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ZE
zeebre12
What do the Discovery+ Originals listed mean? Are they exclusive to Discovery+? Actual Discovery+ originals or sourced from US but are 'originals' for Discovery+ in the UK?
ZE
zeebre12
Do Discovery actually have first-run shows on Discovery History or is it all repeats?
KU
Kunst World News
Probably repeats

I think many of their smaller paying channels, excluding Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ID, are treated as nothing but repeat heaven, with promotions mainly for the other Discovery channels

I could be wrong, but it looks that way
TVF
TV Forum Team
Posts from Discovery Plus to launch in the UK have been merged into this topic.
RD
rdd Founding member
JAS84 posted:
Dplay rebrand, eh? That'll require a change of endboard style on the trailers of Quest, Really, etc, then.


Not just a rebrand, seems that it is going from free to charged (at €5.99/£4.99pm or €59.99/£49.99 pa (with a early bird discount to €34.99/£29.99 for a limited period) or albeit with a major expansion of content to cover the pay channels. One year free trial for all Sky Q customers, and there’ll be similar integration to Netflix/Disney+ on that platform.
GO
gottago London London
rdd posted:
JAS84 posted:
Dplay rebrand, eh? That'll require a change of endboard style on the trailers of Quest, Really, etc, then.


Not just a rebrand, seems that it is going from free to charged (at €5.99/£4.99pm or €59.99/£49.99 pa (with a early bird discount to €34.99/£29.99 for a limited period) or albeit with a major expansion of content to cover the pay channels. One year free trial for all Sky Q customers, and there’ll be similar integration to Netflix/Disney+ on that platform.

This seems to suggest that there will be a free section:

Quote:
You will need to register an account with discovery+ in order to keep watching your favourite shows for free, you’ll also notice some updates to the website and the way you navigate through the site.

https://www.dplay.co.uk/info/dplay-off-boarding-article
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
Dplay in the UK is unique at present, being only Free content. In other markets a combination of Free and SVoD content is available. This rebrand to Discovery+ across all markets is effectively closing this 'loophole' and making it's universal proposition consistent.
ZE
zeebre12
What was Discovery's reasoning for dropping Travel Channel(Just low viewing figures)? Shed and Home&Health have been just reruns for years. Discovery would hardly cull them as the must cost nothing to run. Haven't they renewed their contract with Sky recently anyway including linear channels?
JO
Jonwo
I'm tempted by the early bird offer for Discovery+, £29.99 for a year is pretty good value for money.

19 days later

BG
BG2260 West Country (West) Points West
Discovery+ launches tomorrow (12th November)
DV
DVB Cornwall West Country (West) Spotlight
App now available on AppleTV, very much just a rebadged Dplay at the moment, with the addition of a search function. What's noticeable is that there's no obvious clue that you can subscribe for more content anywhere.

Website with offers now live ....

https://www.discoveryplus.co.uk/

and a further edit

the promotional pricing is available until 31-Jan-2021.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 12 November 2020 12:01pm - 2 times in total
PL
Plektrum Central (East) East Midlands Today
Doesn’t launch on Sky Q until the 19th - https://www.discoveryplus.co.uk/skyq-users-no-extra-cost

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