SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): 12/11/2012
Discovery Communications, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Commission File Number: 001-34177
One Discovery Place
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On December 11, 2012, the Discovery Communication, Inc. (“Discovery”) Board of Directors approved a $1.0 billion increase to the existing stock repurchase program, which will expire on December 11, 2014, to a total of $4.0 billion. Discovery's stock repurchase program was first approved by the Board of Directors in July 2010 and would have expired in April 2014. Discovery expects to fund repurchases under the stock repurchase program through a combination of cash on hand, cash generated by operations, borrowings under its revolving credit facility and future financing transactions. Accordingly, Discovery's stock repurchase program is subject to the Company having available cash to fund repurchases. Under the program, management is authorized to purchase shares of Discovery's common stock from time to time through open market purchases or privately negotiated transactions at prevailing prices as permitted by securities laws and other legal requirements, and subject to market conditions and other factors.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.