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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 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 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

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

OWN Blitzes TV and Web, Sparks Social Chatter With Lance Armstrong Two-part interview takes over Oprah.com

If you were online looking for Staten Island Law or Oprah's Lifeclass last night, you were out of luck. All Oprah properties were seriously involved in simulcasting the first half…

January 18, 2013, 12:01 PM EST

Earnings: Zaslav Touts OWN's New Direction, Admits 'Teachy and Preachy' Tone Cable conglom cuts 2012 revenue projections

The stronger dollar was not good news for Discovery on Tuesday (Nov. 6), as the company released its third-quarter earnings report and admitted that currency exchange problems had contributed to…

November 6, 2012, 11:33 AM EST

Discovery Communications Plans Q3 Hibernation Strong upfront precedes some pullback during Olympics

Don't expect a lot of new content on the Discovery Channel until after Shark Week, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav told investors and journalists on the company's second quarter earnings…

July 31, 2012, 10:44 AM EDT

Oprah and Arianna Join Forces OWN content coming soon to special section on Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington and Oprah Winfrey are forging a new friendship, intended to share the talk show queen’s health-and-happiness mantra with the vast network of Huffington Post readers and bloggers. Come August,…

May 23, 2012, 12:12 PM EDT

Larry King's Ora.tv Gearing Up for Summer Launch Iconic broadcaster heads to the Web for daily, on-demand programming

It's shaping up to be the summer of online video and Larry King wants in. Announced this March, King and "richest man in the world" Carlos Slim have recruited former president…

May 17, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

Discovery Earnings Down on OWN Losses Share price down year-over-year from 74 cents to 57 cents

First-quarter revenues at Discovery reached $152 million, up 16 percent year-over-year against the first quarter of 2011. Profits, however, fell 28 percent against the previous year, due in part to…

May 8, 2012, 1:44 PM EDT

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