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…