Discovery Prepares for ‘Company-vs.-Company Combat’ as Discovery+ Debuts

Unlike rivals, 'we don't have to cannibalize linear to be able to build streaming'

Out of the gate, Discovery+ has more than 55,000 episodes and 2,500 current and library shows across Discovery’s unscripted portfolio. Discovery+

The new year is just a few days old, but Discovery Inc. is starting off 2021 with a bang. The company is shaking up the streaming space with its new platform, Discovery+, which launches today.

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