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Aug. 3, 2021, 10:00 a.m. EDT

discovery+ is Coming to VIZIO SmartCast®

SmartCast Users Will Soon Be Able to Tune Into discovery+ Directly on Their SmartCast TVs

IRVINE, Calif., (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Discovery, Inc. and VIZIO today announced that discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service, will be available on VIZIO SmartCast by September. Millions of viewers across America will soon have access to the highly anticipated discovery+ app on their VIZIO Smart TVs.

discovery+ offers the most comprehensive collection of real-life programming available anywhere, with more than 55,000 episodes of current and classic shows from Discovery’s iconic portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Magnolia Network, as well as hundreds of discovery+ original titles and hundreds of hours of exclusive content. Additionally, the service offers top non-fiction content from A&E, The HISTORY Channel and Lifetime, as well as the definitive offering of nature and environmental programming, headlined by exclusive streaming access to the largest collection of natural history from the BBC.

“We take great pride in providing our customers with access to a wide variety of programming that is easy to search and discover across a wealth of categories like lifestyle, entertainment, sports and news. We are thrilled to welcome discovery+ to SmartCast. With a vast array of content to tune into, there is something for everyone,” said Mike O’Donnell, Chief Revenue Officer, Platform+ at VIZIO.

“We remain committed to offering discovery+ to fans across all devices and platforms and providing them with an unparalleled consumer experience,” said Gabriel Sauerhoff, SVP, Digital Distribution and Commercial Partnerships at Discovery, Inc. “This new partnership with VIZIO allows us to expand the reach of all of Discovery's digital properties to even more of our dedicated viewers on SmartCast.”

discovery+ will join a list of fan-favorite streaming services like Apple TV+, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Peacock and Prime Video already available on VIZIO SmartCast. VIZIO SmartCast also includes support for Apple AirPlay 2 & Chromecast built-in, allowing viewers to stream, control, and share content from their phone, tablet, or laptop directly onto the big screen. VIZIO is continuously enhancing the platform with new features and content, so users have endless entertainment options.

discovery+ provides customers with a wide range of exclusive, original series across popular, passion verticals in which Discovery brands have a strong leadership position, including lifestyle and relationships; home and food; true crime; paranormal; adventure and natural history; as well as science, tech and the environment, and a slate of high-quality documentaries. For more, visit discoveryplus.com or find it on a variety of platforms and devices, including ones from Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Roku, Comcast and Samsung.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200511275/composite DISCA +3.18% /zigman2/quotes/204961565/composite DISCB -11.57% /zigman2/quotes/201842100/composite DISCK +2.34% is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

About VIZIO

Founded and headquartered in Orange County, California, our mission at VIZIO Holding Corp. /zigman2/quotes/225487782/composite VZIO -1.91% is to deliver immersive entertainment and compelling lifestyle enhancements that make our products the center of the connected home. We are driving the future of televisions through our integrated platform of cutting-edge Smart TVs and powerful SmartCast™ operating system. We also offer a portfolio of innovative sound bars that deliver consumers an elevated audio experience. Our platform gives content providers more ways to distribute their content and advertisers more tools to target and dynamically serve ads.

For more information, visit VIZIO.com and follow VIZIO on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram .

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SOURCE: VIZIO Holding Corp.

Press Contact for Discovery:
Cara Brugnoli
212-548-5365
cara_brugnoli@discovery.com Press Contact for VIZIO:
Melissa Hourigan
Fabric Media
720-608-1919
melissa@fabricmedia.net

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