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Transcript of Discovery
first ever branded programming stunt on cable TV.
Celebrating its 25th year
in 2012, this week long
program is hosted by
celebrities each year. Launch 5 New Networks Discovery HD, an international high definition network, launches in Australia; Discovery becomes the #1 international provider of HD networks with services in 17 markets outside of the U.S. reaching more than four million subscribers . The World's Just Awesome Shedding Light in History Discovery Founded Shark Week Discovery Goes Global Taylor Drake
Sara Michael Discovery Communications is the world's #1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories.” June 17th, 1985 First Show Aired ''Our programming is for what we call the lifelong learners, people who maintain a curiosity about the world, and who want to come away from a program enriched as well as amused.'' John Hendricks, Founder and Chairman, launches Discovery Channel with 156,000 subscribers in the United States, the first program to air is Iceberg Alley. John Hendricks February 1st, 1987 Russia: Live from the Inside
66 Hours of Soviet Television
Discovery relevant to World history 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 209 countries and territories. Beginning In 1989 Now A Days 1989- Discovery Channel Launches in United Kingdom 1994- Discovery Channel Launches in Latin America and Asia Networks 2004- Discovery Channel launches in France September 1st 1989 Discovery Airs it's first original program lolololololololol Animal Planet’s global reach breaks the 100 million subscribing household mark. In September 1st, 2000. July 17, 1988 June 1, 1996 February, 2011 August 1, 1996
*Encourages future large scale productions- partnership with BBC * Opens over 114 retail stores across US
* 11 years later closes all locations
* Focuses on growing online market * Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership launches its first
Learning Center in South Africa.
* April 1, 1999 Partner with the National
*Create centers at Washington Monument
*Produce "Park Docs" for America's national parks *Discovery Channel’s/BBC launch epic 11-episode Planet Earth series
Highest-rated natural history program
The most watched cable event of all time
65 Million Views Discovery Channel reaches 100 million subscribing households in 146 countries
outside of the United States, bringing its worldwide count to 178 million. Discovery Communications
creates a fourth division,
Discovery Education - the
go-to source for the next
generation of video-based learning.
Discovery Communications launches Discoverymobile.com, a direct-to-consumer mobile website featuring downloadable wallpapers, ringtones, podcasts and other special features for cell phones and mobile devices.
Discovery Communications forms a partnership with Activision Publishing, Inc., to create family-friendly, Animal Planet-themed interactive video game titles. David Zaslav, former president of
NBC Universal Cable and Domestic
TV and New Media Distribution, is
named President and Chief Executive
Officer of Discovery Communications.
Annual revenue for the Discovery Networks International division surpasses $1 billion for the first time.
*Discovery Communications hits the Nasdaq stock exchange as a public company!
*Doubles stock value and continues rise Whale of a Tail April 1, 1992 reeled in an average of 27
million viewers in 2011
was tweeted about 1.6 million
was ranked #1 on Trendrr's social TV charts for cable and broadcasting
accounted for 35% of all cable social activity from August 12-16 Open Season June 1, 1996 Cox Communication December 1997 sold to Cox as a multi-billion dollar transaction in 2007 Discovery and the Community November 1, 1997 Public Reception Discovery Education March 1, 2004 Discovery
Education launches COSMEO, a revolutionary online homework
help tool. A World of a Project March 1, 1998 May 1, 2007 On March 1, 2006 My People Need Me April 1, 2000 March 1, 2004 Discovery Communications reaches one
billion cumulative subscribers around the world. @Discovery New Leader November 1, 2006 August 1st 2006 November 1st 2007 Buy! Buy! Buy! September 1, 2008 Discovery HD February 1, 2008 Australia, Austria,
Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan,
the Netherlands, Norway,
South Korea, Sweden
and the UK December 14, 2012 Added to the NASDAQ-100 Index, Discovery Continues International Growth with Acquisition & Strategic Partnership Finland Boomdiada! ...Dolla dolla bill y'all December 1, 2007 Today, Discovery still
holds that title with
165 global markets. * Partnership produces Life, Planet Earth, Blue Planet and Wonders of the Solar System.
*Discovery Communications + BBC = EPIC May 1st 1991 The Learning Channel August 1, 1999 One of the First 24 Hour HD Channels The First 24 hour TV Network devoted to fitness June 1, 2002 December 1, 2003 October 1, 2004 Life Style Network Portfolio Discovery Impact Day Dedicated to making a difference where we live and where we work first ever 24 hour eco-lifestyle television network April 1, 2007 January 1, 2011 October 10, 2012 May 28, 2012 May 2012 leading online source of high-quality, unbiased, and easy-to-understand explanations of how the world actually works. December 1, 2007 Struggles at Oprah's Network Drag down Discovery Results Discovery owns half of OWN Net income was $221M down from $305M first quarter October 4, 2011 (Formerly Planet Green) June 7, 1985 First Network Paul Sr, Mikey, Paul Jr. Adam & Jamie Mike Rowe Jon, Kate & the 8 Buddy Valastro Steve Irwin Thanks for Listening