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Mediacom Communications and Discovery Communications Sign New, Long-Term Distribution Agreement
MEDIACOM PARK, N.Y. and SILVER SPRING, Md. - Mediacom Communications and Discovery Communications today announced the renewal of their long-term distribution agreement. The deal, which incorporates TV Everywhere rights through subscriber authentication, will allow Mediacom customers to enjoy continued access to Discovery’s award-winning portfolio of 13 U.S. networks across multiple platforms.
The agreement encompasses Discovery’s entire family of U.S. networks including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, American Heroes Channel, Velocity, Destination America, Discovery Family Channel, Discovery Life Channel, Discovery en Español and Discovery Familia.
“Discovery’s commitment to investing in compelling content over the last three decades has created a powerful portfolio of brands,” said Elisa Freeman, Senior Vice President, Distribution for Discovery Communications. “This renewed agreement with Mediacom demonstrates the quality of our portfolio and viewers' strong affinity for our networks and programming. We are proud to continue our long-standing partnership with Mediacom and to bring their subscribers Discovery's unmatched original content.”
“We are pleased to announce the renewal of our agreement with Discovery,” said Italia Commisso Weinand, Mediacom’s Executive Vice President of Programming & Human Resources. “In addition to continued access to Discovery’s linear and on demand content, our customers will now be able to use Mediacom’s TV Everywhere platform to access their favorite Discovery programs on the go.”
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 curiosityand entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its global television brands, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, 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.
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the nation’s eighth largest cable television company and one of the leading cable operators focused on serving the smaller cities in the United States, with a significant customer concentration in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions. Mediacom Communications offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services and provides innovative broadband solutions through its Mediacom Business division. Mediacom Communications also sells advertising and production services through its OnMedia division. More information about Mediacom Communications is available at www.mediacomcc.com.
Jennifer Marburg, Discovery Communications
Tom Larsen, Mediacom Communications