Discovery, NBCU content deals for Altice
December 8, 2016
Altice Group has formed a partnership with Discovery Communications to deliver a more diverse line up of content to consumers, especially in France. The new deal enables Discovery to expand its portfolio with the launch of two new exclusive channels: Investigation Discovery will launch on December 15th, and Discovery Family will be launched in summer 2017.
This exclusive agreement enables SFR to offer 4 new channels from 2017, expanding its line up to a total of 20 channels. This includes Discovery Channel, which stands as the number 1 factual pay-tv channel in France and Discovery Science , available for all our customers from 15 December 2016 (exclusivity for both channels from 17 January 2017 onwards).
SFR will become the only distributor in France to show the Discovery portfolio of channels. Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Family will be available on all SFR platforms, at home, at work and on the go.
Additionally, Altice Group has announced a strategic agreement with NBCUniversal International. Over time, this agreement will give Altice exclusive distribution of the three NBCUniversal channel brands in France Metropolitan: 13th Street, for thriller and crime series; Syfy, for science fiction and fantasy series and E! Entertainment Television, the pop-culture channel focused on celebrities.
In addition, through a premium pay-TV output deal, SFR will offer films produced by NBCUniversal, including future titles within key franchises such as Bourne, Fast & Furious and Despicable Me.