Foxtel Group and Discovery, Inc. announce new multi-year content dealFebruary 9, 2022 12:55 pm
Sydney – February 9, 2022 – The Foxtel Group (Australia) and Discovery, Inc. today announced a new multi-year partnership to supply the Foxtel Group with factual, documentary and reality content from the flagship Discovery Channel, as well as the TLC, Investigation Discovery, Discovery Turbo and Animal Planet channels.
The agreement includes thousands of hours of popular local and international content live and on demand, including:
- Outback Opal Hunters, Aussie Gold Hunters, Deadliest Catch, Fast N’ Loud, Gold Rush, Naked and Afraid, 90 Day Fiancé, Dr Pimple Popper, Say Yes to the Dress and Crikey! It’s the Irwins.
- Lifestyle content from Discovery’s HGTV channel including Good Bones, Home Town, Fixer to Fabulous, My Lottery Dream Home, Windy City and Flip or Flop.
Content from the Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery, TLC, Discovery Turbo, Animal Planet will be available for subscribers to stream on demand on Foxtel and BINGE, including in a range of box sets.
Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer, Amanda Laing, said: “We are incredibly pleased to extend our long-term partnership with Discovery, enabling us to deliver even more of the world’s best factual, documentary and reality content that our Foxtel and BINGE subscribers love – including more great local content.
“The Discovery agreement is also strategically significant for us as we strengthen our loyal Foxtel customer base and experience rapid growth with BINGE. As Australia’s largest and fastest-growing subscription television company with over four million subscribers, we can provide Discovery’s incredible content with more reach in this market than ever before.
“Our partnership with Discovery follows the renewal of our multi-year agreement with ViacomCBS last year. It reinforces our position as a local partner of choice for leading global studios and confirms that there are new and mutually beneficial ways for us to partner with international media companies that have their own direct-to-consumer strategies.”
Discovery Senior Vice President & General Manager, Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands, Glen Kyne said, “I’m delighted we’ve renewed this deal. Our relationship with Foxtel has been going strong for more than 25 years now, giving Australian viewers the shows they know and love.
“This partnership has performed extremely well for both Discovery and Foxtel and I’m excited for what the future may bring – for both our companies, and Australians.”
Foxtel Media has also renewed its agreement as the exclusive Australian advertising partner for Discovery, Inc.
Discovery, Inc. – Selina Govan +61 455 333 327 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Foxtel – Paul Edwards +61 434 070101 / Paul.Edwards@foxtel.com.au
Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in over 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, as well as the multi- platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of 3 locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.
About the Foxtel Group
The Foxtel Group is Australia’s leading, next-generation subscription television company with more than 4 million subscribers. We provide the best range of Australian and international movies, entertainment, lifestyle, documentaries, news and sport through a range of broadcast and streaming services to suit the needs of every Australian. Our four retail brands include Foxtel, our premium all in one place entertainment service; Kayo Sports, our fast-growing sports streaming service with over 1 million customers; BINGE, our entertainment streaming service also now with over 1 million subscribers; and Flash, our news streaming service with over 20 news sources. We are also the home of Foxtel Media, our innovative advertising sales business. For more information, please visit foxtelgroup.com.au.
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