Discovery expands Nordic distribution

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Discovery is expanding its Nordic footprint after agreeing new deals with TDC-owned cable operators YouSee in Denmark and Get in Norway. Discovery said the YouSee… Read more

Discovery buys into digital studio Batanga


Discovery has bought a stake in digital studio Batanga Media. Latin America and US Hispanic-focused Batanga creates online, social and mobile branded content. It runs… Read more

Altice takes on Canal+ with exclusive NBCU, Discovery deals and new premium channel

Michel Combes

In a significant ramping up of its strategy to compete head on with French pay TV leader Canal+, cable and telecom group Altice has struck… Read more

Dating Game Killer Discovery ID’s first original movie

Leslie Greif

ITV-owned production company ThinkFactory is making Dating Game Killer, the first original movie for the US ID channel. The film marks the Discovery net’s move… Read more

Discovery channels yanked from Russian platform


Discovery’s channels have been pulled from Russian pay TV platform Tricolor TV in argument over pricing. The US-listed channel operator distributes a portfolio of eleven… Read more

Fox hires Nordic boss from Discovery

Hans van Rijn

Fox has hired Hans van Rijn from Discovery to run its operations in the Nordic region. Van Rijn will be general manager of Fox’s international… Read more

German pubcasters fail to secure Olympics deal with Discovery

David Zaslav

German public broadcasters ARD and ZDF have failed to secure a deal with Discovery to air coverage of the Olympic Games from 2018-2024. Discovery will… Read more

Amazon ‘exploring’ live sports offering

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Amazon is weighing up plans to break into the world of live sports streaming, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. According to… Read more

Howard to head Discovery VR

Rebecca Howard

Discovery has brought in Rebecca Howard to head up its virtual reality content efforts. Howard will be based in LA and workon the Discovery VR… Read more

Piksel appoints Discovery CTO to board

John Honeycutt

Online video platform provider Piksel has appointed Discovery Communicatoins chief technology officer John Honeycutt to its board. Honeycutt joined Discovery in 2003 and has held… Read more