March 01, 2015 2:38 AM ET


Company Overview of Discovery Communications, Inc.

Company Overview

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company. The company operates through U.S. Networks; International Networks; and Education and Other segments. It owns and operates television networks under the brands, such as Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids. The company’s content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. It also distributes content across various platforms, such as brand-aligned Websites, Web-n...

One Discovery Place

Silver Spring, MD 20910

United States

6,800 Employees



Key Executives for Discovery Communications, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ,Member of Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications Holding LLC and President of Discovery Communications Holding LLC
Age: 54
Total Annual Compensation: $3.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive Vice President
Age: 48
Total Annual Compensation: $925.4K
Chief Development & Digital Officer and General Counsel
Age: 47
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

Discovery Communications, Inc. Key Developments

Discovery Communications Mulls Acquisitions

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:DISC.A) intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of senior notes to repay a portion of 3.7% Senior Notes due June 2015 and for general corporate purposes, including the acquisition of other companies or businesses, repayment and refinancing of debt, working capital, capital expenditures and the repurchase by Discovery of its capital stock.

Mediacom Communications and Discovery Communications, Inc. Announces the Renewal of Their Long-Term Distribution Agreement

Mediacom Communications and Discovery Communications, Inc. announced the renewal of their long-term distribution agreement. The deal, which incorporates TV Everywhere rights through subscriber authentication, will allow Mediacom customers to enjoy continued access to Discovery's portfolio of 13 U.S. networks across multiple platforms.

Twenty-First Century Fox Denies Report It Held Takeover Talks With Discovery

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FOXA) denies report it held takeover talks with Discovery Communications, Inc. (NasdaqGS:DISC.A). Twenty-First Century Fox held preliminary takeover talks with Discovery Communications, Inc. with a view to creating a $100 billion entertainment giant, as reported by Twenty-First Century Fox spokesman.

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