or


[06/24/08 - 10:05 AM]
Discovery Networks Bring Their Quality Brands and World Class Programming to Blockbuster Stores
Blockbuster will carry more than three dozen retail titles from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Kids and The Military Channel.

[via press release from Discovery]

Discovery Networks Bring their Quality Brands and World Class Programming to Blockbuster Stores

Popular Non-Fiction Titles from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC & Others To Be Sold in Participating Stores Nationwide

SILVER SPRING, Md., June 24 -- Entertainment lovers who have a curiosity about the world around them can now turn to their local BLOCKBUSTER(R) store to purchase the high quality nonfiction entertainment found on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and other Discovery networks. Discovery Communications, the number-one nonfiction media company in the world, today announced an agreement with Blockbuster Inc. to sell signature programs and series from its family of networks on DVD at more than 2,500 participating BLOCKBUSTER stores around the U.S.

Blockbuster will carry more than three dozen retail titles from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Kids and The Military Channel. Titles include popular current series such as Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild and Dirty Jobs, Animal Planet's Meerkat Manor, TLC's Best of Little People Big World, The Military Channel's Wings and Battlefield Diaries, and signature programs such as Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week compilation and the critically acclaimed Planet Earth.

Participating BLOCKBUSTER stores will feature dedicated Discovery-branded displays to make it easy for customers to find the product. Blockbuster will also feature trailers and Discovery Networks program content on their in-store television network.

"Our agreement with Blockbuster will be a boon for customers who want greater access to the Discovery networks' award-winning and popular programs and series," said Patrick Gates, president and general manager of Discovery Commerce, which includes Discovery's home video division. "We're now making all the great content on the Discovery Channel as close the neighborhood Blockbuster store."

"Blockbuster is committed to providing the widest possible array of quality entertainment, so we are very excited that we can now offer customers the engaging nonfiction programming found on Discovery's world-class networks," said Alan Ziegel, director, retail film, Blockbuster Inc.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks are led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Discovery Health and HD Theater, with digital media properties including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit http://www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Blockbuster

Blockbuster Inc. (NYSE: BBI, BBI.B) is a leading global provider of in-home movie and game entertainment, with more than 7,700 stores throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company may be accessed worldwide at http://www.blockbuster.com.





  [june 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· DIRTY JOBS (DISCOVERY)
· LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD (TLC)
· MAN VS. WILD (DISCOVERY)
· MEERKAT MANOR (ANIMAL PLANET)





[08/21/19 - 01:48 PM]
Starz Picks Up "Shining Vale" Horror Comedy Pilot
The half-hour comedy is written and executive produced by Jeff Astrof and Sharon Horgan.

[08/21/19 - 01:35 PM]
Robert Rodriguez Directs "We Can Be Heroes" for Netflix
When alien invaders kidnap Earth's superheroes, their children must team up and learn to work together if they want to save their parents and the world.

[08/21/19 - 12:24 PM]
"Awake" Rounds Out Cast
Gina Rodriguez, Ariana Greenblatt, Frances Fisher, Shamier Anderson, Finn Jones, Lucius Hoyos, Gil Bellows, Barry Pepper and Jennifer Jason Leigh star in the Netflix film.

[08/21/19 - 10:30 AM]
NBC to Air "A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special" on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 10 p.m.
The one-hour special immediately follows the two-hour season finale of "America's Got Talent."

[08/21/19 - 10:02 AM]
"Ink Master: Grudge Match" Premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10pm ET/PT on Paramount Network
The new installment in the franchise settles the score once and for all when former contestants get the opportunity to go head to head with their biggest rivals from their seasons.

[08/21/19 - 10:00 AM]
The Duplass Brothers' DBP Donut to Produce an Original Short Form Series, "Shook," Starring Sofia Wylie for Disney Channel's YouTube
A scripted single-camera narrative, "Shook" centers around Mia, a 15-year-old who yearns to dance professionally but is hindered by daily obligations to her little sister, Skylar, and their single mom, a registered nurse.

[08/21/19 - 09:40 AM]
Cool Down This Labor Day with a Chilling Lineup of All-New True-Crime Episodes During Investigation Discovery's Labor Day Premiere Marathon
This Labor Day, Investigation Discovery is giving fans a marathon day filled with brand new episodes of its most popular shows.

[08/21/19 - 09:35 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights "The Chris Watts Story" (WT) Starring Sean Kleier, Ashley Williams, and Brooke Smith Based on True Events
When Chris Watts tearfully pleaded to television cameras for the safe return of his missing pregnant wife Shanann and their two young daughters, dark secrets loomed just beneath the surface.

[08/21/19 - 09:32 AM]
Bigtime Chefs Bring Bigtime Flavors on the New Season of "Guy's Ranch Kitchen"
The series returns to Food Network on Saturday, September 28 at 12:30pm ET/PT.

[08/21/19 - 09:31 AM]
"Big Mouth" Season 3 Lands October 4 on Netflix
The show's social media account broke the news this morning.

[08/21/19 - 08:42 AM]
MTV Taps Former "Bachelorette" Star Rachel Lindsay and Artist Travis Mills to Host "MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing"
In the eight-episode docuseries, Lindsay and Mills help distraught individuals track down and confront a former lover, friend, or family member in an effort to uncover the harsh realities of why they "ghosted" them.

[08/21/19 - 08:15 AM]
Nickelodeon's "Middle School Moguls" Premieres Sunday, Sept. 8, at 11 a.m. (ET/PT)
The four half-hour, CG-animated specials chronicle the ambitions of four new friends striving to create their own companies while attending Mogul Academy, an entrepreneurial school where kid-business dreams come true.

[08/21/19 - 08:11 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "America's Got Talent" Continue Reign
The Peacock easily takes home top honors in total viewers and adults 18-49 last night.

[08/21/19 - 08:08 AM]
HGTV Announces First Special Guest Appearances For Its Reboot of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"
The series, hosted by award-winning actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, will feature special guest stars in every episode, including Tarek El Moussa, Jasmine Roth and Tamara Day.

[08/21/19 - 08:01 AM]
A&E Premieres a Special Daytime Family Programming Event - "The Day I Picked My Parents" - on Sunday, September 8th
The original limited five-hour documentary series follows ten foster children who are part of a revolutionary program operated by the nonprofit organization Kidsave in California, as they search to find their forever home.