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Comcast, Discovery mend rift with new distribution pact

Comcast, Discovery mend rift with new distribution pact

Discovery Communications has survived its brush with mighty Comcast. The two companies said Monday that they have reached a new distribution pact, replacing one that expired last month. The long-term agreement ensures carriage of Discovery's 12 U.S. networks, including Animal Planet, Discovery and TLC, on Comcast cable systems.  It also grants Comcast permission to include the channels in its TV Everywhere offering so that Comcast Xfinity customers can watch the channels on mobile devices inside and outside the home. Wall Street has been watching distribution deal renewals more closely these days. That's because a handful of programming companies, including Discovery...

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