Available in 220 countries and territories and almost 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the worldwide home of golf.
Each account will include up to five user profiles and four concurrent streams, among the most offered in the streaming video category.
The deal will see Vodafone TV customers in the UK, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Romania, Portugal, Greece, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland and Iceland have access to Discovery's channels including Eurosport and the newly launched discovery+ SVOD.
The latest streaming service, Discovery+, is now available to those interested in strictly binging shows from channels like HGTV, Animal Planet, Food Network, and Heaven forbid, TLC.
In the U.S., Discovery's agreement with Verizon kicks in today and gives new and existing customers with Play More Unlimited or Get More Unlimited wireless customers a free year of Discovery+.
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The new streaming network includes shows from the various properties under the Discovery umbrella. "Thanks to this new strategic partnership our viewers and Vodafone's customers will have direct access to the best global and local Discovery content anytime anywhere". The service also provides over 50 original titles and over 150 hours of exclusive content at launch, with a promised 1,000 hours of original content in its first year.
Discovery has plans for the discovery+ network to become the "streaming home of the Olympics in Europe", beginning with the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The U.S. version of discovery+ will only be available to subscribers in the United States including American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Alongside the launch, Discovery noted that it would also be expanding to 12 European countries as part of a deal with the mobile carrier, Vodafone.