Science & Animal Planet Launch iPhone & iPad Apps

Want to take adorable animals with you wherever you go? Maybe black holes are more your thing? Today, Science and Animal Planet released apps for the iPhone and iPad, respectively, so you can do just that…and always be just a swipe away from videos, photos and more. Animal Planet fans can download the app Animal Planet fans can download the new network app from the App Store and check out select full episodes…

TLC Debuts Its New iPad App

Need your Long Island Medium on the go? Today, TLC announced the launch of its new iPad app, available for free from the  iTunes App Store. Now fans of Cake Boss to Here Comes Honey Boo Boo can explore the world of TLC on-the-go. Features of the app include: Show Highlights: Learn more about TLC’s shows, when to watch and view the latest videos. Videos: Enjoy daily video clips from top TLC shows and more. Easy…

Keeping Discovery’s Innovative Spirit Alive

On June 17, 1985, Discovery Channel made its debut in the U.S., and almost 27 years later we’re very fortunate at Discovery Communications to have our Founder & Chairman, John Hendricks, as a core part of our company and a very real example of the power of innovative ideas. Today, employees in Silver Spring (and around the world, thanks to modern technology) gathered to celebrate Mr. Hendricks’ innovative spirit and…

Discovery Survey Unlocks the Tie Between Simultaneous Media Usage and Advertiser Engagement

Today’s guest post on Discovery Blog is from Beth Rockwood, Senior Vice President of Market Resources for Discovery Communications. We live in an increasingly connected world with media consumption happening at home and often on more than one device at the same time, which has many questioning the impact of this behavior on the media industry. The results of a recent survey conducted by Discovery Communications focusing on iPad owners…

Happy Shark Week!

For many, Shark Week is one week a year — a chance to get together with friends or family, relax and enjoy those gorgeous creatures of the deep. However, here at Discovery, we’ve been busy since last August planning for an even more jawesome (I now only use sharkified words) annual event. I have the pleasure of working with a team of ridiculously talented and passionate folks from across the…

HowStuffWorks iPad App Now Available

This week, the new HowStuffWorks iPad app was launched — and is already the #1 free iPad app on the App Store. The app is “HowStuffWorks Re-imagined” – a digital notebook of “stuff” that delivers an endless collection of information, podcasts, videos and quizzes, but also feels like a very personal experience meant to make users just a little smarter every day. Here are some of the features: Over 40,000 articles…

Discovery Nabs Webby Award & Four People’s Voice Wins

The people have spoken… and Discovery’s Digital Media team has been honored with four People’s Voice wins from the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as a part of the 15th Annual Webby Awards. Also, HowStuffWorks won a Webby Award in the Mobile/Education & Reference category. Congrats to the winners: HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference (Webby Award & People’s Voice) MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet (People’s Voice)…

Discovery Nominated for Four Webby Awards, Voting Open for People’s Voice Awards (Hint, Hint)

Last week, the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences announced the finalists for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, and Discovery’s Digital Media team was named recognized by being named a finalist in four categories: MythBusters iPad App in Mobile/Entertainment-Tablet HowStuffWorks iPhone App in Mobile/Education & Reference Petfinder iPhone App in Mobile/Utilities and Services Discovery News in Web/Science While the Academy selects the Webby Awards’ Winners, the online public chooses…

Science Channel Invites Viewers to Take Part in SciSpy Missions

Our networks are often bringing the wonder of the natural world into your living room, but Science Channel is flipping things around and asking viewers to share their experiences of the world and its creatures with SciSpy. What is SciSpy? Quite simply, it’s crowdsourcing science and creating what we call “citizen scientists.” How do you participate? Download the free app for iPhone and iPad on the App Store or visit SciSpy.com, and…

Discovery Channel App for iPad Soars to #1 on App Store

Last Wednesday, Discovery launched the Discovery Channel App for iPad, including social TV features, video clips from popular series and much more. The App has quickly taken its place as the #1 Free App and the #1 Free Entertainment App on the App Store. Mediabistro calls the app “very entertaining” and fans on the App Store also seem to enjoy it: “This really shows that the iPad is a great…