Discovery


2019 was biggest ever year for Discovery in UK

Discovery has boasted 2019 as being the biggest ever year for its UK business. The broadcaster said that its portfolio of channels, which includes free-to-air networks like Quest and Food Network and pay TV brands such as TLC and Eurosport, outperformed the overall TV market in the UK, with audience increasing by 7%. Discovery said […]

Discovery brings Eurosport 4K and HGTV to Slovenia with Telekom Slovenje

Discovery has announced a renewed agreement with Telekom Slovenje for the launch of two new pay TV channels in the country. The first is Eurosport 4K, the UHD iteration of Discovery’s sports network. The channel initially launched in May 2018 in the UK on Sky Q and Virgin Media to coincide with the French Open […]

Discovery’s HGTV to launch in Italy as FTA channel 

Discovery is launching home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Italy, with the nation being the first to receive it as a free-to-air channel. HGTV is Discovery’s flagship lifestyle brand with a large number of reality shows focused on renovation and decorating. Popular titles include House Hunters Renovation, Flip or Flop and Love it or List […]

Discovery acquires Golf Channel Latin America

Discovery has continued to build out its golf portfolio with the acquisition of 24 hour pay TV network Golf Channel Latin America.  The broadcaster said that adding Golf Channel Latin America will expand its golf media business to more than 10 million subscribers across 17 markets in the region. Discovery’s global golf portfolio includes GOLFTV […]

Viu strikes output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Hong Kong-headquartered streamer Viu has struck an output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific that will see a raft of Discovery titles launch on the SVOD. Under the pact, Discovery Network Asia Pacific channels such as Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC and HGTV will all land on Viu. The content will be […]

Joyn launches premium offering at €6.99 a month

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery streaming joint venture Joyn has unveiled its premium offering, Joyn Plus+, which will be available to viewers for a subscription of €6.99 a month. Joyn Plus+ is kicking off with a promotional offer for viewers who sign up before the end of the year of one month free and a charge of […]

Liberty Global’s John Malone increases Discovery stake

Liberty Global chairman John Malone has increased his stake in Discovery, purchasing US$75 million (€68.15 million) in stocks.  In total, Malone – who was already the company’s largest individual shareholder and has a seat on the board of directors – purchased 2.7 million shares at US$28.03. This follows Malone’s US$33 million (€30 million) stock buy […]

Discovery sees success with regional strategy ahead of busy 2020

Discovery has seen a positive quarter ahead of the launch of a range of streaming ventures in 2020.  The company reported a total revenue increase of 3% for the quarter, with revenue reaching US$2.68 billion and net income of US$262 million. This is compared to a total revenue of US$2.59 billion and net income of […]

Denmark’s YouSee to drop Discovery channels as pair fail to agree deal

Danish telco and cable operator TDC/YouSee has said it will drop Discovery’s channels from its content line-up from the end of the year after failing to strike a new carriage deal with the factual giant. Carriage disputes between distributors and Discovery have become increasingly common as the programming giant seeks to use its strong position […]

Eurosport acquires Davis Cup rights

Discovery-owned Eurosport has signed a two-year TV and digital rights deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to air the Davis Cup in six European markets on its linear and digital platforms. The deal covers the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Subscribers in those countries will have access to the new-look tournament on […]

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