Netflix renews content deal with Discovery

MUMBAI: Netflix and US non fiction broadcaster Discovery have announced a two-year non-exclusive licensing agreement that allows Netflix members to instantly watch prior-season series and specials, including an expanded selection of additional seasons of popular series from Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet, as well as Investigation Discovery, Science and Military Channel.

Among the highlights are Discovery Channel’s ‘Man vs. Wild’, TLC’s ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ and Animal Planet’s ‘River Monsters’ and other titles from Discovery’s programme library.
Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said, "Netflix is pleased to announce the renewal and expansion of our relationship with Discovery. With television shows playing an ever more important role for Netflix, Discovery is one our finest suppliers of top quality programming. We look forward to bringing our members the wide range of the additional episodes and series covered in this deal."

Discovery senior VP, digital distribution Rebecca Glashow said, "Discovery Communications has always been platform agnostic and committed to satisfying curiosity on all consumer distribution platforms supported by a strong economic model. We are pleased to renew this agreement with Netflix, which provides us with programming flexibility and lets loyal and potential fans catch up and discover content. It is a terrific complement to our multi-channel video services and creates additional ways to earn value for our 25-year programming library."

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