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Discovery Well-Positioned to Withstand TV Ad Downturn, Ratings Agency Says

Fitch Ratings on Tuesday cited Discovery as a market leader positioned to take advantage of increased U.S. TV viewing by stay-at-home Americans amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Discovery CFO Welcomes AT&T Bundling Own Content in DirecTV Packages

Discovery Communications CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels insisted he's not worried by AT&T's DirecTV choosing to bundle HBO and Turner content in new digital packages that have no Discovery programming.

Discovery CEO David Zaslav’s Contract Extended Through 2023

David Zaslov has extended his deal to stay at the helm of Discovery Communications until 2023, the company said Wednesday.

Kew Media Group to Acquire Essential Quail Media Group for $24 Million

The Canadian indie studio is picking up EQ Media, which makes lifestyle TV content for the U.S. and Australian markets.

Discovery Int’l Boss Outlines Top Priorities Now That Scripps Deal Has Closed

"One of the most exciting things for us internationally is 80 percent-plus of the content that's been produced" by Scripps "has never seen the light of day internationally," says JB Perrette.

Discovery Closes Scripps Acquisition, Creating Nonscripted Content Giant

Management, led by CEO David Zaslav, has said the targeted $350 million in cost savings could be exceeded.

European Commission Clears Discovery Deal to Buy Scripps

The EU watchdog ordered the David Zaslav-led company to allow third parties to distribute TVN24 or TVN24 BiS, or both, in Poland.

Discovery, Scripps Shareholders Approve $14.6B Combination

The merger is expected to close by early 2018.

Discovery CFO Talks Cost-Cutting From $14.6 Billion Scripps Merger

"There's a lot of synergy potential on the cost side," Gunnar Wiedenfels told an investor conference.

Discovery CEO on Scripps Deal: “We’ll Evaluate All” Networks

David Zaslav says the $14.6 billion transaction will create a "global content engine" as he and his Scripps counterpart Kenneth Lowe tout the benefits on a call with analysts.

Discovery, Scripps Deal a Sign of “How Tough Cable Net Business Has Become,” Says Analyst

As observers weigh in on the $14.6 billion transaction, activist shareholder Eric Jackson lauds its benefits for the cable networks groups, which both also reported their quarterly earnings on Monday.

Discovery to Acquire Scripps Networks for $14.6 Billion

The transaction will bring together two big cable networks groups known for nonscripted and lifestyle content, with the companies eyeing $350 million in cost savings.