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Discovery to launch GOLFTV streaming service in January

Discovery and the PGA TOUR are due to launch GOLFTV, a new live and on-demand video streaming service, globally outside the US on January 1, 2019. The service will supersede PGA TOUR LIVE across global markets, with the new branded service to offer a wide range of golf content – including 2,000 hours of live […]

Discovery appoints digital products lead

Discovery has promoted Karen Leever to president of US digital products and marketing. In the role, Leever – who was most recently executive VP and GM of digital media at Discovery – will oversee the company’s suite of 18 TV Everywhere Go apps, and manage the development, engineering, analytics, operations and monetization of Discovery’s digital […]

Discovery’s Eurosport heads to Singapore

Discovery and Singaporean broadcaster Mediacorp are to launch Eurosport and Setanta Sports via on-demand platform Toggle. The pan-European service and the rugby offering will be available at a monthly rate of $7.90. Eurosport’s portfolio includes cycling, tennis, judo, wrestling, winter sports, football and motorsports. The platform airs the Tour de France and IAAF Diamond League […]

Singtel TV adds Discovery channels after StarHub spat

Singapore’s Singtel TV has picked up a number of Discovery channels months after telco StarHub pulled the Scripps-owner off its platforms following a major carriage dispute. Singtel TV has added Discovery’s HGTV, AFC and Food Network to its suite of channels, which already includes TLC, Travel Channel, Discovery and Animal Planet. Discovery is the largest […]

Discovery nabs Amazon exec as first global direct-to-consumer CEO

Discovery has appointed Amazon executive, Peter Faricy, to the newly created role of chief executive officer (CEO), global direct-to-consumer. Faircy will oversee Discovery’s global digital and direct-to-consumer businesses, which includes Discovery’s GO TV Everywhere products, Motor Trend, Eurosport Player, Discovery Kids, Dplay and its forthcoming PGA Tour-branded OTT golf service. Reporting directly to Discovery president and […]

ESG’s All Together Now gains first Nordic deal

Endemol Shine Group’s entertainment format All Together Now is set for a first season at Discovery in Denmark. All Together Now sees a range of talented singers (solos and groups) perform in front of The 100, an audience of great singers with big voices and even bigger opinions. If any of The 100 like what they hear, they […]

Discovery greenlights Lightbox doc Cajun Navy

Discovery has greenlit a feature-length documentary, Cajun Navy, from Simon (pictured) and Jonathan Chinn’s Lightbox. Cajun Navy follows a group of everyday civilians who risk their lives to help others survive devastating storms. The group of individuals formed after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and continues their work to this day. Executive producers are Simon and Jonathan […]

German watchdog approves Discovery/ProSiebenSat.1 streaming plan

The German competition watchdog, the Bundeskartellamt, has approved the plan by commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery to launch a new integrated streaming platform for Germany that will incorporate ProSiebenSat.1’s 7TV and Maxdome services, Eurosport Player and a range of other content. The plan builds on the pair’s existing joint streaming platform, 7TV, extending the latter’s ad-supported […]

Discovery extends Zaslav’s contract to 2023

Discovery has extended president and CEO David Zaslav’s employment contract through to the end of 2023. Zaslav’s contract was previously set to expire in 2020. The factual channel giant said that Zaslav’s contract extension would provide ongoing management continuity and stability and ensures Zaslav’s continued leadership for the next five and a half years. Zaslav’s […]

Howard Swartz returns to Discovery from Arrow Media

Howard Swartz, a former Discovery Channel exec, is returning to the network as senior vice president of production and development, after a stint at prodco Arrow Media in London. In his new role, Swartz will head up production for upcoming event programming and have oversight over the network’s documentaries and specials. He will expand, develop […]

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