Discovery deploys dplay in the UK, Ireland | VOD | News | Rapid TV News
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Aiming to make inroads in the countries’ increasingly competitive AVOD arena, Discovery has announced the launch this week in the UK and Ireland of its real life entertainment streaming service dplay.
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The ad-supported streaming service includes content from Discovery’s flagship free-to-air channels such as Quest, Quest Red, DMAX, Food Network, Really and Home.

Fans will be able to access shows live and on-demand, and at anytime and anywhere and the offer also gives access to dozens of series available in boxsets. Top titles include; Quest’s EFL Highlights and Salvage Hunters, Quest Red’s Katie Price: My Crazy Life and The Bad Skin Clinic, Really’s Ghost Adventures and Helicopter ER and Food Network’s Tom Kerridge: American Feast and Rachel Khoo: My Swedish Kitchen.

This will bring the rollout of dplay now to ten global markets, with more markets coming online in the near future.

Commenting on the prospects of the service in his European territories, James Gibbons, EVP General Manager UK, Ireland and ANZ at Discovery, UK, said: “We have nearly doubled the size of our UK audience in the last two years - and increased our free to air scale from two to six channels. The launch of dplay is the next step in our strategy to deliver to British audiences the best real life entertainment, whenever and wherever they want it. The free streaming service will also increase opportunities for advertisers to engage with audiences across multiple platforms.”

dplay will be available to download on web and App Stores (iOS and Android) and will appear on partner platforms and roll out on additional devices and platforms, in the first half of 2020.