Nova extends Discovery deal, adds Food Network

Greek telco Discovery has renewed its exclusive satellite distribution agreement with Discovery, extending the relationship between the companies to over 20 years. 

The announcement will see Nova subscribers continue to have access to channels from Discovery’s portfolio of channels including Eurosport – the local broadcaster of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games – Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Discovery Showcase HD and Travel Channel.

The extended relationship will also see Discovery launch Food Network on Nova, channel 116. The well-known channel offers programming based around cooking and food discovery.

Alongside this, the extended agreement includes enhanced on demand rights and also refers to the portfolio of channels being available through the innovative Nova Go service.

Overall, Discovery network channel programs are broadcasted in more than 220 countries while being enjoyed by more than three billion viewers.

Nova is the only pay TV platform in Greece where Discovery network channels are transmitted via satellite.

Katerina Kaskanioti, Forthnet’s pay TV executive director, said: “We are very excited to have renewed our long-standing partnership with Discovery, whose value and quality of portfolio are ranked very high in our subscribers’ preferences. The addition of Food Network will unquestionably increase the value proposition that Discovery’s channel network offers to our subscribers”.

Kenechi Belusevic, director distribution and business development CEEMCA, said: “We are excited to expand our strategic partnership with Nova, by bringing Food Network to their subscribers, in addition to the current portfolio. It is a time when viewers need our content more than ever, in order to enjoy the comfort of their homes. We’re committed to finding exciting new ways to bring the world to our Greek viewers each day”.

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