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NJB72
Mentor

Discovery Channel

Is Discovery Channel leaving NowTV? 

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schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @NJB72 

 

Looks like reading the FAQ on this linked NOW article below, where under the FAQ "What do i get" The Discovery channel is no longer listed .

 

Plus the leaving dates for the Discovery on Demand stuff seems to be the 30th of June 😡.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/entertainment-membership 

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schnapps
Legend 5
Legend 5

Hi @NJB72 

 

Looks like reading the FAQ on this linked NOW article below, where under the FAQ "What do i get" The Discovery channel is no longer listed .

 

Plus the leaving dates for the Discovery on Demand stuff seems to be the 30th of June 😡.

 

https://help.nowtv.com/article/entertainment-membership 

RippedOff
Advocate

Yep FOX and Discovery both leaving, and an increase in price for HD too. At least there's the kids channels to cover up the lack of content!! 🙄

NJB72
Mentor

Thanks for the prompt replies 👍

Saint1976
Elite 3

@schnapps @NJB72 if memory serves me correctly this was announced or hinted at least year when Discovery launched their own service and announced that Sky customers get a years free access to the new Discovery+.

 

Now customers were not mentioned so it was concluded that the channel would leave the service.

 

Very annoying given I follow a number of shows on Discovery and really didn't want to spend more on another subscription. Looks like I'll be taking to the high seas again 😉

Alan99999999
Advocate

 I only got now tv to watch mainly discovery channel,  now its gone no point in me subscribing.   Bye bye folks.

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@Alan99999999 

If you subscribed to NOW only for Discovery, you’ll be cheaper getting the full blown Discovery+ subscription. 

It costs £49.99 for the year or £4.99 for a month.

 

https://www.discoveryplus.co.uk/myaccount/products

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@NJB72 @Saint1976 @RippedOff @schnapps 

Whilst I appreciate that is very annoying that we look to be losing Discovery channel, as you mentioned @Saint1976 it was half hinted as apart of the carrier deal this time last year that Sky would have Discovery+ for a year. 

My view is that there are a raft of other channels like TLC that we never had, so in a sense it does make sense for all content to be available only on Discovery+.

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
NJB72
Mentor

I had my NowTV pack through BT and had Cinema, Sports, Entertainment and HD Boost... I've just spoken with them and they've agreed to cancel my whole NowTV contract with them... Apart from Football and F1, it was largely unwatched..

Enapace
Expert 2

I was not expecting this to happen at all. I expected Fox to be removed with it being no longer relevant in UK at all.

pornstar69
Advocate

Thanks for getting in touch with us by live chat.

We’re sending this email as unfortunately our chat was disconnected. This can sometimes happen if there’s a poor network connection, if the chat window is closed accidentally, or if a link is opened. The chat can also disconnect if there’s no response for more than 2 minutes.

As per the conversation we had today, From June 30, Discovery content will no longer be available on NOW, however you can still enjoy fantastic shows on Sky Documentaries, Sky Crime, Sky Nature, Sky History, National Geographic and many more.


If you are still facing any issues, give us a shout back. 

If you’re happy for us to manage your query by email, just reply to this message without changing the subject line.

George727
Newbie

Discovery being removed is incredibly disappointing, it was one of my reasons for getting Nowtv, also really bad customer service to remove it mid season for so many shows and to give us such short notice. Hinting at a removal is not telling us there is a removal happening.

gavs82008
Legend 5
Legend 5

@George727 

The only best way to guarantee to ALL Discovery content is to subscribe to Discovery+

https://www.discoveryplus.co.uk/myaccount/products

FYI that I do not work for NOW, just a NOW customer trying to help
Enapace
Expert 2

In fairness I agree with this they gave hardly any notice when they had obviously known for months.