discovery+ launches in the Philippines with exclusive Globe partnershipSeptember 2, 2021 10:35 am
Manila, 2 September, 2021 – Discovery, Inc. today announced the launch of discovery+ in the Philippines (discoveryplus.com/ph), in partnership with Globe. While the streaming service will be accessible widely in October, select Globe customers can, for a limited time, exclusively enjoy 1-year of access and offers from September 2, giving them early web access to an extensive library of shows from beloved brands, including Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, Food Network, Magnolia Network, Travel Channel, Animal Planet and Asian Food Network, as well as top non-fiction library content from History Channel and the BBC’s largest natural history offering.
discovery+ offers an inspiring pipeline of premium real life storytelling across key passion genres – from relationships, food, true crime and home, to paranormal, nature, Korean reality, and lifestyle, with iconic personalities including Guy Fieri (Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Drew and Jonathan Scott (Property Brothers), Dr. Sandra Lee (Dr. Pimple Popper), Martha Stewart (Bakeaway Camp with Martha Stewart) and Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss). From 90 Day Fiancé and Naked & Afraid, to Ghost Adventures and Framing Britney Spears, discovery+ brings together the best in real life entertainment all in one place.
At launch, the service is also home to more than 45 unmissable discovery+ Original titles, with more than 200 episodes of exclusive content, including 90 Day Journey – a curated series featuring the ultimate collection of stories focused on fan-favorite couples – as well as an all-new 90 Day Fiancé tentpole series and additional titles, including 90 Day: The Single Life. Other original shows available at launch include Say Yes to the Dress: In Sickness and In Health, Ghost Adventures: Top 10 and Buddy Vs Duff, with an additional 100+ new original titles dropping on the service before the end of the year.
For the first time, Filipinos can watch leading shows from true crime channel, Investigation Discovery, with shows like Evil Lives Here and Signs of a Psychopath, as well as exclusive content from Magnolia Network, the multiplatform joint venture with Chip and Joanna Gaines. discovery+ also features award-winning premium natural history series from the BBC, including Planet Earth and Life, and top non-fiction library content from History Channel, including Crime Investigation Asia, Hidden Cities and Mountain Men.
“The launch of discovery+ in the Philippines represents another step forward in the platform’s global expansion and further strengthens our direct-to-consumer proposition across Asia Pacific,” said Simon Robinson, President, Asia Pacific, Discovery, Inc. “All Filipinos will soon be able to enjoy direct access to a world-class selection of real life entertainment anytime, anywhere, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Globe at launch to give their customers early access and exclusive offers to this premium content.”
“In the past year and a half, we’ve seen tremendous change in how people consume content and keep themselves entertained. Many are hungry for new things to watch and to create shared experiences with their family and friends. As Globe continues to help uplift the everyday lives of Filipinos and elevate their experiences at home, we are thrilled with this partnership as it provides our customers a chance to enjoy a wide range of exciting and popular content,” says Ernest Cu, President and CEO, Globe.
The partnership gives Globe’s customers on select plans exclusive access to the web version of discovery+ from September 2. For a limited time, Globe Postpaid and Platinum GPlan customers will be able to exclusively purchase and enjoy a 1-year subscription to discovery+ for just P99. Globe At Home customers who purchase a Globe Streamwatch 2-in-1 Entertainment Box will be eligible for a year of access to discovery+ at no additional cost. Globe at Home Prepaid WiFi customers who load HomeSURF999 or HomeSURF1499 exclusively via the Globe At Home app will also be eligible for this 1-year of access, which can be claimed once per user. Customers can visit Globe’s dedicated page to learn more. Launch offers will be supported by high-profile marketing campaigns and promotional activities on both Globe and Discovery owned platforms.
discovery+ will launch widely in the Philippines in October across app stores and a number of platforms. Further details regarding content, pricing and promotions, product and device information, will be released in due course. discovery+ is operated offshore by Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, a company incorporated in Singapore.
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About Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom, Inc. is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. In 2019, Globe became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, committing to implement universal sustainability principles. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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