Discovery Channel and BBC partner to launch new streaming service
Get ready for yet another streaming service — and this one’s a must for fans of nature docs.
On Monday, Discovery, Inc. and BBC Studios jointly announced a multi-million-dollar global content partnership that will bring the BBC’s natural history, animals, adventure, science, travel, space, history and civilization documentaries to a Discovery streaming service. The service will also be the exclusive home for all the iconic BBC nature documentaries, such as Blue Planet and Planet Earth, outside of the U.K.
The two companies will also create new, original fact-based content, which will be available on television and digitally, that — according the press release — “furthers audiences’ discovery of the world.” The new deal reunites Discovery and the BBC; they previously worked together on shows such as Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs, Life, and Blue Planet.
The new streaming service is set to launch in 2020.