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Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers? Comcast consolidates, Netflix goes abroad

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased…

July 23, 2014, 9:01 AM EDT

John Malone Maps Out Succession Plan Cable pioneer offers rights of first refusal to Discovery, Liberty Global CEOs

In what would appear to be a succession-planning move, John Malone has offered Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav the right of first refusal to buy his voting stakes in the…

February 19, 2014, 1:07 PM EST

David Zaslav Will Run Discovery Communications Through 2019 More stock options, more years for unscripted Svengali

David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery Communications, will continue in that role through 2019, the cable conglomerate announced today. “David has done a superb job," said Liberty Media's John Malone,…

January 3, 2014, 11:58 AM EST

Discovery Ad Revenue Up, Continues to Digest Giant SBS Nordic Acquisition International biz the focus of Q3 earnings

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav had a lot of questions to field about international business this morning, not least because of the company's massive purchase (which it's still digesting) of…

October 31, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

Discovery CEO Zaslav Declares OWN Cash-Flow Positive Earnings are down overall, but ad revenue is up

Discovery Communications missed the mark on its fourth-quarter earnings report today, off from analyst predictions by 8 cents (at an opening price of 82 cents a share), and missing predictions…

July 30, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

Discovery Walks Back Talk of Developing Streaming Service Company says passage in John Hendricks’ new book was misinterpreted

Discovery Communications is reportedly developing its own streaming service modeled after HBO Go. The company wants to charge cable subscribers an additional fee for on-demand access to programming like Here…

June 26, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

Discovery Communications Green-lights New Series on All Networks Company beefs up Science, Destination America

Once again, nonfiction entertainment juggernaut Discovery Communications is realigning to boost its smaller networks for the upfront season. Along with previously announced scripted green-lights Klondike (on Discovery) and 73 Seconds (on…

April 4, 2013, 1:53 PM EDT

Discovery Promotes Duo to EVP Under Abruzzese O’Sullivan, Felenstein to split oversight of national ad sales teams

Discovery Communications has split its ad sales portfolio into twin divisions, with Scott Felenstein overseeing Discovery Channel, Science, Velocity, Military Channel, and Destination America while Sharon O’Sullivan will take control…

February 19, 2013, 4:38 PM EST

Zaslav: Discovery Banking on CPM Gains Animal Planet, OWN up in Q4 of 2012

On Thursday morning's Q4 earnings call, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav told analysts in no uncertain terms that he expects to realize greater profits over the next few years by…

February 14, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

Discovery Communications Acquires Nearly $2 Billion Worth of International Assets Purchase of SBS Nordic is biggest in firm's history

As more and more countries lay in fiber-optic pipe, cable conglomerates have discovered an increasing sideline in international programming and distribution. Nowhere has that been true as much as it…

December 14, 2012, 9:55 AM EST

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