UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

SCHEDULE 13D/A

(Rule 13d-101)

 

INFORMATION TO BE INCLUDED IN STATEMENTS FILED PURSUANT

TO § 240.13d-1(a) AND AMENDMENTS THERETO FILED PURSUANT TO § 240.13d-2(a)

 

Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 13)*

 

DISCOVERY, INC.

(Name of Issuer)

 

Series A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

Series C Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share

(Title of Class of Securities)

 

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

(CUSIP Number)

 

Michael D. Fricklas

Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership

One World Trade Center

New York, New York 10007

Telephone Number: (212) 286-6900

 

 (Name, Address and Telephone Number of Person Authorized to

Receive Notices and Communications)

 

February 14, 2020

(Date of Event which Requires Filing of this Statement)

 

If the filing person has previously filed a statement on Schedule 13G to report the acquisition that is the subject of this Schedule 13D, and is filing this schedule because of §§ 240.13d-1(e), 240.13d-1(f) or 240.13d-1(g), check the following box.  ☐

 

Note: Schedules filed in paper format shall include a signed original and five copies of the schedule, including all exhibits. See §240.13d-7 for other parties to whom copies are to be sent.

 

*The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter disclosures provided in a prior cover page.

 

The information required on the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).  

 

     
 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

CUSIP No.  

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

  Page   2   of   10

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a)

(b)

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

New York

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

91,889,280.86 shares of Series C Common Stock*

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

91,889,280.86 shares of Series C Common Stock

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and 91,889,280.86 shares of Series C Common Stock

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

30.9% Series A Common Stock and 19.8% Series C Common Stock

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

PN

       

*Series C Common Stock has no general voting rights except to the extent required by law.

 

     
 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

CUSIP No.  

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

  Page   3   of   10

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Advance/Newhouse Partnership

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a) ☐

(b) ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

New York

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

15,145,095.89 shares of Series C Common Stock*

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

15,145,095.89 shares of Series C Common Stock

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

15,145,095.89 shares of Series C Common Stock

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

3.3% Series C Common Stock

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

PN

       

*Series C Common Stock has no general voting rights except to the extent required by law.

 

     
 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

CUSIP No.  

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

  Page   4   of   10

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Newhouse Broadcasting Corporation

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a) ☐

(b) ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

New York

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER*

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock**

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER*

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

30.9% Series A Common Stock and 23.0% Series C Common Stock

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

CO

       

*Sole voting power and dispositive power are held indirectly through control of Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership and Advance/Newhouse Partnership.

**Series C Common Stock has no general voting rights except to the extent required by law.

 

     
 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

CUSIP No.  

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

  Page   5   of   10

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Advance Publications, Inc.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a) ☐

(b) ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

New York

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER*

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock**

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER*

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

30.9% Series A Common Stock and 23.0% Series C Common Stock

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

CO

       

*Sole voting power and dispositive power are held indirectly through control of Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership and Advance/Newhouse Partnership.

**Series C Common Stock has no general voting rights except to the extent required by law.

 

     
 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

CUSIP No.  

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

  Page   6   of   10

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Newhouse Family Holdings, L.P.

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a) ☐

(b) ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

Delaware

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER*

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock**

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER*

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

30.9% Series A Common Stock and 23.0% Series C Common Stock

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

PN

       

*Sole voting power and dispositive power are held indirectly through control of Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership and Advance/Newhouse Partnership.

**Series C Common Stock has no general voting rights except to the extent required by law.

 

     
 

 

SCHEDULE 13D

 

CUSIP No.  

The CUSIP for the Series A Common Stock is 25470F104

The CUSIP for the Series C Common Stock is 25470F302

  Page   7   of   10

 

1

NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS

Advance Long-Term Management Trust

2

CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

(a) ☐

(b) ☐

3

SEC USE ONLY

 

4

SOURCE OF FUNDS (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

5

CHECK IF DISCLOSURE OF LEGAL PROCEEDINGS IS REQUIRED PURSUANT TO ITEMS 2(d) OR 2(e)

6

CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION

New Jersey

NUMBER OF

SHARES

BENEFICIALLY

OWNED BY

EACH

REPORTING

PERSON

WITH

7

SOLE VOTING POWER*

0

8

SHARED VOTING POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock**

9

SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER*

0

10

SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and

107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

11

AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON

70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock

12

CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (11) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

13

PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (11)

30.9% Series A Common Stock and 23.0% Series C Common Stock

14

TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

OO

       

*Sole voting power and dispositive power are held indirectly through control of Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership and Advance/Newhouse Partnership.

