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Heidi May, Discovery Education


- Through a partnership with PMA Biographies, new video content will enhance curriculum and bring learning alive to inspire students and improve achievement –

Toronto, Ontario, (November 19, 2012) – Discovery Education Canada has partnered with PMA Biographies to bring dynamic and engaging digital media to K-12 classrooms across the country. Digital content, such as videos and images, enhances curriculum, empowers teachers, inspires students and improves achievement. Discovery Education Canada provides curriculum-based digital content, professional development and assessment resources to thousands of Canadian schools. In addition to PMA Biographies content, Discovery Education Canada also has enhanced its streaming services with hundreds of new podcasts and exclusive videos from across Discovery Communications` family of networks.

“Discovery Education Canada is excited to partner with PMA Biographies to bring its historical Extraordinary Canadians series to students across the country,” said Andy Schaefer, vice president, Discovery Education Canada. “Digital resources are proven to engage students and improve achievement, and PMA Biographies` programs will help to inspire a love of learning in children across Canada.”

Discovery Education Canada will provide PMA Biographies videos to teachers and students through its Streaming and Streaming Plus services. Through the services, teachers and students have access to a library of more than 150,000 digital resources that cover all curriculum areas and address multiple learning styles.

Teachers and students will have exclusive access to PMA Biographies` Extraordinary Canadians series, which pairs Canada’s most distinguished contemporary writers with Canadians who have shaped the country`s thinking. Pierre Trudeau, Glenn Gould, Norman Bethune and Lester B. Pearson are among the Canadians featured in the series.

In addition to PMA Biographies videos, Discovery Communications content also is now available to teachers and students exclusively through Discovery Education Canada`s Streaming and Streaming Plus services. Among the resources are more than 380 podcasts from the HowStuffWorks show Stuff You Should Know as well as groundbreaking new video programs, including the Discovery Channel special Scanning the Skies: The Discovery Channel Telescope, the SCIENCE special Ramses: Mummy King Mystery, along with other popular content from Discovery’s family of networks.

With the addition of this new, dynamic content, Discovery Education Canada`s Streaming and Streaming Plus services now provide a robust multimedia experience that features songs, images, videos, podcasts and nearly 50 interactive skill builders, bringing learning alive and positively impacting student achievement across the county.

Discovery Education Canada is a division of Discovery Communications, the leading non-fiction media company in the world whose networks include Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and SCIENCE. Bringing the world to classrooms, Discovery Education Canada`s mission is to transform teaching and learning through innovative partnerships with school boards, provinces and like-minded organizations. Discovery Education Canada has proven experience working with districts to create custom solutions that have markedly accelerated student achievement. For more information about Discovery Education Canada, visit .

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by providing high quality, dynamic, digital content for grades K-12 and community colleges. Powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world, Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital media, professional development, assessment tools and a passionate educator network to support districts in accelerating student achievement. Discovery Education services like Discovery Education streaming and Discovery Education Techbook™ are in thousands of Canadian schools and 35 countries around the world. Explore the future of education at

About PMA Biographies
PMA Biographies is a subsidiary of PMA Productions Inc., a Montreal-based film, television, and digital media production company devoted to the creation of entertaining and engaging non-fiction programming. Through its work with Canada`s most talented creators, PMA has earned a reputation at home and abroad for the consistent quality and prestigious nature of its productions. Its programs have aired in Canada on the Discovery Channel, Radio-Canada/CBC, Explora, Bravo, The Biography Channel, Citytv, and Omni Television, and internationally on PBS, ZDF, and Channel 4. Explore the Extraordinary Canadians series, produced by PMA Biographies, at For more information about PMA Productions, visit