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Discovery outlines “Sports Netflix” strategy for EuroSport, signs UK deal

Discovery Communications and Sky in the UK recently resolved their quarrel over a carriage renewal deal, and this week the fruits of a new relationship are blossoming as Discovery announced it will be launching its second FTA (free-to-air) channel in the UK, plus similar plans with Sky Deutschland, with more joint ventures to come on the horizon. There have been widespread suggestions that a giant company of some shape or form should step up and buy Discovery Communications, but although the company is not seen as a particularly major force in the US, its European prowess is on the up and the company looks likely to make a tidy fortune. Discovery’s recent profit uplift and big ambitions could put the…

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