This week Discovery introduced the global launch of discovery+ — a subscription-based streaming service that’s set to launch on January 4th of next year The launch entails a partnership with Verizon that offers up to 12 months of free subscription from select plans.
According to the company, once discovery+ launches in the U.S., it will have the largest-ever content offering of any streaming service comprised of exclusive and original titles from different genres including lifestyle and relationships, home and food, true crime, paranormal, adventure, history, and more.
“We have been working methodically the past two years to bring all of our strategic advantages to the launch of discovery+, including distribution and advertising partnerships around the world, a world-class offering of quality brands, authentic personalities, and the largest content library at launch, as well as a broad slate of exclusive programming. We believe discovery+ is the perfect complement to every streaming portfolio, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Verizon to bring this incredible content to their customer base,” says David Zaslav, President and CEO of Discovery Inc.
Once the new service officially launches, both new and existing Verizon customers with a Play More or Get More Unlimited plan will get 12 months of discovery+ for free, while those on Start or Do More Unlimited plans will receive six months of discovery+ for free.
To add to that, new customers who sign-up for Verizon 5G Home Internet or Fios Gigabit Connection can receive 12 months of discovery+ on Verizon, while new Fios customers may also be eligible for three to six months depending on the plan they’re on.
Discovery+ users will have access to over 2,500 current and classic shows from Discovery’s portfolio of networks like HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet. Subscribers in the U.S can also get access to new series with stars like Kevin Hart, Bobby Flay, and Giada De Laurentiis.
If you’re not an eligible Verizon customer, discovery+ will be available in the U.S. starting at $4.99 per month and there will be an ad-free version for $6.99 per month.