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…

Discovery Education and Siemens Kick Off the 2011 We Can Change the World Challenge

Do you know a creative, committed, enthusiastic student who wants to help solve tomorrow’s most daunting environmental problems? Discovery Education and Siemens have kicked off this year’s We Can Change the World Challenge, a national sustainability challenge for K-12 students. Under the program, students team up with classmates under teacher/mentors to solve environmental problems in their school (grades K-5), community (grades 6-8) and world (grades 9-12). Now entering its fourth year,…

Science Airs 9/11 Tribute of ‘Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero’

This weekend, as the nation’s collective thoughts turn to the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Science will air all six episodes of Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero commercial-free, starting at 5pm ET on Sunday. Rising celebrates the men and women who are driven by single purpose – re-imagining and rebuilding the former site of the World Trade Center’s twin towers. The series assembles a cast of real people facing the challenge of…

Discovery Education Commemorates 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with Screenings, Classroom Resources

Discovery Education will engage educators and students beyond the walls of the classroom with learning experiences covering the events of 9/11 and exploring the innovations and challenges associated with rebuilding a sacred site. Honoring the victims, survivors and all those affected by 9/11, Discovery Education, in collaboration with the September 11th Families’ Association and the Tribute WTC Visitor Center, will provide free educator resources, host previews of Discovery Channel &…

Attention ‘Enginerds’: ‘JUNKies’ and ‘Stuck with Hackett’ Premiere on Science Tonight

Science viewers are curious about our world and what lies beyond, and tonight the network debuts two new series — JUNKies (at 10pm ET/PT) and Stuck with Hackett (at 10:30pm ET/PT) that will inspire the nerd in everyone. First up, JUNKies introduces us to Long Island’s Jimmy “The Junk Genius” Ruocco, who builds inspired creations from discarded scraps. Find out more about the guys at Jimmy’s Junk and tune in…

Discovery News Gets to the Bottom of the ‘Dancing Squid’

We’ve all seen them. Wacky videos that friends share on Facebook or bring up from YouTube on their phones. And often we’re left to ask: “Is that for real?” At the same time, the Discovery News team is always bringing us the latest fascinating science news — from archaeology to technology. They’re also the perfect folks to uncover the truth behind some of the wacky stories that you hear online.…

Discovery Networks Unveil Upcoming Programming at TCA

The Beverly Hilton once again is the setting for the Television Critics Association’s summer tour, and this morning Discovery’s networks are presenting a series of panels — from the inspiring (and tear-inducing) Saved from Animal Planet to the growing business of of medical marijuana in Discovery Channel‘s Weed Wars. Diversity of programming is never a problem at Discovery and you can read more about the shows featured in today’s panels…

MythBusters, Lies, Dinos & Trekkies: Discovery & Science Storm Comic-Con 2011

Today’s post is from guest blogger David Tra, Social Media Specialist for Discovery Channel, who is back from San Diego just in time for Shark Week 2011! Last week, I made the cross-country trip to sunny California for Comic-Con International 2011. The pop culture spectacle was held in San Diego from July 21-24, and featured exhibitors, celebrities, movie premieres and panel discussions. Though not my first time at the geek…

Science Explores the ‘Wonders of the Universe’

What happens when you combine a rock star-turned-physicist with the endless wonder and questions about our universe that have consumed mankind’s intellect and imagination for centuries? You get Science‘s Wonders of the Universe, a four-part series hosted by Professor Brian Cox that explores how deep space can be explained — and even experienced — by re-examining the familiar here on Earth. The show premieres Wednesday, July 27, at 9pm ET/PT, with…

Discovery Channel & Science Travel to San Diego for Comic-Con 2011

Discovery Channel and Science have invaded Comic-Con 2011 with a full slate of panels and activities at the annual fan gathering in San Diego: Today, Penn & Teller kick things off with a panel at 7pm PT and a sneak peek of their new Discovery Channel series, Tell a Lie. On Friday, from 6-7pm, Rod Roddenberry will be joined by fellow panelists to talk about taking the Roddenberry Star Trek…