discovery+ to launch in Canada on October 19

Discovery’s streaming service discovery+ will expand to Canada next week.

The non-fiction streamer will launch in the North American country on Tuesday, October 19. 

discovery+ offers viewers access to more than 200 exclusive series and 60,000 episodes of series from networks including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Magnolia Network. It also offers the  largest streaming collection of natural history content from the BBC.

Discovery said that more than 1,000 episodes of its most popular series will be subtitled in French at launch.

discovery+ is available starting at CAN$4.99 per month, with the ad-free version available for CAN$6.99 per month. Each account will include up to five user profiles and four concurrent streams.

JB Perrette, President and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International, said: “We are thrilled to launch discovery+ in Canada, a country of devoted Discovery fans and home to many of the most beloved stars in our family. discovery+ is one of one: the definitive real life streaming service, and we deliver the best streaming value to our fans. We know it will resonate with our loyal audience in Canada, as we continue to roll the service out to a number of key markets around the world throughout the rest of 2021.”

For the Canadian market, Discovery has announced an expanded partnership with long-time marketing partner Corus Entertainment. Its president and CEO Doug Murphy said that the marketing firm is “excited to build on over 20 years as joint venture partners with Discovery in Canada.”

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