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 announces 50 market FIS deal

Discovery Sports has announced a 50 market rights deal with Fédération Internationale de Ski (FIS). The five-year partnership will see Discovery carry FIS World Cup events across Eurosport and streaming platform discovery+, starting from the 2021-22 season. The deal also includes the FIS Alpine and Nordic World Ski Championships in 2023 (France and Slovenia) and […]

Discovery announces Amazon Prime Channels distribution for discovery+

Discovery UK has penned a distribution deal with Amazon to bring discovery+ to Prime Video Channels. The non-fiction streamer is available as an add-on to all UK Prime members for £4.99 per month for the Entertainment package and £6.99 per month for Entertainment and Sport. The service has expanded significantly since its launch in late-2020, […]

Discovery Sports acquires 10-year rights to Laver Cup

Discovery Sports has strengthened its rights portfolio by securing a 10-year agreement to show the tennis Laver Cup exclusively for viewers across Europe from 2021 to 2030. Coverage of the Laver Cup will be delivered via Discovery’s portfolio of channels and digital platforms including Eurosport and discovery+. The agreement excludes France in 2021 and 2022, […]

Polish senate rejects anti-Discovery law

The controversial Polish amendment that could see Discovery expelled from ownership of commercial broadcaster TVN has been rejected by the country’s Senate and will now return to the Sejm, the lower house of the bicameral parliament. Ruling Law and Justice party senators were reportedly largely absent from a debate preceding a vote that saw 53 […]

Discovery serves up 10 year Tennis Australia broadcast deal for Europe

Discovery Sports has announced a long-term deal to carry the Australian Open exclusively across Europe.  The deal will start in 2022 and run through to 2031, and includes all linear and digital rights to the premiere Australian tennis tournament.  Eurosport has long been associated with the event, having broadcast its first Australian Open in 1995. […]

Germany’s Videociety to take over Maxdome brand

Germany’s Splendid Medien-owned Videociety has struck an agreement with ProSiebenSat.1-Discovery joint venture streaming outfit Joyn to take over the former ProSiebenSat.1-owned Maxdome video-on-demand brand, effective October 1. The Splendid Group outfit, which operates a direct-to-consumer offering as well as supplying video platform services to third party providers including Freenet, said it intends to tap the […]

Discovery launches legal challenge to Polish government over new media ownership laws

US-based factual giant Discovery is to take legal action against the Polish government, following the passing of a controversial new media law that could see it forced to give up ownership of TVN. Discovery said it had formally notified the country’s government that it is poised to act under the bilateral investment treaty between the […]

Poland passes controversial law that could force out Discovery

Poland has passed a controversial new media law which has the potential for major curbs on freedom of speech in the country and could see Discovery, owner of commercial broadcaster TVN, forced out of the country. The new law, which was approved by Polish MPs on Wednesday, has been heavily criticised as curbing media freedom. […]

discovery+ launches on VIZIO TVs

Discovery has announced the expansion of its discovery+ streaming service to VIZIO smart TVs.  The non-scripted streamer offers more than 55,000 episodes of content from Discovery’s portfolio of brands including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Magnolia Network, along with a wide array of originals made for the […]

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