Discovery will launch Investigation Discovery (ID) and Discovery Science in French with the pay-TV provider StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Commenting on the development, Amanda Turnbull, VP and general manager for Discovery in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, said: “We are dedicated to creating the highest quality content that informs, inspires and entertains and we are always looking for ways to expand on our offering, making it accessible to new audiences.
“With these channels we will be able to meet the growing demands of French speaking subscribers across the continent while further deepening our long-standing relationship with StarTimes”.
Lily Meng, head of StarTimes Media Division, added: “We are pleased to take our partnership with Discovery one step further by making these two amazing channels available to Francophone families across Africa.
“We remain committed to enriching our bouquets with premium content so our subscribers can enjoy the best TV experience with StarTimes”.
Discovery and StarTimes have been working together since 2015 and the current Discovery StarTimes bouquet includes Real Time, Discovery Family and ID in English.