Tag Archives: Discovery Communications

DSports acquires Chinese Leagues rights and more

DSport, the new sports premium channel from Discovery Communications, has acquired the rights of the Chinese Super League (CSL). The newly launched channel will be broadcasting the competition as from 11 March. R.C Venkateish, the former MD of ESPN Star and CEO of Dish TV India, who is actually the guide of DSports, revealed: It [...]

Discovery Communications Fatafeat ups content offer

The Arab lifestyle television channel owned by Takhayal Entertainment, which is in turn part of Discovery Communications, Fatafeat, is upgrading its digital offering with a slew of new shows for the family. The new collection will include Sweet Memories season 2. It will be premiered in March and involves the preparation of desserts and baked [...]

Discovery Communications introduces DSPORTS in India  

Discovery Communications has announced the future launch of an all-new sports premium channel entitled, DSPORT, across India. It will be screening more than 4000 hours of live content each year. Reflecting upon the launch, Karan Bajaj, the SVP and General Manager, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, said: We are excited to add yet another flagship brand to [...]

Kwesé and Discovery Communications collaborates for broadcast in Africa

The deal is on between Econet Medias Kwesé and Discovery Communications. It is a long-term pact for Africa whereby four channels from Discovery Networks will be joining the portfolio of Kwese TV. New content will be available on the platform with the addition of the channels namely, IDX, Discovery Science, Animal Planet and DTX. Joseph [...]

Discovery introduces FTA channel Quest Arabiya

Discovery Communications has partnered with Abu Dhabi-based producer Image Nation to launch a new free-to-air channel called Quest Arabiya. The new channel from Discovery will offer male-centric content designed for people aged 16-44 years. Quest Arabiya will beam factual and reality programming from Discovery and Image Nation. Survival, motoring, engineering, people and places will be [...]

Sony and Discovery intend to call-off distribution JV in India

Sony Communications and Discovery Communications have intended to dissolve their 12-year association in India, as per a media report. MSM Discovery, the TV channel distribution company in which Sony has 74% stake and Discovery 26% stake will be shut due to the regulations which has outlawed the bundling of television channels across broadcast companies. The [...]

Discovery merge distribution team with Eurosport

Discovery Communications announced its plans to merge the distribution teams of Discovery Networks and European sports network, Eurosport, in Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA) to sell a joint portfolio of 22 channels across the region. The reshuffle comes after Discovery took a controlling interest in Eurosport International earlier this year, increasing [...]

Discovery to launch revamped Fatafeat in June

Discovery Communications plans to launch the revamped edition of its Arabic language free-to-air cuisine television channel, Fatafeat, on June 15, 2014. The new edition will include lifestyle and wellness into the programming mix. It will also introduce more of its international programming through Discoverys international content. For Discovery in the Middle East, this is the [...]

Discovery Channel HD to be launched on DStv next year

Discovery Communications plans to launch an HD feed of the Discovery Channel in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa on MultiChoice-owned pay TV platform, DStv. The channel will launch in the first quarter of 2014 and replace the existing Discovery HD Showcase channel. The launch of the new dedicated HD Discovery Channel is an important milestone [...]