Discovery and Saudi Telecom Company enter a new long-term strategic partnership for discovery+ in MENA

stc’s media arm, Intigral, will provide its Jawwy TV subscribers access to discovery+ content in a branded area and will also offer the full discovery+ service for 12 months when signing up for an a la carte add-on subscription.

Discovery+’s offering will include 4,000 hours of on-demand content featuring original and global shows such as “Shark Week,” “MythBusters” and “Amy Schumer Learns to Cook (Uncensored)” as well as other Discovery channels such as Fatafeat, TLC, Discovery Family, Animal Planet, Discovery Science and Investigation Discovery, with more to follow.

In addition, once available in the region, both parties will collaborate on making the discovery+ app available to the STC’s mobile customer base in KSA, Kuwait and Bahrain. These customers will be offered access to the discovery+ app as an additional value to their existing service.

The President & MD of Discovery EMEA, Kasia Kieli, said, “We are delighted to enter this new partnership with the leading telco operator in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and combine our strengths to provide customers access to our much-loved brands and content on discovery+. This agreement with Intigral reaffirms our digital strategy as we continue to grow our global footprint. Our commitment to Powering People’s Passions is unwavering, and this agreement represents the first time that Discovery’s fans in the Middle East will have access to their favourite content across both linear and on demand in an OTT only service.”

The CEO of Intigral, Markus Golder, added, “As the entertainment arm of stc, the most valuable brand amongst telecommunications companies in the MENA region, we are thrilled to have partnered with Discovery to offer its extensive content portfolio to our subscribers. Jawwy TV is the leading content aggregation platform in the MENA region, and we are committed to delivering the widest portfolio of content to our subscribers.”