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Discovery CEO Says Company Is Looking Into ‘Number of Distribution Partners’ for Potential Streaming Service

Stephanie Sengwe

After the successful launch of their streaming service for cooking, Food Network Kitchen, back in October, Discovery has been looking into ways they can further solidify their place in the streaming space. During their Q4 2019 earnings call today, CEO David Zaslav reiterated that the company needs distribution partners in order to launch an impactful service.

The Hollywood Reporter quotes Zaslav as saying the company continues to “evaluate the possibility of offering an aggregated platform of all of our channels, brands and personality, quite possibly in partnership with the help of any number of distribution partners.”

According to Zaslav, Discovery’s “aggregate content is very strong on a standalone basis and in addition would be a great complement to the many other scripted and AVOD/SVOD platforms.”

Discovery also announced that they have recruited Hulu exec Lisa Holme as group senior vice president, content and commercial strategy, direct-to-consumer.

“In this newly created role, Holme is responsible for setting the content strategy for Discovery’s DTC products in the U.S., including the curation, commissioning and acquisition of content,” Deadline reported.