Discovery Communications’ 13 U.S. cable and satellite television networks comprise one of the media industry’s most widely distributed portfolios of brands, reaching approximately 834 million cumulative subscribers. The portfolio includes three channels – Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet – that reach over 94 million households and eight channels – Investigation Discovery, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Science Channel, Discovery Family Channel, American Heroes Channel, Velocity, Destination America and Discovery Life Channel – that reach between 46 and 86 million households. The portfolio also includes two Hispanic brands in the U.S. – Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia.
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.