Umstead, R. Thomas
December 2007
Multichannel News;12/17/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 50, p9
The article reports on the achievements of David Zaslav in his first year as chief executive officer (CEO) of Discovery Communications. Zaslav has increased profits by nearly 50 percent, revenues by nine percent and stock price by nearly 69 percent. Discovery Channel and TLC increased their ratings with the help of successful shows that include "Planet Earth" and "Dirty Jobs." Zaslav also acquired online services How StuffWorks and TreeHugger and has simplified Discovery's ownership structure.


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