Discovery GO Launches with Canada's Most-Watched Entertainment Specialty Programming Available Anywhere, Anytime
26 Oct, 2015, 14:39 ET
– Unique 5-in-1 destination for all Discovery Canada channels: Discovery, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science, and Discovery Velocity –
– Top factual entertainment programs now available live and on demand on smartphones, tablets, computers, and television set-top boxes –
– Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Eastlink, Shaw Cable, and Shaw Direct are first to offer Discovery GO to subscribers, and available soon to Bell FibreOP TV subscribers –
– Coming soon: Discovery networks programming in 4K –
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TORONTO, Oct. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Discovery announced today that Canada's #1 Entertainment Specialty programming is now available, at home and on the go, on Discovery GO. Launching with an incredible 4,500 hours of binge-worthy content, swelling to more than 7,000 hours by January 2016, the premium video streaming service allows subscribers immediate access to their favourite factual entertainment programs. With the added convenience of livestreaming and on-demand viewing on smartphones, tablets, and computers in addition to television set-top boxes, Discovery GO is a unique 5-in-1 package offering viewers the flexibility to start, stop, and continue their favourite programs from Discovery, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Science, and Discovery Velocity - all of this at no additional cost to channel subscribers of participating TV service providers.
**Media Note** Hi-resolution photography, bios, episode synopses, digital press kit, and select screening links for Discovery GO programs are available online at BellMediaPR.ca.
Discovery GO features all of Canada's factual favourites in complete season stacks, including HIGHWAY THRU HELL, DEADLIEST CATCH, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, SHARK WEEK, and HOW IT'S MADE, alongside current episodes of the network's flagship daily science program, DAILY PLANET. Viewers can also enjoy Discovery GO exclusives like stunning CGI programs STRIP THE COSMOS and STRIP THE CITY, helping to make up the hundreds of titles and thousands of hours of truly awesome programming that is Discovery's longstanding hallmark. Thousands more hours of content will be added by January 2016 and will continuously be refreshed.
"This truly is the most robust and convenient one-stop shop for all of Canada's favourite entertainment specialty programs," said Ken MacDonald, Vice-President and General Manager, Discovery.
At launch, Discovery GO is available online, via iOS and Android apps, and on TV set-top boxes as an incredible no-charge added value for subscribers. Access by viewers will mirror their Discovery Canada networks subscriptions through Bell Fibe TV, Bell Satellite TV, Eastlink, Shaw Cable, and Shaw Direct, with more partners to be announced soon. Viewers can simply download the Discovery GO app to their mobile device, or visit Discovery.ca/DiscoveryGO for more information on web access. Additionally, customers of Bell FibreOP TV who subscribe to Discovery Canada channels can now enjoy that content on their set-top boxes with app access coming soon.
Discovery also revealed today that Discovery GO will soon become one of the first TV Everywhere services in Canada to offer content in beautifully vivid 4K Ultra HD.
A leader in delivering TV Everywhere products and services, Bell Media's Discovery GO joins the company's other innovative GO video streaming services, including CTV GO, TMN GO, TSN GO, RDS GO, Super Écran GO, CTV News GO, and CP24 GO. Bell Media is Canada's premier multimedia company with more than 200 websites and 50 apps.
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With compelling real-life programming that inspires and entertains, Discovery reveals the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. As Canada's #1 entertainment specialty channel, Discovery offers a signature mix of adrenaline-charged stories, larger-than-life personalities and vivid imagery for viewers with curious minds. With the best non-fiction programming from Canada and around the world, Discovery captures the excitement of a passion for life – one lived fully and at its most extreme. With exceptional and immersive storytelling, the channel offers in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the extraordinary people and places that shape our world. Launched in Canada in 1995, Discovery is now available in more than eight million Canadian homes. Discovery Canada is a joint venture between Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company, and Discovery Communications Inc. Find more information and interactive online features at Discovery.ca.
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For further information: Renee Dupuis, Discovery, 416.384.3154 or [email protected]; Sarah Goddard, Discovery, 416.384.2056 or [email protected]
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