Discovery Science

Discovery eyes D2C Velocity, Science apps

Discovery Communications could soon launch direct-to-consumer apps for its Velocity and Discover Science channels as it seeks to super-serve what president and CEO David Zaslav calls “passionate tribes”. Discovery has already launched over-the-top, on-demand players Dplay and Eurosport, and may now move on to similar launches for its American channel brands. Zaslav said networks that […]

Discovery Go launches in Canada

Discovery has launched a TV Everywhere service, Discovery Go, in Canada. The digital service will carry programming from five Discovery services: Discovery, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science, and Discovery Velocity. It will be available to authenticated subs via dedicated apps and the Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Eastlink, Shaw Cable, and Shaw Direct […]

Cineflix buys into Biblical Conspiracies

Cineflix’s distribution arm has picked up international rights to Biblical mystery doc series Biblical Conspiracies. The four-parter is made by Toronto-based indie Associated Producers. It uses modern forensic techniques to examine ancient artefacts, including nails use in the crucifixion of Jesus and the tomb of the last king of Israel, and decode an ancient Biblical […]

Discovery to relaunch HD Showcase channel

Discovery Communications is set to relaunch its Discovery HD Showcase channel in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on December 1. The network, which airs in more than 120 markets across EMEA – including Poland, Russia, Benelux and Portugal – will change its name to Discovery Showcase HD. It will also get a new logo, […]

News brief: CABLEready secures 220 hours of sales

US-based distributor CABLEready has secured deals with global broadcasters totaling more than 220 hours. Included in the deals are ones with Discovery Turbo and Discovery Science in Latin America for reality series Saw Dogs and season two of Oddities, respectively. Elsewhere in Latin America, NBC has licensed Hollywood-themed Focus On. Asian Food Channel, Australia’s Foxtel, […]

Discovery US orders Memory Games special

Discovery’s Science Channel in the US has ordered a special about the USA Memory Championship. The one-hour show will be produced by Rize USA, which has inked a deal with the organisation that runs the event, giving exclusive behind the scenes access to the event. Rize is making the show with Man V. Food producer […]