This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Happy Spring, Discovery! As evidenced in the stories below, this week was a monumental one for Discovery, with some bittersweet goodbyes, great honors and exciting announcements. Catch up with the stories below and then start your weekend with an irrestibly cute video from Animalist’s Petsami. Cable Pioneer John Hendricks to Retire from Discovery Communications (Variety) Baker Tapped as Discovery International COO,  (Multichannel)  “Skywire Live,” “Inside Man” among IMPACT winners (RealScreen)…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

“The world is just awesome.” As Nik Wallenda completed his record-breaking walk on Sunday night, the Discovery family rejoiced – celebrating the amazing feat Wallenda accomplished and the fortune we had to share it with the world. And, just two days later, we celebrated another company milestone: the release of A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur’s Story, a memoir by our founder and chairman, John Hendricks, that details how Discovery Communications came…

An Entrepreneur’s Story of Discovery

There are people you have the fortune of crossing paths with that leave a lasting impression. Perhaps it’s their gravitas, their intelligence, their compassion…in some cases, it’s all of the above. I’ve had the fortune of being a part of the Discovery Communications family for 11 years and that would never have been the case without one man: John Hendricks. Before Discovery was the international media company it is today,…

This Week in Discovery Buzz…

As we wrap up the week here at 1 Discovery Place, all eyes are pointing West towards the Grand Canyon, where Nik Wallenda will walk across a tightrope, 1,500 feet above ground on Discovery Channel’s Skywire Live with Nik Wallenda on Sunday. We also welcomed a new family member (of the 4-legged variety) this week, as we announced the addition of  YouTube sensation Lil Bub to the Revision3 lineup today!…

Discovery Education to Host Inaugural Future@NOW: Transition to Digital Classrooms

2013 has been a year of exciting milestones for Discovery Education, with the expansion of techbook offerings, the recent Beyond Textbooks event, and now, the inaugural Future@NOW: Transition to Digital Classrooms conference. Today, Discovery Education and Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization chartered by Congress to spur innovation in education, in conjunction with many other leading education organizations, will launch this new conference at Discovery’s Headquarters in Silver Spring, MD to discuss one of the…

The Discovery Channel Telescope’s Eight-Year Journey Captured in Sunday’s ‘Scanning the Skies’

It’s always an unexpected pleasure when I am reminded that I work for a company who knows how important it is to answer the essential questions of life and explore the world around us. When you work at Discovery Communications, you have many such reminders (see: my life-changing trip to NASA’s final shuttle launch, song transmissions from Mars, etc.), but I had another today when viewing a special eight-years in the…

Celebrating Discovery Channel Telescope’s ‘First Light’

This week, I celebrate my 10-year anniversary at Discovery Communications, and there are countless reasons why I and so many others have spent so many years at this company (I jokingly label them with numbers, as in “reason #164 I love working at Discovery.”) The launch of the Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory is #165. On Saturday, a First Light Gala was hosted in Flagstaff, Arizona to celebrate the…

Celebrating 27 Years of Discovery

On this day in 1985, Discovery Channel launched to 156,000 subscribers in the United States with Iceberg Alley, a documentary examining the risks of oil drilling off the eastern coast of Canada. Today the network reaches 409 million subscribers globally and Discovery Communications‘ portfolio of networks reach 1.7 billion subscribers. Thanks to John Hendricks‘ vision, dedication and innovative spirit, Discovery has flourished as the leading nonfiction media company and a…

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…

Meet the Man Behind Discovery & Our Curiosity

This Sunday, August 7, at 8pm ET/PT, Discovery Channel will debut the first installment of Discovery Communications most ambitious multi-platform project ever: Curiosity. Tackling some of the biggest questions of our time as a part of Discovery’s mission to satisfy curiosity about the world around us, Curiosity was envisioned by our Founder and Chairman, John Hendricks. A cornerstone of the project, beyond the television series with big questions and big…