Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

Discovery Communications moving from Silver Spring to NYC

Reports Discovery Is Leaving Silver Spring Discovery Channel Headquarters to Leave Silver Spring
Herman Weaver | 10 January, 2018, 03:12

Discovery Communications, which was founded in 1985 in Landover, Md., and has called nearby Silver Spring home since 2003, will relocate its global headquarters to New York City in 2019. The sale and closing of the Silver Spring building is expected about one year after the closing of the Scripps acquisition.

Zaslav added that although "Maryland is where the magic of Discovery first began" the company made the decision to move because executives believe it is the right choice "for the long-term success of our company".

The company, which employs 1,300 people in the Silver Spring area, has been at their location at Wayne and Georgia Avenue at 1 Discovery Place for 15 years.

Huge murals advertising Shark Week were installed on the building for years.

"I know this was a tough decision for Discovery". We've been great partners for a long time. Montgomery County and the state of Maryland contributed to the renovations, Maryland through a conditional loan.

NBCWashington and the Moco Show report that CEO David Zaslav broke the news to employees in an email Tuesday.

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The company says the move will be to take advantage of the proximity to business, investment and production partners in NY.

Discovery said at the time the decision to renovate in Silver Spring had nothing to do with the merger and a headquarters decision had not been made.

The move is contingent on the closing of Discovery's $14.6 billion acquisition of Scripps Network Interactive, which is headquartered in Knoxville, TN. Management plans to further evaluate the global real estate footprint to arrive at the optimal geographic plan and staffing, with today's announcement emphasizing that decisions on individual job status will not be made until after the Scripps deal closes.

They also say they are expanding their National Operations Headquarters at Scripps' current campus in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Discovery Communications, which owns the flagship network Discovery, as well as other networks such as Animal Planet, TLC and Investigation Discovery, has been struggling as more and more cable customers end their cable contracts and switch to streaming and online media services such as Netflix.

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