Discovery+ Content Chief DIscusses What WB Deal Means for Prod...
Streaming

Keep calm and carry on… that’s the message from Discovery+ content chief Lisa Holme to producers as the factual giant goes through the merger process with WarnerMedia. Holme, who, as Group SVP of...

Deadline
August 27, 2021

Magnolia Network Renews 9 Series, Sets Expanded Fall Slate
Streaming - Television

A month after its highly anticipated launch, Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network solidifying its slate for the fall and beyond. Magnolia Network has handed out season two renewals for eight of...

Hollywood Reporter
August 16, 2021

No Pushback to WarnerMedia Transaction From Washington
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Discovery CEO David Zaslav has big ambition to build up the Warner Bros. Discovery venture to reach some 200 million streaming subscribers around the world. But first, he has to close the $43 billion...

Variety
August 3, 2021

Discovery Streaming Business Hits 18M Subscribers
Streaming - Television

Advertising rebounded strongly in the second quarter, enabling Discovery Communications to easily beat Wall Street’s estimates. Total revenue climbed 21% over the prior-year quarter, reaching $3.06...

Deadline
August 3, 2021

Discovery and YouTube to Simulcast Parts of the Olympics
Sports - Streaming

Discovery has announced a content and advertising partnership with Google-owned YouTube for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. The most notable part of the deal will see the broadcaster provide l...

Digital TV Europe
July 20, 2021

Discovery Lands Multiple Licensing Deals for Shark Week
Fashion - Streaming - Television - Toys

As Shark Week lurks around the corner, merchandising partners are looking to take a big bite of this Discovery program’s hype with releases of apparel, accessories, toys, food, and more. Veteran pa...

The Toy Book
June 16, 2021

Discovery CEO on Revenue Being Up Amid Viewership Declines
Streaming - Television

It’s tough to understand why dwindling TV ratings are not having a negative impact on advertising revenues. Discovery’s David Zaslav, one of the brightest CEOs in the business, doesn’t quite get...

The Wrap
June 15, 2021

WarnerMedia & Discovery Lay Out Next Steps for Merger
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Warner Bros. Discovery is planning to focus on "pure play" content, and HBO Max has rolled out its AVOD tier. WarnerMedia and Discovery have revealed the moniker for their post-merger entity, and a...

Kidscreen
June 3, 2021

Jason Kilar Plans To Remain WarnerMedia CEO Through Mid-2022
Streaming - Theatrical

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, whose position was destabilized last week after Discovery and AT&T announced plans for a merger, says he will remain as CEO for the next 12 months. “My plan and my ...

Deadline
May 28, 2021

Recent Mergers Put Pressure on Netflix
Streaming - Tech

Amazon Will Buy MGM for Over $8 Billion. Your Move, Netflix. The move is the latest, and greatest, in a new wave of media consolidation sparked by the streaming wars. It's an inevitable progression, ...

Wired
May 27, 2021

Jason Kilar Kicks Off WarnerMedia Upfront With “Business As ...
Theatrical

Whatever the future hold for Jason Kilar, the current WarnerMedia CEO wasn’t about to let what is surely his last Upfronts pass him by. Kicking off the pre-recorded virtual hootenanny full of Lesli...

Deadline
May 19, 2021

After WarnerMedia-Discovery Merger, Who Will Be Next?
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

MGM, Lionsgate and AMC Networks have all been subject to takeover chatter on Wall Street. Will more media dominos start falling in a new media M&A merry-go-round? That is a question Wall Street i...

Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2021

Where Does a Discovery Merger Leave CNN?
Streaming - Television

In 1988, Ted Turner had a vision: CNN should merge with Discovery Channel. It was still early days for cable television (Discovery debuted an experiment called “Shark Week” that year), but the ou...

Hollywood Reporter
May 18, 2021

Hollywood Cheers AT&T Retreat, Viewing Discovery As More ...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

As the news sank in about AT&T winding down its Hollywood foray via a $43 billion merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery, one word summed up the film industry’s prevailing reaction. Relief. Not o...

Deadline
May 18, 2021

WarnerMedia Merges with Discovery in Landmark Deal
Streaming - Television

David Zaslav was officially named Monday to lead a new combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery, propelling him to the top ranks of operators in the industry and offering just the latest example of co...

