Discovery Unveils New Global Streaming Service, Discovery+, Debuting in January

Ad-light version of platform will cost $4.99 a month; ad-free offering is $6.99

Lifestyle programming juggernaut Discovery Inc. will roll out its own streaming service, Discovery+, in just one month—on Jan. 4—in an effort to capitalize on shifting consumer habits and go after direct-to-consumer subscription dollars that are fast becoming the backbone of the television media industry’s newest era.