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Discovery Networks International recently announced its new lifestyle networks: Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Real Time. Aimed at markets outside the U.S., Discovery Lifestyle Networks will be rolled out throughout 2005 and will initially have 70 million cumulative subscribers in 82 countries. Travel & Living launched in India mid-October.
November 1, 2004

Discovery Networks International recently announced its new lifestyle networks: Discovery Travel & Living, Discovery Home & Health and Discovery Real Time. Aimed at markets outside the U.S., Discovery Lifestyle Networks will be rolled out throughout 2005 and will initially have 70 million cumulative subscribers in 82 countries. Travel & Living launched in India mid-October.

Silver Spring, U.S.-based Rebecca Batties, senior VP of creative development and brand management for DLN, says DNI is interested in 30-minute and one-hour personality-driven series. ‘We see series as a way of providing a potential sponsor with a way to build trust and a relationship with viewers,’ she says. DNI is aiming to establish branded series as a way to create franchises and viewer loyalty. Batties adds there is a place for one-off shows, especially if they are event-driven.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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