Discovery Networks Make News with 2012-13 Upfront in NYC

This afternoon, Discovery Communications will host its 2012-13 Upfront Presentation in New York City, unveiling new and returning series across our networks with the help of some familiar faces (more on that tomorrow). However, we have lots of news to share – from a new network, Destination America, to Animal Planet‘s Rhino Wars (wt) and an all-new series on Velocity from Grey’s Anatomy star and racing enthusiast Patrick Dempsey, so…

Discovery Networks ‘Light It Up Blue’ & Raise Awareness for Autism

For the third consecutive year, Discovery Communications is joining Autism Speaks in marking World Autism Awareness Day on April 2 through the “Light It Up Blue” campaign. Animal Planet, Discovery Fit & Health, Investigation Discovery, The Hub, Military Channel and Velocity are joined by 23 other cable networks will run a 15-second PSAs about autism and will turn their logos and branding blue throughout the day. Discovery also raised awareness…

Military Channel’s ‘Greatest Tank Battles’ Returns for a New Season This Wednesday

Do you like history? How about explosive weaponry? Well pull up a couch and become an armchair general with Military Channel‘s all-new season of Greatest Tank Battles on Wednesday nights, beginning January 11 at 10pm ET/PT. Each episode of Greatest Tank Battles uses CGI animation combined with archival footage and first-person testimony to take you to some of the most iconic battles of the 20th Century around the world. In…

Spend Your Thanksgiving Holiday with Your Favorite Discovery Network Shows

As you prepare to hit the road, brave the airports or host family and friends this Thanksgiving, not enough can be said for the need to de-stress and relax. Whether in a tryptophan-induced haze or not, Discovery’s networks are serving up a generous portion of marathons over the next several days that will have you coming back for seconds. Check out the line-up below and, most of all, have a…

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 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…

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…

Celebrate the Fourth of July Weekend with Marathons of Your Favorite Shows

July 4th. Time for family, food, fireworks…and marathons! While most of us will spend time outside at the pool or in the backyard, you have to cool off sometime — and our networks have just what you need. Check out the schedule below and, most of all, have a happy and safe holiday weekend! Saturday, July 2 Discovery Channel’s Swamp Loggers: 9am – 12am ET/PT TLC’s My Big Fat Gypsy…

Pull Up a Front Row Seat at the National Memorial Day Parade with Military Channel

As we celebrate Memorial Day in the U.S., thousands will gather in Washington, D.C. for the National Memorial Day Parade honoring all of those who have served in uniform. However, even if you’re not in D.C., you can still have the best seat along the parade route (without camping out) by tuning into Military Channel from 2-4pm ET. The parade will devote a special segment to remember the heroes of…