Discovery leaving Maryland after three decades for NY

Silver Spring Maryland

Silver Spring Maryland

Assuming the deal closes, Discover will establish a national operations headquarters at Scripps' current campus in Knoxville, Tenn.

Discovery, which announced it was buying Scripps Networks Interactive in July 2017, is closing its Silver Spring, Maryland operation, moving its national headquarters to Knoxville and relocating global operations to New York City.

In a letter to employees obtained by Bethesda Beat, Discovery CEO David Zaslav wrote the company was making changes to its global real estate strategy.

"We have. made the hard decision to reduce our footprint in Maryland over time, with the ultimate closure and sale of our One Discovery Place headquarters building in Silver Spring, expected in 2019", he wrote.

The company employs about 1,300 full-time employees in Maryland.

The company will make the move from its current base in Silver Spring, Maryland in the second half of 2019 but will maintain a presence in the region to continue to draw on the expertise of the production community that has developed during Discovery's time there. "We remain unwavering in our support of the Maryland and Greater Washington, D.C., area".

The company said it is in the planning stages of finding space and a location in NY, where it said it would be close to business, investment and production partners.

Huge murals advertising Shark Week were installed on the building for years.

Its Sterling location, a state-of-the-art media distribution facility where it has originated feeds for 13 years, will become its global technology center.

"Maryland is where the magic of Discovery first began".

"Certainly these are challenging times in the communications industry and the recent Scripps merger involving Discovery undoubtedly had a significant impact", says Leggett in a statement.

Discovery has been headquartered at a large building in downtown Silver Spring next to the Metro station since 2003.

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