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HBO Max and discovery+ to merge into one platform, Discovery exec confirms

Discovery will merge streaming services HBO Max and discovery+ after it completes its acquisition of WarnerMedia, the company has said.  The US$43 billion deal, announced in mid-2021, was ratified on March 11 by Discovery shareholders and is set to close in early 2022. While there had been much speculation on whether the company would continue […]

Discovery ups discovery+ cost and adds ‘ad-lite’ offering

Discovery has revealed plans to introduce an ‘ad-lite’ version of its streaming service, discovery+ in the UK. The company will divide its streaming platform between two offerings starting from £3.99 per month or £39.99 per year, while the ad-free option is getting a price increase. Dubbed the ‘discovery+ Entertainment Pass’, the cheaper tier will offer […]

Streaming success for Discovery in Beijing

Viewership of Discovery’s coverage of the ongoing Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics has already surpassed the 2018 games within one week. Like with the 2020 Tokyo games, Discovery has used Beijing to increase engagement on discovery+ along with Eurosport digital services. The company has also highlighted strong overall linear viewership of the games across Europe.  Discovery […]

Discovery to broadcast 1,200 hours of live sport from Winter Olympics

Discovery has unveiled the scale of its coverage of the upcoming Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. Discovery will present coverage from next month’s games in 19 languages across 50 markets in Europe, broadcasting 1,200 live hours of content. Like last year’s Tokyo Olympics, the company is using the marquee event as an opportunity to market […]

Discovery+ comes to LG TVs in Canada

Discovery has announced the launch of its non-fiction streamer discovery+ on LG Smart TVs in Canada. The app provides access to more than 200 exclusive original series along with 60,000 episodes of current and classic shows from Discovery’s iconic portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet […]

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 […]

discovery+ at 18 million subs as CEO Zaslav states confidence in WarnerMedia merger

Discovery’s nascent streaming service has amassed 18 million global subscribers, the broadcast giant has revealed. Announcing its Q2 2021 results, the company stated that its quarterly revenues increased by 21% to more than US$3 billion, while the Discovery enjoyed “total next-generation revenue growth” of 130% year-over-year.  Driving this was its direct-to-consumer business, which ended the […]

275 million Olympics viewers across Europe for Discovery

Discovery recorded almost three-quarter of a billion streaming minutes over the first week of the Olympics, the broadcaster has said. Discovery said that the amount of content consumed on discovery+ and Eurosport subscription streaming services was up nearly 18 times more than by the same stage of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018. In addition, […]

Executive shakeup at Discovery networks

Investigation Discovery (ID) chief Henry Schleiff and head of programming Kevin Bennett are leaving the US cablenet, with TLC’s Jason Sarlanis taking on an expanded remit. Schleiff has been with the Discovery-owned network for more than a decade and oversaw its move into true crime programming, while also heading up siblings Travel Channel, Destination America […]

AT&T to spin off media assets including HBO Max to standalone business with Discovery

Discovery and AT&T have struck a definitive agreement to combine WarnerMedia’s  entertainment, sports and news assets with Discovery’s nonfiction and international entertainment and sports businesses to create a standalone global entertainment company. Under the terms of the agreement, AT&T would receive US$43 billion, subject to adjustment, in cash, debt securities, and WarnerMedia’s retention of certain […]

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