David M. Zaslav
President, CEO & Director
Chief Financial Officer
David C. Leavy
Chief Corporate Operations & Communications Officer
President of Sports Strategy & Development
Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual
Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer
Chief Operating Officer of National Ad Sales
Chief of U.S. Advertising Sales Officer
Managing Director of Digital Ventures
Executive Vice President for HGTV & Food Network
Discovery Communications was founded in the year 1985. The company has been operational for almost 34 years now. The founder of the company was John S Hendricks. The Discovery Channel along with its parent company, known as Cable Educational Network. Almost $5 million were raised by several investors in order to launch the company. The channel started broadcasting in the year 1985, in almost more than 156,000 households. During the early years, the channel focused on various types of educational programs including wildlife documentaries, historical and science specials as well. By the year 1990, the channel was already available in 50 million households as well.
Then in the year 2000, the channel started to change its programs, including reality-based series as well, such as automotive occupations and also investigations. In the year 2005, the channel also added popular historical and science themes too as well. In the year 2007, the company had sold off its stake in Travel Channel to Cox Communications in exchange for the Discovery stake that Cox Communications had owned. The stake was sold by Cox to Scripps Networks Interactive, in the year 2009. By the year 2008, the Discovery Home channel was replaced by Planet Green, in order to promote environmentalism and also sustainable living as well. The same year, the company had collaborated with Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions to launch the Discovery Health channel. The company had also re-launched Discovery Investigations as well. The company also partnered up with Hasbro to launch Discovery Kids. The same year, the company had sued Amazon for patent infringement by the Kindle e-Readers, developed by Amazon. Then in the year 2014, the company had launched Curiosity - which helps in aggregating online education content. The same year, the company had acquired a British television studio named All3Media, for about $930 million. The following year, Discovery Go was launched, as a live streaming service along with on-demand content from Discovery as well. The company had purchased a minority stake in Group Nine Media, for about $100 million. In the year 2017, the company had taken over Scripps Networks Interactive along with its channels such as Food Network and also HGTV for almost $14.6 billion. The following year, the company had struck a deal with PGA for 12 years, in order to obtain the TV and digital streaming rights. As of the year 2019, the company had partnered up with BBC Studios for almost ten years, for gathering all the rights to the TV and streaming programs from BBC. The headquarters of the company is based in One Discovery Place. The name of the place is Silver Spring, while the name of the state is Maryland, USA. The pin code of the area is 20910.
Discovery is an American media and entertainment company that focuses on the broadcasting of various kinds of TV shows and serials. The current CEO and president of the company are David M Zaslav. As of the year 2016, the total revenue generated by the company is more than $6.4 billion. Also, the number of employees working at the company is more than 7,000, as of the year 2017. The company is ranked at 531 places in the Fortune 1000 companies list. The Discovery Channel is available in almost 400 million households all over the world. The favourite shows of the channel, as of today are Unsolved History, Dirty Jobs, Best Evidence, Myth Busters, etcetera.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing viewers to enjoy various kinds of shows and TV programs that are produced, directed and broadcasted by the company itself. The show genres include adventure, lifestyle, sports, entertainment, exploration, crime, health, investigation, kids, etcetera.
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