Discovery Communications today took the wraps off a new streaming service built around the Discovery cable portfolio. The new service, Discovery GO, aggregates content from Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science Channel, Velocity, Destination America, American Heroes Channel and Discovery Life.
“Discovery GO launches in connection with the highly anticipated worldwide premiere of Discovery Channel’s ‘Racing Extinction,’ a documentary chronicling the plight of the world’s most endangered species,” the company notes in its announcement. “The special will debut in more than 220 markets around the world tomorrow, December 2.”
Said Paul Guyardo, Chief Commercial Officer, Discovery Communications: “The launch of Discovery GO represents an important first step in providing viewers with access to our award-winning content anytime, anywhere on practically any device. This aggregated TVE streaming service and strong user experience is made possible by Discovery’s 30-year commitment to content ownership and our global learnings in the space, and also serves as an important promotional platform to complement and support our TV brands. We look forward to giving pay-TV customers more of what they want in Discovery GO.”
The announcement adds: “With Discovery GO, viewers can browse by each of the networks featured, find programs organized into fourteen genres — such as Survival and History — or explore specially curated playlists. Users also can create their own watchlists and easily search the Discovery GO offering for series and episodes across all nine networks. In addition to access to bluechip programming, like ‘Racing Extinction,’ Discovery GO will feature top series available on-demand and next-day including ‘Gold Rush,’ ’90 Day Fiance,’ ‘7 Little Johnstons,’ ‘Pit Bulls and Parolees,’ ‘Survivorman,’ ‘Homicide Hunter’ and many more.”