Discovery Communications is deepening its investment in online content with the launch of science and technology new site DiscoveryNews. Discovery is also launching a companion iPhone app, which costs $0.99 on the App Store.
Discovery News was previously a feature within Discovery Channel’s website. The standalone site will which focus on a variety of news relating in the Earth, Space, Tech, Animals, Dinosaurs, Archaeology, Human and History categories. The platform will include breaking news as well as in-depth features on sci-tech topics. The site will also feature regular contributions from HowStuffWorks.com, which Discovery acquired in 2007. Discovery previously acquired environmentally focused blog TreeHugger.com.
A few months ago, Discovery Communications released a Discovery Channel app which includes video content, quizzes, photo galleries, programming schedules and updates from Discovery News.