Discovery's acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive instantly boosted its appeal to women as HGTV and Food Network are "must-have" channels for this demographic. It also established the industry's largest home for lifestyle, fact-based and unscripted entertainment content. At the first Upfront of the "new Discovery" (Discovery, Inc.) in early April, Chief Executive Officer David Zaslav noted that, "we don't have viewers; we have fans," and promised advertisers that the combined entity boasts brands that people love and are passionate about.
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