Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) is an American global mass media and entertainment company based in Silver Spring, Maryland. The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery Channel. Today, DCI has global operations offering 28 network entertainment brands on more than 100 channels in more than 180 countries in 39 languages for over 1.5 billion subscribers around the globe.

DCI both produces original television programming and acquires content from producers worldwide. This non-fiction programming is offered through DCI's 28 network entertainment brands, including Discovery Channel, Military Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Fit & Health and a family of digital channels. DCI also distributes BBC America and BBC World News to cable and satellite operators in the United States.

Despite being publicly traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange, the Newhouse family exercise the largest stake in the company, 31%, through privately held Advance Publications.

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... made a documentary, titled "Missing in Action," that was later purchased by 20th Century Fox and Discovery Communications ... The Scott O'Grady Story, which was a reedited version of a BBC documentary which Discovery Communications, parent company of the Discovery Channel, had purchased and edited ... The documentary was broadcast several times on the Discovery Channel, and O'Grady accused Fox of using it to promote the film ...
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... The channel launched in 1996 under the name Discovery Civilization Network The World History and Geography Channel ... It was one of four digital networks rolled out by Discovery Communications simultaneously in October 1996 ... In April 2002, New York Times Television and Discovery Communications announced a joint venture to run the Discovery Civilization Channel ...
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... Name HD Owner East/West Feed Notes Animal Planet Yes Discovery Communications Animal Planet East Animal Planet West Animal Planet On Demand (English) and (Spanish ... Corporation) Military Channel Yes Discovery Communications Military Channel Military Channel On Demand formerly Discovery Wings (English) and (Spanish) audio feed Military History No A+E Networks ... No University of Washington Velocity HD Only Discovery Communications (English) and (Spanish) audio feed World No American Public Television, Public Broadcasting Service, WGBH Educational ...
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