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Comcast renews carriage agreement with Discovery, ending blackout fears

Comcast and Discovery Communications announced a multi-year renewal of their just-expired carriage agreement, ending Wall Street fears that talks between the two companies could degenerate into a blackout.

TWC's Marcus will net more than $100M if Charter merger goes through

Potentially pocketing more than $100 million, Time Warner Cable chief executive Rob Marcus leads a host of cable executives, traders and bankers who will profit handsomely through golden parachutes, advisory fees and investment returns should Charter Communications' proposed $56.7 billion takeover of TWC get approved.

Discovery's Zaslav on TV Everywhere: 'Cable guys aren't getting it done'

"The cable guys aren't getting it done" on TV Everywhere. That was the terse message delivered Thursday by Discovery Networks CEO David Zaslav, addressing investors in the company's fourth quarter earnings call.

Discovery signs multiplatform renewal with Cablevision, still has to deal with Comcast

Ahead of what could possibly be contentious carriage negotiations with Comcast this summer, Discovery Networks on Wednesday announced a multi-year, multi-platform renewal with Cablevision.

With CuriosityStream, Hendricks aims to fill an SVOD niche

It's been a long, strange trip for video on demand over the past few years, but thanks to over-the-top streaming, the concept of VOD is finally coming into its own. One person who's excited about the potential of OTT is John Hendricks, founder of the Discovery Channel and until last year the chairman of Discovery Communications.  Hendricks spoke with Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, about the soon-to-be-launched SVOD service, the content niche it fills, and the parallels he sees between the cable revolution of the mid-1970s and today's online-video disruption.

Discovery founder Hendricks launches SVOD service CuriosityStream

After pioneering the nonfiction programming template that formed the backbone the cable industry for the last two decades, Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks is looking to become a part of the SVOD revolution that's currently undermining pay-TV.

Longtime SVOD holdout Discovery Communications caves to Hulu

Discovery Communications announced its first-ever distribution agreement with Hulu Tuesday, putting popular cable reality series including Mythbusters, Say Yes to the Dress and Deadliest Catch on the SVOD service.

Sony adds CBS and Discovery for OTT service

CBS Corp. and Discovery Communications have confirmed in their separate third-quarter earnings reports that their programming has been licensed by Sony for the launch of the Japanese conglomerate's upcoming virtual pay-TV service.

Suddenlink renews Discovery licensing agreement

Proving that it doesn't forsake all programming conglomerates, just Viacom, Suddenlink has inked a new carriage agreement with Discovery Communications.

Discovery reveals details of Hub relaunch, puts Henry Schleiff in charge

Discovery Communications has revealed the basics of its rebranding plan for The Hub, the erstwhile kids channel it jointly launched with Hasbro in 2010. Rebranded as Discovery Family Channel, Discovery will take oversight of the channel, shifting its ownership stake from 40-60 to 60-40.