Discovery Networks Western Europe launched in 1989 as Discovery's first international network. Today, 24 network brands reach 435 million cumulative subscribers across 22 countries and territories. Managed by Dee Forbes, President and Managing Director, the offices are headquartered in London. 

  • In Q2 2014, the audience for Discovery’s portfolio of 24 TV channels in Western Europe grew by 10% year-over-year. This growth figure increases to +23% with the inclusion of Eurosport’s portfolio. The portfolio reaches 142 million unique viewers every month—155 million including Eurosport.
  • Discovery Channel continues to lead factual entertainment across the region. It is the #1 factual pay-TV channel in Italy, France, Portugal, Netherlands, Flanders and UK.
  • Discovery Networks Spain and Portugal is the leading factual broadcaster in Iberia. In Spain, free-to-air channel Discovery MAX achieved its best-ever performance in June 2014 with a 2.4% share (I4+), driven by live coverage of the French Open final which was watched by 2.1 million viewers and the post-match interview watched by 2.6 million viewers.
  • Q2 2014 saw the UK’s highest second quarter share for a decade.
    • The portfolio, which now reaches 22 million adults per month, achieved its first-ever 3% share day on May 18.
    • Free-to-air channel Quest recorded a 1.1% share and, year-to-date, the channel has grown 24% among M16+ (compared to the same period in 2013).
  • In Benelux, Discovery’s portfolio (including Eurosport) achieved a 6.5% market share among A20-49—up 6% year-over-year.
  • In Italy:
    • Discovery Networks is the third-largest broadcaster with a 5.9% share in Q2 2014, a growth of 7% year-over-year.
    • June 2014 saw Discovery Networks’ highest market share of the year with 6.1% among I4+.
  • In Germany, free-to-air network DMAX enjoyed its best June ever with a share of 2.6%. Year-to-date, share has grown 19% among M20-49 (compared to the same period in 2013).

Distributed Media Brands Include:

  1. Discovery Channel
  2. DMAX
  3. Quest
  4. Discovery Real Time
  5. Giallo (Italy)
  6. Frisbee (Italy)
  7. Focus (Italy)
  8. K2 (Italy)
  9. TLC
  10. Discovery Science
  11. Animal Planet
  12. Discovery Max
  13. ID: Investigation Discovery
  14. Discovery Home & Health
  15. Discovery Shed
  16. Discovery Turbo
  17. Discovery History
  18. GXT (Italy)
  19. Discovery Travel & Living
  20. Discovery World
  21. Discovery HD Showcase
  22. Animal Planet HD
  23. Seratissima (Italy)  
  24. Discovery Civilization

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