discovery+ builds on success of dplay to aggregate Discovery UK’s premium pay-TV and free-to-air brands for the first time, creating the home of real-life entertainment. Fans of food, homes, motoring, adventure, weddings, true crime and more will be able to stream their favourite shows across an unrivalled range of categories. Sky announced as exclusive TV launch partner in unprecedented deal between Discovery UK and Sky. London, October 20, 2020 – Discovery UK has announced that dplay is being rebranded to discovery+ in the UK & Ireland next month alongside the launch of a subscription tier. The real-life entertainment streaming service will aggregate Discovery UK’s pay-TV and free-to-air brands, creating the ultimate destination for captivating factual, lifestyle and reality content. It will be available directly to all consumers in the UK & Ireland, and to Sky Q customers for 12 months at no extra cost. discovery+ invites fans to stream their favourite shows from Discovery UK’s portfolio of 13 iconic channels; including pay-TV brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, ID, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo and Discovery History as well as its free-to-air brands Quest, Really, Quest Red, HGTV, Food Network and DMAX. It includes a subscription Entertainment Pass and ad-funded catch-up service to cater [...]
Tue, Oct 20, 2020
On Friday, June 16, over 4,000 employees at Discovery Communications stepped away from their desks to participate in the company’s eighth annual day of global employee volunteerism, “Discover Your Impact Day.” From Silver Spring to Beijing, employees in 60 offices across 37 countries participated in nearly 200 volunteer projects to help improve local communities worldwide. These projects included feeding the homeless, revitalizing local schools, cleaning community centers, improving conditions at pet adoption shelters, beautifying parks and waterways, and much more. As part of Discovery Impact, the company’s corporate social responsibility umbrella, Impact Day celebrates Discovery’s purpose-driven mission and provides employees with an opportunity to give back in the communities where they live and work. Check out all the highlights from the day by searching #OurImpact on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and following along @DiscoveryComm. Check out these photos and all of the highlights from the day by searching #OurImpact on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and following along @DiscoveryComm. (David Zaslav kicks off Impact Day with the team at Riverside)  (Team Tokyo takes a break from beautifying their local beach to snap a shot) (Going for green: David Leavy and team clean up Clagett Farm in Maryland) (The Smithsonian National Zoo team in Washington, DC strikes a pose) (Employees in Istanbul work with [...]
Wed, Jun 21, 2017
Discovery Communications’ HQ will be blue In honor of World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. In honor of World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 2, One Discovery Place will “Light It Up Blue” along with thousands of companies across the globe. For the ninth year in a row, Discovery Communications is proud to partner with Autism Speaks on their annual initiative, which aims to increase understanding, acceptance and further support of people with autism. In addition to lighting up our global headquarters blue, Discovery will also run a PSA across all of its U.S. networks, along with blue on-screen logos and branding throughout the day. Looking for ways to show support? Wear blue on Sunday, April 2 Help make #LIUB trend on social media Turn your social media profile blue Light your home or business blue Use #LIUB to share your experience across social media and help light the world up blue on April 2! For more information, please visit [...]
Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Saturday was World Wildlife Fund’s annual Earth Hour to raise awareness for climate change, and this year’s theme was Turn Up the Dark. Earth Hour challenged people all over the world to turn off their lights for one hour to demonstrate the need for action against climate change. At our global headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland we shut off our lights for 1 hour to show support for Earth Hour. And, of course, Discovery is a global media company with a mission-driven approach to not only entertain but inspire. So our colleagues in Romania joined in by interrupting its broadcast for a minute to ask viewers to turn off their TVs for one hour. This was a huge undertaking across departments, and with the strong support of our ad sales team. We were proud to support Earth Hour and turning up the dark! [...]
Mon, Mar 27, 2017
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For many of us, this long weekend in honor of President’s Day signals the final long weekend until the start of summer. Luckily, we have plenty of premieres and thought-provoking shows to take your mind off the long winter months ahead. Here’s what’s coming up, starting tomorrow: The Zoo (Saturday, February 18 at 10PM ET/PT on Animal Planet): Animal Planet takes audiences on a first-ever, in-depth look behind the scenes at the Bronx Zoo, a New York institution and global leader in animal care and species conservation. With full access to the Bronx Zoo’s 265-acre campus, located a mere ten miles from New York’s Times Square, Animal Planet shines a light on a wondrous world of more than 6,000 animals and the 500-plus people dedicated to their care and well-being. Long Island Medium (Sunday, February 19 at 8PM ET/PT on TLC): Fan-favorite medium Theresa Caputo returns for an all-new series of awe-inspiring readings to some of your favorite celebrities. Season premiere guests include Rosie O’Donnell, Mo’Nique and Ta’Rhonda Jones. Lone Star Law (Sunday, February 19 at 10PM ET/PT on Animal Planet): Starring the elite squad of Texas Game Wardens who who protect the Lone Star State’s wildlife and more than 27 million citizens, LONE STAR LAW takes [...]
