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Premier League hires Discovery’s Susanna Dinnage as CEO

Susanna Dinnage, the global president at Discovery’s Animal Planet, has been named as the Premier League’s chief executive. Dinnage will take the helm at Premier League, succeeding Richard Scudamore who has been with the organisation for 19 years. She will begin her role in 2019, but an exact date is yet to be determined. The […]

Discovery’s Zaslav: skinny bundles and D2C to fuel growth

Skinny bundles and direct-to-home distribution will fuel Discovery’s growth as traditional big pay TV bundles continue to decline in attractiveness, according to president and CEO David Zaslav. Speaking on an analyst call as Discovery posted its third quarter numbers, Zaslav said that international subscriptions to its content were growing by 2% to 3%, compared with […]

Eurosport claims French ‘home of tennis’ status after new ATP deal

Discovery-owned Eurosport has struck a new five-year deal with the ATP World Tour and ATP Media to bring 37 ATP world Tour tennis tournaments a season to its platform in France from next year. In addition to the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals and the Next Gen ATP Finals, the five-year agreement incorporates all nine ATP […]

Eurosport secures exclusive darts coverage

Discovery-owned sports network Eurosport has struck a multi-market deal to exclusively screen major tournaments in the British Darts Organisation (BDO) calendar for the next three years. Starting from January, viewers in the UK, Netherlands and Australia will be able to watch the three highest-profile tournaments in the BDO calendar – the World Professional Darts Championships […]

Discovery to launch GOLFTV streaming service in January

Discovery and the PGA TOUR are due to launch GOLFTV, a new live and on-demand video streaming service, globally outside the US on January 1, 2019. The service will supersede PGA TOUR LIVE across global markets, with the new branded service to offer a wide range of golf content – including 2,000 hours of live action […]

Discovery forms Digital Studios Group

Discovery has created a newly expanded hub for digital and social video to support its websites and its social and direct-to-consumer businesses and brands. Digital Studios Group will serve as a “centre of excellence” for social video growth and monetisation, and a “one stop shop” for creative and branded content for Discovery sites and social […]

Discovery appoints digital products lead

Discovery has promoted Karen Leever to president of US digital products and marketing. In the role, Leever – who was most recently executive VP and GM of digital media at Discovery – will oversee the company’s suite of 18 TV Everywhere Go apps, and manage the development, engineering, analytics, operations and monetisation of Discovery’s digital […]

Singtel TV adds Discovery channels

Asian operator Singtel TV has added Discovery’s HGTV, Asian Food Channel (AFC), and Food Network channels to its programming lineup in Singapore. The networks are available on Singtel TV and the Singtel TV GO app, with the operator now carrying the full suite of Discovery channels in the country – including Discovery Channel and Animal […]

Sky Deutschland does deal with Discovery for sports bars

Pay TV operator Sky Deutschland has teamed up with Discovery to add the latter’s exclusive Bundesliga content from Eurosport to its offering for sports bars. The deal will enable Sky Sportsbars clients to make Eurosport 2 HD Xtra service available to their customers. Eurosport’s offering will include coverage of 573 matches from the German top […]

ProSiebenSat.1 taps MPP Global for Discovery OTT JV

German commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 has tapped subscription and billing software specialist MPP Global to provide its eSuite technology to support he launch of its OTT TV joint venture with Discovery. ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, which provides the digital outlets for the ProSiebenSat1 Group on web and mobile, is the technology provider of the joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 […]

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