Discovery Communications’ 13 U.S. cable and satellite television networks comprise one of the media industry’s most widely distributed portfolios of brands. The portfolio includes three channels – Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet – that reach over 92 million households each 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 47 and 86 million households each. 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 24×7 standalone Velocity network, as well as HD simulcasts of Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science, Investigation Discovery and Destination America.
Discovery Networks International is a division of Discovery Communications. Discovery operates one of the most extensive international television businesses in the media industry, delivering quality content designed to inform, entertain and inspire the world. Reaching 3 billion global cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery delivers global appeal and local relevance, connecting with diverse audiences by providing context for the ever-changing world.
Discovery Networks International encompasses five regional operations covering all major cable and satellite markets, including: Asia-Pacific; Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA); Latin America/U.S. Hispanic; Northern Europe; and Southern Europe. Regional headquarters are located in Singapore, Warsaw, Miami, London and Milan.
Discovery Networks International distributes an average of 10 channels in every market, and employs an extensive localization strategy by offering customized schedules and programming in 45 languages worldwide via 352 distribution feeds.
Discovery’s organic international business has grown rapidly for the past several years, led by the expansion and performance of its global flagship channels including Discovery Channel, TLC, ID: Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo. Discovery also has strengthened its presence in key markets and across multiple content genres by gaining control of Eurosport International – Europe’s leading sports entertainment group as well as through the acquisitions of SBS in the Nordics, Switchover Media in Italy and Fatafeat in the Middle East.
Discovery Education is a division of Discovery Communications, the leading non-fiction media company in the world. With unparalleled access to the world’s premiere educational media, Discovery Education delivers high-quality, engaging content that transforms classrooms, empowers educators and captivates students.
This award-winning content, coupled with robust professional development and a passionate educator community, are the core solution set that fuel our success in positively impacting student achievement.
Discovery Education solutions include Discovery Education Streaming Plus, Discovery Education Techbook series, a digital textbook replacement, Discovery Education Professional Development and Discovery Educator Network.
Discovery Digital Media
Discovery Digital Media extends Discovery Communications’ leadership in nonfiction storytelling and entertainment across platforms and screens of all sizes with a focus on audience engagement through compelling original content and innovative multiplatform experiences, including Discovery VR and Discovery GO.
Led by Seeker and SourceFed Studios, Discovery connects with millennial audiences through daily shows, weekly series, web docs and live online events – from DNews and Rituals with Laura Ling to The Philip DeFranco Show and Nuclear Family. With more than 300 million monthly streams, top online personalities and numerous industry awards, Discovery Communications is reaching young, influential audiences across platforms and on their terms.
Discovery Studios is a full-service production house that creates, develops and produces high-quality, innovative original series, specials and short-form content across multiple genres – from science and natural history to reality and lifestyle. Discovery Studios produces series and specials across all of Discovery Communications’ domestic and international networks, averaging more than 150 program hours a year.
Discovery Global Enterprises
Discovery Global Enterprises, which includes Discovery Consumer Products, Location Based Entertainment, Program & Footage Sales, and Private Networks, extends the Discovery experience to consumers in unique and innovative ways. Discovery Consumer Products provides compelling on-brand products all inspired by programming found on Discovery’s portfolio of networks. Location Based Entertainment offers viewers the chance to have a hands-on experience with Discovery through a variety of unique and explorative programs like Discovery at Sea with Princess Cruises, Discovery Destinations and Discovery Adventures Park. Discovery Program Sales represents the television broadcasting rights for Discovery Communications’ networks in the global marketplace, and Discovery Private Networks is the non-threatric licensing division.