Discovery has announced the launch of a non-fiction direct-broadcast subscription service called Discover +. Verizon is the exclusive partner for the service, which will debut in the US January 4, 2021. Discovery + will be distributed globally in 25 countries, with more than 55,000 episodes from Discovery brands and partners such as BBC, A&E, Group Nine, and Eurosport, including Olympic broadcast *.
Discovery + offers the largest suite of streaming services to date. Provides exclusive and original series on popular topics where the Discovery brands have a strong leadership position – lifestyle, human relations, home and cooking, true crime and mysteries, the supernatural, adventure, nature, science, technology, and environment – as well as high-quality and high-quality documentary films. . Verizon is supporting the introduction of Discover + in the United States with an exclusive offer for both existing and new customers.
Over the past two years we have leveraged our strategic strengths to launch Discover + – our global distribution and advertising partnerships, a world-class offering of high-quality brands and trusted personalities, the largest repository of content available at launch, and a wide range of exclusive offers. David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery, Inc. – With Discover +, we provide the world’s most affordable service to families and consumers via mobile devices globally, with a distinct and diverse offering of fact-based stories and lifestyle content. We think Discover + is the perfect part of any broadcast collection
In the United States, Discovery + is launching with more than 55,000 episodes for nearly 2,500 current and classic series from channels in the Discovery Group such as HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet. American viewers can watch a number of popular TV franchises such as 90 Days Fiancé (Three Month Engagement) and characters such as Sir David Attenborough, Amy Schumer, David Schwimmer, Mike Rowe, Chip, Joanna Gaines, Ben Napier, and many others in the new series. .
Through a new collaboration with content, Discover + for the first time brings together the most popular factual content from A&E, The History Channel, and Lifetime with the Discovery brands. Thus, the A&E Network series – including the first 48, Bring It Up, Dancing Moms, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, Old Aliens, Storage Wars, 60 Days In, Intervention, and Ghost Hunters – has more than 1,500 episodes promoting Discovery + as a service The leading broadcast for reality-based entertainment.
Additionally, Discover + has a massive collection of nature and environment programs, providing exclusive live broadcast access to the BBC’s richest science content, including the Sir David Attenborough series, The Mating Game, Our Planet Earth and Planet Earth. Planet series (Blue Planet) as well as digital brand The Dodo. Discovery + has entered into private content partnerships with a number of international environmental organizations, including WWF, the Natural Resources Conservation Council (NDRC), or Oceana.
A global introduction to Discovery +
Discovery launches its direct to consumer service based on a huge library of local language content and a wide range of internationally live sports content in 25 countries, including Northern Europe, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Thanks to the close relationship with service providers, Discovery + has been available on Sky in the United Kingdom and Ireland since last month, and is slated to launch in 2021 in Latin America (including Brazil) and some markets in Asia.
Discovery + will also include Eurosport’s unique set of distinct and locally relevant sports in Europe: Grand Slams tennis, Grand Tours cycling, motorsports, football and winter sports. Starting with the Olympics in Tokyo next year, it will be the home of the Olympic Games in Europe * and the only place to watch live and on-demand broadcasts every minute of the Olympics, coin-won and rival athlete.
“Discovery has been connecting audiences to the local stories they love around the world for decades. We inspire our viewers and build their loyalty in the way a few media brands can.” – Based on our unique model and strategy, Discover + will serve fans in over 25 markets next year. We’re bringing the world of reality-based entertainment closer to our customers in a whole new way. ”
Through a distribution agreement between Discovery and Verizon, Discover + will be widely available on both home and mobile sites immediately upon launch. Under the partnership, existing and new Verizon customers in the US will have access to thousands of hours of premium discovery + content for up to 12 months, depending on their subscription.