Discovery Plus is the new home for best of BBC titles in India
· D+ introduces new content in War, Nature, History & Medical Sciences categories in catalogue of 34 new shows
· Exhilarating India exclusive line-up includes Icons, that features the greatest figures of the 20th century like Mahatma Gandhi, Charlie Chaplin and Top Gear– the world’s biggest motoring show
· Renowned shows narrated by Sir David Attenborough like Planet Earth I &II and Blue Planet also to stream on the app
Mumbai, October 06, 2020: Discovery Plus, India’s first aggregated real-life entertainment streaming app is expanding its content portfolio with a vast collection of thrilling line-ups with best of BBC Studios. As a part of its special October line-up, Discovery Plus is also premiering content in new categories like War, Civilizations, Biopics, Nature & Medical Sciences along with 34 new titles for its passionate communities.
Consumers can now enjoy the marquee shows from their rich content library including India exclusive titles like Icons, that features the greatest figures of the 20th century like late Mahatma Gandhi, Muhammed Ali, Nelson Mandela, Neil Armstrong, Albert Einstein and Charlie Chaplin among many others and Top Gear, the world’s biggest motoring show. Furthermore, viewers can witness BBC landmark series like Planet Earth I & II and Blue Planet I & II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough – the first and last name in natural history programming among other exciting line-up like The Birth of Empire – The East India Company, The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler, The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire, The Ganges with Sue Perkins and ancient civilizations content- Ancient Worlds, Pompeii – Secrets Of The Petrified Bodies under its new categories – War, Civilizations, Biopics, Nature & Medical Sciences.
Speaking about the association, Stanley Fernandes, Vice President of Distribution (South Asia), BBC Studios said, “We’re very excited that our content has found a new home in India with Discovery Plus. From the very beginning, our content’s appeal has truly transcended borders, and viewers will relish the magnificence of shows like Planet Earth and Blue Planet while enjoying our new offerings such as Icons, as we develop newer and more exciting content.”
Issac John, Business Head – Digital (South Asia), Discovery said, “Our partnership with BBC reaches a new high with this sizeable launch of premium BBC specials on Discovery Plus. We have always aimed at providing our passionate fans with content that both entertains and informs and this new collection drives that ambition even more strongly. The new genres of History and Nature that users will be able to access from the home page of Discovery Plus this week onwards, is guaranteed to delight our core target audience of lifelong learners.”
About Discovery Plus
‘Discovery Plus’ is an exciting new D2C streaming app, launched to satiate the unmet need of a differentiated product offering premium real-life entertainment. Priced competitively with an introductory offer of INR 299 per annum, the app has been developed and curated specifically for India. Discovery Plus offers thousands of hours of exclusive content across 40+ genres, including Science, Adventure, Food and Lifestyle, in 8 languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali & Marathi. The premium subscribers have access to a large selection of never-seen-before Premium Discovery titles, must-watch documentaries, India originals and exclusive acquisitions. Free users of the app have access to all-time favorites from the Discovery library.
BBC Studios India
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC Group. Able to take an idea seamlessly from thought to screen, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries from both its own productions, and programmes and formats made by high-quality UK independents. Award-winning British programmes made by the business are internationally recognised across a broad range of genres and specialisms, including factual, drama, entertainment and comedy. The company, which ordinarily makes around 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector. BBC Studios has offices in 22 countries globally, ten production offices in UK and a further nine production bases and partnerships around the world. In India, BBC Studios has been at the forefront of content production with shows like Criminal Justice, The Office, Out of Love, Jhalakh Dikhhla Jaa, Stupid Man Smart Phone, Nach Baliye, and many more. It also distributes BBC Studios content to the market, bringing popular British programmes such as Top Gear, Doctor Who and Seven Worlds, One Planet to Indian audiences, and has a number of key partnerships, including a JV with Sony Entertainment Television for Sony BBC Earth, and BBC branded blocks across linear and digital platforms.