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Discovery Plus set to launch in January

by Sean P. Aune | December 2, 2020December 2, 2020 3:43 pm EST

The streaming marketplace is getting yet another offering as Discovery Channels is preparing to launch Discovery Plus.

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Discovery Plus sounds like it may only cover offerings from the Discovery Channel at first glance, but it will luckily cover everything the company offers. The new service – which will run $4.99 per month with ads and $6.99 per month without – will include programming from Discovery Channel, TLC, Food Network, and HGTV.

Verizon customers will receive free access to the service depending on their level of service.

“We are seizing the global opportunity to be the world’s definitive product for unscripted storytelling, providing households and mobile consumers a distinct, clear and differentiated offering across valuable and enduring lifestyle, and real life verticals,” said David Zaslav, the company’s chairman and CEO. “We believe Discovery Plus is the perfect complement to every streaming portfolio.”

At launch, the service is expected to offer over 55,000 hours of programming, and more will be added from the various networks as well as original programming. There will be a new spinoff from 90 Day Fiance, as well as a new Kevin Hart series called Route 66.

No exact launch date has been announced as of yet beyond “January.”


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Sean P. Aune

Sean Aune has been a pop culture aficionado since before there was even a term for pop culture. From the time his father brought home Amazing