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Discovery expands Dplay into the UK and Ireland

Discovery is expanding its streaming service Dplay into the UK and Ireland. The AVOD service, which is currently available out of 10 countries including Italy and the Nordics, will unite content from Discovery’s six free-to-air channels, including Quest, Really, Quest Red, Home, Food Network and DMAX. The platform includes popular franchises from Discovery’s flagship free-to-air […]

Discovery taps Synamedia for APAC distribution

Factual content giant Discovery has tapped technology outfit Synamedia to provide its virtualised Digital Content Manager (DCM) to help deliver Discovery’s Asia Pacific distribution. A long-time Synamedia PowerVu customer, Discovery is centralizing its Asia Pacific uplink compression systems to its Sterling ,Virginia broadcast centre. According to Synamedia, the virtyualised DCM, which complements traditional satellite distribution, […]

Eurosport extends ATP tennis rights with new deals

Eurosport has secured exclusive ATP Tour rights in a series of new multi-year deals covering the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia. The agreements, which start in Romania and Hungary in 2020 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 2021, include 41 ATP Tour events in each of the four markets. Eurosport will screen ATP […]

Canal+ reportedly selling Olympics rights to Discovery

Canal+ is selling its broadcast rights to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to Discovery for transmission on Eurosport, according to French sports daily L’Équipe. According to the sports paper, Canal+-owner Vivendi has decided to sell its pay TV rights to the competition to avoid paying expensive production costs and creating additional channels to air the […]

Discovery partners with Freewheel for ad management on cable networks

Discovery has announced a multi-year partnership with Comcast’s ad tech business FreeWheel. The deal will see FreeWheel provide its unified decisioning platform to enable ad management for Discovery’s cable networks.  A statement from the companies said that the two are working together on addressable advertising for Discovery’s Discovery GO streaming platform, and that they are […]

Discovery to launch Food Network Kitchen OTT next month

Discovery is launching its latest brand-focused direct-to-consumer offering via Food Network Kitchen – a major undertaking that also sees the business teaming up with Amazon.  The platform, priced at $6.99 per month, will offer live interactive cooking classes every week featuring top culinary experts, as well as grocery and equipment delivery. Overall, the service will […]

Discovery boosts ad sales team in wake of UKTV deal

Discovery has promoted Katie Coteman to vice-president, advertising and partnerships, effective immediately. She was previously senior director of commercial operations, In her new role, she will lead the ad sales, partnerships and digital sales strategies for Discovery’s channel brands in the UK. Meanwhile, Kirsty Baker and Alex Hodge have joined Discovery in the newly created positions of […]

Eurosport adds WTA right to Russian portfolio

Discovery-owned Eurosport has added the exclusive rights for WTA tennis tournaments to its tennis portfolio in Russia. The new agreement comes into effect from January 2020 and will see Eurosport cover every major WTA event for the next four years, with up to 47 tournaments worldwide and more than 800 matches produced for broadcast each […]

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 […]

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