FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Christina Scripps, Discovery Education
Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates
DISCOVERY EDUCATION AND CEREBELLUM EXPAND PARTNERSHIP TO BRING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO STUDENTS WORLDWIDE
-- Hundreds of Standard Deviants and Just the Facts programs available exclusively on Discovery Education streaming --
Silver Spring, Md. (June 22, 2011) – Building on their shared mission to bring students high-quality educational content, Discovery Education and Cerebellum Corporation announced today a partnership for exclusive streaming rights to a broad array of Cerebellum’s top programs. As part of the exclusive agreement, Discovery Education streaming subscribers will have sole access to nearly 300 educational programs produced by Cerebellum. The expanded partnership also allows for new projects in broadcast VOD, home video access and educational programs around the world.
For over a decade, Cerebellum and Discovery Education, the leading provider of high-quality curriculum-based digital content and professional development resources, have provided students and educators nationwide with educational content meeting the needs of 21st century learners. Cerebellum’s “Just the Facts” and award-winning “Standard Deviants” series are consistently among the most highly utilized programs on Discovery Education’s digital services.
“This partnership extends our goal of offering high quality, proven educational content to the Discovery Education streaming community and now expands it across the globe,” said Kelli Campbell, senior vice president, Discovery Education. “Cerebellum programs are favorites among teachers and students alike, with a format that fits easily into 2-3 minute teachable moments and works so well with today’s 21st century learners.”
Spanning a variety of subject areas, including mathematics, English, social studies, and world languages, many of Cerebellum’s groundbreaking series can now only be found on Discovery Education streaming. Primarily geared toward middle and high school students, popular titles include “Standard Deviants School Shakespeare Tragedies,” “The Pumped-Up World of Pre-Algebra” and “The Split-Infinitive World of English Grammar.”
“The digital partnership with Discovery Education is a statement of our commitment to provide students, teachers and educators with a high-quality viewing experience,” said James Rena, president, Cerebellum Corporation. “‘The Standard Deviants’ and ‘Just the Facts’ brands have been engaging students for over eighteen years and we are proud of the industry accolades, including the Parents’ Choice, Telly and Communicator awards. Discovery Education creates a learning environment that allows educators access to each series across the globe.”
For more information about the exclusive Cerebellum content coming to Discovery Education, visit www.discoveryeducation.com/cerebellum.
About Discovery Education
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) revolutionized television with Discovery Channel and is now transforming classrooms through Discovery Education. Powered by the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education combines scientifically proven, standards-based digital media and a dynamic user community in order to empower teachers to improve student achievement. Already, more than half of all U.S. schools access Discovery Education digital services. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.
About Cerebellum Corporation
Cerebellum distributes and produces topic-based educational videos for students of all grade levels. Since 1992, Cerebellum has been a leader in the educational market, producing hundreds of hours of educational media. In 17 years, Cerebellum has received recognition for its high-quality content: garnered 21 Telly Awards, the prestigious Parents Choice ‘Recommended’ Award, and the respect and recommendation of thousands of teachers, professors, and education professionals.