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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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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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