(Sept. 13, 2010) - For years ... ever since Star Trek! ... we have wanted to Teleport and now we learn that Discovery Communications is breaking ground in Sterling Wednesday on the site of its future teleport facility.
Ok. Ok. We don't think they can beam us up anywhere but the news is kind of cool. Besides any company that can lay claim to "Shark Week!" ...
Here is the background:
Discovery Communications, the world’s #1 nonfiction media company, is breaking ground on the site of its future teleport, a facility from which Discovery staff will be able to send programs, ads and promos that appear on air in the U.S. directly to satellites, into the hands of programming distributors (cable operators, satellite providers, etc.) and onto viewers’ screens.
The new satellite resources will allow Discovery to shift previously third-party transmission functions in-house, enabling the company to not just originate, but also transmit its networks directly from the Sterling facility throughout North America. This development further underscores Loudoun County’s reputation as a leading technology and business community.
Speaking Wednesday will be Glenn Oakley – Executive Vice President of Media Technology, Production and Operations, Discovery Communications - and Scott York – Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Loudoun County.
About Discovery Communications
Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.