Discovery Communications, Cablevision Renew Carriage Deal

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The agreement covers the company's U.S. networks, such as Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet.

Discovery Communications and cable operator Cablevision Systems have renewed their networks' carriage agreement.

The new, multiplatform deal unveiled Wednesday "allows Cablevision subscribers to enjoy continued access to Discovery's unparalleled family of 13 U.S. networks and incorporates TV Everywhere rights through subscriber authentication," the companies said.

The agreement covers Discovery's full portfolio of networks, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Destination America.

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Financial and other terms weren't disclosed, but the companies said the agreement will keep Discovery networks available in Cablevision homes for "many years to come."

"Investing in world-class content that satisfies viewers' curiosity has always been Discovery's top priority," said Eric Phillips, president of domestic distribution for Discovery Communications. "This renewed agreement speaks to the value of that investment, as well as the track record of success and continued strength of Discovery's brands."

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