Discovery announced the launch of several authenticated TV anywhere “GO” channels on the Roku today. Authenticated channels are free channels that require proof of a cable or satellite subscription to access. While these type of channels aren’t for the total cord cutter, they come in handy for the partial cord cutter who only wants to pay for one connected box, or travels and wants to watch their favorite programs away from home.
Available channels include:
You can check out Discovery’s press release below:
Discovery Communications and Roku today announced the expansion of Discovery Communications’ suite of TV everywhere offerings to Roku devices. Popular programs available now to Roku customers include Discovery Channel’s DEADLIEST CATCH and NAKED & AFRAID XL; TLC’s MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE and LITTLE PEOPLE BIG WORLD; Investigation Discovery’s HOMICIDE HUNTER: LT. JOE KENDA and ON THE CASE WITH PAULA ZAHN; and Animal Planet’s PIT BULLS AND PAROLEES and RIVER MONSTERS.
Discovery’s “GO” suite of offerings is the company’s first TV everywhere streaming service, connecting fans across the U.S. with live, on-demand and next-day access to their favorite shows and networks. The long-form content partnership between Discovery Communications and Roku expands this offering and brings Discovery’s world-class programming to even more viewers across all screens.
“Discovery Communications is thrilled to partner with Roku and to have the opportunity to connect with new audiences,” said Karen Leever, EVP and GM of Digital Media, Discovery Communications. “The Roku platform’s user-friendly design and brand-friendly environment make it the perfect stage to showcase our diverse, compelling content helping to extend viewership for our networks.”
“The Roku platform is designed specifically for streamers. Our goal is to make it easy for customers to access the best, most-compelling streaming entertainment,” said Ed Lee, vice president, content acquisition, Roku. “Discovery is home to some of TV’s most captivating shows, bringing insight to lifestyle, nature and science. We’re extremely excited to have Discovery Communications’ suite of TV everywhere offerings readily available to Roku customers.”