Investigation Discovery Press Releases 2007

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2,2007

DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS EMERGING NETWORKS CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE TRIPLE AND DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH

The Science Channel, Discovery Times and Military Channel Post Significant Year-Over-Year Primetime and Total Day Increases in All Key Demos in 3Q07

Discovery Channel and TLC Post Primetime and Total Day Total Viewership Gains

THE SCIENCE CHANNEL

In 3Q07, The Science Channel delivered double-digit increases in primetime and total day in households (HH), total viewers (P2+) and the key demo (P25-54) versus 3Q06.

Primetime
HH                  15% (113k vs. 98k)
P2+                 20% (149k vs. 124k)
P25-54                23% (81k vs. 66k)

Total Day
HH                  23% (76k vs. 62k)
P2+                 35% (93k vs. 69k)
P25-54                39% (53k vs. 38k)

DISCOVERY TIMES

In 3Q07, Discovery Times experienced triple-digit growth in HH's, P2+ and P25-54 in primetime and total day versus 3Q06.  Also in 3Q07, the network set an all-time quarterly high in HH, P2+ and P25-54 in both primetime and total day.

Primetime
HH                  124% (112k vs. 50k)
P2+                 125% (144k vs. 64k)
P25-54                134% (75k vs. 32k)

Total Day
HH                  156% (92k vs. 36k)
P2+                 149% (112k vs.45k)
P25-54                136% (59k vs. 25k)

In addition, Discovery Times is currently the largest growing network among all ad-supported cable networks to-date in 2007, up 145% for P2+ delivery in total day versus the same time period last year.

MILITARY CHANNEL

In 3Q07, the Military Channel posted strong double-digit gains in primetime and total day in HH's, P2+ and P25-54 versus 3Q06.

Primetime
HH                  64% (82k vs. 50k)
P2+                 62% (99k vs. 61k)
P25-54                48% (46k vs. 31k)

Total Day
HH                  63% (65k vs. 40k)
P2+                 56% (75k vs. 48k)
P25-54                46% (35k vs. 24k)

DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND TLC

In total viewers, the Discovery Channel is up 5% (1239k vs.1182k) in primetime and up 6% (745k vs. 701k) in total day and TLC experienced a 13% increase (911k vs. 809k) in primetime and 8% increase (520k vs. 482k) in total day versus 3Q06.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2007
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS EMERGING NETWORKS EXPERIENCE TRIPLE AND DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH

Discovery Times, The Science Channel and Military Channel Post Significant Year-Over-Year Primetime and Total Day Increases In All Key Demos

DISCOVERY TIMES

In August, Discovery Times experienced triple digit growth in households (HH), total viewers (P2+) and P25-54 in primetime and total day versus August 06, and is currently the fastest growing network among all ad-supported cable networks to-date in 2007;

In primetime, Discovery Times increased its HH delivery by 131% (111k vs. 48k), P2+ by 129% (144k vs. 63k) and P25-54 by 131% (32k vs. 74k) versus August '06;
In total day, Discovery Times increased its HH delivery by 160% (91k vs. 35k), P2+ by 152% (111k vs. 44k) and P25-54 by 140% (60k vs. 25k) versus August 06;
Discovery Times set an all-time monthly record of P2+ delivery in both primetime (144k) and total day (111k) in August, and it was the fourth consecutive month in which all-time highs were set for P2+ delivery in both dayparts;
Year-to-date, Discovery Times is the fastest growing network among all ad-supported cable networks, up 143% for P2+ delivery in total day versus same time period last year.

MILITARY CHANNEL

In August, the Military Channel posted strong double-digit gains in primetime and total day in HH's and all key demos versus August 06.

In primetime, the Military Channel increased its HH delivery by 54% (80k vs. 52k), P2+ by 56% (100k vs. 64k) and P25-54 by 47% (47k vs.32k) versus August 06;
In total day, the Military Channel increased its HH delivery by 48% (62k vs. 42k), P2+ by 47% (72k vs. 49k) and P25-54 by 28% (32k vs. 25k) versus August 06;

THE SCIENCE CHANNEL

In August, The Science Channel delivered double-digit increases in primetime and total day in P2+ and the key demo versus August 06.

In primetime, The Science Channel delivered 148k P2+ and 81k P25-54 up 12% and 13%, respectively versus August 06;
In total day, The Science Channel delivered 101k P2+ and 57k P25-54 up 28% and 33%, respectively versus August 06.

Also, in addition to strong year-over-year ratings growth, both The Science Channel and Military Channel now reach more than 50 million U.S. households, according to Nielsen Universe Estimates for September 2007.

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2007

DISCOVERY TIMES CHANNEL REVEALS PREVIOUSLY UNKNOWN AUDIO OF ROBERT KENNEDY'S DEATH IN CONSPIRACY TEST:  THE RFK ASSASSINATION

-- Secret recording revealed for the first time sheds light on Kennedy's murder. Never-before-broadcast offers new evidence of a second gunman--

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Senator Robert Kennedy's murder continues to puzzle many and spur debate even four decades later.  In a Discovery Times Channel program, CONSPIRACY TEST:  THE RFK ASSASSINATION, audio experts examine a never-before-broadcast audio recording, that provides new evidence supporting the second gunman theory.  This startling new audio evidence, as well as a review of eyewitness testimonies and ballistic tests, is revealed when the program makes its debut on June 6 at 9pm (ET).

As history states, Sirhan Sirhan confessed to the murder following Senator Kennedy's assassination in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968,.  Sirhan's defense team entered an insanity plea, and therefore much of the crucial evidence collected in the Los Angeles Police Department investigation -- including controversial autopsy results -- was never challenged in court.  None of the eyewitnesses ever placed Sirhan behind Senator Kennedy;  however, the fatal wound was located at the back of his head, and LAPD records of Sirhan's gun indicate a different serial number than that of the murder weapon.  Could there have been a second shooter?

Key to the theory of a second shooter is an audiotape recorded by a freelance journalist at the scene that went unnoticed in an archive for decades.  It is the only known recording in the world on which the gunshots can clearly be heard.  CONSPIRACY TEST:  THE RFK ASSASSINATION presents two tests of the recording.  The first by a team of forensic audio specialists who examine a researcher's findings that suggests that the number of shots heard may have exceeded the maximum eight rounds fired by Sirhan's gun.  The second test, by a firearms expert who determines if some of the shots on the recording exceed the maximum firing rate of Sirhan's 22-caliber Cadet model Iver Johnson revolver and done in such rapid succession as to question the presence of a second gunman. The shocking results may shed new light on the events of Kennedy's assassination.

CONSPIRACY TEST:  THE RFK ASSASSINATION is produced for the Discovery Times Channel by Creative Differences.  Erik Nelson, Phil Fairclough and Dave Harding are executive producers and Rob Beemer is supervising producer for Creative Differences.  Kelly Lueschow is executive producer for Discovery Times Channel.

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