Discovery Communications is the newest entrant in the iTunes library. The package includes series and specials from the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel and Discovery Kids. Part of the pack: the always popular Shark Week $5.97 for three episodes. Discovery also will serve up some free video podcasts including behind the scenes footage of “Deadliest catch” and parenting/family relationship tips from TLC’s “Shalom in the Home.”
Update: As Michael Wolf notes in the comments, four Discovery channels — Discovery Channel, TLC, Travel Channel and BBC America — also launched on VDC‘s smartphone/PDA live streaming service. VDC (virtual digital cable) subscriptions are $11.95 a month. Some channels stream live online as well but that’s not the case for Discovery. Wolf is president of VDC.