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Last $33.05 USD
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discovery communications-a (DISCA) Details

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-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels; and operates radio stations and Websites. In addition, the company provides access to an online suite of curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, digital textbooks, and student assessments through subscriptions for K-12 schools; and publishes hardcopy curriculum-based content. Further, it operates production studios that develop television content for television service providers. As of December 31, 2014, the company operated approximately 330 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. Discovery Communications, Inc. is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

6,800 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/19/15

discovery communications-a (DISCA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $3.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Executive ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President of Discovery Networks International
Total Annual Compensation: $992.1K
Chief Development & Digital Officer and Gener...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.2M
Chief Global Human Resources and Diversity Of...
Total Annual Compensation: $730.5K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

discovery communications-a (DISCA) Key Developments

Discovery Communications, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Full Year Ending December 31, 2015

Discovery Communications, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. First quarter revenues of $1,537 million increased $126 million, or 9%, over the first quarter a year ago, led by 10% growth at International Networks and 6% growth at U.S. Networks. Adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization increased $43 million, or 8%, to $568 million, as 10% growth at U.S. Networks was partially offset by a 2% decline at International Networks. First quarter net income of $250 million or $0.37 per diluted share increased $20 million, or 9%, compared to $230 million or $0.33 per diluted share or for the first quarter a year ago, as the strong operating performance in the current year and decrease in stock based compensation expense were partially offset by lower equity earnings, higher interest expense and higher restructuring charges. Adjusted earnings per diluted share, which excludes the impact of amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets, was $0.42 in the first quarter of this year, up 11%, compared with $0.38 in the same period a year ago. Adjusted EPS increased 17% excluding currency effects, as changes in foreign currency exchange rates reduced first quarter adjusted EPS by 6%. Operating income was $482 million against $434 million a year ago. Income from continuing operations before income taxes was $375 million against $349 million a year ago. Cash provided by operating activities was $63 million against $241 million a year ago. Purchases of property and equipment were $34 million against $28 million a year ago. For the full year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects total revenue excluding currency to grow in the high single to low double digit range, adjusted OIBDA excluding currency to grow in the low to mid-single digit range and adjusted EPS excluding currency to grow in the high single to low double digit range.

Discovery Communications, Inc. Presents at Sanford C. Bernstein Thirty-First Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2015, May-27-2015 09:00 AM

Discovery Communications, Inc. Presents at Sanford C. Bernstein Thirty-First Annual Strategic Decisions Conference 2015, May-27-2015 09:00 AM. Venue: The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 301 Park Avenue (between 49th and 50th Street), New York, New York, United States. Speakers: David M. Zaslav, Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ,Member of Executive Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Communications Holding LLC and President of Discovery Communications Holding LLC.

Discovery Communications, Inc., Annual General Meeting, May 20, 2015

Discovery Communications, Inc., Annual General Meeting, May 20, 2015., at 10:00 US Eastern Standard Time. Location: corporate headquarters at One Discovery Place. Agenda: To elect five directors, two Class I directors to be voted on by the holders of Series A common stock and Series B common stock, voting together as a single class, and three preferred stock directors to be voted on by the holders of Series A preferred stock, voting separately as a class; to vote upon a proposal to ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015; to approve the Discovery Communications, Inc. 2005 Non-Employee Director Incentive Plan, as amended; and to vote upon a Stockholder proposal requesting the Board of Directors to prepare a report on plans to increase diverse representation on the Board.


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