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What's Not to Like? Discovery Networks International's Facebook Base Smashes Past the 5 Million Fan Mark

(Silver Spring, Md.) Discovery Networks International (DNI) announced today that it has set a new record with its fan base on online social platform Facebook, with over 5,627,339 total users across over 77 individual pages.

August and September 2012 demonstrated exceptional growth for DNI on social media, attracting more than 400,000 new fans per month; an over 30% increase from a monthly average of 300,000 between January and July of this year.  In October 2012 alone, followers of the DNI page exploded with over 700,000 new enthusiasts—a record monthly growth reaching all of the network’s Facebook presences.

Currently, the most popular DNI fan pages are DMAX GERMANY with 849,718 fans, followed closely by Latin America’s Tudiscovery’s 606,797 and Real Time Italy at 597,561.  These achievements highlight Discovery’s international presence and dedication to its worldwide supporters. 

This record growth is also a milestone for DNI social media and fosters the company’s reputation as a global digital and social media pioneer.  Facebook pages will continue to flourish as an essential component within DNI’s online portfolio as part of an integrated social experience for viewers to both interact and learn more about their favorite programs on a fully integrated level.

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Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 149 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science and Investigation Discovery, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, The Hub and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. Discovery Networks International distributes 27 international brands, reaching over 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers with programming available in 45 languages. For more information please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

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