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Discovery reports first quarter 2009 results

Discovery Communications has announced its quarterly results for the first quarter, which ended March 31, 2009. Discovery saw revenues increase by US$8 million from 2008's first quarter to a total revenue of $817 million. Not immune to the economy, Discovery's International Networks saw a four percent decline because of a $32 million unfavorable impact from foreign currency fluctuations. Adjusted OIBDA grew nine percent to $329 million, net income attributable to Discovery increased to $119 million and finally, the Free Cash Flow increased to $120 million.
May 4, 2009

Discovery Communications has announced its quarterly results for the first quarter, which ended March 31, 2009. Discovery saw revenues increase by US$8 million from 2008′s first quarter to a total revenue of $817 million. Not immune to the economy, Discovery’s International Networks saw a four percent decline because of a $32 million unfavorable impact from foreign currency fluctuations. Adjusted OIBDA grew nine percent to $329 million, net income attributable to Discovery increased to $119 million and finally, the Free Cash Flow increased to $120 million.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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