TLC Press Releases 2006

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MONDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2006

AMERICAN CHOPPER REVS ITS ENGINES ON THE LEARNING CHANNEL STARTING THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

-- AMERICAN CHOPPER Is Cornerstone of New High-Octane Programming Block,TURBO ON TLC --

(Silver Spring, MD) - AMERICAN CHOPPER, featuring Orange County Choppers, the family business run by Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr., is moving to The Learning Channel starting Thursday, January 18, from 9-10pm (ET/PT) to be the cornerstone of a new programming block, TURBO ON TLC.

The first two episodes of AMERICAN CHOPPER on TLC feature a build-off between Paul Teutul Jr. and Paul Teutul Sr., who each build a prototype custom chopper that is their vision of the future of OCC.  The two bikes will be displayed in January at an OCC event in Florida, and the fans' vote will decide which prototype is used for the upcoming production line of choppers produced by OCC.

The Teutuls' business is also on the move, and the new episodes of AMERICAN CHOPPER's fourth season follow Orange County Choppers, one of the leading custom chopper shops in the world, as they break ground on their new 92,820-square-foot facility, which encompasses OCC's garage, service center, retail store, offices and display area.  The new episodes document not only the physical changes as OCC expands, but the evolving relationships between Paul Teutul Sr., his sons Paul Teutul Jr. and Mikey Teutul, the extended Teutul family and their OCC staff, which has grown to over 70 employees.  The family dynamics and lessons from running a successful business will continue to be featured alongside the Teutuls building some of the most aggressive, creative custom choppers around.  Besides the production bike build-off between Paul Jr. and Paul Sr., some of the other builds featured in the new episodes on TLC include an Indy racing-inspired bike with Danica Patrick for GoDaddy.com and a Peavey Amps chopper.

TURBO ON TLC launches on January 18 with the premiere of AMERICAN CHOPPER at 9pm (ET/PT) and a special episode featuring Mikey Teutul's adventures around the OCC shop and the Northeast Coast at 10pm (ET/PT).  TURBO ON TLC's complete lineup includes OVERHAULIN, starting January 18 at 7pm (ET/PT);  AMERICAN HOT ROD, starting January 25 at 8pm (ET/PT);  BIKER BUILD-OFF, starting February 8 at 10pm (ET/PT);  and additional programming and new series currently in development.

The TURBO ON TLC lineup is the on-air home for TURBO, the multiplatform, multimedia destination for Discovery Network's best "motorized" content, from choppers to supersonic jets and everything in between.  As a multimedia destination, TURBO is designed for people who love the rush and craftsmanship of all things motorized.  The first cross-platform brand in Discovery's portfolio, TURBO offers content on air, online, on demand and on the go.  TURBO programming blocks air on Thursday nights on TLC and Tuesday nights on Discovery HD Theater.  TURBO's 24-hour broadband channel, www.turbo.com, highlights cars, bikes, hot rods, planes and boats, as well as events, behind-the-scenes footage and in-depth insights into the passionate personalities that bring these machines to life.  TURBO On Demand offers Discovery's popular auto-engineering series, as well as military programming and original short-form content, while Discovery Mobile's TURBO block provides enthusiasts with an adrenaline boost on the go.

AMERICAN CHOPPER is produced by Pilgrim Films and Television with Executive Producer Craig Piligian.  For The Learning Channel, Christo Doyle is Executive Producer and David Abraham is Executive Vice President and General Manager.

TLC is the only television network dedicated to lifelong learning for viewers who want to grow up, not old.  Featuring programming that explores life's key transitions and turning points, TLC presents high-quality, relatable and authentic personal stories.  TLC connects more than 94 million homes in North America to the human experience with life's lessons you can't learn from books.  TLC is a property of Discovery Communications, the leading global real-world media and entertainment company.  Discovery has grown from its core property, the Discovery Channel, first launched in the United States in 1985, to current global operations in more than 160 countries and territories with 1.3 billion cumulative subscribers.  DCI's over 90 networks of distinctive programming represent 25 network entertainment brands.  DCI's other properties consist of Discovery Education and Discovery Commerce, which operates 120 Discovery Channel Stores.  DCI also distributes BBC America in the United States.  DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders:  Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ:  DISCA, DISCB), Cox Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's Founder and Chairman.

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OCTOBER 2006
THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND TLC CONTINUE RATINGS CLIMB IN OCTOBER WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN HOUSEHOLDS AND AVERAGE AUDIENCE

-- Discovery Channel Charts Six Consecutive Months of Double-Digit PrimetimeRatings Increases --

(Silver Spring, Md.) - For October 2006 (vs. October 2005), Discovery Channel and TLC earned double-digit ratings gains in primetime household ratings and P2+.  October 2006 marks Discovery Channel's sixth straight month of growth over the year ago time period for prime time household ratings and P2+ delivery.

Compared to October 2005, Discovery Channel's average primetime household rating grew 14 percent and P2+ delivery increased 20 percent to 1,003,000 average primetime viewers.  Discovery Channel's October ratings growth was due in large part to strong performance in core series such as MYTHBUSTERS (Wednesday at 9pm) (+50 percent to a 1.2. household rating), A HAUNTING (Thursday at 9pm) (+40 percent to 0.7 household rating), and EXTREME ENGINEERING (Wednesday at 8pm) (+33 percent to a 0.8 household rating).

