Discovery Communications Inc, the owner of the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, reported a 2.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by growth in distribution revenue.

However, net income available to the company fell to $286 million, or 44 cents per share, in the second quarter ended June 30, from $379 million, or 54 cents per share, a year earlier.

Total revenue rose to $1.65 billion from $1.61 billion.

(Reporting by Abhirup Roy and Sai Sachin R in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)

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