DISCOVERY COMM. NAMES PHILLIPS PRESIDENT, DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION

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DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS NAMES ERIC PHILLIPS PRESIDENT, DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION 
Silver Spring, Maryland - March 6, 2013: Discovery Communications announced 
today the promotion of Eric Phillips to President, Domestic Distribution, 
effective immediately.  An accomplished 10-year leader at Discovery, Phillips 
most recently served as Executive Vice President, Domestic Distribution for the 
company.  Bill Goodwyn, President and CEO of Discovery Education and Strategic 
Distribution, made the announcement. 
Continuing to report to Goodwyn, Phillips will lead day-to-day management of 
the Domestic Distribution division and oversee content distribution sales and 
marketing on behalf of Discovery's U.S. networks.
"Eric is a fantastic leader, and his contributions to Discovery over the past 
decade have been invaluable," said Goodwyn. "Eric will bring his deal acumen 
and deep understanding of the distribution marketplace to his role as 
president. I look forward to continuing to work with him to guide Discovery 
through our future affiliate landscape."
Since joining the company in 2002, Phillips has been responsible for 
negotiating carriage agreements with all of the top cable, satellite and telco 
distributors for Discovery's 14 U.S. networks as well as overseeing the 
business unit's budget, legal and financial compliance efforts and operations.  
In 2007, Phillips was promoted to executive vice president, Affiliate 
Distribution and chief operating officer of Discovery Education, where he led 
sales, strategic business development, budget and operations for the division.  
Prior to joining Discovery, Phillips worked at the law firm of Covington & 
Burling practicing corporate law. He also served as a law clerk for U.S. 
Federal Appeals Court Judge Diana E. Murphy and began his career on Capitol 
Hill as a Congressional aide. 
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 
nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers 
in 218 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying 
curiosity through 155  worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, 
TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint 
venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 
24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational 
products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio 
of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please 
visit www.discoverycommunications.com<http://www.discoverycommunications.com>. 
CONTACTS:
Catherine Frymark
SVP, Communications
catherine_frymark@discovery.com<mailto:catherine_Frymark@discovery.com>
(240) 662-2934 
Jennifer Marburg
VP, Communications
Jennifer_marburg@discovery.com<mailto:Jennifer_marburg@discovery.com>
(240) 281-3083 
(rml) NY
 
 
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