Discovery Communications Nordic

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Discovery Communications Nordic
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 Communications
Website www.discovery.no

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 Communications' operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

SBS Broadcasting Group's operations in the Nordics[edit]

Discovery Networks Nordic[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Television channels[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  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. 

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