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Discovery to launch second free-to-air UK channel

Company's CEO announces plans for 2017 launch

Discovery Communications will launch a second free-to-air channel in the UK this year.

The company’s CEO David Zaslav revealed the plan during a call with reporters to discuss Discovery’s fourth-quarter earnings.

Zaslav didn’t give any further details of the new channel but stressed it will “make money” in 2017.

Discovery currently has free-to-air channel Quest which is available on Freeview as well as Sky and Virgin.

TVBEurope has contacted Discovery who tell us they “will be announcing further details soon.”