativity and Innovation at the 7th Annual ‘John Hendricks Innovation Awards’

Discovery Communications held its seventh annual John Hendricks Innovation Awards yesterday afternoon, celebrating creativity, innovation and ambition across the company’s global offices. Held at the Fillmore in downtown Silver Spring, MD, employees from the Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, New York and Miami offices held their own viewing parties, joining attendees virtually via video conference to share in the celebration. Chris Jacobs of Velocity’s Overhaulin’ and Barrett-Jackson Live and TLC’s Long Lost Family hosted the ceremony…

Eurosport Makes its Own Grand Slam at Roland Garros 2016

Eurosport superserved tennis superfans in 54 countries over the course of two weeks at the end of May and beginning of June, providing comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the 2016 French Open both on-air and online with Eurosport Player. Strong viewership figures were enjoyed by key markets across the continent. In Spain, the live broadcast average audience was up 86% versus 2015, and the Women’s final became the 2nd best performing…

Don’t Miss Investigation Discovery’s ‘The Vanishing Women,’ Premiering Tonight

Since May 2014, six women in Chillicothe, Ohio have gone missing or been found dead. These women, all in their 20s and 30s, are believed to have known each other and have connections to this small, mysterious town, leading the community to believe that there is a serial killer on the loose. Investigation Discovery’s The Vanishing Women takes viewers inside these strange disappearances, joining law enforcement, loved ones and the community…

‘Monster Week’: You Are What They Eat

  It’s finally here! No, not Memorial Day weekend (though I’m not one to complain about a long weekend!). Monster Week is back for its fifth year, kicking off tonight, May 26 at 10/9c with an all-new episode of River Monsters. Animal Planet’s most anticipated week of programming features everything from dangerous reptiles and an invasion of crocs to killer swarms, lions on the loose and bone-chilling 9-1-1 animal attack calls. There are a…

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…

That’s a Wrap! ‘Say Yes to the Prom’ Concludes Most Impactful Year to Date

Despite the evolution of high school culture and ever-changing trends, senior prom is an American high school tradition that largely seems to stay the same year after year. Flashy gowns, awkward photos, limo rides, and (today at least) elaborate “prom-posals” punctuate this tradition, which can be dated back to the pre-Snapchat days of the 19th century, when they were known as “promenades”. No matter what era, prom has always been…

‘Deadliest Catch’ Lets Fans Become Virtual Crew Members with Series of VR Experiences

Where there’s a will, there’s a way! That’s the case for the production team of Deadliest Catch, at least, who set out last winter to capture 360-degree footage from the series despite the temperamental weather and turbulent seas. Working with our in-house Agency, the footage was later edited down into four immersive virtual reality experiences, transforming fans into virtual crew members. ‘Experience Life As a Crab’ is the first of four…

‘Science Presents DNews’ Welcomes President (and Science Enthusiast) President Obama

Science has been a part of Discovery’s DNA since we first launched in June 1985, and it continues to be a priority for us…and one of our neighbors down the road in D.C. In December, Science Channel debuted Science Presents DNews, nightly nuggets of science goodness hosted by DNews’ Trace Dominguez and Amy Shira Teitel. But this week, Science Presents DNews will welcome a special guest host: President Barack Obama.…

Discovery-Owned Production Company, betty, Rolls Out Brand Refresh

Discovery-owned production company, betty, has rolled out a brand refresh – complete with a new logo and website. The new look and logo is intended to be less gender-specific, reflecting the true range of programs betty produces. Changes to the logo include an exciting mix of simplicity and complexity: strong geometry in the graphic ‘b’ that reveals pathways to the betty word mark at the center, and a warm red selected…

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…