Discovery Lands on Pluto TV

Select content from six Discovery channels will debut on streaming service in November
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Discovery Inc. continues to rack up the streaming TV carriage deals, with an agreement Monday for programming from six of its networks to debut on Pluto TV later this month.

According to the multi-year deal Pluto TV will stream library content from six of Discovery’s networks -- Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, ID, Discovery Life, Science Channel, and TLC. Discovery, through an investment made by Scripps Networks Interactive in 2016, is an investor in Pluto. Discovery purchased Scripps in a deal valued at $14.6 billion earlier this year.

“We are thrilled to welcome another world-class media organization like Discovery to Pluto TV,” said Pluto TV SVP content partnerships Amy Kuessner in a statement. “Discovery is a renowned leader with premier programming that inspires and entertains all types of audiences. We are excited to introduce Discovery’s award-winning content to our viewers.”

Select episodes from series including Discovery Channel's Misfit Garage, TLC's Kate Plus 8, Animal Planet's River Monsters and ID's Dates from Hell, will be made available via the offering.

The deal comes on the heels of a pair of streaming deals  for Discovery in September with Hulu and Sling TV. 

“Having our world-class Discovery content as part of Pluto’s offering reinforces Discovery’s commitment to reach all viewers across all screens, platforms and devices,” said Discovery SVP digital distribution Gabriel Sauerhoff in a statement. “We are excited to provide audiences another way to access the shows that they love, while also introducing these brands and series to new viewers.”

Pluto TV delivers more than 100 free, ad-based channels on a wide range of platforms, including Roku players, web browsers, Android TV devices and PlayStation and Xbox consoles, among others.

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