Media and entertainment company Discovery Communications Inc., whose holdings include the Learning Channel, the Discovery Channel, and Discovery Channel School, has acquired United Learning, an Evanston, Ill.-based producer and distributor of educational multimedia products.

Under the deal, announced Sept. 4, United Learning will operate as a wholly owned division of Discovery's consumer products group. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

United Learning has provided video content to supplement core curricular instruction for nearly 50 years. Its flagship product, United Streaming, is a video-on-demand subscription service offering 2,000 videos

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