Discovery Channel has received a licence from the UK communications regulator Ofcom for a potential 3D channel.
UPC Nederland is adding previews to its Discovery Channel VOD portal. Viewers can watch programmes before actual broadcast for a fee of between €0.99 and €1.49.
Discovery Communications regards Poland as one of its three most important markets in Europe and plans to add to the nine channels it already distributes in the country within the next two years.
One of the key players in the launch of Discovery Channel’s 3D network has been named in the new role of executive vice president and head of international business operations for Discovery Networks International.
Discovery Communications has appointed Luis Silberwasser to the new role of international head of content for Discovery Networks International (DNI), reporting to Mark Hollinger, president and CEO of the division.
Cable Congress 2010 – Brussels: Discovery Communications is bringing the TLC brand back to Europe as part of a global launch for the channel.
At about the same time as the ESPN 3D announcement, Discovery Communications unveiled plans on to launch a 3D television network with Sony and Imax.
Discovery Channel is to take on the day-to-day operation of the London playout centre built for it five years ago by Ascent Media Group.
Greg Ricca, President and CEO of Discovery Networks International, is to step aside in favour of longtime Discovery executive Mark Hollinger. The current chief operating officer will take up his new role after a period of transition.
People + Arts will cease distribution in Spain and Portugal on January 8. The DTH platform Digital+ has already stopped carriage of the channel, while cabler ONO has announced it will end distribution at the end of this year.