The current Discovery StarTimes bouquet includes Real Time, Discovery Family and ID in English.
Discovery has announced that it will be launching two of its channels, Investigation Discovery (ID) and Discovery Science, in French with digital pay-TV provider StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa.
Some of the shows that StarTimes subscribers will have access to on ID include Web of Lies, Heart of Darkness, Impact of Murder, Someone You Thought You Knew, and Reasonable Doubt.
On Discovery Science, viewers will be able to watch the SpaceX documentary Space Launch: America Returns, which will show veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley’s launch to the ISS on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Discovery and StarTimes have been working together since 2015 and the current Discovery StarTimes bouquet includes Real Time, Discovery Family and ID in English.
Commenting on the development, Amanda Turnbull, Vice President and General Manager for Discovery in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, said: “We are dedicated to creating the highest quality content that informs, inspires and entertains and we are always looking for ways to expand on our offering, making it accessible to new audiences. With these channels, we will be able to meet the growing demands of French-speaking subscribers across the continent, while further deepening our long-standing relationship with StarTimes.”
Lily Meng, Head of StarTimes Media Division remarked: “We are pleased to take our partnership with Discovery one step further by making these two amazing channels available to Francophone families across Africa. We remain committed to enriching our bouquets with premium content so our subscribers can enjoy the best TV experience with StarTimes.”