$DISCA (Discovery Communications Inc)

$DISCA {{ '2016-10-13T13:12:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISCA said it will invest $100MM  in Group Nine Media, a new media holding company consisting of Thrillist Media Group, NowThis Media, The Dodo and Discovery’s digital network Seeker. Axel Springer will maintain its investment as the second largest shareholder in the company. Ben Lerer, CEO of Thrillist, will become CEO of Group Nine Media.

$DISCK {{ '2017-07-10T16:36:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISCK $DISCA appointed Andrew Slabin in a newly created role as EVP, Global Investor Strategy and promoted Jackie Burka to SVP, Investor Relations, effective immediately. The company was assisted in the search process for Slabin by Howard Fischer Associates, International.

$DISCA {{ '2017-06-22T16:18:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Discovery Education, powered by $DISCA $DISCK, announced a renewal of its 17-year partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB). This collaboration delivered almost 43MM digital learning objects from the award-winning Discovery Education Streaming service to teachers and students across the state.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-31T16:58:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISCA has appointed Christopher McGrath as SVP, Data & Analytics. Based in Discovery’s New York office, McGrath will report to Chief Technology Officer John Honeycutt. Previously, McGrath served as SVP, Data Strategy & Consumer Intelligence, at $VIA. He has also held e-commerce and analyst roles at Starwood Hotels and Bertelsmann.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-23T12:37:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISCA and $AMZN signed a major streaming partnership bringing hit shows such as Gold Rush, Fast N’ Loud, Wheeler Dealers and major sporting events including the Olympic Games, the French Open, Giro d’Italia and Tour de France direct to Amazon Prime customers in the UK for the first time, through Amazon Channels.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-10T12:37:12+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DISCA $DISCB $DISCK Discovery Communications, Inc Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q1 2017 highlights

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-09T14:05:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DISCA $DISCB $DISCK stated that it has a small business in India where the recovery from the demonetization has been longer than expected. Also, $DISCA expects the proposed government regulation regime to restrict the company's growth. $DISCA added that the effect will be minimal.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-09T13:57:58+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

On advertising business, $DISCA $DISCB $DISCK said that it didn't get help from Europe in the past 11 years. U.K. was affected by the flat GDP and Brexit had a meaningful impact on the company's performance. In Russia, $DISCA was one of the leading players and now it owns only 20%. $DISCA added that it is growing outside of the U.K. and Asia.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-09T13:20:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DISCA $DISCB $DISCK said that it is building stronger relationships with $FB and Snapchat. The company's one minute videos have got over 4Bil views. $DISCA added that it is the number one or two video provider for news on Facebook. The company is experimenting with Facebook and Snapchat in different ways to monetize those videos.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-09T12:14:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

During 1Q17, $DISCA, pursuant to its existing stock repurchase program, repurchased 5.2MM shares of its Series C common stock at an average price of $26.97 per share, for a total of $140MM. In total, $DISCA spent $200MM on share repurchases during the quarter.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-09T12:11:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 1Q17, $DISCA's revenue from US Networks grew 3% to $829MM and that from International Networks rose 5% to $747MM. This was partly offset by revenue from Education and Other segment, which was down 16% to $37MM.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-09T12:07:43+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Media company $DISCA posted higher revenue and lower income in 1Q17. Revenue was up 3% to $1.61Bil, primarily due to 5% growth at International Networks and 3% growth at US Networks. But net income was $215MM, or $0.37 per share, lower than $263MM, or $0.42 per share in 1Q16, hurt by losses from solar investment. Adjusted EPS stood at $0.41.

$DISCA {{ '2017-05-02T13:41:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

ProSiebenSat.1 and $DISCA announced plans to expand Germany’s mobile video and OTT marketplace through an enhanced streaming joint venture partnership for their brands in Germany.

$DISCA {{ '2017-04-26T14:54:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISCA $DISCB $DISCK announced two new partnerships across Asia, with VS Media and Tabilabo. These initiatives are in keeping with Discovery's ambitions to transform and accelerate its big growth across Asia Pacific.

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-28T16:18:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DISCA $DISCK $DISCB announced commencement of a cash tender offer by its subsidiary Discovery Communications LLC for up to $600MM of 5.050% Senior Notes due 2020 and 5.625% Senior Notes due 2019. The tender offer will expire on March 27, 2017, unless extended or earlier terminated.

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-14T14:54:21+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DISCA has seen about a 20% decline in the Northern European region over the last 2.5 years in viewership which has impacted the company. This is still a strong free cash flow asset but it has impacted $DISCA in terms of subscriptions and viewership. $DISCA is reducing costs and taking measures to improve performance in this area.

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-14T14:09:48+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DISCA's TLC channel showed an encouraging return to growth in the US in 4Q16 that continued into 1Q17. TLC ended January with its highest ratings in three years, with ratings up double digits in the US and also in many key international markets including Germany, Chile and Mexico.

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-14T13:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$DISCA grew international affiliate revenues in 2016 by 10% helped by Eurosport. Local, premium and exclusive sports rights drove Eurosport viewership up 23% in 4Q16. $DISCA expects its international affiliate growth to accelerate by at least a couple of hundred basis points in 2017, adding over $215MM in affiliate revenues, ex FX.

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-14T13:17:03+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$DISCA $DISCB $DISCK Discovery Communications, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q4 2016 Highlights

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-14T12:31:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

In 4Q16, revenue in $DISCA's US Networks segment rose 3.17% to $812MM, driven by a 6% distribution growth and 1% advertising growth. In International Networks, revenue rose marginally by 0.36% to $819MM. Conversely, Education and Other segment revenue declined 4.65% to $41MM compared to $43MM in 4Q15.

$DISCA {{ '2017-02-14T12:25:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Global media company $DISCA posted an increase in 4Q16 earnings, helped by higher operating results, an after-tax gain from the Group Nine transaction and currency-related transactional gains. Net income rose 38.81% to $304MM or $0.52 per diluted share from $219MM or $0.34 per share a year ago. Total revenue was up 1.57% to $1.67Bil.

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