Discovery is Planning to Launch a Streaming Service Featuring All of Its Brands for Cord Cutters





Discovery channel logo

Discovery channel logoThis week, at a Citi investor conference, Discovery CEO David Zaslav said that while the company is doing well on cable and pay TV platforms, he’s well aware that in order to continue growing, the company needs to expand.

“If we want to win in the long-term – and we have this great IP that people love that’s curated through great brands and characters that people love – we have to take that out,” Zaslav said, according to a report from Fierce Video.

To get into the digital space, Zaslav said Discovery will launch a streaming service that will include content from all of the company’s brands, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Food Network, and HGTV. His plan is to get traditional TV on board with the service.

“Our view is we should figure out how to make them partners. Charter is a great company. They have 10 to 11 million broadband-only subscribers. Comcast is an extraordinarily well-run company. They’re serving and nourishing their customers,” Zaslav said. “Today, they agreed that they will offer CBS All Access… That’s a very positive step forward.”

These plans have been in the works since last year. In November, we reported on Discovery’s Q3 earnings call. During that call, Discovery execs said they planned to move into streaming, both in the US and internationally. At the time, there were no details about the timeline for a new service. Unfortunately, we still don’t have those details, but we’ll keep an eye out for more announcements from Discovery.

Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more news, tips, and reviews. Need cord cutting tech support? Join our Cord Cutting Tech Support Facebook Group for help.

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Every week we have a live Cord Cutting Q&A, and weekly Cord Cutting recap shows exclusively on our YouTube Channel!

Disclaimer: To address the growing use of ad blockers we now use affiliate links to sites like, streaming services, and others. Affiliate links help sites like Cord Cutters News, stay open. Affiliate links cost you nothing but help me support my family. We do not allow paid reviews on this site. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

* indicates required

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from :

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp’s privacy practices here.