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

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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…

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

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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…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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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

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Happy Friday! Here at our HQ in Silver Spring, MD, we’ve been sh-sh-shivering to an unusual blast of cold this week that has pushed its way through – complete with a nice shower here and there. But even a cold rain has its positives! Yesterday evening, employees were treated to a pretty unique – and well-placed! – rainbow arcing across our building. Not the worst view in the world! Here’s what else…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! It’s peak season for the cherry blossoms here in Washington, D.C. – a sure sign that spring has truly arrived. If you’re in the District and haven’t seen the beautiful trees in bloom, it’s worth braving the crowds and heading down to the Tidal Basin. (And if you’re curious about how Japanese cherry blossoms landed in the nation’s capital, head over to the National Park Service to learn about the trees’…

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…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Spring is on its way here in Washington, DC – and it’s making its first appearance this weekend, with temps hovering around 60 degrees both days. The warmth is a welcome reprieve from the biting cold we had last weekend, that’s for sure! Been busy this week? So have we! Here is some news you may have missed: ‘Killing Fields’ Season Finale Clocks 2.5 Million Viewers On Discovery Channel…

’20/20 on ID Presents Homicide’ Offers Never-Before-Heard Details of the Unabomber

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For 18 years, Ted Kaczynski, commonly known as the Unabomber, led a nationwide bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others. Sending bombs through the mail to universities and airlines alike (the term “Unabomber” stands for “UNiversities and Airline BOMBer), Kaczynski caused terror throughout the U.S. for nearly two decades. His destructive actions were finally halted in 1996 when an unlikely source spoke out: Ted’s brother, David Kaczynski. A 35,000 word…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! This week has been a little chaotic coming off the heels of the TCAs, (you can read our recap of the event here), so needless to say, this weekend is especially sweet for some of us. The TCAs were buzzworthy, but they weren’t all-encompassing. Here is some other news from this past week you may have missed: Under New Leader, Discovery Channel’s Brand Reboot Shows Promise (The…

Murder Mysteries, Telescopes and Puppies: Welcome to TCA 2016

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 07: (L-R) Director Nathaniel Kahn, President, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), Dr. Matt Mountain, Professor, Planetary Science & Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sara Seager, Astrophysicist/Space Telescope Science Institute, Dr. Jason Kalirai and Director, Special Assignment, Northrup Grumman Aerospace Systems, Dr. Blake Bullock of "Telescope" speak onstage during the Discovery Communications TCA Winter 2016 at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa on January 7, 2016 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for Discovery Communications) *** Local Caption *** Nathaniel Kahn;Matt Mountain;Sara Seager;Jason Kalirai;Blake Bullock

Twice a year, reporters gather for CTAM’s (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. (That’s a lot of acronyms, I know. And parenthesis.) The event, held in Pasadena in January and in Beverly Hills in July, provides cable, broadcast and digital networks the opportunity to share with those in attendance some of the most exciting upcoming programming news. (The Wrap has a good “who, what, why” of TCAs. You can…