Discovery Germany to buy Leonine’s Tele 5

Discovery Germany has agreed to acquire Leonine’s entertainment channel Tele 5. The deal also is accompanied by an agreement that will see both parties supply one another with programming, allowing Discovery Germany to access Leonine’s fictional content library. Leonine is the fast-growing German media group founded by Fred Kogel, which includes Tele München Group, Universum […]

Discovery does deal with WWE in Italy

Discovery has announced a new partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in Italy. From July 1, the deal will see the pro-wrestling outfit’s weekly flagship programming available exclusively on OTT streamer DPlay PLUS and on linear channel DMAX – the latter of which is also Discovery’s home of rugby and esports coverage. The two main […]

Sky and Discovery announce carriage deal

Comcast-owned broadcaster Sky has signed a new carriage deal with Discovery across the UK, Ireland, Germany and Austria. The agreement includes linear channel distribution, video on demand, direct to consumer products, and extension of the advertising relationship. It means that Discovery’s portfolio of channels, including Discovery Channel, will continue to be available across the Sky […]

Peter Faricy calls time as Discovery D2C chief

Peter Faricy, the CEO of Discovery’s direct-to-consumer business, has resigned. Faricy will leave the company on July 15 with his responsibilities to be assumed by three executives: chief technology officer, direct-to-consumer Avi Saxena; president US digital and product Marketing Karen Leever; and group SVP, Content and Commercial Strategy, direct-to-consumer Lisa Holme. Discovery CEO David Zaslav […]

Vodafone Deutschland teams up with Discovery for UHD TV

Vodafone Deutschland has expanded its partnership with Discovery to include UHD on-demand content ahead of the latter’s planned launch of a European UHD TV channel. The service provider’s customers will be able to access UHD content as part of the video-on-demand offering of Discovery Channel such as Beckenbauer – Pools der Superlative and Great White […]

Discovery to broadcast Norweigian Eliteserien across Europe

Eurosport will broadcast Norway’s top football competition, the Eliteserien, across Europe, the broadcaster has said. Starting with the opening round of the 2020 season on June 16, Eurosport will broadcast at least two games live from each matchday for the first three rounds of the season on Eurosport 1 and Eurosport player. The broadcaster typically […]

DAZN to continue broadcasting Bundesliga for rest of season with new DFL deal

DAZN has signed a distribution deal with the German Bundesliga to broadcast nine games from the newly restarted 2019-20 season. The streamer announced on Thursday an extension of its partnership with the German Football League (DFL) to broadcast multiple live matches in Germany and Switzerland until the end of the season. DAZN had signed a […]

Nova extends Discovery deal, adds Food Network

Greek telco Discovery has renewed its exclusive satellite distribution agreement with Discovery, extending the relationship between the companies to over 20 years.  The announcement will see Nova subscribers continue to have access to channels from Discovery’s portfolio of channels including Eurosport – the local broadcaster of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games – Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, […]

DAZN in limbo as Eurosport looks to pull plug on Bundesliga rights deal

DAZN wants to continue broadcasting the Bundesliga in Germany despite sub-licenser Eurosport wanting an out from its contract with the league. According to a report from SportsProMedia, Eurosport – owned by Discovery – wants to exercise a ‘special termination’ clause in its contract that would allow it to get out of its €70 million a […]

Discovery aligns UK FTA brands with dplay

Discovery UK has today rolled out a major brand refresh across its free-to-air portfolio, including channels Quest, Quest Red, Really, HGTV, Food Network and DMAX. The new branding is intended to align the free-to-air portfolio with dplay, Discovery’s ad-funded streaming service, enabling seamless viewer journeys across channels, platforms and formats, according to Discovery. The rebrand […]

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