David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Inc.

Discovery is venturing into having its own OTT
24 de septiembre de 2020

David Zaslav, CEO of Discovery Inc., said on Communacopia —the Goldman Sachs investors conference— that their new direct-to-consumer streaming service will be launched very soon.

The firm had already unveiled last year that they were working on a project. Now, another platform will join the OTT ecosystem which Disney+, Pluto (ViacomCBS), HBO Max (Warner), Apple TV+, and Peacock (NBCUniversal) entered in the past year.

The executive commented that this initiative will seek to compete in the disputed global market. "We are going to arrive with a film library of new content, a huge amount of originals, at a time when the path has already been paved by Netflix, Disney, and HBO,” explains Zaslav.

Discovery Inc. groups a series of thematic channels such as Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, Animal Planet and TLC, which could become a differentiator of this new platform.