This Week in…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! There was no shortage of programming news from TLC this week, from announcing the return of Kate Plus 8, to debuting two new programs, My Big Fat Fabulous Life and Style By Jury, which will both air in early 2015. Some well-loved, fan-favorite programs got a little TLC (pun intended) this week, too! American Chopper made a special return as part of Discovery’s Mega Week. Equally as…

Pumpkins Get Their Wings Again in This Year’s Annual ‘Punkin Chunkin’

Ready and…launch! Much like the way the holidays seem to have come barreling towards us this year, pumpkin after pumpkin will be sent rocketing across the sky in Punkin Chunkin, airing Saturday November 29 at 8pm ET/CT on Science Channel and Discovery. Hosted by Mythbusters own Tory Belleci and Kari Byron, the annual pumpkin-throwing contest is not for the faint of heart; while catapults and slingshots may have been the…

Investigation Discovery Ranks #1 in Viewer Satisfaction for 5th Year in a Row

For the fifth consecutive year, Discovery Communications’ Investigation Discovery ranked #1 in percentage of viewers who are satisfied with the network in a Beta Research Digital Cable Subscriber Study. The study, which evaluated digital basic cable networks, also awarded Science Channel high marks, ranking it #1 for the second year in a row in percentage of viewers rating the channel as important. Other notable study results for Discovery Communications’ networks…

Science Channel Joins Silver Spring Maker Faire This Weekend

Science Channel will join Silver Spring’s second annual Maker Faire on Sunday, hosted by Washington D.C. children’s museum KID Museum. Discovery Communications is the lead sponsor of the free festival celebrating innovation and creativity,  featuring hands-on science, engineering, electronics, and arts and crafts activities for children and adults.  From 12-5 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, Science Channel will host the How It’s Made: Dream Car Challenge at the fair, giving…

SXSW PanelPicker 2015 Is Open

It’s August, and that mean’s SXSW PanelPicker is again upon us! The SXSW Interactive Festival, held annually in Austin, brings together leaders in technology and digital creativity to showcase the best technologies of today and what’s to come tomorrow and Music explores the future of the music industry, while SXSWedu brings together leaders from the education landscape to collaborate, create and change how we teach and learn. This year, we’ve…

Science Channel Brings ‘The Unexplained Files’ to Comic-Con

With the kickoff of Comic-Con International, the world’s premier comic book and popular arts style convention, just around the corner, Science Channel announced it will give fans an exclusive first-look at the second season of the network’s hit series, The Unexplained Files, at a screening on Friday. Following the screening, Science Channel will present a panel with eye-witness accounts of strange happenings including the location of a possible paranormal superhighway, evidence of…

Discovery Education Hosts DEN Summer Institute (DENSI)

Last week, Discovery Education’s Discovery Educator Network (DEN) hosted 150 educators from across the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom for an immersive, week-long professional development experience. The six-day DEN Summer Institute (DENSI), held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., focused on enhancing learning through the power of collaboration and educational technology. DENSI 2014 featured a number of seminars and hands-on workshops designed to support educators as they use the latest technologies…

Five Discovery Networks Among Primetime Emmy Nominees

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be presented on August 25 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel and OWN all nabbed nominations, including Discovery’s MythBusters and TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are? for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier and Deadliest Catch for Outstanding…

Discovery Hosts US2020 Representatives for “Day at Discovery” Conference

On Tuesday, Discovery Communications was named exclusive media partner for US2020, a new organization developed from a White House call to generate large-scale innovative solutions to our STEM education challenge, with a focus on increasing access to STEM careers for girls, underrepresented minorities, and low-income children. As part of this commitment, Discovery yesterday hosted about 25 representatives from the US2020’s City Competition for a day-long conference focused on building successful…

A Day of Innovation, Inspiration at the White House Science Fair

The White House, young superstar scientists and a MythBuster – what more could a Discovery kid (at heart) want? Today, I was given the incredible opportunity to to attend this year’s White House Science Fair to share this annual event, honoring national innovation in STEM, with our Discovery audiences on social media. Throughout the day, as I explored the Science Fair, I met amazing students who not only proved their…