Discovery Networks to Participate in First Nationwide Test of Emergency Alert System

We’ve all caught them while we’ve been tuning into our favorite networks: regular tests of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS is a national public warning system across broadcasters, cable television systems, radio and other platforms that allows the President to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used on a state or local level to deliver important emergency information, like AMBER alerts. On…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Dave Schaefer

Creating Change, our probono marathon helping DC-area nonprofits with creative needs, is only 8 days away! So far, we’ve introduced you to Maia Kotlus-Gates and Sheila Hayes, who will be providing social media and creative campaign support. Today, we invite you to get to know Communications’ Dave Schaefer, who will be working with Thanks USA. Tell us about your current position at Discovery Communications. As Director of Communications for Emerging…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Sheila Hayes

Last week, you met Maia Kotlus-Gates, one of our many employees sharing her talents and expertise as a part of our second annual Creating Change, our probono marathon supporting area nonprofits with creative services. Today, we’d like to introduce you to Discovery Creative’s Sheila Hayes, who will be helping build a marketing campaign for Achieving the Dream next month. Tell us about your current position at Discovery Communications. I’m an…

Employees ‘Creating Change’: Meet Maia Kotlus-Gates

At Discovery, our employees are gearing up to participate in the second annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change. Creating Change connects our Silver Spring employees in communications, marketing, social media and creative services roles with nonprofits in the DC-area during a 12-hour marathon event. At the end of the day, dozens of worthy organizations walk away with professionally produced strategies, materials and videos to extend the impact of their efforts. So…

Investigation Discovery Breaks the Silence Surrounding Domestic Violence with ‘Sin by Silence’ & NNEDV

“I wish I could put into words what it’s like…you are so broken as a person.” After enduring years of abuse and domestic violence, Brenda Clubine was put behind bars for killing her husband. While serving time at the California Institution for Women, she met other women who shared similar stories, and founded an inmate-initiated and inmate-led support group to help abused women, Convicted Women Against Abuse (CWAA). (Nearly eighty…

‘The Rosie Show’ and ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass’ to be Simulcast Across Five Discovery Nets Tonight

The premiere episodes of the new OWN series The Rosie Show and Oprah’s Lifeclass will air concurrently across five Discovery networks tonight at 7pm ET/PT and 8pm ET/PT, respectively. Joining OWN in airing the premieres will be TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Fit & Health and Planet Green. The Rosie Show is a new daily talk show hosted by Emmy Award-winning actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell. Funny, high-energy and authentic, no…

Netflix and Discovery Communications Announce Licensing Agreement

Today, Netflix and Discovery Communications announced a two-year non-exclusive licensing agreement that allows Netflix members to instantly watch prior-season series and specials, including an expanded selection of additional seasons of series from Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet, as well as Investigation Discovery, Science and Military Channel. Among the series are Discovery’s Man vs. Wild, TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, and Animal Planet’s River Monsters, as well as other…

Discovery Education Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Screenings, Classroom Resources

Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel &…

The Strong Arm of the Law: Investigation Discovery Debuts ‘Big Law: Deputy Butterbean’

Law enforcement officials are often intimidating enough with the uniform, but what happens when you’re confronted with a former heavyweight boxer turned Sheriff’s deputy? Investigation Discovery will have the answer tonight with the premiere of Big Law: Deputy Butterbean. Eric Esch, more popularly known as Butterbean, garnered national attention in the 90s in his stars and stripe shorts taking on opponents in the ring. In 2011, you’ll find Butterbean (or…

Discovery Networks Unveil Upcoming Programming at TCA

The Beverly Hilton once again is the setting for the Television Critics Association’s summer tour, and this morning Discovery’s networks are presenting a series of panels — from the inspiring (and tear-inducing) Saved from Animal Planet to the growing business of of medical marijuana in Discovery Channel‘s Weed Wars. Diversity of programming is never a problem at Discovery and you can read more about the shows featured in today’s panels…