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
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What better way to brave this icy weather than with a weekend of Discovery and chill? (That’s a thing, right?!) Anyways, this lineup of weekend programming is one you won’t want to miss. From mind-bending science to side-splitting comedy, here’s what’s coming up starting this evening: Animal Nation with Anthony Anderson (Friday, Feb. 10 at 10PM ET on Animal Planet): Emmy-nominated actor and comedian Anthony Anderson hosts Animal Planet’s all-new weekly talk show, offering everything from viral animal video highlights, discussions about the most buzzed about pop culture phenomena and special celeb guests with their furry companions! The Dark Side of the Sun (Saturday, Feb. 11 at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel): Premiering as the centerpiece of Science Channel Weekend on Discovery Channel, THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN tells the story of our growing awareness of the true nature of our star, its critical importance to all life on Earth, and its potentially harmful effects on modern civilization. Science Channel will broadcast the film the following evening at 9PM ET/PT. In addition, throughout the weekend, Discovery will air science themed programming including last year’s “Telescope,” “Mythbusters,” “Mythbusters: The Search,” and “What on Earth?” Long Lost Family (Sunday, Feb. 12 at 9PM ET/8PM CT on TLC): Returning for [...]
Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Puppy Bowl XIII
The biggest Sunday in sports is just two days away, so who will be victorious in Puppy Bowl XIII? While some might think Sunday is all about the Patriots versus the Falcons, the paw-sitively hardcore fans know it’s all about Team Ruff versus Team Fluff. Check out this year’s starting lineup, which features newcomers Alexander Hamilpup and Blitz, among many more. Like every year, these star pups come from local animal shelters in an effort to draw awareness to the importance of animal adoption. If you want to experience Puppy Bowl on the field from a pup’s perspective, check out the pup close and personal 360-degree video experience for Pedigree in a series called “Pup’s Eye View,” available on Animal Planet’s Facebook. The cuteness begins Sunday, February 5 at 3PM ET only on Animal Planet! [...]
Fri, Feb 03, 2017
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For nearly 100 deserving students from Dymally High School in Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday was certainly one to remember. Kicking off its sixth year, TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom initiative brought more magic and made more prom dreams come true than ever before. For the first time, fashion icon Betsey Johnson joined TLC’s Monte Durham to host the day of mentoring, prom dress and tuxedo “shopping,” head-to-toe makeovers, and a red carpet runway reveal show to top it all off. Because the true goals of Say Yes to the Prom extend beyond the glitz and glam, several important partnerships ensured a fulfilling and meaningful day for the students, all of whom are high achievers and class leaders. The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) partnered with the cause for the first time to introduce students to their Careers in Entertainment (CIE) program, boosting students from underserved communities and exposing them to careers in entertainment. All 1,000 Say Yes to the Prom participants nationwide will have the opportunity to participate in CIE, and qualified CIE participants will have the opportunity to participate in Say Yes to the Prom events in their cities. Additionally, representatives from organizations such as the Emma Bowen Foundation, a nonprofit [...]
Fri, Jan 27, 2017
Today, Discovery Education and 3M launched the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier science competition for students in grades 5-8.  This program offers young inventors the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be mentored by a 3M Scientist Mentor, compete for $25,000, and earn the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” The Challenge rewards curious students who use their science acumen and creativity to solve a problem in their local, national or global community. Fourteen-year-old Maanasa Mendu won last year for her creation of HARVEST, a bio-inspired energy device that captures energy in the form of wind, rain and sun – and converts it to power. Mendu was inspired to enter the contest through her “pretty awesome” eighth grade science teacher. Students in grades 5-8 can enter the challenge by creating a one to two-minute video communicating the science behind their big idea that could solve or impact an everyday problem.  Video entries will be evaluated based on their creativity, scientific knowledge, persuasiveness and delivery. Ten finalists will then be chosen to participate in an exclusive summer mentorship program, where they will work closely with and learn from a 3M scientist. Each finalist will also receive a trip to the [...]
Thu, Jan 12, 2017
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The glitz and glam of prom season is already upon us and we are thrilled to announce that TLC’s Say Yes to the Prom initiative is returning for its sixth year! Kicking off this month, the tour will reach nearly 1,000 underserved and academically high-achieving students in Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, Chicago and Silver Spring, MD – turning prom dreams into realities and empowering students to continue thinking big and pursuing their goals. TLC’s very own Monte Durham will once again host the events and provide one-on-one style sessions. In LA and NYC, he’ll be joined for the first time ever by fashion icon Betsey Johnson! Going beyond the dress and tuxedo, the program is designed to prepare students for life after high school, featuring scholarship, internship and mentorship opportunities with The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation’s Careers in Entertainment initiative, The Emma Bowen Foundation, Miami Dade College, and New York City’s Center for Youth Employment in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development’s Ladders for Leaders program. Extending beyond the runway, a new 90-minute SAY YES TO THE PROM special following five students from this year’s Los Angeles event will premiere on TLC on Saturday, [...]
Tue, Jan 10, 2017

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