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Published: 6/11/2013

SESAC Announces New Partnership with Discovery Communications, LLC

New Agreement Allows Network Access to Vast Repertoire

(Nashville, TN): SESAC, the nation’s most progressive performing rights organization, has announced a 2-year licensing deal with Discovery Communications, LLC with conditions that allow for a much longer term.  The new deal will authorize the popular networks access to SESAC’s vast and growing repertoire for its numerous channels and programs.
“SESAC is thrilled to announce this agreement with Discovery Communications, LLC,” said Deborah Houghton, SESAC’s Vice President, Cable. “This will provide Discovery Communications, LLC with the brilliantly diverse repertoires of SESAC’s songwriters and composers while offering our affiliates a host of new and exciting opportunities.  While working on this mutually beneficial deal, we were delighted with the high level of knowledge and professionalism of the Discovery Communications, LLC executives and we look forward to a long and productive relationship.”
The Discovery Communications, LLC networks encompass a range of widely viewed channels including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Military Channel, Oprah Winfrey Network and Discovery Fit & Health and features a variety of popular reality and true crime programs including “Who the Bleep Did I Marry”, “Stolen Voices/Buried Secrets”, “Nightmare Next Door”, “Say Yes To The Dress”, “Cake Boss” and “Moonshiners” to name but a few. 
SESAC is a musical performing rights society that services both the creators and the users of non-dramatic musical works through licensing, royalty collection and distribution.  SESAC licenses the public performance of 400,000 songs on behalf of its 30,000 thousand affiliated songwriters, composers, and music publishers. SESAC, established in 1930 and recognized in the U.S. Copyright Law, is the second oldest and fastest growing PRO in the United States. (www.sesac.com).

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