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Japan: Warner Bros Discovery, J:COM expand JV

Warner Bros Discovery and J:COM have announced a strategic new agreement in Japan, expanding their joint venture partnership from the current two networks to a seven channel linear TV portfolio. The multi-year deal, effective immediately, strengthens the collaboration between the two companies as they continue to bring entertainment to Japanese audiences. The expanded portfolio brings […]

August 8, 2023

Discovery, AT&T close WarnerMedia deal

Discovery and AT&T have closed their transaction to combine the WarnerMedia business with Discovery. The new entity, Warner Bros Discovery, will begin trading on the Nasdaq with the start of trading on April 11th, under the new ticker symbol ‘WBD’. Warner Bros Discovery will create and distribute the world’s most differentiated and complete portfolio of […]

April 11, 2022By Colin Mann

Foxtel, Discovery renew content deal

The Foxtel Group (Australia) and Discovery have announced a new multi-year partnership to supply the Foxtel Group with factual, documentary and reality content from the flagship Discovery Channel, as well as the TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet channels. The agreement includes thousands of hours of local and international content live and on […]

February 9, 2022

OWN joins Hulu + Live TV

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, a member of the Discovery family of brands, has announced that OWN is now available to Hulu + Live TV subscribers in the US. Hulu + Live TV subscribers have access to live broadcasts of OWN’s award-winning programming line-up, including the new series Ladies Who List: Atlanta and The Kings of […]

January 10, 2022

discovery+ on VIZIO SmartCast

Discovery and VIZIO have announced that SVoD service discovery+ is now available to VIZIO SmartCast users across the US. As part of the launch, VIZIO will feature a unique content experience on the SmartCast home screen. The dedicated carousel, ‘Discover More on discovery+,; will showcase the content portfolio and introduce users to the best-of discovery+ […]

December 17, 2021

EarthxTV bolsters leadership team

EarthX, the international environmental organisation dedicated to a more sustainable future, announced the appointment of key leadership roles to accelerate the growth and success in the areas of Content, Global Distribution, Marketing, Production, Finance, Ad Sales and Impact. The announcement expands the executive leadership team under Michael Fletcher, Co-Ceo of EarthX, the non-profit impact organisation […]

November 23, 2021

‘Warner Bros. Discovery’ name for merged company

Multichannel programmer Discovery has revealed the new name of the proposed standalone global entertainment company that will emerge from the combination of WarnerMedia and Discovery assets as ‘Warner Bros. Discovery’. It suggests the Warner Bros. Discovery name will honour, celebrate and elevate the world’s most-storied creative studio in the world with the high quality, global […]

June 2, 2021

discovery+ launching in Jan

Multichannel programmer Discovery has revealed details of its SVoD service, discovery+. Declaring the day to be “very special and historic” for the company, President and CEO David Zaslav confirmed the global launch of what it calls a “definitive” non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, debuting in the US on January 4th, 2021. The new service will […]

December 3, 2020By Colin Mann

Discovery UK unveils discovery+

Discovery UK has announced that dplay is being rebranded to discovery+ in the UK & Ireland next month alongside the launch of a subscription tier. The streaming service will aggregate Discovery UK’s pay-TV and free-to-air brands, creating the “ultimate destination” for factual, lifestyle and reality content. It will be available directly to all consumers in […]

October 20, 2020