Discovery Communications’ 14 U.S. cable and satellite television networks comprise one of the media industry’s most widely distributed portfolios of brands, reaching approximately 881 million cumulative subscribers. The portfolio includes three channels – Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet – that reach over 96 million households and six channels – Investigation Discovery, Science, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Fit & Health and Velocity – that reach between 48 and 84 million households. Discovery also operates three joint venture networks in the U.S.: OWN:Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network.
Content on Discovery’s U.S. networks is characterized by unparalleled production values, spectacular cinematography and compelling stories, and spans nonfiction genres including science, exploration, survival, natural history, sustainability of the environment, technology, anthropology, health and wellness, engineering, adventure, lifestyles and current events.
Discovery is also a leader in high-definition programming in the U.S. with its 24x7 standalone Velocity network, as well as HD simulcasts of Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science, Investigation Discovery and Destination America.