David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery, revealed Wednesday that the streaming platform might be house to greater than 55,000 episodes and extra unique sequence at launch than another SVOD service to this point. One of many key elements to remove from Zaslav’s presentation is that discovery+ will focus its consideration on unscripted tv, not like Disney+, Netflix, Amazon, and HBO Max, which additionally supply scripted sequence as effectively.“With discovery+, we’re seizing the worldwide alternative to be the world’s definitive product for unscripted storytelling, offering households and cellular shoppers a definite, clear, and differentiated providing throughout invaluable and enduring life-style, and real-life verticals,” Zaslav defined. “We imagine discovery+ is the proper complement to each streaming portfolio, and we couldn’t be extra excited to accomplice with Verizon to carry this unbelievable content material to their buyer base.”
At launch, Discovery will follow in Disney Plus’ footsteps by providing Verizon wi-fi prospects on choose plans as much as 12 months of discovery+ totally free (Click here for more information). So far as unique unique unscripted sequence, Zaslav promised over 1,000 hours of distinctive content material within the steamer’s first yr.
One of many reveals that stood out to us is led by comic Kevin Hart, known as Route 66. Per Discovery, “Route 66 options Kevin Hart hitting the highway, going alongside America’s well-known Route 66 to see what’s occurring with America. He’ll go to folks and locations and convey alongside pals in an exploration of the U.S. heartland from Chicago to L.A..”
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