Discovery

Discovery Communications provides media and entertainment cable services in the US and Europe. Read more

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Discovery

Discovery Communications provides media and entertainment cable services in the US and Europe. Read more

David M. Zaslav's photo - President & CEO of Discovery

President & CEO

David M. Zaslav

CEO Approval Rating

68/100

Founded:

1985

Status:

PublicMerger Pending with Warner Media, LLCNASDAQDISCA

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A+E Networks has been one of Discovery's top competitors. A+E Networks's headquarters is in New York, New York, and was founded in 1984. Like Discovery, A+E Networks also competes in the Broadcasting field. A+E Networks generates 35% of Discovery's revenue.

National Geographic is one of Discovery's top rivals. National Geographic is a Private company that was founded in Washington, District of Columbia in 1888. National Geographic is in the Publishing industry. National Geographic has 6,961 fewer employees vs. Discovery.

DISH is perceived as one of Discovery's biggest rivals. DISH was founded in 1980, and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado. DISH operates in the Telecommunications Equipment industry. DISH generates $6B more revenue vs. Discovery.

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Discovery Quarterly and Annual Revenue

Trailing 12-Months Trend (TTM)

Annual Revenue

$10.8B

Discovery's revenue is the ranked 6th among it's top 10 competitors. The top 10 competitors average 12.8B. Over the last four quarters, Discovery's revenue has grown by 9.9%. Specifically, in Q1 2021's revenue was $2.8B; in Q4 2020, it was $2.9B; in Q3 2020, it was $2.6B; in Q2 2020, Discovery's revenue was $2.5B.

Discovery Acquisitions

COMPANY ACQUIRED
ACQUISITION DATE
AMOUNT
DESCRIPTION
MediaWorks NZ

Dec 2020

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undisclosed
MediaWorks is a media company that owns and operates a chain of TV channels and radio stations.
ThreeNow

Sep 2020

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undisclosed
ThreeNow is a television channel that broadcasts live streaming video programs and shows.
The Edge

Sep 2020

Source »
undisclosed
The Edge is a commercial television channel that broadcasts reality, news, entertainment and sports shows.
Newshub

Sep 2020

Source »
undisclosed
Newshub is a television channel that broadcasts sport, politics, lifestyle and entertainment related news.
The Breeze

Sep 2020

Source »
undisclosed
The Breeze is a radio station that broadcasts music, comedy and game shows.

These are all the companies that Discovery has acquired. Discovery has acquired 20 companies and its latest acquisition was MediaWorks NZ in Dec 2020. MediaWorks is a media company that owns and operates a chain of TV channels and radio stations.

Discovery Funding History

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FUNDING DATE

AMOUNT

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IPO
Dec 2007
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Since Discovery was founded in 1985, it has participated in 1 round of funding. In total Discovery has raised $0. Discovery's funding round was on Dec 2007 for a total of $0

Discovery Investments

COMPANY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

INVESTMENT DATE

ROUND

EXIT DATE

Philo is an internet Television platform that allows users to watch live TV shows and record video content on connected devices.
$41.4M
Jun 13, 2018
Series C
-
Group Nine Media operates as a holding company that publishes digital sites Thrillist, NowThis, the Dodo and Seeker.
$40M
Nov 27, 2017
Equity
Jan 15, 2021
Philo is an internet Television platform that allows users to watch live TV shows and record video content on connected devices.
$25M
Nov 13, 2017
Equity
-
Here Be Dragons is a production studio that provides virtual reality based films.
$10M
Jul 12, 2017
Series A
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Sharecare is a Georgia-based healthcare technology company that offers digital therapeutics and mental wellness programs for employers.
$40M
May 24, 2017
Equity
-

These are all the companies that Discovery has invested in. Discovery has invested 20 companies and its latest investment was MediaWorks NZ in Dec 2020. MediaWorks is a media company that owns and operates a chain of TV channels and radio stations.

Discovery News

Today 5:50 AMThe Tech Portal

AT&T and Discovery join forces in a $43Bn deal to create a new entertainment powerhouse

A brand new entertainment powerhouse is on the cards, built as the...... See more »
Today 5:50 AMZephyr Net

Warner Bros. gaming division reportedly to be broken up in AT&T, Discovery merger

AT&T is officially backing off on portions of its previously acquired Time Warner assets in a new mer... See more »
Today 4:57 AMFox Business

Winners & losers in Discovery's marriage with AT&T's WarnerMedia

In what could easily be the year's biggest media deal, AT&T announced it will spin off its WarnerMedi... See more »
Today 2:25 AMBusiness Standard

AT&T, Discovery deal highlights media's thirst to be like Netflix

(Reuters) - Since AT&T bought Time Warner in 2018 to compete with Netflix and Disney, the world of st... See more »
Today 12:59 AMUSA Science News

WarnerMedia CEO reportedly negotiating departure after being left out of AT&T-Discovery deal

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar, who was appointed to the role in April 2020, is negotiating his departur... See more »
May 17, 2021The New York Times

