Discovery Cuts 200

From Broadcasting & Cable:

    Discovery today cut approximately 200 staffers, 3% of its workforce, in the second round of an internal restructure instituted by new President/CEO David Zaslav.

    The cuts came predominantly from the US Networks group, including Discovery Channel and Animal Planet; the Education group; and some Corporate Service groups, including production, corporate communications and technological services. About 20% of the aggregate staffs of those divisions were cut.

    Most of the jobs were located in Discovery’s Silver Spring, MD headquarters. The commerce group, which includes Discovery’s retail stores and was expected to incur sizeable cuts, is still under strategic review.

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