Discovery Communications Nordic
|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 Nordic and 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 Communications' operations in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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. 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.
- Animal Planet Nordic
- Discovery Channel Sweden
- Discovery Channel Norway
- Discovery Channel Denmark
- Discovery Channel Finland
- TLC Sweden
- TLC Norway
- Eurosport DK
- Canal 9
- Kanal 4
- Kanal 5 (Denmark)
- Kanal 5 (Sweden)
- Kanal 9
- Kanal 11
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved 2009-08-18.
- "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.