Discovery’s channels will continue to be available through Sky, with some extras…
The new long-term agreement will also allow the Discovery Channel to remain available on Now TV.
For the first time, the new carriage deal also covers Discovery’s non-linear brands in the UK and Ireland with Sky becoming a distribution partner for Discovery’s existing direct-to-consumer streaming services such as MotorTrend and forthcoming new direct-to-consumer services, including Eurosport Player.
And in 2021, Eurosport will be offering UHD and HD pop-up feeds of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics via Sky Q.
Kasia Kieli, President & MD Discovery EMEA commented:
We are very pleased that our strategic relationship continues to grow, and our new multi-dimensional agreement means Sky customers can continue to enjoy our wide range of factual, sport, lifestyle and entertainment channels and programmes for years to come.
The deal marks a notable improvement in relationships between Sky and Discovery: the last carriage deal was only reached hours before Discovery’s channels were due to be pulled from Sky. The deal announced today also covers Sky operations in Austria, Germany and Ireland.