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Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks for USD 14.6 billion

Discovery Communications announced a deal to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, owner of Food Network, for USD 14.6 billion. The transaction is expected to close by early 2018. In a press release, Discovery said that the combined company will produce approximately 8,000 hours of original programming annually, be home to approximately 300,000 hours of library content, [...]

Discovery compra Scripps Networks por USD 14.600 millones

Discovery Communications anunció que adquirirá Scripps Networks Interactive, propietaria de Food Network, entre otras marcas, por USD 14.600 millones. Las compañías esperan completar la transacción a principios de 2018. En un comunicado, Discovery dijo que la compañía combinada producirá por año aproximadamente 8 mil horas de programación original, contará con alrededor de 300 mil horas [...]

Discovery and Scripps reportedly in merger talks

Discovery Communications and Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of Food Network, are in merger talks, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The companies did not confirm the information. This would be the second time they analyze the possibility of a merger since the two media companies broke off previous merger talks in [...]

Discovery y Scripps en conversaciones para una posible fusión

Discovery Communications y Scripps Networks Interactive, compañía madre del canal Food Network, están en conversaciones para concretar una posible fusión, dijeron a Reuters fuentes familiarizadas con el tema. Si bien las compañías no confirmaron la información, esta sería la segunda vez que analizan una fusión, luego de un intento en 2014. Según Reuters, Scripps está [...]

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 [...]