Discovery Networks EMEA

Discovery Networks EMEA is a subsidiary of Discovery, Inc. The network was established in 1989 with its headquarters in London and New York.[1]

Current regional operations

As of late 2014, Discovery Networks Europe[2] has reorganized its operations in Europe. It now consists of the following branches:

  • Discovery Networks Northern Europe serving Ireland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK
  • Discovery Networks CEEMEA servicing Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Discovery Networks Southern Europe serving France, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

In early 2011, Discovery Networks International restructured its operations in Europe. In February 2011, it established two key branches which resulted in the amalgamation of its localized networks in Europe, such as:

Previous regional operations

In 2007, Discovery Networks Europe decided to localize its networks across Europe. This resulted in the establishment of Discovery Discovery Networks Deutschland, Discovery Networks Benelux, Discovery Networks Nordic, Discovery Networks UK & Ireland and Discovery Networks Italia and Discovery Networks EMEA (which served all other territories).[3][4] As of 2011, operations in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, France and Flanders are operated by Discovery Networks Northern Europe.[5] All other operations in Europe are operated by Discovery Networks CEEMEA in Warsaw.[6]

Channels and branding

Discovery Networks Europe overs 36 different brands across Europe, the Middle-East, Central Asia and Africa. It offers its channels to 135 different countries. Hosting 73 different feeds of its channels[7] with subtitles in various languages. The networks has a total of 397.3 million subscribers.

Localized brands

Discovery Channel

Additional channels


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  3. "Discovery splits UK and EMEA operations". Digital Spy. January 24, 2007.
  4. "Paxton steps down as Discovery splits". Broadcast. January 23, 2007.
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  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-19. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
  7. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-08-13. Retrieved 2011-09-07.
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