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discovery communications-a (DISCA) Details

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education. Its content spans genres, including science, exploration, survival, natural history, technology, docu-series, anthropology, heroes, paleontology, history, space, archeology, health and wellness, engineering, adventure, lifestyles, crime and investigation, civilizations, current events, and kids. The company owns and operates nine television networks in the United States, such as discovery channel, TLC, animal planet, investigation discovery, science channel, military channel, destination America, velocity, and discovery fit and health. It also owns interests in the oprah winfrey network, the hub network, 3net television networks, and pan-regional television networks; and free-to-air television networks, including DMAX, fatafeat, quest, real time, giallo, frisbee, focus, and K2. In addition, the company provides brand-aligned Websites, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. Further, it offers curriculum-based product and services through subscriptions for K-12 schools to access online curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, digital textbooks, and student assessments, as well as publishes hardcopy curriculum-based content. As of December 31, 2013, it operated approximately 240 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

5,700 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/20/14

discovery communications-a (DISCA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive ...
Total Annual Compensation: $925.4K
Chief Development & Digital Officer and Gener...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

discovery communications-a (DISCA) Key Developments

Discovery Communications and Hulu Announce Robust New Distribution Agreement

Discovery Communications and Hulu announced an expansive new agreement for the distribution of titles from Discovery's unparalleled portfolio of programming available to U.S. Hulu subscribers. Popular programs, including MYTHBUSTERS, THE LITTLE COUPLE, SAY YES TO THE DRESS, TREEHOUSE MASTERS, HOW IT'S MADE and HOMICIDE HUNTER will debut on Hulu beginning in January 2015. Hulu also will gain exclusive subscription videoon demand rights to Discovery Channel's hit series DEADLIEST CATCH. The firstever longform content partnership between Discovery and Hulu features programming from multiple networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Destination America and original Spanishlanguage content from Discovery en Español - bringing the best of Discovery Communications to Hulu subscribers. Programming from across the Discovery Communications portfolio will become available to stream on Hulu with a Plus subscription beginning January 1, 2015.

Discovery Communications Enters into Distribution Agreement with Sony Network Entertainment International LLC

Discovery Communications and Sony Network Entertainment International LLC announced a new agreement for the distribution of Discovery's portfolio of programming to United States audiences on PlayStationVue, SNEI's new cloud-based TV service. PlayStationVue will begin an invite only beta during November with commercial launch to come during the first quarter of 2015. The deal encompasses 18 Discovery Communications networks and services, including all 13 United States networks as well as next-generation digital entertainment from Discovery Digital Networks and Animal Planet L!VE.

TVN May Select Buyer In Q1 2015

Societe d'Edition de Canal Plus S.A. (ENXTPA:AN) and International Trading and Investments Holdings S.A. are expected to select a buyer for their 51% stake in TVN Spolka Akcyjna (WSE:TVN). The selection of buyer is expected to be finalized in first quarter of 2015, PAP reported, quoting Markus Tellenbach, Chief Executive Officer of TVN. Discovery Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:DISC.A) and Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) are among the 12 entities interested in acquisition of TVN. In addition, Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR), Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FOXA) and JSC Gazprom-Media Holding are also potential buyers, PAP added citing media speculation.


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