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Asian streamer 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 […]

Animal rights group PETA hits out against Discovery’s ‘Man vs. Bear’ competition

Animal rights group PETA is hitting out against Discovery’s forthcoming Man vs. Bear in the latest wave of animal welfare concerns raised around recent TV series. The organisation has said Discovery is “normalising exploitation” with the commission of Kinetic Content’s competition series, which finds a group of three grizzly bears – all of whom were […]

Susanna Dinnage exits Discovery

Animal Planet boss and former Discovery UK and Ireland chief Susanna Dinnage is to leave the factual giant after 10 years. Dinnage’s departure comes alongside a restructure that sees Animal Planet brought under the purview of Nancy Daniels, chief brand officer for Discovery and factual. Dinnage has led the brand since late 2017, when Animal […]

Discovery signs up for Kinetic Content’s ‘Man vs. Bear’ competition

Discovery has commissioned Red Arrow Studios-owned Kinetic Content for an unscripted competition series pitting man against grizzly bear. Man vs. Bear, which will debut on 4 December, finds a group of three grizzly bears – all of whom were rescued as cubs and cared for by a Utah couple – taking on human competitors at […]

Discovery expands in Korea with Skylifetv content pact

Discovery is partnering with Korean Telecom to launch a production unit for premium non-scripted Korean entertainment. The partnership between Discovery and Korean Telecom’s Skylifetv will launch by year’s end and is to deliver content that will air across Skylifetv’s portfolio of channels, as well as Discovery Korea and Discovery’s global network. The JV will be […]

Exclusive: Discovery to launch Indian streamer ‘D Plus’ in 2020

Discovery is launching an Indian streaming service next year, building on its success with a local news aggregation giant.  TBI understands 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 telco Verse Innovation, DailyHunt – which exists as a […]

Discovery expands AVOD service Dplay into 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 […]

MIPTV organisers reveal first batch of distributors signed up to reimagined market

All3Media, Discovery and Warner Bros. are among the distributors to have signed up for next year’s reimagined MIPTV market. MIP organiser Reed Midem today (8 October) revealed 13 distributors and studios that have confirmed attendance at the April event. The group includes Beyond International, Blue Ant Media, Deutsche Welle, Global Agency, Global Screen, KOCCA, Shoreline […]

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