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Discovery Communications Signs Top Talent Rob Hammersley to Bolster Creative Pipeline Across Portfolio of Networks

-- Leading producer worked on MYTHBUSTERS and AMERICAN CHOPPER --

(Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Studios, the full-service production house within Discovery Communications, today announced a long-term deal with Rob Hammersley, one of the most successful producers of factual programming in the industry. Hammersley joins the company in an exclusive deal as development executive and executive producer to create programming for the West Coast arm of Discovery Studios. As the largest single supplier of content for Discovery's networks, Discovery Studios is committed to attracting the top creative talent in the industry, and building a more efficient and innovative operation for the production of world class television.

"Discovery Studios consistently attracts top creative talent who understand our brands and storytelling sensibilities. Rob is a best in class producer who will strengthen Discovery's ability to develop high-quality content across the Discovery networks," said Carole Tomko, President, Discovery Studios.

Hammersley executive produced WEAPONIZERS, MYTHBUSTERS, and AMERICAN CHOPPER for Discovery Channel, TANKED for Animal Planet and EXTREME POODLES for TLC. Rob has been Executive Producer for numerous programs across the nonfiction market including projects for A&E, Oxygen, Court TV, WE, VH-1, CBS, and the Discovery family.

About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching nearly 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Discovery Studios
Discovery Studios is the full-service production studio within Discovery Communications that develops and produces innovative, high-quality original programming for the Discovery networks. With offices in Silver Spring, Los Angeles and New York, Discovery Studios is the largest domestic producer of content across Discovery networks. Discovery Studios offers unique access to the talent, reach and unrivaled expertise of Discovery. Discovery Studios is also home to the growing Branded Entertainment division and the robust Footage & Music Services division offering an outstanding multimedia library for use in productions around the world.

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