/// Discovery Communications Plans Q3 Hibernation

July 31, 2012  |  Media Week

Don't expect a lot of new content on the Discovery Channel until after Shark Week, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav told investors and journalists on the company's second quarter earnings call Tuesday morning. “We're holding back a number of our premieres because we feel that the Olympics right now has a significant amount of cultural momentum,” said Zaslav. “We've tried to be conservative here in our approach.” Zaslav admitted to some “choppiness at TLC and Discovery” (both saw viewership declines) and praised the company's international presence and its new favorite child, Investigation Discovery (ID), which helped to bring up the conglomerate's volume average in the upfront.

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