Discovery Plus platform soon to be launched in Canada

(Toronto) Discovery Plus will arrive in Canada next week.

The new streaming platform, specializing in non-fiction shows, announced its launch on October 19 for Canadian viewers.

It will offer more than 200 exclusive and original series as well as 60,000 episodes of programming from its library of cable television networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC and Animal Planet.

The platform will also host a variety of original programs, including Unseamly : The Investigation of Peter Nygard, No Responders Left Behind and Queen of Meth.

Discovery Plus’s monthly subscription will cost $ 4.99 per month for its ad-free version and $ 6.99 per month for its upgraded ad-free version.

The streaming platform, which rolled out to many international markets earlier this year, joins a growing number of options in Canada, including established services Netflix and Crave, as well as new players Disney Plus and Apple TV Plus .

As part of the arrival of Discovery’s streaming service in Canada, the company strengthened its joint venture agreement with Corus Entertainment, a long-standing traditional television partner, with a new marketing partnership.

Corus will use its linear networks, radio, and digital and social platforms to promote Discovery Plus programming.

Discovery Plus representatives were not immediately available to provide details on the partnership with Corus.

Discovery Plus will be available on various streaming devices, including those from Apple, Roku, and Amazon. The service will also be compatible with Chromecast and other Google products, as well as recent Xbox models and Samsung smart TVs.

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