Amazon Channels secures Discovery Channel for Germany and Austria

The new content is available today
By James Groves ,
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman will be available via Amazon Channels

Amazon Channels has agreed a deal to make the Discovery Channel available in Germany and Austria.

The launch extends the streaming cooperation between Discovery and Amazon, which launched Eurosport Player earlier this year.

The new offering is available now, along with hundreds of hours of additional Animal Planet VoD content. 

Susanne Aigner-Drews, senior vice president and general manager, Discovery Networks Germany, said: “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.

"With a 30-year pedigree of telling great stories about the world, Discovery Channel has superfans around the globe who love its immersive factual content.

Mirjam Laux, general manager, Amazon Channels Germany/Austria, added; “With Discovery Channel being available at Amazon Channels, we are excited to offer customers yet another premium-brand.

Content includes the German premiere of Free Ride which follows Rob Greenfield and James Levelle’s ambitious attempt to cross South America with no money – travelling over 9,000 kilometers from Brazil to Panama in 72 days. In November, documentary Rancher, Farmer, Fishermen will launch alongside a new season of Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.