-- Carriage Agreement Spans 12 Discovery U.S. Networks across Multiple Comcast Distribution Platforms --
Philadelphia, PA and Silver Spring, MD – Comcast Corporation and Discovery Communications today announced a long-term, comprehensive renewal of its distribution agreement that will deliver Discovery’s 12 U.S. networks to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the nation. The renewal also includes TV Everywhere rights, ensuring Xfinity TV customers have access to their favorite Discovery brands and programs on multiple platforms, both in and out of the home.
“Comcast is a dynamic and innovative company and has been a great partner of Discovery’s for over two decades. We look forward to continuing our relationship and unlocking the value of Discovery’s content in even greater ways for Xfinity viewers,” said David Zaslav, President and CEO, Discovery Communications.
“We’re pleased to extend our relationship with Discovery and its family of networks under this long-term renewal agreement,” said Neil Smit, President and CEO, Comcast Cable. “This renewal will enable our Xfinity TV customers to experience Discovery’s content in more ways and on more platforms than ever before.”
About Comcast Corporation:
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Discovery Communications:
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's #1 pay-tv programmer reaching nearly 3 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. For 30 years Discovery has been dedicated to satisfying curiosity and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as U.S. joint venture network OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Discovery controls Eurosport, the leading pan-regional sports entertainment destination across Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, through Discovery Education, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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Thank you for posting your question and Discovery's corporate communication in regards to the Investigation Discovery and Comcast partnership here in the Xfinity Forum.
I can tell you that Investigation Discovery is still included in some packages in your area. I found Investigation Discovery included in our Digital Starter and our grandfathered Starter XF Triple Play packages in your region.
We understand that this is disappointing for some customers but in order to offer our customers a wide variety of content at the best value possible, we sometimes need to make difficult choices. We worked hard to create packages with the broadest possible appeal while maintaining value, and these changes are part of an ongoing effort to review the programming we offer based on a host of factors. Though we don’t share specific details publicly, this includes programming costs, alternative viewing options, overall viewing habits (i.e., lighter-viewed programming), and more.
You can find your local channel lineup with your current television package here: https://www.xfinity.com/support/local-channel-lineup/
If you would like to modify your current package or would like to know more about Investigation Discovery channel please don't hesitate to let us know here.
@cnicolvegas2015 wrote: SOURCE: https://ir.corporate.discovery.com/news-releases/news-release-details/comcast-corporation-and-discov... ...
Note that, while the page you linked is undated, it appears to be identical to https://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-newsroom/comcast-corporation-and-discovery-communications-..., which is dated July 27, 2015.