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Viu strikes output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific

Hong Kong-headquartered streamer Viu has struck an output deal with Discovery Networks Asia Pacific that will see a raft of Discovery titles launch on the SVOD. Under the pact, Discovery Network Asia Pacific channels such as Discovery, Discovery Asia, Animal Planet, Food Network, TLC and HGTV will all land on Viu. The content will be […]

Joyn launches premium offering at €6.99 a month

ProSiebenSat.1 and Discovery streaming joint venture Joyn has unveiled its premium offering, Joyn Plus+, which will be available to viewers for a subscription of €6.99 a month. Joyn Plus+ is kicking off with a promotional offer for viewers who sign up before the end of the year of one month free and a charge of […]

Liberty Global’s John Malone increases Discovery stake

Liberty Global chairman John Malone has increased his stake in Discovery, purchasing US$75 million (€68.15 million) in stocks.  In total, Malone – who was already the company’s largest individual shareholder and has a seat on the board of directors – purchased 2.7 million shares at US$28.03. This follows Malone’s US$33 million (€30 million) stock buy […]

Discovery sees success with regional strategy ahead of busy 2020

Discovery has seen a positive quarter ahead of the launch of a range of streaming ventures in 2020.  The company reported a total revenue increase of 3% for the quarter, with revenue reaching US$2.68 billion and net income of US$262 million. This is compared to a total revenue of US$2.59 billion and net income of […]

Denmark’s YouSee to drop Discovery channels as pair fail to agree deal

Danish telco and cable operator TDC/YouSee has said it will drop Discovery’s channels from its content line-up from the end of the year after failing to strike a new carriage deal with the factual giant. Carriage disputes between distributors and Discovery have become increasingly common as the programming giant seeks to use its strong position […]

Eurosport acquires Davis Cup rights

Discovery-owned Eurosport has signed a two-year TV and digital rights deal with the International Tennis Federation (ITF) to air the Davis Cup in six European markets on its linear and digital platforms. The deal covers the UK, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. Subscribers in those countries will have access to the new-look tournament on […]

Cyfrowy Polsat and Discovery team up to create Polish OTT JV

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat and Discovery are to create a joint OTT TV platform for the Polish and international markets. The new offering will provide access to Polish films, series, documents, sports and entertainment programs in one place. The offer will include a wide range of local TVN and Polsat productions as well as […]

Discovery planning Indian D Plus streamer for 2020 launch

Discovery is launching an Indian streaming service next year, building on its success with a local news aggregation giant.  As reported by Digital TV Europe’s sister site, TBI, it is understood that the service will be called D Plus and has evolved out of a partnership between Discovery and Indian news aggregation service DailyHunt. Backed by […]

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, […]

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