France Télévisions will be the free-to-air Olympic broadcaster for the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022 and the Olympic Summer Games in Paris 2024 following an agreement with rights holder Discovery.
YouTube TV is continuing to add new channels to what is known in the US as an virtual MVPD streaming subscription service.
Discovery has appointed veteran communications executive Nathaniel Brown as EVP of global communications, based in New York.
Discovery is expanding its digital services in Italy, with the launch of Dplay Plus, a premium subscription streaming service offering content from its payTV brands Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Animal Planet and ID.
Discovery’s GOLFTV has secured multiplatform live rights in three key markets.
The distribution of Travel Channel, Food Network and Fine Living in Russia will come under the control of Media Alliance, an 80/20 joint venture between National Media Group (NMG) and Discovery.
Discovery will launch Home & Garden TV (HGTV) in Germany on June 6, 2019.
Discovery has promoted Keith Kazerman to executive VP, digital sales, advanced advertising and research, effective immediately.
RTL Group does not intend to accept ProSiebenSat.1’s invitation to participate in the latter’s joint German streaming venture with Discovery for the time being.
A number of American media and technology companies, in collaboration with US smart TV company Vizio, have formed a consortium dedicated to the development and deployment of a new, open standard for addressable advertising on connected TVs.