THE streaming service of American multinational mass media factual television company Discovery, Inc. is entering the Philippine market through Globe Telecom, Inc.

Discovery and Globe announced their partnership on Thursday by launching “discovery+” in the country.

“While the streaming service will be accessible widely in October, select Globe customers can, for a limited time, exclusively enjoy one year of access and offers from Sept. 2, giving them early web access to an extensive library of shows,” Discovery and Globe said in an e-mailed press statement. 

At the time of its launch, the discovery+ service has more than 45 original titles.

Simon Robinson, president for Asia-Pacific at Discovery, said: “The launch of discovery+ in the Philippines represents another step forward in the platform’s global expansion and further strengthens our direct-to-consumer proposition across Asia-Pacific.”

Globe and Discovery said the service will launch widely in the country in October “across app stores and a number of platforms.”

Singapore-based Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Discovery, operates the streaming service. — Arjay L. Balinbin