Discovery ‘will hit 1m, $100m OTT subs’ by 2017

Discovery says it will hit its one-million direct-to-consumer OTT subs by 2017, bringing it US$100 million (€90 million) in extra revenue. The channel operator’s CEO and president, David Zaslav, gave the forecast on an analyst call following Discovery’s full-year results. “We won’t reach a million subs in 2016, but we do have a march to […]

Discovery says international OTT could generate US$100m

Discovery Communications is evaluating a direct-to-consumer move in the US, in light of its DPlay and Eurosport Play D2C initiatives in Europe, which could deliver as much as US$100 million (€90 million) in additional revenues if targets are reached. “I think it’s early days, but we do have a lot of flexibility here in the US […]

Discovery makes Euro OTT play

Discovery Communications is launching its Dplay OTT service in three new markets in Europe. The streaming service is already in Norway and will now roll out in Denmark, Italy and Sweden. The new launches for DPlay will take place before the end of the year. The service is programmed with Discovery fare and launches over […]

Discovery plans European OTT expansion

Discovery Communications plans to expand its Nordic over-the-top service Dplay to more European markets this year and grow its online Eurosport Player by taking more sports rights. Announcing the plans of Discovery’s fourth quarter earnings call, company president and CEO David Zaslav also said that Discovery plans to acquire “specialty rights at a low cost” […]