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Topic: Discovery Communications

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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