YouTube boosts TV offering with Discovery, Epix and OWN, hikes up price

YouTube has boosted its US TV offering by adding eight new channels from Discovery to its line-up, in addition to offering streaming service Epix for an extra charge and promising to bring on board and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) later this year. YouTube has added Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, […]

Discovery launches latest direct-to-consumer offering In Italy

As the direct-to-consumer market around the world goes into overdrive, Discovery has announced that it is expanding its digital offering in Italy, with today’s launch of Dplay Plus, a subscription streaming service that will offer premium content from brands including Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Animal Planet and ID. According to Discovery, the new SVOD service […]

Discovery’s GOLFTV to stream US Masters in Norway, Poland and Russia

Iconic golf tournament the US Masters is to be streamed live from Augusta National in Norway, Poland and Russia on Discovery’s subscription service GOLFTV. Underlining the growing clout of the single sport platform, this is the first time one of the four men’s golf Majors will have been available anywhere on GOLFTV. Discovery holds exclusive […]

Discovery’s Zaslav expands on ‘factual Marvel library’ SVOD plan

Discovery boss David Zaslav has likened the business’s whopping nine-figure deal for BBC content to an attempt to build a “Marvel library” for factual content. “Not only do we have the entire library, but now we have spin-offs and new series coming out of those brands that will be able to delight audiences all over […]

Discovery to launch HGTV in Germany

Discovery is due to launch home and lifestyle network HGTV in Germany, marking the channel’s first European rollout since Discovery completed its takeover of Scripps Networks Interactive last year. HGTV will go live in Germany as a free-to-air channel in June and Discovery said that further launches will follow. The channel launched in Poland two […]

Discovery’s Quest secures MotoGP highlights

Discovery-owned UK free-to-air channel Quest has struck a two-year agreement to screen exclusive free-to-air next-day highlights from every round of the MotoGP Championship, starting from the 2019 season.  The agreement also includes rights to broadcast highlights from the Moto2 and Moto3 championships. Quest will also deliver a digital offer with viewers able to access coverage […]

Discovery launches HGTV in Vietnam

Discovery Networks Asia Pacific has launched home and lifestyle channel HGTV in Vietnam. The channel is distributed in Vietnam by content provider Thaole Entertainment, which also distributes Discovery’s Asian Food Channel (AFC). HGTV most recently launched in Myanmar last month on SkyNet, on SingtelTV in Singapore and HOOQ in Indonesia last October. With the introduction of […]

Discovery reports 54% revenue increase post-Scripps acquisition

Discovery reported a 54% revenue rise for its first full-year accounts since its acquisition of Scripps Networks. Discovery’s full year revenues for 2018 increased 54% to US$10.6bn when including the impact on Scripps Networks, the MotorTrend Group and the Oprah Winfrey Network. When these elements of the business were excluded, revenues had only increased by […]

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