Discovery is the latest media company to launch a standalone streaming service to adopt the simple naming strategy of just adding a plus sign i.e. 'discovery+' is set to launch in the United States on January 4, 2021.
Like many new streaming services, Discovery Plus will be a mix of library shows and movies and new, exclusive originals. In the US, Discovery Plus will have more than 55,000 episodes from Discovery's own channels, as well as from BBC's Natural History collection, A&E Networks, Group Nine and others.
With the service already out in the UK and Ireland last month, the service plans to widen to more than 25 international markets next year. In the U.S., discovery+ will cost $4.99 per month, or $6.99 per month to go ad-free. Discovery has also partnered with Verizon to offer up to 12 months of free discovery+ access to select wireless and home internet subscribers.