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Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISCA)

37.80 0.09(0.25%) Sep 30, 4:00PM EDT
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Discovery Communications, Inc.
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States - Map
Phone: 240-662-2000

Index Membership:N/A
Industry:CATV Systems
Full Time Employees:5,700

Business Summary 

Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education. Its content spans genres, including science, exploration, survival, natural history, technology, docu-series, anthropology, heroes, paleontology, history, space, archeology, health and wellness, engineering, adventure, lifestyles, crime and investigation, civilizations, current events, and kids. The company owns and operates nine television networks in the United States, such as discovery channel, TLC, animal planet, investigation discovery, science channel, military channel, destination America, velocity, and discovery fit and health. It also owns interests in the oprah winfrey network, the hub network, 3net television networks, and pan-regional television networks; and free-to-air television networks, including DMAX, fatafeat, quest, real time, giallo, frisbee, focus, and K2. In addition, the company provides brand-aligned Websites, on-line streaming, mobile devices, video on demand (VOD), and broadband channels. Further, it offers curriculum-based product and services through subscriptions for K-12 schools to access online curriculum-based VOD tools, professional development services, digital textbooks, and student assessments, as well as publishes hardcopy curriculum-based content. As of December 31, 2013, it operated approximately 240 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. The company is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Corporate Governance 
Discovery Communications, Inc.’s ISS Governance QuickScore as of Sep 1, 2014 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 10; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 10.
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Key Executives 
Mr. David M. Zaslav , 54
Chief Exec. Officer, Pres, Director ,Member of Exec. Committee, Chief Exec. Officer of Discovery Communications Holding LLC and Pres of Discovery Communications Holding LLC
Mr. Andrew C. Warren , 48
Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Exec. VP
Mr. Bruce L. Campbell , 47
Chief Devel. & Digital Officer and Gen. Counsel
Mr. Kurt T. Wehner , 52
Chief Accounting Officer and Exec. VP
Mr. John Honeycutt ,
Chief Technology Officer
Amounts are as of Dec 31, 2013 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc.Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year.
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