The first phases of dynamic, addressable advertising trials include participation from Fox, ViacomCBS, NBCUniversal, Scripps, AMC Networks, Disney Media Networks, Discovery, Hearst Television and WarnerMedia.
Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s 2019 compensation took a bit fall from his sky-high take in 2018, dropping 65% to $48.5 million for the still-handsomely paid executive. The $48.5 million was more in line with his 2017 compensation, which was $42.2 million.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — The stars of the “Diesel Brothers” reality TV show are appealing a federal court ruling requiring them to pay $848,000 to the U.S. government and a Utah county over pollution law violations. U.S. District Judge Robert Shelby of Salt Lake City ruled in March that David “Heavy D” Sparks, Joshua “Redbeard” […]
Caution about the spread of the coronavirus has led Discovery to cancel its May upfront presentation. Discovery said it has prepared an “alternative digital experience” to showcast the company’s portfolio of networks, programming and advanced advertising products to media buyers and clients.
Measurement and analytics company 605 is introducing a platform that will help programmers and advertisers plan, buy, assess and attribute advanced advertising campaigns. AMC Networks and Discovery are the first two programmers to sign up for a pilot test.
A+E Networks, AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, Fox, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia and other media publishers double down on addressable TV initiatives ahead of the 2020 upfronts.
After recently selling his remaining stake in Lionsgate, billionaire investor and media mogul John Malone has acquired more stock of Discovery in what is believed to be his largest or one of his largest open-market purchases of the stock ever.
Synamedia, an independent video software provider, today announced that Discovery Inc. has chosen its virtualized Digital Content Manager (DCM) from its video network portfolio to increase operational efficiencies for its Asia Pacific distribution. A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralizing its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling,Va., broadcast center. The company is […]
Discovery Inc. has partnered with localized digital advertising solutions company Gamut to offer premium local-market OTT inventory ad sales in the United States. Cox Media Group-owned Gamut will have access to premiere seasonal events airing across Discovery’s top-tier networks (no specific show titles available as yet).
In the first quarter of apples-to-apples financials since it closed the Scripps Networks Interactive acquisition, Discovery delivered solid advertising gains and beat Wall Street profit forecasts. The company reported total revenue in the second quarter of just shy of $2.9 billion, which met estimates.
Discovery and the BBC are chucking out the script in a new global streaming venture that will combine Discovery’s extensive real-life entertainment library with the U.K. media giant’s natural history catalog.
The CBS board has decided the company needs to get bigger, but merging with Viacom is not enough for Shari Redstone, who has voting control of both companies. If the CBS-Viacom deal gets done, Redstone’s National Amusements would like to move quickly with a second deal, the people said. Discovery Communications is interested in selling to CBS or a combined CBS-Viacom, according to two sources. Redstone is open to the idea, but would also consider buying other companies, including Sony Pictures and MGM.
IP-enabled production and playout models promise cost savings and increased flexibility. And once content flows through a data center, artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to generate metadata and direct the future distribution, repurposing and archiving of that content.
Discovery Communications’ shares tumbled 8.2% on Monday after the company lowered its estimate for US ad revenue. The company blamed the missed revenue forecast on a quarter-to-date ratings decline of 23% in its flagship Discovery Channel.
The cable company is the latest media firm to sign on to Comscore Campaign Ratings, Comscore’s new cross-platform video ad measurement solution.
Discovery and ABC both rely on the cloud — one public, one private — to deliver their cable networks. Now broadcasters are looking at how the cloud can benefit not just distribution but also production, whether that means live news or sports coverage or post-production applications like editing.
Discovery’s $2 billion swing at the international golf market is taking shape, with its upcoming streaming service to be branded “GolfTV.” The OTT service will launch around the world at the beginning of 2019 and have live PGA Tour coverage in a raft of territories at launch. More territories will get the live coverage in the next four years as existing rights deals play out.
Discovery has promoted Karen Leever to president of U.S. digital products and marketing, where she’ll spearhead the company’s direct-to-consumer efforts in addition to overseeing the media company’s suite of mobile apps.
Discovery has reached a renewal of its distribution agreement with Dish Network that will also put the company’s channels on Dish’s streaming TV service Sling TV.
Discovery today named Allison Page, president, HGTV and Food Network. Courtney White has been upped to EVP, HGTV and Food Network, reporting to Page. In addition, Discovery has added Travel Channel to executive Henry Schleiff’s portfolio of networks, effective immediately. The moves are part of the restructuring following the company’s acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, and fall under the leadership of Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer Kathleen Finch.
“American Chopper” will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended. The reality series follows feuding father and son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. as they put together chopper-style bikes for a high-profile roster of clients. Discovery says the revived series will […]
Whether its Viacom or Discovery that buys Scripps, the resulting media giant would be far better positioned to offer advertisers a compelling audience mix, more high quality programming under one roof, and advanced ad-targeting products, according to The Wall Street Journal. A Discovery-Scripps tie-up would create a must-buy network group for advertisers interested in targeting women. A Viacom deal could inject some of its ad-targeting prowess into Scripps’ business and offer advertisers programming reaching a broad range of demographics. WSJ subscribers can read the full story here.
Don’t expect an apology from Michael Phelps to TV viewers who were disappointed with his race against a simulated great white shark for a Discovery Channel Shark Week special. The winningest athlete in Olympic history was bested by two seconds Sunday night in Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White. The race didn’t pit Phelps […]
CBS and Fox networks have the best multiyear investor outlook, Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson said in a report for investors today. The report noted that the viewership trends for media companies in the first quarter of 2017 will historically be seen as some of the weakest numbers ever. But the media sector was still “a strong out-performer in the first 100 days of the year,” and MoffettNathanson’s research team raised its EPS estimates for Viacom, 21st Century Fox and Time Warner.