Kumkum Bhagya & Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Kumkum Bhagya, which was topping the TRP chart, has dropped down to the third place with 2.5 TRP ratings. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, which was at the third place has dropped down to the fourth place, with 2.4 ratings. … [Read more...] about Latest TRP Ratings: DD National Enters The TRP Race; Kumkum Bhagya, YRKKH & TKSS Drop Down!
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David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer of Discovery said, “2019 was a year of promises made and promises delivered. We achieved more than $3 billion of free cash flow and brought leverage down to the low end of our target range of 3-3.5x net debt to Adjusted OIBDA. Our differentiated local content strategy and global scale, coupled with our unique free cash flow conversion profile, provide distinct financial flexibility that allows us to adapt to changing media consumption habits. Our Board’s confidence in our strategic direction is highlighted by the recent authorization to repurchase up to an additional $2 billion of our shares.” … [Read more...] about HGTV & Food Network Global Launches Help Discovery Secure Full-Year & Q4 Revenue Growth
Dr. Phil viewers recognize Lawlis from his frequent appearances as a designated expert on the show, during which McGraw treats Lawlis with notable respect, often introducing him as one the foremost authors or experts on whatever subject he's conferring on. (Lawlis was McGraw's Ph.D. adviser decades ago.) Beamed in from Texas and donning a white coat, Lawlis weighs in on everything from opioid dependency to autism. In a 2017 segment focused on Chase, a 19-year-old man who claimed his life had spiraled out of control after a marijuana-induced panic attack, McGraw said he was sending him to the Lewisville clinic to get a "scan of your brain." Lawlis, who ventured that "we also might have a feature of PTSD" to explore, explained that techniques "that work very quickly" would be utilized that "will help resolve him back to where he was before." Hearing the news back in Los Angeles on the Paramount lot, Chase and his family dissolved into hugs and tears as the crowd applauded. … [Read more...] about Meet the Controversial Doctor Behind the Dr. Phil Empire
In this newly created role, Holme is responsible for setting the content strategy for Discovery’s DTC products in the U.S., including the curation, commissioning and acquisition of content. She will also manage commercial strategy, with a specific focus on distribution partners in alignment with Discovery’s ad sales teams. … [Read more...] about Hulu’s Lisa Holme Joins Discovery To Oversee Direct-To-Consumer Content Strategy
Discovery CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels had on the third-quarter earnings call said that the company expects "the impact from direct-to-consumer investments on full year 2019 adjusted operating income before depreciation and amortization to be at the lower end of the $300 million to $400 million range we have previously discussed. ... The expected ramp in our digital investment spending will flow through more meaningfully in the fourth quarter." … [Read more...] about Discovery Earnings Rise, Streaming Investments Boost Expenses