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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.

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Discovery Communications Appoints Sara Burns Vice President of Programming for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel

Discovery Communications appointed Sara Burns vice president of programming for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel.

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications Renew Distribution Agreement

Suddenlink and Discovery Communications have renewed their distribution agreement, allowing Suddenlink to continue delivery of Discovery's family of 13 US networks. As part of the new multi-year, multi-platform agreement, Suddenlink TV customers will have continued access to Discovery's US networks and VOD content including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub Network (to become Discovery Family Channel on October 13), American Heroes Channel, Discovery Fit & Health (to become Discovery Life Channel on January 15, 2015), Discovery en Espanol, Discovery Familia, Velocity and Destination America. The parties also expect Suddenlink customers to enjoy authenticated access to Discovery content, inside and outside the home, in the near future.

Discovery Communications, Inc. Announces Management Changes

Discovery Communications, Inc. has announced the promotions of Ben Price as the new executive vice president, national ad sales and Simon Robinson as the new COO, national ad sales. In his new capacity, Price will join the existing leadership team of Scott Felenstein and Sharon O'Sullivan in guiding Discovery Communications' national ad sales force under Abruzzese. Price will divide his time between New York and Los Angeles, and continues to oversee Discovery's regional ad sales strategy. As part of his COO, Ad Sales responsibilities, Robinson will oversee the national ad sales teams for research, commercial operations, sales support and strategic sales. His position represents a new dual role, with Robinson maintaining his current position as CFO of Discovery Communications' US Networks. Price joined the company in 1989, rising through the ranks from account executive to Director, Ad Sales, Western Region, to vice president and most recently, Senior vice president, National Ad Sales overseeing Discovery's regional offices and the Los Angeles sales office. Robinson joined Discovery in 2006 as vice president of Finance for Discovery's Europe, Middle East and Africa regions, and in 2008 was promoted to Senior vice president, Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and in 2012, was promoted to his current position as Executive vice president and CFO of Discovery Communications' US Networks and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis.


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