Now, Discovery's products and services are available online in 210 countries, including Mexico, Canda, United Kingdom (UK) and Japan. There are still 103 mall-based and stand-alone Discovery Store locations throughout the US.
All merchandise sold in Discovery Store locations are available on the Internet at Discovery.com web site. These are the current offers from the Discovery Channel web store:
Watch free videos on demand from upcoming, current and past Discovery Channel TV programs.
The Discovery Channel Store products reflect the spirit and values of each channel in the network family.
Those remaining Discovery stores are located in shopping centers and malls in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C. and Wisconsin.
By eliminating the owned and operated brick-and-mortar storefronts, which are cost-intensive and complicated businesses, Discovery now focuses its efforts on high-growth e-commerce and licensing operations, according to sources at Discovery Communications.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications is the number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries.
Through TV and digital media, Discovery's 100-plus worldwide networks include Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery Health, The Science Channel, and Discovery HD Theater. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Co., Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman.
Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation announced a joint venture to be established to develop the first 24/7 dedicated 3D television network in the U.S. in 2011.
"Discovery's business strategy has always focused on delivering groundbreaking content through new platforms, including the first suite of digital channels launched in 1996 and the first 24/7 basic cable HD channel in 2002," said Discovery Founder and Chairman John Hendricks. Continue reading about the new 3D TV channel.