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Discovery launches dplay in the UK

October 22, 2019

By Nik Roseveare

Discovery’s dplay streaming service has gone live in the UK and Ireland. The ad-supported VoD service launches  offers content from Discovery’s free-to-air channels; Quest, Quest Red, DMAX, Food Network, Really and Home. Users cab access all content live and on-demand, and at anytime and anywhere.

The new service includes popular content from Discovery’s flagship channels, with dozens of series available in boxsets. Notable titles include; Quest’s EFL Highlights and Salvage Hunters, Quest Red’s Katie Price: My Crazy Life and The Bad Skin Clinic, Really’s Ghost Adventures and Helicopter ER and Food Network’s Tom Kerridge: American Feast and Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen.

This will bring the rollout of dplay now to ten global markets, with more markets planned in the near future.

James Gibbons, EVP General Manager UK, Ireland & ANZ at Discovery, UK, said: “We have nearly doubled the size of our UK audience in the last two years – and increased our free to air scale from two to six channels. The launch of dplay is the next step in our strategy to deliver to British audiences the best real life entertainment, whenever and wherever they want it. The free streaming service will also increase opportunities for advertisers to engage with audiences across multiple platforms.”

dplay is available to download on web and App Stores (iOS and Android). It will be available on partner platforms and roll out on additional devices and platforms in the first half of 2020.

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