This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Another week in the books – can you believe it’s almost March?! Here’s some news you may have missed: Will The James Webb Space Telescope Find The Birth Of The Universe? (Fast Company) ‘Daredevil’ Actor Cast in Discovery Miniseries ‘Harley and the Davidsons’ (Variety) The Sit-Down: Peter Hutton, CEO, Eurosport (Sports Business Daily) ‘Deadliest Catch’ Season 12 Boasts Big Changes, Including a New Captain (Yahoo!) Duggar Family’s ‘Jill…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Hello, February! We’re celebrating all things Puppy Bowl XII this week – both here at our HQ and at our other domestic offices around the U.S. The icing on the cake was this afternoon: our fabulous Employee Engagement team organized games and treats for all, with some larger offices hosting coordinated visits with puppies from local shelters. It was the perfect opportunity to step away from your desk for a moment, spend time with colleagues…

Murder Mysteries, Telescopes and Puppies: Welcome to TCA 2016

Twice a year, reporters gather for CTAM’s (Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing) TCA (Television Critics Association) press tour. (That’s a lot of acronyms, I know. And parenthesis.) The event, held in Pasadena in January and in Beverly Hills in July, provides cable, broadcast and digital networks the opportunity to share with those in attendance some of the most exciting upcoming programming news. (The Wrap has a good “who, what, why” of TCAs. You can…

Discovery Networks CEEMEA Hosts 2016 Upfront Presentation in Johannesburg

On Wednesday, November 18, Discovery Networks CEEMEA (Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East) hosted an exclusive upfront presentation in Johannesburg, sharing with over 200 guests in attendance new and returning series fans around the region can look forward to watching in 2016. Both Discovery and DStv executives were on-site to host the event, with performances by Whitney Thore (My Big Fat Fabulous Life), Andi Rive (The Lion Queen) and magician Troy (Troy) adding star power…

The Discovery Channel Telescope’s Eight-Year Journey Captured in Sunday’s ‘Scanning the Skies’

It’s always an unexpected pleasure when I am reminded that I work for a company who knows how important it is to answer the essential questions of life and explore the world around us. When you work at Discovery Communications, you have many such reminders (see: my life-changing trip to NASA’s final shuttle launch, song transmissions from Mars, etc.), but I had another today when viewing a special eight-years in the…

Celebrating Discovery Channel Telescope’s ‘First Light’

This week, I celebrate my 10-year anniversary at Discovery Communications, and there are countless reasons why I and so many others have spent so many years at this company (I jokingly label them with numbers, as in “reason #164 I love working at Discovery.”) The launch of the Discovery Channel Telescope at Lowell Observatory is #165. On Saturday, a First Light Gala was hosted in Flagstaff, Arizona to celebrate the…