**Series C Common Stock has no general voting rights except to the extent required by law.

 

     
 

 

 

This Amendment No. 13 (this “Amendment”) amends and supplements the Statement on Schedule 13D (the “Schedule 13D”) which was jointly filed on September 17, 2008, the amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on December 13, 2010, the second amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on December 27, 2012, the third amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on March 14, 2013, the fourth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on June 5, 2013, the fifth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on May 27, 2014, the sixth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on August 4, 2014, the seventh amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on March 2, 2015, the eighth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on March 1, 2016, the ninth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on June 28, 2016, the tenth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on August 1, 2017, the eleventh amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on June 13, 2019, and the twelfth amended Statement on Schedule 13D which was jointly filed on November 11, 2019, and is filed on behalf of Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership, a New York general partnership (“Advance/Newhouse”), Advance/Newhouse Partnership, a New York general partnership (“ANP”), Newhouse Broadcasting Corporation, a New York corporation (“NBCo”), Advance Publications, Inc., a New York corporation (“API”), Newhouse Family Holdings, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (“NFH”), and Advance Long-Term Management Trust, a New Jersey trust (“Advance Long-Term Trust” and, together with Advance/Newhouse, ANP, NBCo, API and NFH, the “Reporting Persons” and each a “Reporting Person”), with respect to the Series A Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series A Common Stock”), and the Series C Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series C Common Stock”), of Discovery, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Issuer”). The Reporting Persons directly or indirectly hold shares of (1) Series A-1 Convertible Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series A-1 Preferred Stock”), of the Issuer, which are convertible into the shares of Series A Common Stock and shares of Series C Common Stock for which beneficial ownership is reported herein, (2) Series C-1 Convertible Participating Preferred Stock, par value $0.01 per share (the “Series C-1 Preferred Stock”), of the Issuer, which are convertible into the shares of Series C Common Stock for which beneficial ownership is reported herein and (3) Series C Common Stock.  

 

Item 4. Purpose of Transaction.

 

Item 4 of the Schedule 13D is amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:

 

On February 14, 2020, ANP sold 9,500,000 shares of Series C Common Stock pursuant to physical settlement of the post-paid forward transaction entered into on November 11, 2019. As part of the settlement of the post-paid forward transaction, the previously pledged Series C Common Stock will be released from the pledge and delivered to the Bank.

 

Item 5. Interest in Securities of the Issuer.

 

Items 5(a), (b) and (c) of the Schedule 13D are amended and supplemented to read as follows:

 

(a) Each Reporting Person, other than ANP, has beneficial ownership of 70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock, representing 30.9% of the outstanding shares of that class. Advance/Newhouse has beneficial ownership of 91,889,280.86 shares of Series C Common Stock, representing 19.8% of the outstanding shares of that class. ANP has beneficial ownership of 15,145,095.89 shares of Series C Common Stock, representing 3.3% of the outstanding shares of that class. Each Reporting Person, other than Advance/Newhouse and ANP, has beneficial ownership of 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock, representing 23.0% of the outstanding shares of that class; NBCo beneficially owns such shares indirectly through its 65% interest in Advance/Newhouse and 61.24% interest in ANP, and each of API, NFH and Advance Long-Term Trust beneficially owns such shares indirectly through its 35% interest in Advance/Newhouse and 38.76% interest in ANP.

 

     
 

 

(b) Each Reporting Person, other than ANP, has shared power to vote or direct the vote of 70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock and shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 70,673,242 shares of Series A Common Stock.

 

Advance/Newhouse has shared power to vote or direct the vote of 91,889,280.86 shares of Series C Common Stock and shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 91,889,280.86 shares of Series C Common Stock. ANP has shared power to vote or direct the vote of 15,145,095.89 shares of Series C Common Stock and shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 15,145,095.89 shares of Series C Common Stock. Each Reporting Person, other than Advance/Newhouse and ANP, has shared power to vote or direct the vote of 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock and shared power to dispose or direct the disposition of 107,034,376.75 shares of Series C Common Stock.

 

(c) The information set forth, or incorporated by reference in, Item 4 in this Schedule 13D is hereby incorporated by reference.

  

Item 6. Contracts, Arrangements, Understandings or Relationships With Respect to Securities of the Issuer.

 

The information set forth, or incorporated by reference, in Item 4 and Item 5 in this Schedule 13D is hereby incorporated by reference.

 

 

Item 7. Exhibits.

 

Exhibit

No.

  Description
     
A   Joint Filing Agreement by and among the Reporting Persons

 

     
 

 

SIGNATURES

 

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of our knowledge and belief, the undersigned certify that the information set forth in this Amendment is true, complete and correct.

 

Dated: February 14, 2020

 

 

 

Advance/Newhouse Programming Partnership

 

  By: /s/ Oren Klein
    Oren Klein
    Chief Financial Officer
   
 

Advance/Newhouse Partnership

 

  By: /s/ Oren Klein
    Oren Klein
    Chief Financial Officer
   
 

Newhouse Broadcasting Corporation

 

  By: /s/ Oren Klein
    Oren Klein
    Chief Financial Officer
   
 

Advance Publications, Inc.

 

  By: /s/ Oren Klein
    Oren Klein
    Chief Financial Officer
   
 

Newhouse Family Holdings, L.P.

 

By: Advance Long-Term Management Trust, as General Partner

 

    By: /s/ Michael A. Newhouse
      Michael A. Newhouse
      Trustee
   
 

Advance Long-Term Management Trust

 

  By: /s/ Michael A. Newhouse
    Michael A. Newhouse
    Trustee

 

     

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