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Joyn partners aim for winter premium launch and international expansion

Joyn, the German streaming joint venture between ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery, will likely add its premium SVOD tier to the existing free offering over the winter with over 10 original shows, a “vast library” and next year’s Olympic Games, with plans for international expansion next year, according to ProSiebenSat.1 chief executive Max Conze. Speaking on ProSiebenSat.1’s […]

Asian streamer Viu teams up with Discovery for format collaboration

Asian pan-regional OTT service Viu has linked with Discovery for a content collaboration around the format No Sleep No FOMO. The Viu-produced travelogue format, which was named a TBI MIPTV Hot Pick earlier this yearby our sister publication, will air on Discovery Channel and Discovery Asia across 14 markets, including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South […]

Discovery ‘assertively leaning in’ to ‘specialty stores’ streaming strategy

Discovery is “assertively leaning in” to build new direct-to-consumer businesses with a “specialty stores” strategy that differentiates it from larger global competitors in the space, according to the company’s senior managers. Speaking on Discovery’s latest quarterly earnings call, CEO David Zaslav said that the company had made “a differentiated bet” based on ownership of intellectual […]

ProSiebenSat.1 profits take a hit, but Joyn reports 3.8m users

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1’s profits took a hit in the second quarter as the company invests in what it describes as “future-fit entertainment businesses” including Discovery JV Joyn, which recorded over 3.8 million active users and 2.4 million installed apps at the end of the period. ProSiebenSat.1’s CEO Max Conze conceded that the company faced “a […]

ProSiebenSat.1 mulling international launches of Joyn

ProSiebenSat.1 could look to launch versions of its streaming joint venture with Discovery in markets outside Germany, either by licensing the brand and platform or by forming partnerships with national players, according to CEO Max Conze. Speaking to WirtschaftsWoche, Conze said that the broadcaster would look at taking the Joyn model elsewhere in Europe once […]

DAZN to offer Eurosport channels in distribution pact with Discovery

Sports streaming service DAZN has teamed up with Discovery on a wide-ranging distribution pact that will see two Eurosport channels made available to DAZN subscribers in Austria, Germany, Italy and Spain. Eurosport 1 HD and Eurosport 2 HD will be made available in the four markets under the deal, which is the latest expansion play for the four-year-old London-headquartered […]

Karen Bronzo promoted to EVP marketing at HGTV

Discovery’s HGTV has confirmed the promotion of Karen Bronzo to the role of SVP marketing. This expands her current responsibilities to include oversight of brand strategy and development of on-air/off-channel creative for the network.  Bronzo joined HGTV in 2013 as VP ad sales marketing. In this new role she will report directly to Jane Latman, […]

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery partner with 3SS for Joyn UI

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery have announced that 3 Screen Solutions (3SS) has been chosen to provide “development, engineering and integration” for Joyn, the newly launched streaming service in Germany. Joyn (formerly 7TV) was launched last month as a multi-channel entertainment streaming platform that bundles live streams and on-demand contents of more than 50 channels from ProSiebenSat.1 […]

Discovery hires AMC Networks digital chief to head up Eurosport D2C unit

Discovery has named AMC Networks executive Paul Rehrig as general manager of Eurosport Digital, the sports broadcaster’s direct-to-consumer business unit. Rehrig served for nearly eight years as EVP of digital and business development at AMC Networks, where he was responsible for growing revenue from the group’s global digital partnerships and building the company’s direct-to-consumer subscription […]

Pluto TV launches on My5

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) has confirmed the launch of three Pluto TV channels on Channel 5’s video-on-demand platform in the UK. The launch of the channels on My5, news of which was reported by Digital TV Europefrom the Variety TV Summit in Londonearlier this month, marks the first collaboration between the two Viacom-owned AVOD […]

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