Discovery+ to broadcast Beijing Winter Olympics in Europe
Discovery+ is set to offer coverage of all the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022 in Europe. It is also now available on Roku streaming players and Roku TV models in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.
This announcement comes as part of an international rollout, with Roku customers already able to access discovery+ in the US, Canada and Brazil. As Discovery continues to commission an extensive slate of exclusive discovery+ Originals, the company is also focused on building on its offering with unmissable local stories, talents and format adaptations that bring and engage audiences across the entire portfolio of linear brands.
”We are always looking to bring the best possible entertainment selection to our customers, and are excited about the wide variety of entertainment that discovery+ offers Roku users in the UK and the Republic of Ireland,” said Yulia Poltorak, director content distribution at Roku.
“At Discovery, it is our goal to share our best-in-class brands and storytelling with viewers around the globe wherever and whenever they are consuming content,” said Gabe Sauerhoff, SVP, digital distribution and commercial partnerships, Discovery, Inc. “We are thrilled to expand our global partnership with Roku and bring their subscribers in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland everything that discovery+ has to offer.”
Roku customers will be able to find and subscribe to the discovery+ channel on their Roku device in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for £4.99/€5.99 per month for the Entertainment package and £6.99/€6.99 per month for Entertainment and Sport.
The cost for an annual subscription is respectively £49.99/€59.99 and £59.99/€69.99 for the packages.