Executive shakeup at Discovery networks

Investigation Discovery (ID) chief Henry Schleiff and head of programming Kevin Bennett are leaving the US cablenet, with TLC’s Jason Sarlanis taking on an expanded remit. Schleiff has been with the Discovery-owned network for more than a decade and oversaw its move into true crime programming, while also heading up siblings Travel Channel, Destination America […]

Discovery launches TLC in Turkey via Doğuş partnership

Discovery Communications is to launch its female-focused TLC channel in Turkey following its acquisition of Turkish national free to air entertainment channel CNBC-e from Doğuş Media Group. Launching this November, the new channel will replace CNBC-e and offer a mix of non-scripted and scripted international entertainment and lifestyle programming. Content will include Fear the Walking […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tele Columbus adds TLC HD

German cable operator Tele Columbus is expanding its HDTV service with the addition of Discovery’s female-focused channel TLC in HD.  TLC HD will be included in Tele Columbus’s HD Plus package, taking the total of HD channels offered by the cable operator to 16 public and 21 commercial free-to-air channels. Further HD services are available […]

TLC appoints UKTV exec as UK channel head

Discovery Networks UK and Ireland has appointed former UKTV executive Clare Laycock as channel head for its flagship entertainment network TLC. Laycock joins from UKTV where she was general manager and channel head of Really, Home and Good Food. She will lead the strategic development of TLC, which launched in the UK in April 2013 […]

Discovery preps German launch for TLC

Discovery is preparing to roll out its female-skewing TLC channel in Germany. The service is expected to run free-to-air, sitting alongside Discovery’s other ad supported free TV offering in the country, DMax. Discovery declined to comment, but sources told DTVE sister publication TBI that launch plans are underway. The US-listed channel operator has been aggressively […]

Inea adds TLC HD

Polish cable operator Inea has added TLC HD to its line-up. The Discovery-owned channel is available across Inea’s HD package. Inea will also add homegrown news and information channel TV Republika HD to its line-up in the coming days.

NTV+ adds TLC to line-up

Russian pay TV operator NTV+ has added Discovery’s TLC to its channel line-up. The female-focused channel will be available in Russian and English 24 hours a day as part of NTV+’sHD package. Earlier this month Discovery announced that a block from the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network would launch on TLC Russia on September 1.

Discovery launches OWN block on TLC in CEE

A programming block from Discovery’s OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is to launch on the TLC channel in central and eastern Europe and Russia. The block, which will feature a selection of programming from the US channel, will launch on TLC Poland on Sunday, followed by TLC Russia and Ukraine on September 1 and on TLC […]