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Slide #56. Discovery Communications — SBS Nordic
Discovery Communications (NASDAQ:DISCA)
Discovery Communications announced a definitive agreement with ProSiebenSat.1 Group to purchase the company's SBS Nordic operations for a total enterprise value of approximately $1.7 billion (1.325 billion). The acquisition of SBS Nordic includes 12 television networks in Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland, among other assets, and further solidifies Discovery's long-term growth in the strong Nordic TV markets. The deal also expands Discovery's brand portfolio by adding general entertainment, scripted and sports programming to the company's suite of services for the first time. The transaction is subject to regulatory review and is expected to close in early 2013.
Discovery, through its subsidiaries, is a media company that provides content across distribution platforms, including pay-television, free-to-air and broadcast television, and direct-to-consumer subscription products. Co.'s portfolio of networks includes nonfiction television brands such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and MotorTrend . Co.'s portfolio includes Eurosport, a sports entertainment provider. Co. classifies its operations in two segments: U.S. Networks, consisting of domestic television networks and digital content services, and International Networks, consisting of international television networks and digital content services.
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