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 […]

BBC and Discovery reportedly ‘close to agreeing break-up of UKTV’

The BBC and Discovery are close to agreeing a break up of UK channel provider UKTV following the public broadcaster’s failure to attract partners for a potential buyout of the venture, according to a report in The Guardian. According to the report, the BBC and factual giant Discovery, which inherited Scripps Networks Interactive’s 50% stake […]

Eurosport strikes deal with United World Wrestling

Discovery-owned Eurosport has struck a partnership with United World Wrestling that will see World Championship and European Championship wrestling brought to Eurosport viewers between now and 2020. The pair will also launch a TV and digital campaign to support Eurosport’s coverage in the lead up to the Tokyo 2020 Championship. The agreement, which runs until […]

Discovery’s Sayer to quit

Discovery Networks International’s VP of production, development and factual, Ed Sayer, is to depart the company. Sayer departs after three years with the company where he oversaw factual content including Goblin Works Garage, Ed Stafford: First Man Out and Body Bizarre. He arrived at Discovery in 2014 from Nat Geo Channels International, where he was VP of commissioning. While at Nat […]

Discovery’s Quest launches on Freeview in HD

Discovery-owned factual channel Quest has launched in high definition on the UK’s Freeview free-to-view platform, featuring a range of shows and sports events. Quest will continue to be available in standard definition on the platform. Quest’s programming line-up includes English Football League (EFL) highlights on Saturday evenings from 21:00 along with a midweek show. EFL […]

Discovery impacted by Scripps integration costs

Discovery’s profit was down year-on-year in Q2 as improved operating results were impacted by higher restructuring costs and charges associated with the integration of Scripps. Announcing its second quarter results, Discovery reported net income of US$216 million, compared to US$374 million for the same period last year. However, revenues were up 63% year-on-year on a […]

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