ID: Investigation Discovery

Discovery Communications Concludes Its Upfront Business

Six weeks after securing its first commitments from advertisers for the coming TV season, Discovery Communications has put a bow on the 2013-14 upfront bazaar.

CBS to Take 50 Percent Stake in TV Guide Network

CBS Corp. is on the verge of acquiring an asset that will round out its television portfolio—the hitherto elusive fully distributed ad-supported cable network.

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far)

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in a bid to impress said execs into turning their pockets inside out.

True Crime Appeal Cranks Ad Price Ask

Like most TV ad sales execs, Sharon O’Sullivan has a sheet of bragging points for her clients, which she whips out during price negotiations to illustrate how well her network, Investigation Discovery (ID), is performing.

Great Quarter for Discovery, but Oprah Net Still Under Fire

It was a good fourth quarter for Discovery Communications. The cable network company saw revenues increase 12 percent to $4.2 billion, propelled by a 13 percent uptick in domestic ad revenue (17 percent, if you exclude figures from the defunct Discovery Health) and 7 percent more in affiliate fees.

Gang-Tackling TV’s Ratings Roster

Television is a football-delivery mechanism that occasionally transmits the odd episode of NCIS, so it should come as no surprise that National Football League and college games accounted for the biggest ratings of 2011.