Discovery’s new streaming service, discovery+, is to launch in the Italian market following an agreement between Discovery, Inc. and TIM.
The mix of entertainment, lifestyle, true crime, nature and adventure programming will be offered to TIMVISION subscribers using TIMVISION Box, smartphones, tablet, Smart TV or the internet.
It’s part of a broader agreement which also includes the renewal of contracts for Nove, Real Time, DMAX, Giallo, Food, HGTV – Home&Garden, MOTORTREND, Frisbee and K2.
“We are delighted to expand our strong and longstanding relationship with Italy’s largest distributor of video experiences though this innovative agreement. This renewed partnership will allow us to offer discovery+ to broader audience of consumers in Italy, reinforcing our strategy of expanding content distribution across all platforms and devices,” said Alessandro Araimo, EVP and GM Discovery Italy.
“We are proud that discovery+ has chosen TIM as partner in Italy. An integrated content experience will also allow customers to easily and quickly access discovery+ content,” added Antonella Dominici, Head of TIMVISION and Entertainment Products TIM.
Also included is an agreement on sports coverage that includes coverage of Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, scheduled this summer. TIM will be the Official Mobile Broadcaster for the games in Italy and TIM clients will be able to download a special app with exclusive content.