GCI Reaches Multi-year Deal with Discovery Networks

December 30, 2014

Agreement includes TLC and Animal Planet

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – Alaska’s largest TV and broadband service provider, General Communication, Inc., reached a long-term agreement with Discovery networks, a lineup that includes TLC and Animal Planet channels. The deal, negotiated by the National Cable Television Cooperative, allows GCI to continue broadcasting 15 popular entertainment channels without interruption.

The National Cable Television Cooperative negotiates on behalf of smaller cable providers to provide the best value and leverage for these independent providers and cable subscribers.

With the agreement, GCI gained rights to offer Discovery network streaming apps and video-on-demand products to its GCI GO and GCI On Demand lineups in the near future. GCI GO provides 70 channels of online programming for smartphones, tablets, game consoles and computers.

Discovery network channels available on GCI include: Discovery, Discovery HD, TLC, TLC HD, Animal Planet, Animal Planet HD, Velocity HD, Investigation Discovery, OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network), Discovery Family, Science Channel, Science Channel HD, Destination America and Destination America HD.

About GCI

GCI is the top provider of voice, data and video services in Alaska, through which consumers can experience entertainment everywhere. GCI is also the leading provider of communications services to enterprise customers, particularly large enterprise customers with complex data networking needs. The Alaska-based company is dedicated to providing the best in communication services, including the state’s largest wireless network, high-speed broadband, digital cable television and local telephone services. The company offers more than 1,200 TurboZone locations statewide to provide customers with more high-speed wireless capabilities. The Alaska-based company continuously supports community efforts, contributing to nonprofit organizations across the state. More information about GCI can be found at www.gci.com.

Shahid Butt, GCI (907)
868-0692, sbutt@gci.com