Discovery to reach 100m US homes

April 28, 2010

Website: Rapid TV News

Documentary and factual broadcasting giant Discovery is about to top 100m USA subscribing homes.

Discovery Networks is celebrating its 25th Anniversary year (it first went on air in 1985) and is now the second most-distributed cable and satellite channel in North America.

Ratings agency Nielsen says that next month will see Discovery reach 100.1m US homes.

“This is an extraordinary accomplishment for Discovery Channel, our Founder and Chairman John Hendricks and our entire company as we celebrate our 25th anniversary,” said Discovery Channel president/GM Clark Bunting.

“For a quarter century, Discovery has inspired audiences with groundbreaking programming and compelling storytelling about the ever-changing world around us.

“This latest achievement underscores the tremendous loyalty viewers have for Discovery Channel and its steadfast strength in the marketplace.”

“Passing the remarkable 100-million subscriber threshold is a testament to Discovery Channel’s unwavering commitment to delivering top-quality content to viewers and being a trusted, value-building service for distribution partners,” added Bill Goodwyn, president Domestic Distribution and Enterprises, Discovery Communications.

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