Discovery Communications Partners with BHS Media to Launch a New Free-to-Air Channel for the Farsi Market in September

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, August 31, 2016 CONTACT: Jonathan_Bennett@discovery.com +44 77 8728 3839 Corina_Potarniche@discovery.com +40 74 7013 805 Targeted at the female audience Home & Health Farsi exemplifies Discovery’s global commitment to reaching more people across more screens than ever before  LONDON – August 31, 2016 – Further solidifying its position as one of the leading multiplatform broadcasters and content providers across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Discovery Communications today announced it has formed a partnership with BHS Media. The partnership empowers BHS Media to use Discovery’s content and branding to create and launch a brand new free-to-air lifestyle channel, Home & Health Farsi. With a proven track record of entertaining audiences across MENA with globally-recognisable channel brands, Home & Health Farsi represents Discovery’s ongoing commitment to invest further in the region by taking a more localised approach, with a channel tailored specifically to meet the needs of Farsi-speaking communities. BHS Media will launch Home & Health Farsi in September exclusively on Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD and EUTELSAT 7B satellites, featuring a mixture of inspirational content for family-focused Persian women. Kasia Kieli, President of Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Discovery sparks curiosity through real-world…

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American Heroes Channel and ABC News Commemorate the 15th Anniversary of September 11 with Two-Night Programming Event

—AHC’s REMEMBERING 9/11 Kicks Off on Tuesday, September 6 at 10/9c, Drawing from ABC News’ Extensive Archive with Reporting from Peter Jennings, Diane Sawyer, George Stephanopoulos and Charles Gibson— (Silver Spring, Md.)— September 11, 2001—a fateful day that changed America, and Americans, forever. Now, on the cusp of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, American Heroes Channel (AHC) and ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions have joined forces to revisit the events of that crisp fall day. With 9/11: AS WE WATCHED slated to premiere on Tuesday, September 6 at 10/9c, and CAPTURING BIN LADEN premiering on Wednesday, September 7 at 10/9c, these specials bring back the raw emotion of 9/11, from the moment the first plane hit the World Trade Center to the aftermath in the days and years following, through the search for those responsible—and for justice. “September 11 changed the world as we knew it, simultaneously showcasing the worst and the best of humanity, as from the rubble and ashes, incredible stories of bravery and heroism emerged—and the essence of the American spirit shined through,” said Henry Schleiff, Group President, Investigation Discovery, American Heroes Channel and Destination America. “With these specials, we are proud to tap into ABC’s incredible…

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SourceFedNERD Hits 1 Million Subscribers, Welcomes New Hosts Filup Molina and Whitney Moore to Join Sam Bashor

LOS ANGELES – SourceFedNERD, Discovery Communications’ digital destination dedicated to all things nerd, surpassed the prestigious 1 million subscriber mark on YouTube during a 10-hour live stream that featured SourceFed favorites past and present. During the live stream event, veteran NERD host Sam Bashor was notably joined by actress Whitney Moore, who has been named one of Bashor’s newest NERD co-hosts. Moore, an actress and social media superstar, brings her background in classical theater, writing and improv to the NERD table, having carved out a place for herself in nerd and pop culture media. She joins the team after several years of hosting and writing for numerous websites including Nerdist, NewMediaRockstars and What’s Trending. Her passion for niche and independent media has lent her a unique voice and perspective in both her writing and hosting. Today, SourceFedNERD is happy to announce that Filup Molina, a writer, host and comedian, will join Bashor and Moore to round out the dynamic trio of hosts that will take SourceFEDNERD to its next chapter. Molina brings a traditional background in English literature, screenwriting, and sketch comedy to his new media endeavors. Molina has directed videos featuring top YouTube talent, which have appeared on Good…

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Discovery Communications President and CEO David Zaslav to Present at Goldman Sachs’ 25th Annual Communacopia Conference

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today announced that President and CEO David Zaslav will present at Goldman Sachs’ 25th annual Communacopia Conference at 8:50 a.m. ET on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at The Conrad Hotel in New York, NY. A link to a live audio webcast of the presentation will be available in the “Investor Relations” section of Discovery Communications’ website at www.discoverycommunications.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company’s website for 180 days following the presentation. About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, Seeker and SourceFed Studios, as well as over-the-top and TV Everywhere offerings including Eurosport Player, Dplay, Discovery…

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Passion Becomes a Practice for Future Veterinarians as Animal Planet Premieres ‘Life at Vet U’

— The Six-Part Series Premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET/PT — (Silver Spring, Md. – August 26, 2016) Animal Planet takes viewers behind the scenes of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) as six students embark on a journey to graduation – the culmination of four intense, but rewarding, years of never-ending studying, round-the-clock rotations and unpredictable cases. With unprecedented access to the school’s two internationally renowned teaching hospitals – Ryan Hospital for companion animals and New Bolton Center hospital for large animals – LIFE AT VET U gives an exclusive look at the grit and grind it takes to make it in this highly competitive world. The six-part series premieres Saturday, October 1 at 10 PM ET/PT. Known as a global leader in veterinary education, research and clinical care, Penn Vet challenges its students with daily high-stress, fast-paced situations and gives them the opportunity to receive rigorous training and feedback from some of the top pioneers in veterinary medicine. From the intricate work of cataract surgery, to a stallion collection for artificial insemination, each student gets the hands-on experience they need to one day tackle these cases out in the real world. Both…

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Discovery Communications CFO Andrew Warren to Present at Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference

(Silver Spring, Md.) – Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Andrew Warren will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2016 Media, Communications and Entertainment Conference at 9:30 a.m. PT (12:30 p.m. ET) on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. A link to a live audio webcast of the presentation will be available in the “Investor Relations” section of Discovery Communications’ website at www.discoverycommunications.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company’s website for 90 days following the presentation. About Discovery Communications Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and engages superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, sports and kids programming brands. Reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers across pay-TV and free-to-air platforms in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery’s portfolio includes the global brands Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports content across Europe. Discovery reaches audiences across screens through digital-first programming from Discovery VR, Seeker and SourceFed Studios, as well as…

