DISCOVERY DIGITAL NETWORKS' "DNEWS" REACHES ONE MILLION YOUTUBE SUBSCRIBER MILESTONE
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San Francisco, Calif. - Discovery Digital Networks announces today that DNews is its latest original series to reach one million subscribers on YouTube. Launched in December 2012, TestTube's DNews ventures into the awesome world of science and explains the curious occurrences in our everyday lives - covering everything from being physically scared to death to the logistics of time travel to the awkwardness of eye contact.
Averaging more than 13 million views across platforms each month, DNews is hosted by Trace Dominguez and Tara Long who are at the center of a winning formula that combines science, smarts and a dose of humor to look at topics that are grabbing headlines or bound to make you scratch your head. DNews continues in Discovery's tradition of providing engaging coverage and analysis of developments in technology and the sciences through DiscoveryNews.com, which debuted in 1998 and seven years before YouTube debuted.
DNews is at the center of Discovery Digital Networks' suite of original programming, which comprises nearly two-thirds of its monthly views across networks and platforms. From daily doses of science through daily episodes to monthly SpaceOut Google+ Hangouts with NASA JPL, DNews audiences keep coming back for more. The success of DNews has also paved the way for new original daily series, including Animalist News and TestTube Daily Show.
"DNews is a shining example of chemistry in action - exceptional talent, engaged audiences and enlightening topics all come together with the strong catalysts of Discovery Digital Networks' expertise in creating compelling web-native content and Discovery's curiosity-driven DNA," said Colin Decker, Head of Discovery Digital Networks. "By giving the audiences less of the 'what,' and digging into the 'how' and the 'why,' DNews sets itself apart on YouTube and beyond. We're thrilled with this milestone and to continue delivering insightful engaging programming through DNews, TestTube and across the Discovery Digital Networks portfolio."
DNews and Discovery Digital Networks' programming are available through YouTube, dedicated network websites, including TestTube.com, and a series of apps for smartphones, tablets and connected TVs.
About Discovery Digital Networks
Discovery Digital Networks' portfolio of original online video networks cover topics from animals and pop culture to science and technology with year-round content anchored by the best personalities on the web. With a robust lineup of networks, including Revision3, TestTube, Animalist, SourceFed and The DeFranco Network, Discovery Digital Networks delivers more than 110 web-native series enjoyed by loyal, passionate fans. Discovery Digital Networks is a part of Discovery Communications, the world's #1 pay-TV programmer, dedicated to satisfying curiosity across platforms. For more information, please visit DiscoveryDigitalNetworks.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.7 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 210 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery also controls Eurosport International, a premier sports entertainment group, including six pay-TV network brands across Europe and Asia. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.