(New York, N.Y. and Silver Spring, Md.) Time Warner Cable and Discovery Communications today announced the early renewal of their distribution agreement, which will allow Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to continue delivery of Discovery’s networks to their subscribers without interruption.
The multi-platform agreement allows for continued carriage of Discovery’s channels and the VOD content from them, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Hub Network, Military Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Velocity and Destination America. The parties also expect Time Warner Cable customers to enjoy authenticated access to Discovery content in the near future.
“We’re pleased to have reached this long-term agreement with Discovery well in advance of our deadline,” said Andrew I. Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “Our customers will continue to enjoy Discovery’s networks, in addition to a robust VOD experience, and we look forward to continually working with Discovery to provide more expansive out of home access to their content.”
“Ensuring viewers’ access to and enjoyment of Discovery’s unparalleled family of networks is our top priority, and we are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Time Warner Cable,” said Eric Phillips, President, Domestic Distribution for Discovery Communications. “For nearly 30 years, Discovery has remained steadfastly committed to investing in and producing the highest-quality, original content to help viewers satisfy their curiosity about the world around them. This agreement reaffirms Time Warner Cable’s support of that commitment, and we look forward to building value for Time Warner Cable’s lineup and its customers for years to come.”
Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
About Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video, high-speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than 15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.twc.com, www.twcbc.com andwww.twcmedia.com.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 2 billion cumulative subscribers in over 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through more than 190 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, Hub Network and 3net, the first 24-hour 3D network. Across the Nordic region, Discovery owns and operates SBS Discovery Media, a top-three portfolio of television brands that feature leading nonfiction content, as well as locally produced entertainment programs, sports and the best scripted series and movies from major studios. Discovery also owns Discovery Education, the leading provider of educational content and services to schools including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and owns and operates a diversified portfolio of digital media services, including Revision3. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.