Discovery Channel launches on Amazon channels in Germany and Austria

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Amazon customers with an active Prime membership can now access Discovery Channel through live streams of the linear TV channel as well as catch up and VOD content.

Discovery Communications has a new deal in place to offer its flagship Discovery Channel on Amazon channels in Germany and Austria.

Amazon customers with an active Prime membership can now access Discovery Channel through live streams of the linear TV channel as well as catch up and VOD content, including Animal Planet content, for €3.99 a month. The Prime Video app works on smart TVs, Android and iOS devices, and Amazon Fire tablets, Fire TV and Fire TV Stick.

“After the successful launch of the Eurosport Player on Amazon Channels, we’re delighted to present our factual entertainment flagship Discovery Channel as an exciting new addition for Amazon’s customers,” said Susanne Aigner-Drews, senior vice president and general manager of Discovery Networks Germany, in a statement. “One of the first Pay TV channels to launch in Germany, Discovery Channel together with Animal Planet are globally well-known brands loved by viewers for their fantastic and high-quality content. We are delighted to make them available to Amazon’s customers and introduce new shows to audiences across Germany. This is part of our ambition to make our content available to fans across every screen and service.”

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RELATED: Discovery launches ad-supported streaming service in Germany

The arrival of Discovery Channel on Amazon Channels continues a busy month for Discovery Communications in Germany. About two weeks ago, Discovery announced it was partnering with provider ProSiebenSat.1 to launch an ad-supported video streaming service in Germany.

“This is an exciting new way for millions of German TV fans to watch their favourite Discovery shows and is just the beginning of a dynamic new partnership,” said Michael Lang, president of International Development & Digital at Discovery, in a statement. “This announcement is just the start as we work to add more channels and content partners, greater functionality, and enhanced technological capabilities and commercial opportunities in the months ahead.”

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