Dplay to become discovery+ streaming service in UK and Ireland

Discovery UK is to rebrand its Dplay streaming service in the UK and Ireland to discovery+ next month alongside the launch of a subscription tier. The entertainment streaming service will aggregate Discovery UK’s pay TV and free-to-air brands, creating what Discovery describes as the ultimate destination for factual, lifestyle and reality content. It will be […]

Tele2’s Com Hem and Boxer to add Discovery’s Dplay to offering

Tele2-owned Swedish cable operator Com Hem and digital-terrestrial pay TV sister company Boxer have agreed a new distribution deal with Discovery Networks Sweden.  From the beginning of 2021, Com Hem and Boxer will also launch Discovery streaming service Dplay to all TV customers. Any existing Com Hem TV customer who buys Dplay via the cable TV […]

Discovery aligns UK FTA brands with dplay

Discovery UK has today rolled out a major brand refresh across its free-to-air portfolio, including channels Quest, Quest Red, Really, HGTV, Food Network and DMAX. The new branding is intended to align the free-to-air portfolio with dplay, Discovery’s ad-funded streaming service, enabling seamless viewer journeys across channels, platforms and formats, according to Discovery. The rebrand […]

Discovery’s Dplay to launch in MENA via Starzplay

Discovery MEA and Starzplay have signed a deal to bring the former’s OTT service Dplay to the MENA region. Dplay will launch through the Starzplay platform, adding thousands of hours of content from its global franchises such as Shark Week, MythBusters and Say Yes to the Dress. Launching in Q2, Dplay will launch with a […]

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 ‘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” […]