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discovery+ free for all Sky subs

Streaming service discovery+ is now available at no extra charge to all Sky TV subscribers. Sky Q, Sky Glass and Sky Stream customers can sign up for discovery+ as part of their monthly Sky TV subscription, saving £6.99/€6.99 a month. Sky TV customers who are already have the 12-months discovery+ Entertainment pass will now be […]

January 16, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Arqiva: 2023 broadcast predictions

Greg Burns, Head of Media products at Arqiva, has shared his broadcast predictions: 1. Battling the buffering dilemma In 2023, viewers expectations around seamless watching experiences will continue to heighten. Already we’re seeing audiences become increasingly frustrated with issues related to buffering. This is already costing streaming platforms eyeballs – almost two-fifths of steaming consumers […]

December 13, 2022

WBD going for the Max?

Warner Bros Discovery (WBD) executives are said to want ‘Max’ to be the new name for the platform that will combine the HBO Max and Discovery+ services. The concept is now being ‘lawyered’ according to CNBC. Meantime, internally WBD has given the new service a code name of ‘BEAM’ according to the report. WBD management […]

December 6, 2022

Discovery+ free for BT Sport subs

BT Sport subscribers in the UK can now receive a subscription to Discovery+ at no extra cost following the merger between Warner Bros Discovery and BT Group earlier this year. BT Sport subscribers, or those who receive the channels as part of BT’s sweetheart deals with EE and Plusnet, are now able to link their […]

December 1, 2022

ARwall powers Tales From the Explorer’s Club

Tales from the Explorer’s Club, the Discovery+ documentary series starring Josh Gates, explores some of the most inhospitable environments in the world. Gates travels from the peaks of Mount Everest to the unknown expanse of space, the densest forests, and even arctic polar expeditions all from the comfort of an air-conditioned Burbank studio supported by […]

November 30, 2022

Analysis: Many SVoD Originals based on pre-existing IP

Commissions based on adaptations, franchises and other forms of pre-existing Intellectual Property (IP) accounted for 64 per cent of leading global SVoD platforms’ slate of new Scripted Originals in the US in the first half of 2022, according to Ampere Analysis’s How original are SVoD Originals report? Including Unscripted Originals, the share of IP-based commissions […]

November 28, 2022By Colin Mann

Analysis: UK primed for SAVoD

November 3rd marked Netflix’s official launch of its ad-supported tier, notes research and strategy consultancy MTM. The platform joins other Subscription & Advertising Based VoD (SAVoD) platforms such as Discovery+ and NOW in the UK who offer tiered propositions, which includes a cheaper ad-inclusive tier. Disney+ also announced it would be replacing its basic package […]

November 9, 2022

Claro Sports returns as UCI broadcast partner

The UCI Track Champions League has confirmed that the multiplatform Claro Sports will return to broadcast its 2022 season. Claro Sports joins a host of international broadcast partners that are being announced before the second UCI Track Champions League campaign commences in Mallorca on November 12th. Claro Sports – which broadcasts to millions of viewers […]

November 2, 2022

WBD Sports, Infinite Reality metaverse partnership

Warner Bros Discovery Sports and Infinite Reality have partnered to offer a new way for audiences to engage with their favourite sports. With this multi-year agreement, Infinite Reality, a specialist in metaverse engagements, is now Discovery Sports Events’ exclusive metaverse partner. The organisations will collaborate and launch new avenues for sports communities, athletes and brands […]

October 26, 2022

WBD, Singapore Tourism Board content partnership

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) have announced a three-year partnership to collaborate on entertainment and lifestyle content, as well as joint marketing, to spotlight and inspire travel to destination Singapore. Both parties have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create new content, leveraging WBD’s portfolio of brands and popular […]

October 17, 2022