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…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Have you seen The Last Alaskans? Animal Planet’s “quietly beautiful docuseries” has been named to the Washington Post‘s “Best Shows of 2015” list. The freshman series was renewed for a second season earlier this year, so between catching reruns on the network, stay tuned for a premiere date coming next year. Here is some other news you may have missed this week:  See The Animals That Have Already Died Off…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Congratulations are in order for Discovery Digital Networks‘ Seeker Stories who, last week, took home a 2015 Cynopsis Model D Award in the Food/Travel/Lifestyle Web Series category. Nice work, team! Here is some other news you may have missed from this past week: When Did Eco Documentaries Get So Slick? (Bloomberg) Discovery Preps Conservation-Focused VR Experiences (Realscreen) Tesla’s Elon Musk Presses for Action on Climate Change at ‘Racing Extinction’ Screening (Video) (The Wrap)…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! Fans of MythBusters who follow co-hosts Adam and Jamie on Twitter (you can find them here and here, respectively) might have caught the two guys sharing moments from their final scenes on the well-loved Discovery show this past week. (It was announced last month that the next season of MythBusters, which premieres in January of next year, will be the series’ last.) You can check out what the duo was up to in…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’re expecting some beautiful fall weather here in Washington D.C – perfect for apple picking (and a freshly-made cider donut!). In other, non-weather related news, Discovery Education won Best Corporate Steward, Small and Middle-Market Business in the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards, hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. Congrats to the Discovery Education team! Here’s some news you may have missed this week: Mipcom: Discovery Announces Launch…

Discovery Goes ‘360’ with Facebook

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…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here at Discovery we’ve been working fast and furious towards the holiday weekend – and when we return, it’s the start of fall premiere season, where fans can catch up on their favorite shows – and perhaps find a new favorite or two! Check back for news as series and specials hit the air. In the meantime, here is some news you might have missed: Summer Ratings: Discovery Shines,…

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

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…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! We’ve had a few exciting internal news announcements come through this past week, including: our very own Sharon O’Sullivan, EVP of Advertising Sales, being named to Ad Age’s Women to Watch 2015 list; Hollywood veterans Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson signing on as executive producers for Discovery’s upcoming Killing Fields; and Discovery announcing that Eli Roth will host Shark Week‘s Shark After Dark. Here are some other stories you may…