AT&T's WarnerMedia Group to Merge With Discovery

AT&T's WarnerMedia group is merging with the reality programmer Discovery. What does that mean for yo... See more »
May 17, 2021Webindia123

WarnerMedia, Discovery combine to form new leader in global entertainment space

ATandT and Discovery on Monday announced a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedias premium enter... See more »

Discovery Blogs

February 17, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

This Weekend's What to Watch (February 17-19)

For many of us, this long weekend in honor of President's Day signals the final long weekend until th... See more »
February 10, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

This Weekend's What to Watch (February 10-12)

What better way to brave this icy weather than with a weekend of Discovery and chill? (That's a thing... See more »
February 3, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

Team Ruff or Team Fluff? Who Will "Rise Up" In Puppy Bowl XIII?

The biggest Sunday in sports is just two days away, so who will be victorious in Puppy Bowl XIII? Whi... See more »
January 27, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

Students in LA Say "Yes" to the Prom

For nearly 100 deserving students from Dymally High School in Los Angeles, CA, Wednesday was certainl... See more »
January 12, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

The Search Is On! Who Will Be America's 2017 Top Young Scientist?

Today, Discovery Education and 3M launched the 10th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Cha... See more »
January 10, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

Beyond the Sparkle - Say Yes to the Prom is Back!

The glitz and glam of prom season is already upon us and we are thrilled to announce that TLC's Say Y... See more »
January 1, 2017Discovery Communications Blog

New Year Means New Shows Available on Hulu!

With the start of the new year, Hulu just announced its list of upcoming releases for January 2017, a... See more »

Discovery Press Releases

February 25, 2021WebWire

Discovery Chief Financial Officer Gunnar Wiedenfels To Present at the 2021 Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference

Discovery (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) today announced that Chief Financial Officer Gunnar Wiedenfel... See more »
February 13, 2021Endurance Sportswire

Olympics content expanded as Discovery and Snapchat renew deal

The US-based mass media company will bring Olympic Games coverage to the photo and video sharing plat... See more »
January 25, 2021StreetInsider

Discovery's "Apocalypse of Plague Prevention" Documentary Receives Wide Acclaim From Mainstream Media

SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The documentary "Apocalypse of Plague Prevention", co-produced by Discove... See more »
January 8, 2021WebWire

Discovery and Vodafone announce landmark partnership including new discovery+ streaming service

Discovery, Inc. and Vodafone have signed a new long-term, multi-platform agreement in Europe under wh... See more »
January 4, 2021WebWire

Discovery, Inc. Launches Discovery+ in The U.S. and Announces New Distribution and Platform Agreements

discovery+ to be available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple, Google, Microsoft, the Roku Platform and Samsung... See more »
October 8, 2020PR Newswire Asia

ITRI's Tech Innovation for COVID-19 Featured on Discovery Channel

TAIPEI, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- "Taiwan Revealed", a TV documentary series produced by Discovery... See more »
September 17, 2020PR Newswire

Discovery Announces Expiration Date Results of its Cash Tender Offers for Five Series of Notes Open to Retail Holders Only

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery, Inc. ("Discovery") (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISC... See more »

Discovery Videos

March 1, 2019Discovery Communications Youtube Channel

"Tigertorial" on YOUTUBE

March 1, 2019Discovery Communications Youtube Channel

"State of the Tiger" on YOUTUBE

January 23, 2019Discovery Communications Youtube Channel

"Discovery: No Limits" on YOUTUBE

January 17, 2019Discovery Communications Youtube Channel

"Discovery Employee Wallet Overview" on YOUTUBE

January 16, 2019Discovery Communications Youtube Channel

"Discovery Eurosport's Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Internship" on YOUTUBE

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Discovery Headquarters

1 Discovery Place

Silver Spring, Maryland20910

240-662-2000

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Discovery Summary

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Overview

Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA) provides real world media and entertainment. It is an American global, mass media and entertainment company based in Silver Spring, Maryland. The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery...

CEO

Discovery's President & CEO, David M. Zaslav, currently has an approval rating of 68%. Discovery's primary competitors are A+E Networks, National Geographic & DISH.

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discovery.com

Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery

  1. When was Discovery founded?

    Discovery was founded in 1985
  2. Who is Discovery's CEO?

    Discovery's CEO is David M. Zaslav
  3. How much revenue does Discovery generate?

    Discovery generates $10.8B in revenue
  4. How much funding does Discovery have?

    Discovery has historically raised $0 in funding
  5. Where is Discovery's headquarters?

    Discovery's headquarters is in Silver Spring Maryland, USA
  1. How many employees does Discovery have?

    Discovery has 9,000 employees
  2. What sector does Discovery operate in?

    Discovery is in Broadcasting, Cable & Satellite
  3. Who are Discovery's competitors?

    Discovery's top competitors are A+E Networks, National Geographic, DISH
  4. Who has Discovery invested in?

    Discovery's has invested in companies such as Philo, Inc., Group Nine Media, Philo, Inc.