Discovery Channel

Amazon Channels adds Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel, Discovery Communication’s premium pay TV brand, is set to become available on Amazon Channels in Germany and Austria. The launch of Discovery Channel on the service extends the partnership between Amazon and Discovery, which launched Eurosport Player on Amazon Channels earlier this year. Amazon customers with an active Prime membership in Germany and […]

Discovery forms alliance for Russian distribution

Discovery Communications will continue to distribute its pay TV portfolio in Russia and will develop a regional free-to-air channel, thanks to a new alliance that keeps it in line with new media laws. Discovery has signed an agreement with Russia’s National Media Group to form a new limited liability company, called Media Alliance, which will distribute […]

Discovery restructures US nets as Ross rises

Discovery Communications has placed Rich Ross into a networks group president role as it realigns its US channels structure. Ross, who joined Discovery last year as president of Discovery Channel, is now group president of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Science Channel. Discovery has grouped the channels together as it believes they have “strong missions, […]

Discovery, Nat Geo, NBCU veterans launch Justice Network

A collection of veteran US TV execs have come together to launch a new true-crime channel, Justice Network. The US cable net count has been created by Bounce TV founder Lonnie Cooper. Steve Schiffman, former president of Nat Geo, Barry Wallach, former president of NBCUniversal US TV distribution and John Ford, the ex Discovery Channel […]

International drives growth at Discovery

International network revenues continue to drive growth at pay TV giant Discovery Communications. The international segment of the company’s third quarter results grew 32% year-on-year, and helped Discovery post overall revenues of US$1.57 billion, up 14% on 2013, despite a 1% fall in US network sales. Furthermore, the US$818 million international networks – which include […]

Discovery plans HD simulcast for DStv

Discovery Communications is set to launch a high definition feed of the Discovery Channel for subscribers of the DStv pay TV platform in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.  The channel is due to launch in the first quarter of 2014 and will be a dedicated feed for DStv – meaning it will offer advertisers more […]