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Investigation Discovery to Showcase Criminal Trial of Jason McCrary in Sixth and Final Installment of Serialized Docu-Series ‘The Vanishing Women’

— McCrary tried for the murder of 38-year-old mother of five, Timberly Claytor—  — Finale premieres Monday, August 29 at 10/9c– (Silver Spring, Md.)—Investigation Discovery (ID) will premiere the sixth and final installment of the network’s record-breaking series, THE VANISHING WOMEN on Monday, August 29 at 10/9c. The one-hour finale features new, case-breaking developments in the investigation of six missing and deceased women from small-town Chillicothe, Ohio. The final episode, which was delayed in taping in an effort to cover real-time breaks in the case, showcases the tireless efforts of law enforcement as they track new leads and incoming tips and also covers the criminal trial of Jason McCrary, a local man who was found guilty in a July trial of murdering 38-year-old Timberly Claytor. In the conclusion of THE VANISHING WOMEN, serial killer fears are reignited as The Missing Women’s Task Force chases down a terrifying new lead in a small West Virginia town. Meanwhile, the community of Chillicothe anxiously awaits answers as Jason McCrary stands trial in mid-July of 2016 for the killing of Claytor. The prosecution’s key witness claims to have seen the murder – but when McCrary takes the stand in his own defense, he claims…

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Deep Inside the Jungles of Uganda, Discovery Networks International Presents a New Documentary Event Revealing the Story of the World’s Most Dominant Army of Chimpanzees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2016 Contact: Brian Eley, +1-212-548-5153, Brian_Eley@discovery.com Kate Schroeder, +1-240-662-2057, Kate_Schroeder@discovery.com DOWNLOADABLE PHOTOS — RISE OF THE WARRIOR APES Takes Viewers on an Unprecedented Journey Exposing the Raw Brutality, Surprising Politics and Touching Emotion as a Troop of Chimps Rise to Power in Ngogo — (EDINBURGH, Scotland) – Discovery Networks International announced today at the Edinburgh Television Festival a new two-hour documentary event, RISE OF THE WARRIOR APES, which will tell the epic story of an extraordinary troop of chimpanzees in Ngogo, Uganda – featuring four mighty warriors who rule through moral ambiguity, questionable politics, convenient alliances and destroyed trust. The film, by Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival-winning director James Reed (Jago: A Life Underwater), is slated to premiere on Discovery Networks International’s portfolio of factual networks in more than 220 countries and territories, and on Animal Planet in the United States, beginning in early 2017. The warrior apes, who are known as the largest troop of chimpanzees ever discovered, control a vast empire and reign with terror through war, politics and alliances. Built upon over 20 years of remarkable storylines – from their emergence as young adults culminating in their total dominance – RISE OF…

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OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and Tegna Media Strike Distribution Deal for Syndicated Talk Series ‘T.D. Jakes’

Los Angeles – OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network is acquiring the rights to air “T.D. JAKES” from TEGNA Media and T.D. Jakes Enterprises.  “T.D. JAKES” is the new syndicated daily one-hour talk show hosted by T.D. Jakes. Seventy affiliates will premiere the show locally on September 12, followed by OWN’s launch of the show on Monday, September 19.  The network will air “T.D. JAKES” Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. ET/PT.  Produced by 44Blue Productions, EnLight Productions and T.D. Jakes Enterprises, the show is currently filming in Los Angeles with Ianthe Jones serving as showrunner. “Oprah and OWN have a wonderful, long-running relationship with Bishop Jakes,” said Erik Logan, President, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. “We are thrilled to welcome his new talk show and unique, inspirational voice to the OWN family. “Oprah Winfrey is an icon and a business mogul who has become a national treasure impacting our nation with her creativity,” said T.D. Jakes.  “I consider her a personal friend and I’m honored to have her support of my new show.” T.D. Jakes is one of America’s top pastors, a best-selling author and visionary thought leader whose entertaining wit and signature wisdom will help viewers navigate critical issues of our…

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Heavyweight Actor Idris Elba Trains for His Real Life Role as a Professional Fighter in New Series from Discovery Networks International

Press Contacts: Brian Eley, Discovery Networks International Brian_Eley@discovery.com, +1 212 548 5153 For a downloadable image, please go to: https://discovery.box.com/s/zezvcd35ox175lpfjjjhcg4idawa87al (EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, August 23, 2016) – Golden-Globe winning, Emmy Award-nominated actor and producer Idris Elba has taken on numerous roles but none like this.  In an all-new limited series announced today at the Edinburgh Television Festival, IDRIS ELBA: FIGHTER, Elba will undertake the most physically and mentally demanding experience of his career – training to become a professional kickboxer and ultimately compete against a seasoned brawler in a no-holds-barred bout. This is no act. There is no script. This fight is real as are the potential repercussions. Elba’s continuing storytelling partnership with Discovery Networks International will give viewers unprecedented access and insight into Idris Elba the man, not Idris Elba the actor, showcasing what drives him, his aspirations in life and the challenges he wants to face and overcome. Shot on location in Britain, Cuba, Japan, South Africa and Thailand, IDRIS ELBA: FIGHTER, a 3×60’ limited series produced by Shine North and Idris Elba’s production company Green Door Pictures, will broadcast on Discovery Networks International’s factual channels across more than 220 countries and territories beginning in early 2017, including the UK and US. Elba previously worked with Discovery on a high-adrenaline racing series, NO LIMITS. During Idris’ blood, sweat and tears…

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