Discovery Communications Nordic

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Discovery Communications Nordic
Type Cable television, Digital television
Headquarters Copenhagen, Denmark
Number of locations
London, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw
Area served
Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway
Key people
Jan Andreassen (disposed of in December 2013)
Parent Discovery Inc.

Discovery Communications Nordic (formerly Discovery Networks Nordic [1] and SBS Discovery Media) is a branch of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, [2] a part of Discovery Networks EMEA. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, the company represents Discovery, Inc. operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

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History

Background

SBS Broadcasting Group's operations in the Nordics

Discovery Networks Nordic

Discovery Networks Nordic previously held responsibility for overseeing Discovery Networks brands in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland with headquarters in Copenhagen. Discovery Networks Nordic's key operations are the localization of Discovery Channel and the pan-Nordic Animal Planet. Discovery Networks Nordic also promotes other brands operated by Discovery Networks Europe.

Discovery acquires SBS in Nordics

On 9 April 2013 Discovery's acquisition of SBS Nordic from German media group ProSiebenSat.1 was finalised. [3] At the time of the merger, SBS had been a major commercial broadcaster in Scandinavia for two decades. The combined viewing shares made it the second largest commercial television group in Norway and the third largest in Denmark.

After acquisition

SBS Discovery's radio stations were later sold to Bauer Media Group.

Television channels

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References

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. http://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-news/discovery-networks-international-realigns-european/
  3. "Discovery Communications Completes Acquisition of SBS Nordic Operations of ProSiebenSat.1 Group" (Press release). Discovery Communications. April 9, 2013. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013.