New Delhi / Chennai, August , 2017 – Portfolio of 12 Discovery India channels now available on Vodafone Play –Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Investigation Discovery (ID), Animal Planet HD World, TLC HD World, Discovery Tamil and a sports channel DSPORT.
Facilitating the entertainment needs of the upwardly mobile and always on the move young Indian looking for hyper-personalised, bespoke experiences: Vodafone Play, a one-stop entertainment destination to enjoy streaming of content; be it Live TV, popular shows, latest movies or trending music videos, today announced a strategic partnership with Discovery Communications, expanding itsinfotainment content portfolio for its subscribers across genres.
Vodafone Play will offer a bouquet of 12 channelsfrom Discovery Communications India portfolio on its platform. From science to traveling, Vodafone Play user have a wide choice of viewing channels like Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, Investigation Discovery (ID), Animal Planet HD World, TLC HD World, Discovery Tamil and a sports channel DSPORT.
Commenting on the partnership, Dipankar Ghoshal, National Head – VAS, and Content, Vodafone India,said “Vodafone Play is a single window offering content across genres and languages and this association with Discovery strengthens our infotainment category. All consumers, including the Velvet Rope Generation, can now watch what they want, when they want and how they want. Our partnership with Discovery Communications will make their channels now accessible to Vodafone Play users to be viewed at their convenience.”
Vijay Rajput, Sr. Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Product Distribution, Discovery Communications India, said, “As the media ecosystem continues to evolve, we remain focused on delivering more content, across more screens, to more people. We are happy that Vodafone Play subscribers will now have access to Discovery’s rich storytelling at their fingertips.”
About Vodafone India:
Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 209 million customers (over 114 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award-winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.
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About Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific
Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific, a division of the number-one global entertainment company Discovery Communications, is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content through its portfolio of 15 brands. From survival to natural history, wonders of science to extreme jobs, motoring to travel and lifestyle, and the latest engineering marvels to live sporting events, each channel offers distinct must-watch programming to engage viewers across the region. The network’s 16 brands reach 902 million cumulative subscribers in 38 countries and territories with programming customised in 14 languages and dialects. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.
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