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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

Goodfellas Writer to Pen Scripted Ongoing Series for Discovery The Five Families to launch on at least one Discovery Communications network

Cable conglomerate Discovery is getting made: The company has greenlit (for an unspecified network, and maybe even more than one) a miniseries called The Five Families, written by Goodfellas scribe…

October 14, 2013, 8:49 PM EDT

I Fucking Love Science Gets Its Own Web Series on Discovery's Test Tube Admin for popular Facebook page lands Science Channel development deal

Facebookers, rejoice: I Fucking Love Science now has its own video series on Discovery's digital network Test Tube. IFLS's progenitor, Elise Andrew, hosts the three-minute science news roundup, and it's…

August 23, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

A Solid Upfront Buoyed TV Stocks $19 billion in booked ad dollars leads to 30 percent value hike

A solid if slow-moving $19 billion upfront marketplace that segued nicely into a stream of upbeat quarterly numbers has propelled TV media stocks to new heights as darlings of Wall Street. Despite…

August 11, 2013, 10:36 PM 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 Communications Concludes Its Upfront Business Programmer achieves 5% lift in dollar volume

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. According to media buyers, the Discovery…

July 24, 2013, 8:29 PM 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

Turner Wraps Upfront Business; Broadcast Still in Motion Buyers are at the midway point with cable, while Big Four will be down in volume

Turner Broadcasting System has wrapped the bulk of its entertainment network upfront sales, finalizing the last of its deals with the major media agencies just hours ago. According to multiple sources,…

June 19, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

Turner Halfway Through Upfront Deals; Fox Effectively Done Cable moves as broadcast makes painstaking progress

With much of the broadcast upfront market still unsettled—ABC and NBC are still ironing out their pricing strategies—some top-tier cable players have quietly begun piecing together deals with major agencies. Sources…

June 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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