For over a year now Discovery has been talking about launching a dedicated streaming service for Discovery-owned content. This includes the newly acquired Scripps networks like HGTV. Discovery has even struck a deal with the BBC to include BBC content on the service.
Now it has been announced that this new service will launch in 2020. Sadly, many important details are still unknown including what content will be offered, the cost, and if it will include live content.
Discovery’s CEO has dropped hints over the last few years including the fact that he is looking at a price point around $5 a month. David Zaslav has even said Discovery is considering offering 17 channels of Discovery-owned content for as low as $5 a month. If true that means you will pay about $0.29 per channel.
The question now is will that be a live feed of Discovery’s cable networks or a Pluto TV curated list of classic and recent Discovery programming. For now, we will have to wait to learn more to find out.
What we do know now is that the years of waiting for Discovery’s new streaming service is almost over.
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