Just when I think the viewers are losing intelligence by fist-pumping through Jersey Shore (yes, I've watched it), I get a flash of hope when I see Discovery's more highbrow programming having success. This Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick may be stooping a little bit with Mike Tyson's pigeon racing show Taking on Tyson, but I can give it a pass if the show makes me laugh as much as the premise.
Staying on the cutting edge
Solid results last quarter could be just the beginning as Discovery makes a push into growth platforms to start of 2011. The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Oprah, launched on Jan. 1, and full-time 3-D channel 3net launched yesterday with high hopes. 3net is a venture with IMAX
Video on demand and streaming options like Netflix
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Fool contributor Travis Hoium watches the Discovery Channel far too much and he owns shares of IMAX. You can follow Travis on Twitter at @FlushDrawFool, check out his personal stock holdings or follow his CAPS picks at TMFFlushDraw.
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