|Type||Cable television, Digital television|
Number of locations
|London, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Stockholm and Warsaw|
|Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway|
|Jan Andreassen (disposed of in December 2013)|
Discovery Communications Nordic (formerly Discovery Networks Nordicand SBS Discovery Media) is a branch of Discovery Networks Northern Europe, a part of Discovery Networks EMEA. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, the company represents Discovery, Inc. operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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.
On 9 April 2013 Discovery's acquisition of SBS Nordic from German media group ProSiebenSat.1 was finalised.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.
SBS Discovery's radio stations were later sold to Bauer Media Group.
Modern Times Group (MTG) is a digital entertainment company based in Stockholm, Sweden. MTG was formed out of the media holdings of investment company Kinnevik, which in 1997 was distributed to the company stockholders. Today MTG operates as a strategic and operational investment holding company managing a unique portfolio including esports businesses ESL and DreamHack, gaming companies InnoGames, Ninja Kiwi and Kongregate as well as digital network company Zoomin.TV.
Viasat is a satellite and pay television brand, co-owned by the Swedish media group Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT) in the Nordic countries, Sony Pictures Television in Hungary, and by Viasat World internationally. Founded in Sweden in 1991, Viasat has previously been owned by Modern Times Group. The channels of both companies are broadcast from London.
Discovery, Inc. is an American multinational mass media factual television company based in New York City. Established in 1985, the company primarily operates a group of factual and lifestyle television brands, such as the namesake Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and TLC. In 2018, the company acquired Scripps Networks Interactive, adding networks such as Food Network, HGTV, and Travel Channel to its portfolio. Since the purchase, Discovery has described itself as serving members of "passionate" audiences.
SBS Broadcasting Group was a multinational media group, operating commercial television, premium pay channels, radio stations and related print businesses in Northern, Western and Central and Eastern Europe.
Canal Digital is a Nordic pay TV and internet service provider in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland that was founded in March 1997 as a joint venture between the French pay TV company Canal+ and the Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor.
C More Entertainment AB is a pay television company that previously operated as Canal+. It targets Nordic countries and has a separate channel in Sweden.
Kanal 5 is a Swedish free-to-air television channel that was launched in 1989. It is owned by the media corporation SBS Discovery Media, changing its ownership from ProSiebenSat.1 Media in April 2013.
Discovery EMEA is a subsidiary of Discovery, Inc. The network was established in 1989 with its headquarters in Amsterdam and London.
ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE is a German mass media company. It operates free-to-air commercial TV channels, pay television channels, radio stations and related print businesses. It also operates advertising platform solutions through AdTech and SevenVentures, and is working on new digital platforms, among other projects. It was formed on 2 October 2000 by the merger of German TV broadcasters ProSieben Media AG and Sat.1 SatellitenFernsehen GmbH. The company is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Com Hem is a Swedish brand owned by Tele2 AB which supplies Triple Play services that include cable television, broadband internet and fixed-line telephone.
The Voice TV is a network of music television channels owned by ProSiebenSat.1 Media. Previously broadcast in Finland (2004-2012), Denmark (2004-2012), Norway (2004-2012) and Sweden (2004-2008). In October 2006 the channel began broadcasting in Bulgaria.
Kanal 9 is a Swedish free-to-air television channel owned by Discovery Communications. It targets the 25-59 age group, which is a slightly older age group than the sister channel Kanal 5. The channel launched on 25 February 2007. Its opening night featured the 79th Academy Awards. The programming consists of drama series, movies, sports and documentaries.
Telia Digital TV is an IPTV distribution platform in Sweden owned by Telia Company. It was launched in January 2005 from a few locations.
Cartoon Network is a Scandinavian pay television channel broadcasting cartoons in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The channel was created in 2000 when it replaced the Pan-European version of Cartoon Network in the region.
Canal 9 is a Danish pay television channel owned by Discovery Networks Northern Europe previously owned by C More Entertainment from 2009 to 2015.
Discovery Networks UK was a branch of Discovery Networks responsible for overseeing Discovery Networks Europe's channels in the United Kingdom and in the Republic of Ireland. As of autumn 2011, Discovery Networks UK is now operated by Discovery Networks Western Europe.
Discovery Benelux is a branch of Discovery EMEA that is responsible for channels in the Netherlands and Belgium. Discovery Benelux operates Discovery Netherlands, Discovery Flanders, Animal Planet, TLC, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 2 and Investigation Discovery in the region with local advertising, sponsorship, programming and the use of the local language either dubbed or subtitled. Discovery Benelux also use existing services from Discovery International: Discovery Science.
TLC is a Swedish television channel. Its primary target is women between 25 and 49. It launched on 2 December 2010, replacing Discovery Travel & Living Europe in Sweden.
The Voice is a European radio station operating in Denmark, Sweden and Bulgaria. The Nordic radio stations are owned by Bauer Media Group, and the Bulgarian station is owned by A.E. Best Success Services Bulgaria EOOD. The format consists mostly of new Pop, RnB and Rock songs, real life events and on-air comedy. The target audience of the listeners is 15 to 25 years old. Income is generated by commercials. The station was founded in Denmark as a local radio in the Copenhagen area.
Discovery Networks Northern Europe was a branch of Discovery, Inc.