Discovery Plus is set to launch Monday with no major device support hassles.
The new $4.99-a-month SVOD service is available on all four major OTT device platforms: Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV; the major mobile platforms, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Fire Tablet; Xbox gaming consoles; Samsung smart TVs; and personal computers with Safari, Chrome and Firefox browsers.
The robust distribution at launch is great news for Discovery Networks, which has lofty subscriber goals and wishes to parlay a big paying audience into an addressable advertising goldmine.
“discovery+” as it is styled by its parent company, runs $4.99 a month for a base service with limited commercials, $6.99 a month for an iteration without ads. Discovery is offering a seven-day free trial of the service, which includes 55,000 episodes across 2,500 series from HGTV, Good Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN, Animal Planet and Discovery.
As part of a new content partnership, Discovery Plus will bring together for the first time the top nonfiction content from A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime with the Discovery brand portfolio.
In the U.S., Discovery Plus will include a slate of new original shows from storytellers including Chip and Joanna Gaines; Sir David Attenborough; David Schwimmer; Will Packer and Kevin Hart; Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, among others.
Daniel Frankel is the managing editor of Next TV, an internet publishing vertical focused on the business of video streaming. A Los Angeles-based writer and editor who has covered the media and technology industries for more than two decades, Daniel has worked on staff for publications including E! Online, Electronic Media, Mediaweek, Variety, paidContent and GigaOm. You can start living a healthier life with greater wealth and prosperity by following Daniel on Twitter today!
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