This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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Happy Friday! Here’s what we’re buzzing about this week: Eli Roth Returns to Host Shark Week’s Late-Night Talk Show (Vanity Fair) Oprah Turns Over a New ‘Greenleaf’ with Acting Return (USA Today) Animal Planet Doc Shows Ecosystem Still in Turmoil Years after Chernobyl Disaster (Mashable) ‘Deadliest Catch’ Brings Viewers Aboard Fishing Vessels With Virtual Reality (The Hollywood Reporter) Naked and Afraid’s Matt Wright Proposes to His Girlfriend – and Yes, He’s…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Shark Week is back, baby! Discovery announced earlier this week that the annual fin-tastic celebration will kick off on June 26 at 8/7c, so mark your calendars! We’ll have lots of updates between now and then on what fans can expect, but for now, go ahead and whet your appetite with Shark Week 2016’s first teaser. Here is some other news you might have missed: At Discovery, Joe Abruzzese Aims to Sell…

Sharks, Cakes and Cars – Oh My! New Seasons Now Available on Hulu

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I don’t usually like to get ahead of myself when it comes to the holiday season (this weekend I saw Christmas ornaments for sale and ran in the other direction), but today feels a bit like the holidays. There, I said it. But let me make my case. First, there are a BUNCH of new seasons of some of the most-well loved shows from Discovery, Science, Animal Planet, TLC and Investigation Discovery now…

Discovery Goes ‘360’ with Facebook

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Earlier today, Facebook announced that users can now enjoy 360-degree videos on desktop and Android devices in their News Feed. Discovery Communications is delighted to be one of the first to share 360 video on Facebook, and you can check out our first spherical video on Facebook featuring the fan-favorite MythBusters and always jawsome sharks. Ever wanted to swim with a shiver of sharks? MythBuster Adam Savage takes you underwater…

Put Yourself at the Center of the Action with ‘Discovery VR’

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For more than 30 years, Discovery Communications has been connecting with audiences with the world around them and, as technology has evolved, so has how we bring stories and experiences to audiences. Today, I’m excited to be able to point all of you to the latest merging of content and technology at Discovery — Discovery VR! Some of the most innovative and creative minds across our company have been working…

What’s it Like Being a Discovery INtern?

This week we said a reluctant goodbye to many of the friendly faces we’ve grown accustomed to seeing these past few months as the summer “semester” of Discovery’s INtern program winds down. It’s hard to reduce the passion and the enthusiasm our interns show down to a sentence or two, but suffice it to say that their talent and positive attitudes add something uniquely special to our company culture. Before our very own corporate communications intern, Monika, could leave us…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week here at Discovery, as we announced our second quarter earnings, which included the announcement of an exciting mobile content partnership with Verizon.  We also ended the week with some big news, as we announced that Marjorie Kaplan would be heading up Discovery’s international content strategy.  Here’s some other news from our world that you may have missed this week: Investigation Discovery Network Can Get You Hooked on…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Last week, we wrote about an employee of ours, Sarah, who shared with Self an inside look at what it’s like to work at Discovery. This week, we’re excited to share more good news about another one of our employees: Animal Planet’s own Jared Albert has been recognized in AdWeek’s “30 Under 30.” As the man behind some of the network’s biggest hits – Puppy Bowl, River Monsters and recent breakout The Last Alaskans – it’s a well-deserved honor. Congrats! There was…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Earlier this week, news broke that this year’s Shark Week was the network’s biggest yet, thanks in large part to the passionate fin-atic community who proved once again that sharks never really go out of style! And speaking of Shark Week, meet Sarah Spaniolo, one of our very own employees who works on the well-loved programming event. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Well, we have some good news and some bad news this morning. The bad news: Shark Week is officially over. The good news: Discovery’s first Shweekend (shark + weekend = shweekend…get it?) is coming your way this August featuring even more jawsome shark programming for the biggest fin-atics out there. Stay tuned for more information as the date approaches! In the meantime, here is some other news you may have missed from this…