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 to launch DMAX in UK

Discovery is expanding its UK portfolio with a male-skewing free-to-air entertainment channel. DMAX will launch in the UK on 16 January with programmes including adult animated comedy Archer, reality series Naked and Afraid and Man Vs Food and Alaska-set doc series Life Below Zero. The channel is to have an “adventurous tone” that centres around a “more is more” brand that […]

Sky Italia debuts Discovery nets

Pay TV provider Sky Italia has added four Discovery Communications-owned channels and one from the Feltrinelli Group to its EPG. The Discovery channels are DMax and DMAx+1, female-skewing crime net Giallo and docs channel Focus, which will take up the 136, 137, 144 and 139 slots, respectively. The Feltrinelli Group network, laeffe, broadcasts a mix of […]

Discovery acquires Six Nations Rugby in Italy

Discovery Networks has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to RBS Six Nations Rugby in Italy. Discovery Italy has signed a four-year deal to acquire exclusive sports rights across TV, online and mobile platforms in Italy for the tournament for the 2014-17 seasons. The matches will be broadcast free-to-air and live on Discovery’s DMAX channel, which is available […]

Discovery preps German launch for TLC

Discovery is preparing to roll out its female-skewing TLC channel in Germany. The service is expected to run free-to-air, sitting alongside Discovery’s other ad supported free TV offering in the country, DMax. Discovery declined to comment, but sources told DTVE sister publication TBI that launch plans are underway. The US-listed channel operator has been aggressively […]

Unitymedia KabelBW adds DMAX HD

Cable operator Unitymedia KabelBW is to add Discovery Networks Germany’s DMAX HD channel to its programming line-up as part of a contract renewal with the company. The DMAX HD service will launch on the cable network in January. DMAX content will also be available on the cable operator’s on-demand platform.