Time Warner Cable and Discovery Communications today announced the early renewal of their distribution agreement, which will allow Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to continue delivery of Discovery’s networks to their subscribers without interruption.
“Our customers will continue to enjoy Discovery’s networks, in addition to a robust VOD experience, and we look forward to continually working with Discovery to provide more expansive out of home access to their content.”
The multi-platform agreement allows for continued carriage of Discovery’s channels and the VOD content from them, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Hub Network, Military Channel, Discovery Fit & Health, Discovery en Español, Discovery Familia, Velocity and Destination America. The parties also expect Time Warner Cable customers to enjoy authenticated access to Discovery content in the near future.
“We’re pleased to have reached this long-term agreement with Discovery well in advance of our deadline,” says Andrew I. Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable. “Our customers will continue to enjoy Discovery’s networks, in addition to a robust VOD experience, and we look forward to continually working with Discovery to provide more expansive out of home access to their content.”
“Ensuring viewers’ access to and enjoyment of Discovery’s unparalleled family of networks is our top priority, and we are thrilled to have reached this agreement with Time Warner Cable,” said Eric Phillips, President, Domestic Distribution for Discovery Communications. “For nearly 30 years, Discovery has remained steadfastly committed to investing in and producing the highest-quality, original content to help viewers satisfy their curiosity about the world around them. This agreement reaffirms Time Warner Cable’s support of that commitment, and we look forward to building value for Time Warner Cable’s lineup and its customers for years to come.”