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discovery+ Set for Canadian Launch


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Discovery, Inc. is set to launch discovery+ in Canada on October 19, giving Canadian viewers access to more than 200 exclusive series.

Canadians will also gain access to 60,000 episodes of current and classic shows from Discovery’s portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Magnolia Network, as well as a streaming collection of natural-history content from the BBC.

New series from hit franchises that will be available include Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, 90 Day: The Single Life and Afraid of Love. Originals from discovery+ include Unseamly: The Investigation of Peter Nygård, No Responders Left Behind, Bobby and Giada in Italy, Queen of Meth and Love in Paradise.

More than 1,000 episodes of Discovery’s most popular series will be subtitled in French at launch.

“We are thrilled to launch discovery+ in Canada, a country of devoted Discovery fans and home to many of the most beloved stars in our family,” said JB Perrette, president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International. “discovery+ is one of one: the definitive real-life streaming service, and we deliver the best streaming value to our fans. We know it will resonate with our loyal audience in Canada, as we continue to roll the service out to a number of key markets around the world throughout the rest of 2021.”

Discovery is entering the Canadian market with an integrated marketing partnership with Corus Entertainment.

“We are excited to build on over 20 years as joint venture partners with Discovery in Canada,” said Doug Murphy, president and CEO of Corus Entertainment. “As the country’s leader in lifestyle content, Corus’ extensive suite of media assets provide broad scale and reach to audiences seeking to experience Discovery’s deep library of world-class content wherever they are. With our expertise in driving discoverability and brand recognition, we look forward to supporting the growth of discovery+ in Canada.”








About Jamie Stalcup

Jamie Stalcup is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at jstalcup@worldscreen.com.

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