Why Discovery Won’t Sell Content to Peacock, Other Streaming Services

David Zaslav explains why “strategy is to keep it all for ourselves” — right now

David Zaslav isn’t looking to sell off the rights to Discovery, Inc.’s extensive library to NBCUniversal’s upcoming streaming service Peacock, or any other streaming platform for that matter — at least for now.

“We think that we’re the best global IP company and we’re the only company that has it in every language with the depth that we have. And so right now our strategy is to keep it all for ourselves,” the Discovery president and CEO said during the company’s earnings conference call Thursday, when asked by one analyst if he’d consider selling off Discovery’s “general entertainment content” to other streaming platforms, with NBCU’s Peacock specifically name-dropped in the question.

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Jennifer Maas

Jennifer Maas

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