A sporting chance

Kate Bulkley

Live sport is emerging as a key online battleground as traditional media companies look to launch direct-to-consumer offerings, writes Kate Bulkley. It often seems that… Read more

Discovery to create slate of Facebook originals

Facebook Watch

Discovery Communications has entered into a deal with Facebook to create a slate of original shows for the social media giant’s new video service. The… Read more

Discovery to sub-license Olympics to German pubcasters


Discovery’s Eurosport is to sub-license its rights to the Olympic Games in Germany to public broadcasters ARD and ZDF. Eurosport, ARD and ZDF will air… Read more

Discovery leads Here Be Dragons’ US$10m funding round

Here Be Dragons

Discovery Communications has led a US$10 million (€8.5 million) Series A funding round raised by virtual reality content studio Here Be Dragons. The deal values… Read more

Scripps’ TVN sells Polish tele-shopping channel

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Scripps Networks Interactive-owned Polish broadcaster TVN has sold tele-shopping channel Mango-Media to retail and e-commerce group Studio Moderna Polska. TVN said that the deal means… Read more

ProSiebenSat.1 could launch new JV channels with Scripps


ProSiebenSat.1 could launch one or more new thematic channels in partnership with Scripps Networks Interactive, building on the big programming deal it struck with the… Read more

Discovery teams up with TEN to enter US OTT market for first time

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Discovery has struck a deal with TEN: The Enthusiast Network to create a consolidated joint venture combining the pair’s motorsports channels and media assets in… Read more

New Polish law could place strict limit on foreign ownership

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Polish politicians from the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party are mulling changes in the country’s media rules that could restrict foreign ownership of media… Read more

Discovery sidesteps Sky to offer Bundesliga football on HD+

HD+ subscribers will be able to view live sports via Eurosport's package

Discovery Networks Germany is to launch a Eurosport package on satellite operator SES’s HD+ platform that will include coverage of top-tier German football, sidestepping the… Read more

Discovery ‘still has bullets’ for deals post-Scripps

David Zaslav

Discovery Communications is “not out of bullets” to use for company acquisitions despite its US$14.6 billion (€12.4 billion) takeover of US compatriot Scripps Networks Interactive,… Read more