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)









[08/01/15 - 11:35 AM]
2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Season
The 2015 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns October 9 at 9:00/8:00c, celebrating its fifth season, with eight new weekly programs.

[08/01/15 - 11:25 AM]
Disney's "Descendants" Waves Magic Ratings Wand for Disney Channel with 6.6 Million Total Viewers
Disney Channel spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 09:50 AM]
New Episodes of "Super Why!" Soar Onto PBS Kids Starting August 17
Developed for children ages 3-6, the series helps kids explore reading and the alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary as they follow their favorite Storybrook Village characters on interactive adventures.

[08/01/15 - 09:49 AM]
PBS Kids Premieres All-New Movie, "Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle"
In this adventure-filled feature-length movie, Curious George takes a trip to space but crash-lands in the jungles of Africa, leading to an unforgettable journey with new animal friends.

[08/01/15 - 08:54 AM]
Friday's "Dateline" Hits Three-Week Highs in 18-49 and Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, July 31.

[08/01/15 - 08:45 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Dateline" Powers NBC to Demo Victory
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 for the fifth consecutive week.

[07/31/15 - 04:01 PM]
Raven-Symone Returns to Disney Channel to Guest Star in a Special Episode of Hit Spy Comedy "K.C. Undercover," Monday, September 7
The special one hour episode featuring a tour de force of audacious physical comedy, imagination and unexpected disguises, premieres on said Monday.

[07/31/15 - 03:50 PM]
The CW Sets New Season Premiere Date for "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" and "Jane the Virgin"
Both series will now roll out one week earlier, on Monday, October 12.

[07/31/15 - 03:33 PM]
AMC's Martial Arts Drama Series "Into the Badlands" to Premiere Sunday, November 15th at 10:00 P.M. ET/PT
The series premiere will coincide with AMC's newest movie event, "AMC FightFest," a two-week martial arts movie marathon beginning Monday, November 2 through Friday, November 13.

[07/31/15 - 03:32 PM]
AMC Confirms 15-Episode Order for Second Season of "Fear the Walking Dead"
As previously announced, the series will debut in the U.S. Sunday, August 23 at 9:00/8:00c with an extended 90-minute episode.

[07/31/15 - 03:31 PM]
AMC Places Straight-to-Series Order for "The West" (WT) from Executive Producers Robert Redford and Stephen David Entertainment
In addition, AMC announced today that "The Making of The Mob," also executive produced by Stephen David Entertainment.

[07/31/15 - 01:37 PM]
"Shadowhunters" Star Alberto Rosende to Participate in a Live Twitter Chat with Fans on Tuesday, August 4
Starting at 12:00pm PT/3:00pm ET, fans can tweet Alberto Rosende (@arosende) using #AskAlberto in their message.

[07/31/15 - 01:01 PM]
Starz Releases All New "Blunt Talk" Key Art and Trailer, First Look Photo of Lucy Lawless in "Ash vs Evil Dead," and "Survivor's Remorse" Trailer from TCA
"Blunt Talk" and "Survivor's Remorse" both kick off on Saturday, August 22 on the pay channel.

[07/31/15 - 11:58 AM]
BBC America Announces Two New Original Scripted Series and Original Scripted Development Slate
"Undercover", a gripping political thriller from acclaimed writer Peter Moffat starring Sophie Okonedo and Adrian Lester, and "Thirteen," a compelling contemporary mystery from rising star Marnie Dickens, are both on tap for 2016.

[07/31/15 - 11:20 AM]
Starz to Offer Subscribers Online and On-Demand Bingeing Opportunities for "Flesh and Bone" Limited Series and "Da Vinci's Demons" Final Season
All episodes will be available exclusively for subscribers, timed with their respective first episode premieres on October 24 and November 8.