Comcast Corp. and Discovery Communications have come to terms on carriage, announcing today that they’ve signed a long-term, comprehensive renewal of their distribution agreement.
The agreement “will deliver Discovery’s 12 U.S. networks to Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers across the nation,” the companies said. “The renewal also includes TV Everywhere rights, ensuring Xfinity TV customers have access to their favorite Discovery brands and programs on multiple platforms, both in and out of the home.”
David Zaslav, President and CEO, Discovery Communications, said: “Comcast is a dynamic and innovative company and has been a great partner of Discovery’s for over two decades. We look forward to continuing our relationship and unlocking the value of Discovery’s content in even greater ways for Xfinity viewers.”
The accord comes after Zaslav expressed vocal opposition earlier this year to Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner Cable. Comcast abandoned that effort back in April.
In the announcement, Neil Smit, President and CEO, Comcast Cable, said: “We’re pleased to extend our relationship with Discovery and its family of networks under this long-term renewal agreement. This renewal will enable our Xfinity TV customers to experience Discovery’s content in more ways and on more platforms than ever before.”