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Discovery and BBC launch new OTT in 2020

Discovery and BBC Studios announced they will launch a new OTT SVOD worldwide, scheduled for 2020. Both business ran a 10 year-agreement valued at USD 400 million, in which Discovery acquired an extensive list of contents from the British company. The acquisition includes the BBCs franchise rights – such as Planet Earth and Blue Planet [...]

HGTV to join Discovery Latin America

Discovery Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA / USH) confirmed that it will incorporate the HGTV channel to its Latin American audiences. This way, Discovery expands its lifestyle brands offer, which already includes other similar contents networks such as Discovery Home & Health, TLC and Food Network. In the US, HGTV is located in the [...]

New TV addressable advertising standard to be deployed in 2020

Disney, Turner, NBC, CBS and Discovery, together with Smart TVs company Vizio, formed the  Open Addressable Ready Project (OAR), a partnership for the development and deployment of a new standard for addressable advertising on Smart TVs. Full deployment is planned for the beginning of 2020. We all recognize the most important goal of this initiative [...]

Net and Claro already include Netflix catalog

From Tuesday 19th, February, Net and Claro subscribers in Brazil will be able to access to Netflix catalog. OTT series and movies are available through the operators STB. We are bringing together the best content from all platforms, with Netflix  diversity and quality Netflix. Access will be through Nets remote control, as well as the [...]

Mega to launch new TV channel

Chilean broadcaster Mega (Grupo Bethia) will launch in January 2019 the new pay TV channel Mega Plus, which will target an audience of men and women of 35-50 years old. The investment for this initiative exceeds USD 1.5 million in technology. It will have informative shows that will approach news in a different way, with [...]

Discovery launches original series with Flow

Discovery will premiere its new original production “Naturaleza Salvaje By Amarok”, on September 27. This new nine-episode series will explore places, habitats and species of Argentina. It will be available Thursdays at 11 pm (local time). After the first episode, the complete season will launch on multi-screen service Cablevisión Flow and in Channel 1 of [...]

Discovery adds Food Network to its Latam portfolio

Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH) announced that Food Network, as well as outstanding programming from the recently acquired Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), are now part of Discoverys portfolio in the region. This way, DLA/USH’s portfolio now includes 12 networks: Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, Discovery Home & Health, Animal Planet, TLC, ID, Food Network, Discovery [...]

Discovery sees room for growth in the OTT space

Discovery CEO David Zaslav said the company could create OTT offers with its brand portfolio, as standalone service or in partnership with other players, to serve consumers who are not focused on sports or film and series platforms. According to the executive, the offerings for prices around USD 10 – USD 15 are Netflix, HBO, [...]

Discovery completes acquisition of Scripps Networks

Discovery Communications announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns Food Network, among others TV channels. The combined company will be officially known as Discovery, Inc. Today marks another critical milestone for Discovery, as we become a differentiated kind of media company with the most trusted portfolio of family-friendly [...]