Variety
May 17, 2021

AT&T, in Abrupt Turn, Will Shed Media Business in Deal Wi...
Streaming - Television

The telecommunications giant will spin off WarnerMedia in a transaction that will combine HBO and CNN with Oprah Winfrey’s OWN and HGTV. AT&T, the wireless carrier that thundered its way into t...

New York Times
May 17, 2021

Could Netflix Purchase Discovery?
Streaming

The streaming wars are leaving smaller programmers and studios faced with the inevitability of selling to one of the handful of companies set to dominate the world of online video subscriptions: Amazo...

Bloomberg
May 4, 2021

Discovery Profit Tumbles While Streaming Subscribers Top 13 Mi...
Streaming - Television

Discovery revealed the big challenge behind getting involved in the media industry’s streaming wars: A new broadband hub can bring in millions of new customers — but it also requires millions of d...

Variety
April 28, 2021

Discovery to Mark Tokyo 2020 Milestone with New Content Series
Sports - Streaming - Television

Media group Discovery has announced the launch of new content to support its broadcast across Europe of the postponed 2020 summer Olympic Games in Tokyo. The new content will be launched as Wednesday...

Sport Business Pro
April 12, 2021

ViacomCBS, Discovery Stock Each Close Down More Than 27%
Finance - Streaming

Shares of ViacomCBS and Discovery continued to nosedive on Friday. ViacomCBS and Discovery have been heavily shorted companies, as investors remain skeptical of the companies’ long-term prospects i...

CNBC
March 29, 2021

AT&T, Discovery Execs Tout Streaming Momentum for Service...
Streaming

John Stephens and Gunnar Wiedenfels spoke during the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference. The CFOs of AT&T and Discovery touted their companies' early streaming momentum during ...

Hollywood Reporter
March 8, 2021

Discovery Surpasses 11 Million Streaming Subscribers
Streaming

Discovery’s fourth-quarter earnings report beat forecasts early Monday, as the company also revealed numbers for its subscription streaming service. The company reported earnings of 76 cents per sh...

Variety
February 22, 2021

Olympics Content Expanded as Discovery & Snapchat Renew D...
Branding - Online - Sports

US-based mass media company Discovery has expanded its content and advertising partnership with Snapchat to bring Olympic Games coverage to the photo and video sharing platform’s European users. Th...

Sports Pro
February 11, 2021

Discovery+ is available now. How does it compare to other stre...
Streaming

On Monday, Discovery+ entered an increasingly crowded landscape of services vying to attract your eyeballs to their endless selection of programming. Discovery+ features more than 55,000 episodes fro...

USA TODAY
January 5, 2021

Verizon Consumer CEO Touts Disney, Discovery Streaming Bundle ...
Streaming - Television

Ronan Dunne reports Discovery+, headlined by Chip and Joanna Gaines, has gone to No. 2 in the phone giant's app store after launching on Jan. 4. Verizon looks set to keep investing in its wireless pho...

Hollywood Reporter
January 5, 2021

Discovery+ Streaming Reveal Gets Tepid Response From Wall Stre...
Streaming - Television

"It remains unclear whether 'original' unscripted programming will be as much of a draw for a pay TV/OTT service as scripted originals on other platforms," says one analyst. Discovery has entered a c...

Deadline
December 3, 2020

Discovery joins Hollywood’s frantic streaming wars with Disc...
Streaming - Television

As Disney, Netflix and WarnerMedia try to boost new streaming-video hubs with glitzy movies and TV celebrities, rival Discovery plans a different hook: real life. For the full story, visit Variety...

Variety
December 2, 2020

Discovery plans to unveil details of new streaming service in ...
Streaming - Television

The owner of Food Network, HGTV and the Discovery Channel will formally launch into the media industry’s rough-and-tumble streaming wars. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.c...

Variety
November 5, 2020

HGTV’s new programs mix soapy storylines with home improveme...
Television

HGTV, known for programs focusing on home makeovers, is doing some remodeling work on a non-traditional structure: its programming lineup. For the full story, visit Variety  -  https://variety.co...

Variety
October 19, 2020

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