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Discovery boosts digital team

Discovery Communications has appointed Francis Keeling, a leading digital music executive, as senior VP, International Digital.

Discovery to create shows for Facebook’s new Watch platform

Discovery will develop mid-form shows for Watch, a new platform for shows on the online social network Facebook.

Jawahar Goel blames broadcasters for creating disparity in pay TV market

In his note to IBF, Jawahar Goel has emphasized on broadcasters providing pay channel content to Freedish and content to OTT platforms at cheaper rates, which is negatively impacting DPOs such as DTH.

Discovery to acquire Scripps Networks for $14.6 bn

Discovery is buying lifestyle broadcaster Scripps Networks Interactive for $14.6 billion or $90 per share. Scripps’ portfolio includes Travel Channel and Food Network.

T S Panesar to lead DSport in India

Discovery has hired former CEO of Hathway Digital’s video business TS Panesar to head DSport in India. The focus of the broadcaster rests on sports like football, horse racing, rugby, motorsports and cycling.

DSport acquires tennis property rights ‘Tie Break Tens’

Discovery’s sports channel DSport has acquired the rights for the new international tennis property ‘Tie Break Tens’. It will mark the first time an Indian sports channel will telecast this new format of tennis for sports fans.

Discovery spruces up weekends with soccer movies

‘Cristiano Ronaldo-The world at his feet’ and ‘Sleeping Giant –An Indian football story’ are the two movies Discovery will premiere under its recently launched ‘Movie Nights’ on Saturday, 29 April and 6 May, at 9 pm.

Discovery establishes India advisory board

The first-of-its-kind board for Discovery outside the US will provide counsel and insight to the India leadership team on strategic matters pertaining to business innovation and help Discovery navigate and tap into new growth opportunities in a rapidly evolving media landscape.

Discovery picks up 20% stake in digital sports media firm Play Sports Group

Discovery, the owner of Eurosport, has led an investment round, taking a 20% stake in Play Sports Group and a seat on its board.

New competition in infotainment genre as Sony BBC Earth readies to launch on 6 Mar

Get ready for serious competition in the infotainment genre. Sony BBC Earth will launch on 6 March with the promise to bring in premium factual content. The channel will have both SD and HD versions. It will be available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.