DISCA - Discovery Communications, Inc.

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Discovery Communications, Inc.

One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States

IndustryCATV Systems
Full Time Employees7,000

Key Executives

Mr. David M. ZaslavCEO, Pres & Director10.93M4.4M57
Mr. Bruce L. CampbellChief Devel., Distribution & Legal Officer4.34MN/A50
Mr. Paul GuyardoChief Commercial Officer3.64MN/A56
Mr. Jean-Briac PerretteCEO of Discovery Networks International & Pres of Discovery Networks International4.63MN/A46
Dr. Gunnar WiedenfelsChief Financial OfficerN/AN/A40
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 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. Currency in USD.


Discovery Communications, Inc. operates as a media company worldwide. The company operates through U.S. Networks, International Networks, and Education and Other segments. It owns and operates various television networks under the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Discovery Family, American Heroes Channel, Destination America, Discovery Life, Oprah Winfrey Network, Eurosport, DMAX, and Discovery Kids brands, as well as other regional television networks. The company's content spans genres, including survival, exploration, sports, lifestyle, general entertainment, heroes, adventure, crime and investigation, health, and kids. It also develops and sells curriculum-based education products and services, such as an online suite of curriculum-based video on demand (VOD) tools, professional development services, and digital textbooks, as well as student assessments; and publishes hard copy curriculum-based content for K-12 schools. In addition, the company operates production studios that develop content for television service providers, as well as Websites. It provides content through various distribution platforms comprising pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, Websites, digital distribution arrangements, and content licensing agreements, as well as various platforms that include brand-aligned Websites, Web-native networks, on-line streaming, mobile devices, VOD, and broadband channels. As of December 31, 2016, the company operated approximately 400 distribution feeds in 40 languages internationally. Discovery Communications, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Corporate Governance

Discovery Communications, Inc.’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of February 1, 2018 is 10. The pillar scores are Audit: 2; Board: 9; Shareholder Rights: 10; Compensation: 10.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.