Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI) (NASDAQ: DISCA, NASDAQ: DISCB, NASDAQ: DISCK) is an American global media and entertainment company. The company started as a single channel in 1985, The Discovery Channel. Today, DCI has global operations offering 28 network entertainment brands on more than 100 channels in more than 180 countries in 39 languages for over 1.5 billion subscribers around the globe. Discovery Communications is based in Silver Spring, Maryland. The company's slogan is: "The number-one nonfiction media company."
Campaign Finance$1,300,907 Given
Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:
- contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
- only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
- contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
- corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
- organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.
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Republicans vs. Democratsin dollars. "Other" includes 3rd parties and organizations without official party affiliation.
State vs. Federalin dollars
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Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.
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Lobbying on Behalf of Discovery Communications
Names of Lobbyists
Firm Hired Amount Discovery Communications $2,930,000
Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
- Radio & TV Broadcasting,
- Fed Budget & Appropriations,
- Environment & Superfund,
- Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
- Media Information & Publishing
Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
Bill No. Title H.R.2720 H.R.3389 S.2375 H.R.2738 Family and Consumer Choice Act of 2007 H.R.4213 Tax Extenders Act of 2009 S.602 Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007 H.R.3359 Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Fairness and Simplification Act of 2007 S.1726 Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2007 H.R.1083 Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2009 H.R.5267 Business Activity Tax Simplification Act of 2008
RegulationsMentioned in 24 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.
Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.
Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.
Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.
The tables show occurrences of "Discovery Communications" in public comments on proposed federal regulations.
Documents Submitted by the Organization
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Mentions in Document Text
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- Toggle 20 DOT 2007 U.S.-China Frequency Allocation Proceeding 2006
- Toggle 5 DOT 2001-U.S.-Argentina Combination Service Proceeding 2001
- Toggle 3 USTR 2010 Special 301 2010
- Toggle 3 USTR 2009 Special 301 2009
- Toggle 2 DOT Discovery Airways, Inc. - Certificate - Interstate Charter Air Transportation 2006
- Toggle 1 FWS 90-Day Finding on a Petition To List All Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) as Endagered 2010
- Toggle 1 FCC Program Access Rules 2012
- Toggle 1 ITC In the Matter of Certain 3G Mobile Handsets and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants Motion To Amend the Complaint and Notice of Investigation 2007
- Toggle 1 DOT Gulfstream International Group, Inc. and VPAA Co. - Transfer of Commuter Air Carrier Authority 2011
- Toggle 1 Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing on an International Services Agreement 2013
Advisory Committees5 people on 3 committees
Data is based on disclosures required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Matches are based on the occurrence of the company name in the committee member affiliation. Variations in company names may cause some matches to be missed.
The table shows only the top 10 agencies. To search and download raw records from the complete dataset see the FACA data section.
Table shows employees of "Discovery Communications" that sat on federal advisory committees.
- Toggle National Science Foundation 4 people on 2 committees
- Toggle Department of State 1 person on 1 committee