Fetch TV and Discovery today announced an expansion of their partnership with the addition of two new channels to the Fetch platform, covering seven Discovery channels in the agreement.
Discovery will operate a portfolio of seven factual, lifestyle and entertainment channels on Fetch TV from 1 March. The deal includes the launch of Discovery Turbo and Investigation Discovery (ID), as well as the renewal of Discovery Channel, TLC, HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. There will also be a significant expansion in video-on-demand rights.
Discovery Turbo, Australia’s only 24/7 motoring channel, will launch with a broad line-up of programmes for motoring enthusiasts. Key titles include the Street Outlaws franchise, Bad Chad, Iron Resurrection, Dirty Mudder Truckers and Goblin Works Garage. Annual programming events will include Motor Month and Restomania.
Dedicated crime channel Investigation Discovery will launch with high-quality programming that uncovers the truth behind incredible real crime stories. It is the #1 US cable network for women, featuring popular titles Serial Killer: Devil Unchained, In Pursuit With John Walsh and the franchise An ID Murder Mystery.
Both Discovery Turbo and Investigation Discovery will be available in the Fetch Entertainment, Variety & Ultimate Packages from March 1.
Scott Lorson, Fetch TV CEO, said, “We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Discovery and deliver more great news for Fetch subscribers. As part of today’s agreement, Discovery Turbo and Investigation Discovery will be joining Discovery’s other hugely popular channels on the Fetch platform, and subscribers will also have access to hundreds of additional hours of on demand content.”
Rebecca Kent, Discovery’s General Manager of Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific Islands said, “We are delighted to extend our strategic partnership with Fetch, bringing Fetch subscribers their favourite Discovery channels with the additional launches of Discovery Turbo and Investigation Discovery. Now Fetch subscribers can access the best in real-life entertainment wherever and whenever they want, with access to seven premium Discovery channels.”
Fetch subscribers can view Discovery content live or on demand, on TV or on the Fetch Mobi App, and can use “start over” for the majority of linear channel programmes.
Fetch continues to offer compelling channel packages, with the seven Discovery channels available within its 48-channel Fetch Ultimate pack for only $20 pm.