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Discovery strikes European Tour deal for GOLFTV

Discovery has struck a deal with European Tour, expanding the line-up of its forthcoming ‘digital home of golf,’ GOLFTV. Discovery has taken the international multi-platform live rights to all European Tour events in selected territories, which excludes major markets like the US, Canada and, in Europe, the UK, Ireland, France and Scandinavia. The deal also […]

Discovery orders US-Mexico border show from 60 Days In producer

60 Days In producer Lucky 8 has been commissioned by Discovery for a live show focused on the US-Mexico border. Six-part series Border Live will document the work of law enforcement situated along the border. Each two-hour episode will be hosted live by journalist Bill Weir from Discovery’s New York studio, and will track stories […]

UKTV: “No drop-off” in commissioning amidst ownership shake-up

UKTV director of commissioning Richard Watsham has said that an increased investment in original content has “generated more value” for the business in the event of a break-up of channels. The ownership of the Taskmaster broadcaster – which is jointly owned by the BBC and Discovery Communications – has been in question for several months, and […]

History exec returns to Discovery fold for development role

History exec Sean Boyle is to return to Discovery as senior VP of development. The former VP of development at Discovery is returning to the fold after three years at History, where he served as VP of development and production. Based in Los Angeles, the exec is to oversee the network’s strategic planning, content direction […]

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 […]

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