Episode 22 - Discovery joins the streaming wars
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Digiday recently reported that Discovery Networks is launching its own. streaming service early next year. Discovery plus has been trademarked. They will offer ad free and ad supported versions and no cost has been made public yet.
Discovery’s core cable tv is thriving during the pandemic. In August 2020, Discovery Networks include HGTV, TLC, Food Network, the Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery all ranked in top 14 cable networks in primetime.
While most TV production studios were closed, several Discovery networks were able to produce quarantine specific, stay-at-home programs which are credited with some of its success.