Discovery Adds Daily Video Webcasts

Jul 20, 2006  •  Post A Comment

In its latest new media move, Discovery Communications said Thursday it has added daily video webcasts to its Web sites to cover breaking news.

The daily newscasts can be found on Discovery.com, Discoverychannelnews.com and Discoverychannelbeyond.com. They’re the newest addition to Discovery’s new media push, including Wednesday’s announcement of a new health-oriented video-on-demand service, as the network joins the rush of cable channels adding features to their Web sites to attract viewers and advertisers.

The daily online newscasts represent an extension of the existing text-based Discovery News service and cover science, nature, health and travel. Discovery cited as an example a story it featured recently from Montana in which a paleontologist discovered the fossilized skull of a baby triceratops.