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Multiscreen still a challenge for VOD-focused pay-TV operators

NEW YORK--Netflix has proven that content can be a revenue driver and has driven multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and content providers alike to improve their online offerings. But the myriad technologies available and ever-changing content rights issues are slowing deployment of multiscreen services.

Discovery recruits YouTube's Grace to lead New Form digital studio

Discovery Communications said Thursday that it recruited YouTube executive Kathleen Grace to run a new digital studio that will be focused on producing series which will be distributed through "a series of partnerships, with the possibility of expanded distribution across Discovery and other partner platforms."

Viacom, Turner, Discovery, Fox test live TV through LTE in the Netherlands

U.S. programmers and wireless carriers will likely be paying close attention to a pilot test that KPN plans to kick off on March 20 in the Netherlands, where it will use its LTE network to deliver a package of 16 live TV network to subscribers using tablets and smartphones.

Discovery restructures leadership team at U.S. networks

Discovery Communications is realigning the leadership team at its U.S. networks division, announcing that Eileen O'Neill will oversee Discovery Channel, Science Channel and Velocity Channel.

Discovery signs CEO Zaslav to 5-year contract extension

Discovery Communications said that CEO David Zaslav signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the top non-fiction cable programmer through December 2019.

Time Warner Cable first distributor to license TV Everywhere content from Discovery

Discovery Communications is finally launching TV Everywhere content, announcing a deal Monday with Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) that includes "authenticated access to Discovery content in the near future."

Comcast takes on Disney, Viacom with NBCU buyout of Sprout

Comcast's  NBCUniversal subsidiary said it has taken full ownership of preschool network Sprout, in a deal that will see it compete with Walt Disney Co.'s  Disney Junior and Viacom's  Nick Jr.

Discovery distribution revenue jumps 10% to $329M in Q3 2013

Discovery Communications said Thursday that carriage deals with fee increases for networks such as Discovery Channel and Animal Planet helped its U.S. Networks division grow distribution revenue by 10 percent to $329 million in the third quarter.

Discovery challenges Fox, ESPN with U.S. launch of Eurosport block on Velocity

ESPN and Fox Sports may face new competition from Discovery Communications, which said it will soon launch a motorsports programming block on its Velocity network supplied by European all-sports network Eurosport.

Zaslav: Discovery could license networks to Intel

The carriage deals that Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA) has with pay-TV distributors wouldn't block it from licensing content to virtual cable services like the one Intel (Nasdaq: INTC)...