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Discovery and fuboTV sign multi-year deal

Discovery and fuboTV have announced a new, multi-year carriage agreement that will bring 13 Discovery networks to fuboTV’s live TV streaming service in the coming weeks. The deal extends the strategic relationship between the companies that began with the former Scripps Networks Interactive (acquired by Discovery) and included carriage of their five networks including HGTV […]

Conze: Germany can resist Netflix, Joyn to be leading AVOD platform

The German video entertainment business is capable of defending its patch against the threat of Netflix and new JV streaming platform Joyn will quickly emerge as the leading ad-supported streaming offering in the country, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to Die Welt newspaper, Conze said that there was a “defeatist” view at large that […]

BBC and Discovery complete UKTV split

BBC Studios and Discovery have completed the deal to split up the channels in their joint British TV venture, UKTV. It follows an agreement between the two parties – announced in April – which sees BBC Studios take control of the venture’s seven entertainment channels, including Alibi, Dave, Drama, Eden, Gold, W and Yesterday, while […]

UKTV Play launches on Apple TV

UKTV has launched its on demand app on Apple TV. This will be available for Apple TV boxes, and any device where the Apple TV app is available, including Samsung smart TVs. UKTV Play’s offering is made up of programming broadcast on its range of channels. This programming is a mixture of original shows such […]

Ofcom greenlights BBC/Discovery deal for UKTV

British regulator Ofcom will not conduct a formal investigation into the BBC’s deal with Discovery to divide up UKTV. This effectively means that the proposed deal – that will see Discovery take control of three channels and the BBC take control of seven – now has official approval. Discovery, which became a co-owner of UKTV […]

FloSports Scores $47 Million in Funding from Discovery, WWE

Niche streaming platform FloSports has received an injection of investment from two unlikely sources: Discovery and WWE. This brings FloSports’ total amount of funding to $75 million, including funding from Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments, Causeway Media Partners, DCM Ventures, and Fertitta Capital, an investment firm owned by former UFC owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. FloSports […]

Discovery launches games studio

Discovery Inc has announced the launch of Discovery Game Studios, a licensing and distribution studio for videogames. This is the company’s latest major announcements, and comes during a time of rapid expansion. The studio will develop and distribute games based on Discovery-owned IP, including Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV and TLC. Titles in development include […]

Vodafone Deutschland adding HGTV to line-up

Vodafone Deutschland is to add Discovery’s Home and Gardens TV (HGTV) to its programming line-up. From June 6 Vodafone customers with the operator’s Giga TV offering will be able to view HGTV alongside Discovery’s other channels for the German market: free-to-view services Eurosport 1, DMAX and TLC and pay TV offerings Eurosport 2 and Discovery […]

CBS reportedly prepping for Viacom merger talks

CBS’ board is getting set for possible merger talks with Viacom, according to a report by CNBC. According to the news channel, citing unnamed sources, talks between the two are set to begin in mid-June, although they could begin before that. CNBC reports that Viacom CEO Bob Bakish would likely be in line to lead […]

Discovery buys Golf Digest from Condé Nast

Sports journal Golf Digest has been purchased by Discovery. In a deal worth a reported US$35 million (€31 million), the magazine becomes Discovery’s latest play to expand into the golf market. In June 2018, Discovery signed a 12 year exclusivity deal with PGA Tour, and subsequently launched GolfTV in January 2019. “Golf Digest is a […]

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