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Topic: Discovery Communications

Discovery's Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life

The network to tackle life events to broaden its audience

Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life, AP reports. The new network, which will focus on life events…

We Play Matchmaker for Merger Candidates AMC, Scripps and IPG

New report lists media and ad companies as likely targets

Who's next? The recent spree of mergers and acquisitions doesn't appear to be at an end, at least not to the market-watchers at Barron's, who listed Mad Men and Walking…

Telemundo Boosts World Cup Rights, New President in Upfront Presentation

New series include Los Miserables

NBCUniversal's Telemundo is taking a victory lap for its World Cup acquisition back in 2011 during the upfront this season. Sitting in the driver's seat during that lap is newly…

5 Great Shows You Can’t See on Linear TV

Yes, they're as good as television

If you're promoting or buying programming during this year's Digital Content NewFronts, one question you'll inevitably hear from clients is: "Yes, it's good—but is it as good as television?" Every…

Discovery's Multi-Network Slate Covers a Lot of Turf

Pre-upftont news offers Wallendas, whales, wheels and the West

In advance of this afternoon's upfront presentation, the Discovery networks, which include The Discovery Channel, TLC, OWN, Animal Planet, The Hub, Velocity, ID and several others, are all announcing programming…

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…

Binge Viewing, Cord Cutting and Streaming Platforms Are All the Rage at NATPE

‘The syndicated model is broken’

Some hot issues are sure to be addressed at the annual National Association of Television Program Executives gathering this week in Miami—among them, cord cutting, binge viewing, social media and…

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,…

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…

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…

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