This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Discovery Communications announced yesterday that Karen Leever has joined the company as Executive Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, overseeing the company’s expansive digital brands and businesses in the United States – from fan-favorite Discovery Digital Networks (DDN) programming to the newly launched Discovery VR. It was also announced earlier this week that Darcy Tomlin has been named Vice President of Programming and Operations for Discovery Networks International, managing…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Another Friday, folks! Have you visited Discovery on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram yet? If not, you should! The network was named the most socially-engaged TV broadcaster by BrandWatch – an exciting recognition for the team that (as I have personally witnessed) works extremely hard to pique fans’ curiosity with dynamic and thrilling content day in and day out. Here’s some other news you may have missed this week: TV Review: ‘Killer Instinct With…

My, My, My! “Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda” Returns to Investigation Discovery Tonight

Lieutenant Joe Kenda is back, re-opening his “murder books” and sharing details of some of the most disturbing cases that still haunt him today in all-new episodes of Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, kicking off tonight at 10/9c on Investigation Discovery. Now in it’s fifth season, it’s no surprise the series has continued to grip ID addicts: with his slow drawl and no-nonsense demeanor, the 25-year veteran of Colorado’s homicide investigation doesn’t just provide a thrilling narrative –…

SXSW 2016 PanelPicker: Vote Today!

It’s that time of year again! While it seems like we’re still soaking in some of the great learnings from SXSW 2015, it’s already time to pick panels for the annual event, coming up in March of 2016. PanelPicker voting opens today, and Discovery has a slew of great panels in the running across SXSWedu and SXSW Interactive. Check out the links below to take a look at the proposed panels…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery, as we announced our second quarter earnings, which included the announcement of an exciting mobile content partnership with Verizon.  We also ended the week with some big news, as we announced that Marjorie Kaplan would be heading up Discovery’s international content strategy.  Here’s some other news from our world that you may have missed this week: Investigation Discovery Network Can Get You Hooked on…

Discovery Communications’ Networks Showcase Upcoming Programming Slate at Summer 2015 TCAs

Several dozen Discovery Communications team members are in Beverly Hills this week for the semi-annual Television Critics Association press tour. Held in January and July each year, the event provides cable, broadcast and digital networks the opportunity to share with press in attendance some of the most exciting upcoming programming news. Folks from American Heroes Channel, Discovery Family, Investigation Discovery, Velocity, Science Channel and Discovery gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel yesterday to host their panels. Here’s what each network announced: American Heroes Channel We know…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Hel-lo summer! This Sunday marks the official start of the season with the summer solstice, though here in Silver Spring, MD, temperatures have hovered in the mid-80s and 90s since early May. If that’s spring weather, I’m a little nervous to see what summer weather brings! While we focused quite a bit on our 30th birthday this past Wednesday (have you checked out the interactive timeline of our company’s history…

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Women in Prison’ Pulls Back the Curtain on Maximum Security Indiana Women’s Prison

Ever wonder what life is really like for inmates living in a maximum security prison? Investigation Discovery’s ground-breaking docu-series, Women in Prison, is pulling back the curtain on life in prison in a three-part event that is as intriguing as it is thrilling. The program, premiering tonight at 10pm ET/CT, profiles several women who, after one tragic misstep, ended up on the wrong side of the law – and in Indiana…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! No three-day weekend waiting for us this time around, but Friday still feels like a small victory. Love dogs? (Is that really a question?) If you’re in the Philadelphia area, swing by Animal Planet’s local Road to Puppy Bowl event this Saturday at PAWS Northeast Adoption Center between 12-4pm ET to help animals of all size, shape and breed find their forever homes. To learn more about the event, check…

Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery Rank as #1 Favorite Channels in Latest Beta Research Study

The latest results of the Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study – Brand Identity of Basic Cable/Broadcast Networks have been released, with Discovery Communications receiving top rankings for several of its U.S. networks. For the 9th year in a row, Discovery Channel ranks #1 (tie) as a favorite channel among total viewers, this year sharing the top ranking with the company’s own Investigation Discovery (ID). Discovery’s portfolio of networks also claimed…