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discovery communications-b (DISCB) 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-b (DISCB) 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-b (DISCB) 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.

TEN Network Receives Non Binding Conditional Proposals

As Ten Network Holdings Limited (ASX:TEN) revealed to the market it had "received non binding, conditional proposals from a number of parties" to take over the network, shares were sold amid speculation FOXTEL Cable Television Pty Limited and Discovery Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:DISC.A) had lowered their joint bid. Ten did not reveal the detail of bids handed to advisers Citigroup, but there was market speculation the network headed by Chief Hamish McLennan received at least three offers. "Ten urges caution in dealing in its shares on the basis of media speculation about -potential transactions involving the company," it said in a statement to the ASX. The consortium of pay Foxtel and Discovery submitted a lower-than-expected offer of 23 cents a share, valuing Ten Network at AUD 605 million, AAP reported. The pair had originally made an offer of 26 cents a share, but wound it back after briefings by Ten about the state of the broadcaster, it was reported. Other potential buyers said to be in the mix include the private equity company that floated Dick Smith, Anchorage Capital Group, L.L.C. Another potential buyer is Saban Capital Group, Inc. An independent committee of the Board of Ten will now consider the proposals in conjunction with Citigroup. "If implemented (these -offers) could result in a change of control of Ten or a refinancing of its existing debt facilities," Ten said. "It should be noted that the proposals are confidential, non-binding and conditional in nature and may or may not -result in a transaction that is acceptable to the company." Ten said it would update the ASX again "when required to do so under its continuous disclosure obligations". TEN Network shares fell more than 6% amid reports potential buyers had reduced bids for TEN Network.


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