Sky has confirmed that viewers of NOW TV are likely to lose a popular channel.
With the Entertainment Membership, SKY has revealed plans to remove a channel from NOW viewers. And by the end of the month, the channel will be gone.
Streaming service owned by Sky The popular Discovery channel will be removed from NOW, formerly NOW TV’s Entertainment Membership. NOW subscribers will lose access to the channel if the pricing does not alter. This includes on-demand programming as well as access to the live channel.
The removal of all reference of the Discovery channel from the FAQ section of NOW’s website earlier this month was the first clue that something was brewing. If that sounds familiar, it’s because Sky Q users were threatened with losing access to all Discovery-owned channels last year. The two firms did, however, establish a long-term arrangement for the channels to remain on its satellite service.
Those who watch Sky TV through its contract-free option, NOW, have plainly not benefited from this.
Discovery has introduced Discovery+, a streaming service that offers live channels and on-demand boxsets. A free subscription tier gives you access to live channels such as Really, Quest, Quest Red, and a few others. There are also catch-up shows from the last 30 days, but not the entire on-demand library. You’ll have to pay £4.99 every month to get access to it.
Discovery+ includes access to all channels, including Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, and others, in addition to on-demand boxsets.
If you want to see every episode of 90 Day Fiancé, Ghost Adventures, and other shows, you should consider purchasing a Discovery+ standalone membership. If you purchase for an annual subscription, which costs £49.99 (or £4.20 per month), you will receive a little discount.
“We are always analyzing the demands of our consumers and seek to give an ever-changing choice of high-quality content that they love,” a business spokeswoman told ISPreview regarding the decision to eliminate Discovery from NOW. Discovery material will no longer be available on NOW after June 30, but our members may still watch great episodes from Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, and others.”
NOW has reduced the cost of its Entertainment and Cinema Membership to to £9.99, as well as giving a three-month trial of Sky Sports.
The announcement comes a few weeks after NOW made its decision. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”