TLC's household ratings grew 17 percent in primetime compared to October 2005 and the network's P2+ delivery jumped 16 percent, bringing in 802,000 average primetime viewers.  October marks the eighth consecutive month TLC has seen a year-over-year increase in P2+ delivery.  TLC's ratings increases were bolstered by the return of three hit series.  The October 2006 premiere episodes of LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD saw an impressive 86 percent gain on the year-ago time slot averages for households with a 1.3 rating, and delivered an average audience of 1,624,000 P2+.  MIAMI INK (Tuesday at 10pm), which returned with new episodes this month, was seen by an P2+ average audience of 1,011,000, while increasing TLC's household time slot ratings by 33 percent (0.8) versus October 2005.  FLIP THAT HOUSE achieved a 1.1 time slot average rating (Saturday at 9pm) among households for October 2006, a 22 percent increase compared to the October 2005, with an average audience of 1,246,000 P2+.

Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc. is the leading global real-world media company with operations in 170 countries and territories reaching 1.4 billion cumulative subscribers.  DCI's over 100 networks of distinctive programming represent 28 trusted brands including Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. DCI's other properties consist of Discovery Education and COSMEO, a revolutionary online homework help service, as well as Discovery Commerce, which operates more than 100 Discovery Channel Stores in the U.S. Discovery brings the real world to the whole world through its global multiplatform initiatives including Discovery Travel Media, Discovery Mobile and multiple broadband services.  DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders:  Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Cox Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's Founder and Chairman. More information about Discovery and its businesses can be found at www.discovery.com.

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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2006
DISCOVERY CHANNEL AND TLC CONTINUE RATINGS MOMENTUM WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT INCREASES IN THIRD QUARTER AND SEPTEMBER 2006

(Silver Spring, Md.) - Discovery Channel and TLC continued their 2006 ratings climb by concluding third quarter 2006 with double-digit gains in households, target demos and average primetime audience vs. the same time period last year.

Discovery Channel
Bolstered by solid signature series, for the quarter, Discovery Channel garnered a year-over-year primetime household ratings increase of 25% (1.0) and the network delivered an average primetime audience of 1,194,000 viewers (P2+), representing a 20% increase over the year-ago timeslot average.  Across key demos, the channel saw an increase of 14% in M25-54 (0.8) and a 25% increase among W25-54 (0.5) year-over-year.

Viewer favorites MYTHBUSTERS and DIRTY JOBS saw steady growth throughout the quarter, premiering record-setting episodes.  The MYTHBUSTERS: Mega Movie Myths premiere earned a 2.2 household rating, and DIRTY JOBS: Alpaca Shearer delivered a 2.1 household rating.

For September 2006 specifically, Discovery Channel earned an 11% increase in household prime ratings (1.0), a 17% increase in P25-54 (0.7) and a 14% increase in M25-54 (0.8) ratings compared to September 2005.  The network delivered an average primetime audience of 1,219,000 P2+, representing a 17% increase vs. the year-ago timeslot average.  September showed significant ratings gains across a diverse range of series such as A HAUNTING (Thursday at 9pm) +75%, MOST EVIL (Thursday at 10pm) +50% and SURVIVORMAN (Friday at 10pm) +50% among P25-54 AA%.

TLC
Returning viewer favorites MIAMI INK, WHAT NOT TO WEAR and PROPERTY LADDER and new Saturday night series FLIP THAT HOUSE, scored primetime ratings gains for TLC.  These series, coupled with the continued strength of the "Life Lessons" marketing and branding campaign, earned the network double-digit increases in prime ratings year-over-year for third quarter 2006.  In terms of household ratings, the channel garnered a 17% increase (0.7), while across the demos, the network saw a 25% increase among P25-54 (0.5) and 20% among W25-54 (0.6).  Over the quarter, the channel expanded its average primetime P2+ audience to 818,000, an increase of 11% compared to third quarter 2005.

For September 2006, TLC saw notable increases in target demos.  P25-54 and P18-49 ratings grew an impressive 25% vs. September 2005 (0.5 in both demos).  TLC also racked up average primetime audience gains of 14% with an average of 869,000 viewers tuning in, compared to 759,000 a year ago.

"Discovery Channel continues to set the standards higher and higher both in its production values and delivery goals.  It is gratifying to have surpassed our benchmarks on both specials and series across the schedule with 14 shows delivering strong ratings," said Jane Root, executive vice president and general manager, Discovery Channel.

"September marks TLC's seventh consecutive month of year-on-year average audience growth for both primetime and total day," added David Abraham, executive vice president and general manager, TLC. "With even more exciting series coming in the next two quarters, we're truly delivering on our brand promise."

Discovery Communications, Inc.
Discovery Communications, Inc. is the leading global real-world media company with operations in 170 countries and territories reaching 1.4 billion cumulative subscribers.  DCI's over 100 networks of distinctive programming represent 28 trusted brands including Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet. DCI's other properties consist of Discovery Education and COSMEO, a revolutionary online homework help service, as well as Discovery Commerce, which operates more than 100 Discovery Channel Stores in the U.S. Discovery brings the real world to the whole world through its global multiplatform initiatives including Discovery Travel Media, Discovery Mobile and multiple broadband services.  DCI's ownership consists of four shareholders:  Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ:  DISCA, DISCB), Cox Communications, Inc., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, the Company's Founder and Chairman.  More information about Discovery and its businesses can be found at www.discovery.com.

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