The pioneering edutainment and documentary network Discovery Channel first arrived to cable TV subscribers in Southeast Asia in around 1995.Over the years since then it has been a favored cable channel of viewers desiring programming to learn about wildlife, culture, history and even technology. It was also a more specialized source of info for students conducting research. The passage of time saw Discovery evolve with the advent of new platforms like Discovery Go video-on-demand or the streaming service Discovery+. Launched in 2020, it is will soon be available in the Philippines thanks to a partnership with a major telecom provider.
As reported by the Philippine Star, Discovery Inc. has made a breakthrough partnership with Globe Telecom to introduce Discovery+ streaming to the country. While its wide launch will not be until next month in October, Globe subscribers can get an early start at enjoying the wide variety of edutainment and documentary content in streaming for this September. The sheer number of available programs, from Discovery original stuff to History Channel content from longtime contributor BBC will total to no less than 18,000 individual episodes average an hour long for each.
Discovery Inc. Asia Pacific President Simon Robinson calls the Philippine launch of Discovery+ another step in their network’s global expansion of their new streaming platform. “All Filipinos will soon be able to enjoy direct access to a world-class selection of real life entertainment anytime, anywhere, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Globe at launch to give their customers early access and exclusive offers to this premium content.” Globe President and CEO Ernest Cu agrees with this saying, “As Globe continues to help uplift the everyday lives of Filipinos and elevate their experiences at home, we are thrilled with this partnership as it provides our customers a chance to enjoy a wide range of exciting and popular content.”
There are several limited-time offers available for Globe Telecom user to avail of Discovery+ in their subscriptions, from this September until October or November. Postpaid and Platinum GPlan clients can exclusively buy a 1-year Discovery+ subscription for P99, but only until October 1. Globe At Home subscribers buying a Globe Streamwatch 2-in-1 Entertainment Box will have Discovery+ added to their content without extra costs for a year, but the Streamwatch must be purchased before November 30. The same promo period applies to Prepaid Wi-Fi subscribers, who can avail Discovery+ by loading HomeSURF999 or HomeSURF1499 on the Globe At Home app.
More information can be found on Globe Telecom’s Discovery+ page.
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