Discovery Communications Inc


  • Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11 Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 10:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. The network plans to air "Everest Jump Live" on May 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern time, weather permitting. Discovery Channel is a division of Discovery Communications Inc..

  • Watch out! 'River Monsters' returns for 6th season Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Often television stars travel with assistants in charge of makeup and wardrobe. Jeremy Wade brought a tank with a black piranha and a candiru to a recent appointment. Wade hosts Animal Planet's "River Monsters," the network's most popular series, where he goes around the world to find ugly and often legendary creatures that lurk in murky waters.

  • Discovery says Wallenda's next walk is in Chicago Thursday, 3 Apr 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Nik Wallenda is taking his high-wire act to Chicago for a tightrope walk to be televised this fall on Discovery, part of the network's strategy to entice viewers with live events. The Chicago encore will probably take place in November, Discovery said Thursday. "Chicago is a place where Nik's relatives have performed before.

  • U.S. stock index futures signaled a lower open ahead of retail sales data and earnings from PepsiCo.

  • Feb 13- Discovery Communications Inc' quarterly profit rose higher-than-expected as advertising revenue in its international networks more than doubled. Media companies such as Discovery make money from advertising on their cable networks and from fees paid by companies such as Comcast Corp and DirecTV to carry their channels.

  • Early movers: TWC, CMCSA, PEP, WFM, Z, AVP & more Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Discovery Communications posts higher quarterly revenue Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 7:07 AM ET

    Feb 13- Discovery Communications Inc reported a 28 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in its U.S. and international networks. The company's net income rose to $289 million, or 81 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31 from $224 million, or 61 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Retail sales—Another chance to blame the weather Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 8:17 PM ET
    Ice covers a statue of wolves outside Carter-Finley Stadium on February 12, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina.

    Winter weather probably took a bite out of January's retail sales, while jobless claims data may also be affected.

  • Next up for markets—Janet Yellen Friday, 7 Feb 2014 | 6:54 PM ET
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    The Fed chair's first testimony before Congress is the big event for markets in the week ahead, as traders sift through economic data.

  • Yields rise before payrolls, T-bill issuance jumps Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    U.S. government bonds were lower on Thursday, unmoved by a clutch of data as markets geared up for the all-important monthly jobs report.

  • Squawking AOL and Obamacare; why Twitter tanked Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    This is Talking Squawk, the official "Squawk Box" blog, providing tidbits, insights and some sarcastic reflections.

  • U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher Wall Street open on Thursday, as markets gear up for the all-important monthly jobs data.

  • Cable merger future-proofs against Internet's rise Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 10:42 AM ET
    A field technician for Time Warner Cable, prepares to clean and check the connection for a WiFi hotspot.

    Charter's pursuit of Time Warner Cable shows how cable television is trying to protect itself against Internet services like Hulu and Netflix.

  • Jan 21- Discovery Communications has gained a controlling interest in European sports broadcaster Eurosport International from French media group TF1, the companies said on Tuesday. The deal was based on a valuation of about $1.2 billion for the Eurosport Group.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St dips ahead of earnings flurry Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    *Merck up after FDA review, strategic options plans. "People are sitting on their hands, waiting for major results to figure out how strong this season may be," said Douglas DePietro, managing director at Evercore Partners in New York. DePietro was looking forward to results from JPMorgan Chase& Co and Wells Fargo& Co, both slated to report on Tuesday.

  • Midday stock movers: Netflix, Twitter, Express & More Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    Some of Monday's midday movers:

  • Discovery, Scripps Networks end merger talks - WSJ Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 2:42 AM ET

    Jan 13- Discovery Communications Inc and Scripps Networks Interactive Inc abandoned talks for a merger last week, the Wall Street Journal reported, quoting people familiar with the matter. The Scripps family did not appear ready to sell the cable company, Wall Street Journal said.

  • CNBC's David Faber reports Discovery is considering a bid for Scripps Networks and what synergies make the deal viable.

  • Early movers: COST, HRB, MMM, GM, MSFT, MA & more Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 7:35 AM ET

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Discovery mulls bid for Scripps Networks: Report Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013 | 6:37 AM ET
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    Shares of Scripps soared after the market closed on a news report that Discovery Communications is considering a bid for the cable company.

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