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Discovery Communications will leave Maryland for New York

Discovery Communications will leave Maryland for New York

Discovery Communications, one of four Fortune 500 companies located in Maryland, plans to move its global headquarters and 1,300 jobs from Silver Spring to New York, the company said Tuesday.

The media company, which operates cable channels such as Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and is known for survival shows such as “Shark Week,” plans to relocate by the second half of next year.

“The media industry is rapidly evolving, increasingly global, more consumer-focused and more multi-platform, and Discovery must evolve with it,” David Zaslav, Discovery’s president and CEO, said in an announcement to employees. “The decision to move our global...

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